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.
Project Congo marks our second philanthropic collaboration with our friends at On The Ground. In our Project Congo initiative, we will donate $1 for every pound of this exceptional Congolese coffee to promote and raise awareness of gender equality in the farming regions of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Papua New Guinea is responsible for approximately 1% of world coffee production. This is an elegant and multifaceted bean that offers bright and sweet notes of lemon, orange and hazelnuts in aroma and cup.
When we first visited the Hama Cooperative back in 2011, we were greeted by three adorable Ethiopian children. We'd tasted coffees from Hama previously and found them to present 'classic' Yirgacheffe characteristics: candied lemon, intense florality, and refreshing, citric acidity.
We are proud to have Toby's Estate as one of our newest roasters. In addition to great coffee, they have the farmer's interest in mind as well. Earlier this year Toby's Estate raised over $4,500 for La Escuela De La Piedrona during their Honduras Education Drive. Below is a large excerpt from the Toby's Estate Blog.
This impeccable Suke Quto microlot grows in the Guji Zone, the Southern part of the Oromia Region that borders the Sidama and Gedeo Zones.
Photo courtesy of Cafe Imports Victrola Coffee – Colombia Huila Jose Nolvis Rodriguez Finca El Mirador Facts Farm: Mirador Town: Alto de los Pinos Region: Pitalito, Huila Elevation: 5250 ft Process: Washed, Sun Dried Varietals: Caturra Producer: Jose Nolvis Rodriguez Tasting Notes Fragrance/Aroma: Cinnamon, Roasted Barley, Molasses Flavor: Cinnamon, Molasses, Chocolate, Lime Leaves Body: Buttery Acidity: … Continue reading "Colombia Huila Jose Nolvis Rodriguez Finca El Mirador"
Photo courtesy of Coffea Roasterie. This coffee comes from the Kochere region of Ethiopia, a subsection of the Gedeo zone, located south of Yirgacheffe. The Kochere zone has long been known for its incredible coffee. It is easy to produce amazing coffee when you have some of the best growing conditions in the world. High … Continue reading "Ethiopia Chelelektu – Coffea Roasterie"
Photos courtesy of Beansmith Coffee. Coffee was introduced to Indonesia in 1699 and by 1711 was being exported to Europe. Indonesia, which includes Java of the famed “Mocha Java” blend featuring coffee from Yemen and Java, has an ideal geography for coffee plantations. The low acidity and strong body of Indonesian coffees makes them … Continue reading "Sulawesi PT Toarco – Beansmith Coffee"
Photo courtesy of Passion House Coffee. Passion House Coffee Roasters has joined Emery Coffee! We are pround to offer this fantastic Chicago roaster, winner of several cupping competitions. Buy the El Salvador Las Nubes while there is still time and check out their other coffees too. The story of Las Nubes goes way back to … Continue reading "El Salvador Las Nubes"
Photo courtesy of Klatch Coffee. One of our most popular coffee returns to Klatch! Our new crop offers an abundance of fine flavors from the birthplace of coffee. This is the bowl of berries we come to expect from a clean Ethiopian Natural. It’s composed of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries along with its additional notes of … Continue reading "FTO Ethiopian Gedeo Worka"
Photo courtesy of Beansmith Coffee. Peaberry is one of those coffee words that everyone knows, but a surprising number of people don’t understand. It’s pretty simple really. Coffee beans usually come in pairs inside their cherry, but sometimes there’s only one bean and it soaks up all the lovely flavor from the cherry for itself … Continue reading "Tanzania Peaberry"
Photo courtesy Victrola Coffee. In recent years Honduras has made great strides in bringing exceptional coffees to market. Transportation and processing issues, especially drying the parchment coffee have created challenges for a country that has all the right ingredients to produce great coffee. At the center of this shift is the Beneficio San Vicente coffee … Continue reading "Honduras Beneficio San Vicente"
As one of the most sought after coffees in the world, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has a floral, sweet, and citrus flavor profile. In Ethiopia you still find coffee trees in the wild and growing at elevations above 6000 feet. Ripe coffee cherries, such as these from the Kochere District, are processed at local cooperatives. The combination … Continue reading "Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere"
In the central northwestern part of Colombia, known as the coffee belt, coffee is produced year round with certain peaks. This coffee in grown high in the Andean mountains of Antioquia. Photo courtesy of Klatch Coffee. Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
Photo courtesy of Beansmith Coffee. Love the artwork from this roaster! Papua New Guinea, located just north of Australia, has been involved in coffee production since 1926 when the first Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee seeds were planted. The coffee is produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides due to cost and availability. This results … Continue reading "Papua New Guinea"
Pan fried green tea with California grown rose petals and sun dried lemon peel. Photo courtesy Alvin’s of San Francisco.
Ethiopia – birthplace of coffee. Coffea arabica originated there and still grows wild in some areas. Photo courtesy of Coffea Roasterie. Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
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"