Most of us have seen items in the grocery store labeled “organically produced” or “eco-friendly.” From everything we have read in the media, these food items should be healthier for you than those drenched in food coloring or grown with toxic fertilizers. Folks often buy these items because they feel they are helping the environment, … Continue reading "Coffee Beans: Sustainable or Non-Sustainable Taste Tests"
In an effort to help Puerto Rico regain its status in the coffee world, some small production farmers have concentrated their efforts on specialty and high-quality coffees.
Recently we were fortunate enough to welcome another great roaster, Topeca Coffee. They have been on Coffee Reviews list of top coffees for the past two years and ranked in the top six of all the coffees last year. Topeca owns their own coffee farm in El Salvador and is personally involved in aspect. Below … Continue reading "Ayutepeque – 165 Years of Great Coffee"
We are wild coffee lovers. Our farm and roasting company grew from a penchant to explore our senses, develop our skills, and help anyone else do the same. With attention and taste, our mission is to weave the best coffees from Hawaii’s wild and beautiful places with fine craftsmanship and display.
In keeping with our commitment to provide you with the best coffee experience possible, we will no longer be offering grind options on most of our coffees. Why, you might ask? According to the National Coffee Association, “Storage is integral to maintaining your coffee’s freshness and flavor. It is important to keep it away from excessive … Continue reading "Emery Coffee Goes Whole Bean"
Merry Christmas from Emery Coffee! “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
Photo courtesy bigstockphoto.com. At first look this may sound too obvious, but let’s face a hard truth. Most people make their coffee with faucet water, in many cases unfiltered tap water. The question is how much does that affect my morning cup of joe? Coffee is more or less 98% water. Just as a chain … Continue reading "Better Water for Better Coffee"
Photo courtesy bigstockphoto.com. According to new research from the U.K., caffeine can give a memory boost….. at least to bees. The nectar of certain citrus flowers, along with coffee plant flowers, contain caffeine. The study found that when bees feed on nectar containing caffeine they are three times more likely to remember the scent of … Continue reading "The Buzz About Caffeine"
Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Smartse. In the worst epidemic of coffee rust since 1976, many Central American countries are in crisis. Plant damage from this disease is a constant threat to the future of Coffea arabica and now seems to be getting more resistant. Coffee is such a large part of the economy in these nations … Continue reading "Coffee Leaf Rust"
Bab al Yemen, Sana’a – 13th century main entrance to the walled Old City. Photo courtesy bigstockphoto.com. Yemen is steeped in coffee tradition and the home of the infamous sea port Mocha. Although Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, Yemen has their own story as to who made the first cup of joe. THE HISTORY … Continue reading "Bab al Yemen, Sana’a"
Photo courtesy bigstockphoto.com. Did you know that the coffee bean we know and love is not a bean after all? Although similar in appearance to a member of the Leguminosae family, the coffee bean is really a seed. In the heart of a fruit, referred to as a coffee cherry, you will find what we commonly … Continue reading "Coffee Cherries and Coffee Beans"