Coffee Education

Start Your Journey Here

Start Your Journey Here

NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN? Take Our Coffee recommendation Quiz The first step on your coffee journey is discovery. Coffee can be sweet, bright, citrusy, chocolatey, nutty, spicy… and so much more! What flavors do you most enjoy? For newcomers to the coffee world, it’s often easiest to start by region. We’ll start closest to home in the Americas… Our coffee from the Americas encompasses a variety of offerings including: North American coffee, Caribbean coffee, Central American coffee and South American coffee. These coffees thrive in mountainous regions throughout South and Central America and in high grown volcanic soils of...

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Coffee Certifications

Coffee Certifications

USDA ORGANIC CERTIFIED: The USDA Organic Certification on our products regulates organic agricultural practices by ensuring the preservation or enhancement of water and soil quality; wetlands, woodlands and wildlife conservation; and preventing the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering. USDA Organic coffee also averages a $.0255 per pound increase in market price for coffee producers. FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED: The Fair Trade Certification seeks to increase welfare for small farming families and communities by safeguarding ethical trade practices at every stage in the supply chain. A Fair Trade Certification guarantees a minimum market price for all Fair Trade coffee plus...

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Grounded: Know your Coffee Grind

Grounded: Know your Coffee Grind

Fine Ground: At a fine grind, coffee should be soft to the touch – slightly finer than granulated sugar. Espresso: Great espresso requires skill, patience and quality equipment. Without these things, and a proper grind, espresso can be thin and weak or over extracted and clog in the portafilter. The perfect grind is essential to reaching espresso nirvana; an intensely rich and creamy extraction with thick crema and well rounded flavor. Grind: Fine/Very Fine Aeropress: The Aeropress is a quick and efficient way to make flavorful, rich coffee with low acidity and bitterness. With specially designed micro-filter technology the Aeropress...

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Types of Coffee Roasts & Flavor Profiles

Types of Coffee Roasts & Flavor Profiles

Determine Your Preferred Coffee Roast Light Roast: Light roast coffee beans are light brown in color and are a preferred roast for more mild-bodied coffees. Light roast coffee should not have any oil on the surface of the coffee beans. If you prefer light, fragrant, floral or fruity coffee notes - you'll enjoy a light roast coffee. AKA: Light City, Half City, Cinnamon, New England Medium Roast: Medium roast coffee is medium brown in color with a non-oily surface. Traditionally, a medium roast is the most preferred type of coffee roast in America. If you prefer a flavorful, traditional cup of coffee...

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