Coffee profile: Tanzania Peaberry

Grown along Central Africa's eastern coast, south of Kenya and north of Mozambique, in Mount Kilimanjaro's old growth forests, at elevations between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level, Tanzania Peaberry is a remarkably clean, round, complex coffee with the citric brightness of a Kenyan and the smooth, gentle sweetness of an Ethiopian. Tanzania's climate,... Continue Reading →

Best coffees for Iced Coffee and Cold Brew

If you are an iced coffee / cold brew drinker and notice that you really enjoy one coffee in cool months and another in the warm months, that means you are attuned to your taste buds. Coffee is very complex and exhibits different characteristics as it cools. In this entry, we are going to help you find the right beans for your perfect summer cup.

Home coffee roasting, 101

Yes, you can roast coffee in your home! While home roasting cannot, unfortunately, save you from a morning "I'm out of coffee" meltdown, it can be a fun, satisfying way to learn about your favorite beverage.

Avoid these iced coffee pitfalls

Iced coffee. Cold Brew. Chilled coffee. Japanese Iced Coffee -- there are many ways to make a great cold coffee but, no matter how you brew it, to ensure a satisfying cup, you want to avoid these common iced coffee pitfalls.

The mad men of coffee, fanaticism at its finest

Maniac. Obsessive. Creative. Fighter. These, my friends, are the mad men of coffee. From fearless leaders who proclaimed they would "rather suffer with coffee than be senseless" to creatives who approached their cup with what can only be called fanatical devotion, coffee has beguiled (or enslaved, depending how you see it) some of history's greatest men. Keep reading...you may just be surprised at how far man will go for the love of coffee.

How fresh are your beans?

Few things disappoint as much as brewing a cup of coffee only to discover the beans are bad. Thankfully, there are a few quick actions you can take before brewing to assess a bean freshness: smell, look, touch, and test.

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.

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