Intoxicating, good body, sweet flavor…are words most commonly used to describe South American coffees — and we have to agree! South American coffees are renowned for their aromatics and stunningly smooth, textured bodies. Grown on soaring mountain ranges, in rich volcanic soil, beneath old growth forests, and graced with stabilizing ocean winds, it’s no wonder… Continue Reading →
Bright, winey, smooth, intense… Africa, largely believed to be the birthplace of coffee, possesses extraordinary coffee growing conditions with its soaring, majestic mountain ranges, consistent equatorial climate, and pristine old growth forests. From crisp and clean to exotic and honey-toned, African coffees have an elegant, assertive complexity bound to bewitch all who love a bright, crisp,… Continue Reading →
Silky, rich, earthy, spicy, savory, and wild are the words most commonly used to describe Southeast Asia’s extraordinary arabica coffees. Spanning multiple bodies of water and countless, soaring volcanic mountain ranges, Asia’s dramatic climate and unadulterated old growth forests provide wonderful growing conditions for coffee. In many Asian coffee growing countries, such as Indonesia, the… Continue Reading →
Balanced, bright, and clean are the words most frequently used to describe some of our most beloved coffees, the “Centrals”. Central America, which spans from Mexico in the west to Panama in the east, sits in the heart of the equatorial zone, often referred to as the Bean Belt for its near perfect growing regions… Continue Reading →
Grown along Central Africa’s eastern coast, south of Kenya and north of Mozambique, in Mount Kilimanjaro’s old growth forests, at elevations between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level, Tanzania Peaberry is a remarkably clean, round, complex coffee with the citric brightness of a Kenyan and the smooth, gentle sweetness of an Ethiopian. Tanzania’s climate,… Continue Reading →
Small and mighty, El Salvador is a force in the world of coffee. With perfect growing conditions, increasingly rare varietals, and a modern social history woven around the very vines their beans grow on, the history of modern El Salvador is the history of Salvadoran coffee.
Ready to fool your guests into believing you have an at-home barista? It is much easier than you think! Regardless of the brew method or beans chosen, adhering to these coffee making musts will ensure you always have a great cup.
Seduction, smuggling, coffee barons, slavery… No, we are not promoting a new film. We are talking about Brazil’s colorful, captivating history with coffee. From the Brazilian beans illicit beginnings to world arabica domination, Brazil’s coffee history is as bold and strong as her beans
Microlot, single origin, small farm, estate — a coffee’s origin and traceability has taken on new value in recent years but understanding the difference and what, if anything it means for your cup, can be tricky. Thankfully, we are up for a challenge! In this blog, moving from macro to micro, we decode these frequently-used, seldom-described coffee descriptives.