Imagine this scene: A perfectly balanced scale. On one side of the scale is a pile of sugar and on the other, a pile of lavender. Over the course of a few hours, the wind gently blows away the sugar and lavender at the same rate, emptying both sides of the scale near simultaneously. Throughout,... Continue Reading →
Is coffee hydrating or dehydrating? Find out!
Coffee is 99% water, but it is it a hydrating or a dehydrating? Actually, it's both. Though caffeine is a mild diuretic, the water content of the coffee balances out and essentially negates the diuretic properties of the caffeine. If this sounds surprising, you aren't alone in your shock.
Pictures from our latest coffee photo shoot (yes, that is a real thing!)
We're excited to take you into the roasting plant and our bistro area with these great pictures from our photo session with JLH Photography. Inside the roasting plant These photos show green (not yet roasted) beans in their burlap sacks, the beans roasting, the beans traveling up the chute to our degassing bins, and the... Continue Reading →
Stock up on these items to make the perfect, cool-weather autumn coffee!
As the weather cools, our brewers heat up and, if you are anything like me, your coffee preference shifts from light and bright to rich and creamy. Today, we are sharing our favorite tips for creating the perfect autumn coffee. Increase mouthfeel Mouthfeel matters. In terms of coffee, mouthfeel is that sensation of weight and... Continue Reading →
Coffee, the drink or drug of Olympic champions?
“Coffee, It’s the lifeblood that fuels the dreams of champions!” ~ Mike Ditka Coffee in the world of elite sports is a contentious topic. Doctors, health professionals, individual consumers -- all have strong science-based positions on caffeine's role in elite athletic performance. The most prominent voice in the is coffee a performance enhancing drug question is... Continue Reading →
Struggling to find your perfect coffee? We’re here to help!
Finding your perfect cup of coffee can be a challenge, even when faced with only expertly roasted, 100% high-grown, shade-grown arabicas that have been well-tended from seed to cup. Thankfully, once you know how to identify the coffee characteristics most pleasing to you, that coffee you've been searching for will be easy to spot. In... Continue Reading →
5 summer-perfect floral lattes made with real flowers!
Real rose, hibiscus, and lavender in your coffee? Yes, yes, and a million times, yes! Latte lovers worldwide have enjoyed the slow and steady rise of floral-flavored lattes, and this year, our beloved (whoever you are) floral coffee creatives have achieved new floral coffee highs with the creation of delectable, beautiful lattes made with edible flowers.
Sugar does what to my coffee?
Sugar and coffee are a bit like England and France, bound by history and mutual affection and stuck in a timeless battle for dominance. This may sound a bit extreme but, I assure you, it's true! To understand how cane sugar and other sweeteners impact brewed coffee, we must start with caffeine. Caffeine is a... Continue Reading →
Creating the perfect home coffee bar
Let’s face it, working from home has lots of perks but a custom coffee bar has traditionally not been one of them... until today! Creating a home coffee bar is quick, fun, and easy. In this blog, we share our tips for creating a stylish, efficient, complete at-home coffee station. A dedicated space Creating a... Continue Reading →
Is it safe for children to drink coffee?
How young is too young to take that first sip? Well, that largely depends on where you live and what you believe. The great debate over if toddlers and adolescents should be able to drink coffee, and if so, at what age, is hotly debated and riddled with uncertainties. Today, we are going to attempt to add some clarity to what we know, looking first at the major fears of child coffee consumption before moving onto the facts and take-aways for the future.
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