Lemon, salt, chocolate, ice cream -- if you've visited a specialty coffee shop, you know people like to spice up, dress up, and sweeten their espresso. While some additions add an extra touch of flavor to your cup, others fundamentally alter a key aspect of the drink. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite... Continue Reading →
Decaffeinated coffee can be organic, naturally-processed, and delicious! Long gone are the days when the sole option to remove caffeine from a bean was chemical decaffeination. Long gone should be the days of decaf bashing.
In 2018, a California judge ruled that coffee companies must post warnings about acrylamide in coffee. Shortly after, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) reversed the ruling, stating that coffee does "not pose a significant risk of cancer"1. The United States Food and Drug Administration supported this decision, stating that warnings "would be... Continue Reading →
Creating a sustainable café takes a great deal of mindfulness and devotion -- and those of you that purchase high-grown, shade-grown, ethically-sourced arabicas are 90% the way there! Finding excellent, sustainable coffee is by far the greatest hurdle to operating a sustainable café. These rest of it -- finding sustainable décor, cups, waste disposal options, etc. is the easy bit. It just takes a few easy swaps to turn your cafe from sustainably-sourced to environmentally-friendly.
When speaking about coffee, the term "organic" is complex. There is Certified Organic coffee, noted by a label that says Organic, and organically-grown coffee, also known as natural or passive organic. One is not necessarily cleaner, better for you, or better for the environment than the other.
Good for the earth? Good for the workers? Good for the ecosystem? Good for all? Coffee certifications are numerous, diverse, and given to you with little or no explanation. Today, we are going to remedy that. Keep reading to learn more about coffee's primary environmental and social sustainability certifications.
Production in 80 countries, employing 125 million workers with 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed globally per day. Coffee is a big business and sustainability, across all levels of the bean's lifeline, is an increasing problem.
Espresso, that small yet might cup of rich, creamy coffee is more than just a drink, it's the foundation of the expansive espresso-based drink family. Keep reading to learn about the composition of our favorite espresso-based drinks.
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 →