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A DIY Roaster’s Guide to Making Your Own Coffee Blends

A DIY Roaster’s Guide to Making Your Own Coffee Blends

Simply put a coffee blend is a combination of two different single-origin coffee beans. The explicit purpose of which is to create a new and unique combination out of two different coffee bean's respective flavors to create a delicious cup of specialty coffee....

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Beat the Heat with these Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

Beat the Heat with these Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

With summer in full swing, what better time to cool off with a delicious cold brew, but rather than simply make a ho-hum cold brew, why not try something a bit more delicious? Our cold brew recipes are sure to please, especially if you're tired watery, diluted iced coffee with loads of milk and sweeteners....

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CBC Guide: Ethiopian Coffee

CBC Guide: Ethiopian Coffee

Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, which makes sense since its climate for growing coffee and the coffee it produces are pure perfection. Some even say that the original Ethiopian name for coffee, “Kaffa bunn,” was anglicized into the word we know today, “coffee.”...

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The Coffee Industry and COVID-19

The Coffee Industry and COVID-19

And like everything, the coffee industry is not immune to this change either, and perhaps, even more so due to its unique and intimate relationship between coffee farmers, suppliers, roasting houses, cafes, and coffee drinkers. We wanted to go beyond our limited horizon of understanding and reach out to gauge how the rest of the industry is reacting and responding to one of the most important issues in our lifetime....

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Introducing Our Latest Rwandan Coffee!

Introducing Our Latest Rwandan Coffee!

We added our first Rwandan in June 2018. You loved it so much, we've hand-selected two more for our line-up! Known as "The Land of a Thousand Hills," Rwanda has an ideal climate with high altitudes and rich soils perfect for growing coffee....

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Kopi Luwak - The World's Most Expensive Coffee Beans

Kopi Luwak - The World's Most Expensive Coffee Beans

This coffee is from Indonesia and is processed by wild Asian Palm Civets. They find the ripest and freshest coffee cherries and through the magic of their digestive enzymes, they break down the beans. Once they've "deposited" the beans, the beans are collected, washed thoroughly, and processed....

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Indian Coffee

Indian Coffee

Coffee in India began when an Indian saint, Baba Budan, smuggled coffee seeds out of Yemen and planted them in South-Central India. Since then, India has become renowned for its quality and strict standards to only export the best beans. All Indian coffee is shade-grown, under natural forest trees like Teak, Rosewood, Silver Oak and Jackfruit....

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No Honey in Honey Process Coffee?!

No Honey in Honey Process Coffee?!

You may be surprised to hear - Honey Process coffees are all sweet, and no honey is used in the process at all! The process gets its name because the sticky (honey-like) outer layer of the fruit is left behind for the drying process. Depending on how long the beans are left to age (and how much light they are exposed to), determines the color classification....

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Try Our Latest La Minita Coffee

Try Our Latest La Minita Coffee

This week we're visiting Hacienda La Minita located in the gorgeous backdrop of the Tarrazu region in Central Costa Rica! It's the peak of harvest season, so we'll be cupping the new crop that will hit our warehouse later this Spring!...

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Java Coffee isn't just Coffee, It's an Island too

Java Coffee isn't just Coffee, It's an Island too

Dutch traders brought coffee to Southeast Asia in the 17th century, including - you guessed it - the Indonesian island of Java. When these delicious beans started circulating all over the world, the word "Java" became synonymous with coffee....

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