Bright, fruity, winey, floral, delicate, and crisp… Today we are going to breakdown what these terms mean, where beans with these lovely qualities are grown, and why we love drinking these coffees in springtime.
Terroir, that magical, elusive word is most often associated with wine but applies just as much to coffee. So what is terroir?
Most of us know what elevation is but today we are going to explain how growing elevation impacts coffee (and why we are obsessed with talking about it!). So, why does growing elevation matter?
Well, that really depends on who is doing the flavoring and, if it is not you, what flavoring agents are being used. Flavored coffee can be created from natural herbs, spices, and nuts and from real food extracts. It can also be created from synthetic flavors. Today we breakdown the three basic coffee flavoring techniques... Continue Reading →
A quick glance through the coffee aisle of your local market shows the many ways to describe coffee, and many likely sound interesting but are they all legitimate indicators of quality? Today we are going to cover three often-used, seldom-described coffee labels: third wave, artisan, and gourmet.
You've seen the descriptor. You may have even drank it but unless you are an obsessive coffee buff, you likely don't really know what Specialty Coffee is. Specialty Coffee is a globally recognized coffee grade that signifies coffee quality, cleanliness, and uniqueness. To qualify as a Specialty Coffee...
Small batch coffee roasting -- it is marketed as the best way to roast coffee and the only way to prepare specialty coffee -- but what does small batch really mean and is it better than say a medium or large batch? The answer may force you to rethink everything you thought you knew about... Continue Reading →
Coffee rust? It's real and it's attacking your favorite coffee plants. Okay, that was a bit dramatic. While true, the situation isn't quite as apocalyptic as you may have been lead to believe -- though coffee rust does threaten global coffee supply, particularly Central American coffee, it does not signal the end of coffee.