Tips on how to develop your coffee palate

Coffee has over 1,500 unique compounds that go into creating individual flavors and aromas. Developing the ability to distinguish and identify those unique flavors is an art anyone can learn. All it takes is time, patience, a strong love of coffee, and a sense of sensory adventure. In this entry, we'll walk you though the process and tools needed to develop a refined, expansive coffee palate.

How coffee with coworkers makes for happier, more productive employees

One drink that helps employees learn new things faster, confidently express ideas, engage in constructive debate, and increase overall happiness? Coffee. While it may sound too good to be true, recent research shows that coffee offers employees numerous social, psychological, and intellectual benefits. If you like the sound of that, keep reading to learn about the advantages of drinking coffee in the workplace.

How to identify high-quality coffee

A great cup of coffee starts with a great bean. While this may sound easy, identifying a great coffee can be very challenging if you don't know what to look. In this entry, we are going help you distinguish buzz words from words that universally indicate high quality coffee, starting with the bean type right through the roast.

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 →

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