Myth busting: Strong, bold, dark, and caffeine-packed

Strong, dark, bold, and caffeinated! These four words may sound great together but whether they go together really depends on the combination of coffee type, roast, and grounds-to-water ratio when brewing. n this blog, we break these terms down and hopefully, bust the myth that strong and bold means dark and power-packed.

Single origin, microlot, co-op, small farm: what’s the difference?

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.

Coffee profile: Java Siliwangi

Nestled between the Java Sea and the Indian Ocean, the island of Java stands small but mighty. This stunning island is the world's most populous, with over 140 million inhabitants, and one of the most dynamic with rugged coastlines, vast mountain ranges, and fertile agricultural lands. Java also happens to be the first island in... Continue Reading →

Our quick guide to buying a coffee brewer

Speed, size, price, maintenance, Taste! Purchasing a coffee brewer is a commitment, especially if you rely on it to brew your first cup of the day. Before jumping right into brewer characteristics, it's important to identify the type of machine that is right for you. The self-assessment The first step in choosing a coffee machine... Continue Reading →

Coffee profile: Yemen Mocha Matari

Yemen's history with coffee dates back to the beginning. According to some legends, coffee was first discovered in Yemen by a Sufi monk. In others, our beloved bean was first discovered in Ethiopia and soon brought to Yemen by a monk who became besotted after discovering he could roast, grind, and then brew this magical... Continue Reading →

Burr vs. blade grinders

Burr vs. Blade -- the great grinder showdown. If you are searching for a new coffee grinder, odds are you have felt a little like you are being ground yourself. There are many grinder options and very little information to help you distinguish the key characteristics of each. Today we are going to close the... Continue Reading →

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