Understanding coffee flavor

Coffee and coffee flavor are like two best friends with unclear boundaries. They go together, they need each other, and yet they are still distinct. Coffee, in the broadest sense, has a very identifiable taste but each coffee’s flavor profile is nuanced and developed at each stage of its existence, starting with coffee plant species and ending with brew method. Today, we’re going to deconstruct the coffee flavor profile paradigm and in doing so, (hopefully) equip you with the knowledge needed to identify coffees that strongly exhibit the flavor characteristics you value most in your cup. First up? Bean type and terroir.

Help, this coffee is so bitter!

It’s the holiday season and, if you are anything like us, that means coffee! Lots and lots of coffee. Coffee at home, coffee at the office, coffee with friends and loved ones. Good coffee, okay coffee, and bad coffee… that, dear readers, is where we start today, with those painful-to-swallow (though sometimes vital) undesirably bitter cups of coffee.

How to recycle coffee grounds in your garden

A beautiful, productive garden takes work, know-how, and the right ingredients. Thankfully, you likely have a surplus of one left over from your breakfast — coffee grounds! Coffee grounds are a nutrient-packed, attract works, and aid aeration. Keep reading to learn more about how coffee grounds can nourish your plants, boost your veggie production, improve your compost, and even deter pests.

Life on the coffee mountain

It starts with a drive up the mountain. A steep, winding drive that brings you closer and closer to the cloud line. The air becomes drier and thinner, the vegetation changes from plush bushes to soaring trees and layers of undergrowth. The only sounds you hear are the birds, the engine, and an occasional car in the distance…

Crafting with coffee

Play dough, lanterns, treasure maps, and more… If you are seeking new ways to entertain your hands and imagination, look no further than your morning pot of coffee.

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