Is that chocolate notes in your coffee or chocolate flavored coffee? For coffee newbies, those just new to coffee descriptions, and those new to flavored coffee, this can be a critical question. (And rightly so!) Thankfully, there are some key words and phrases that will help you sort out the difference.
"Those direct connections, allowing farmers to earn their own income rather than giving handouts, is what makes us the happiest and why we exist."
Achieving optimal coffee extraction starts by applying the established extraction yield percent and then tweaking the ratios to personal preference
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 →