Coffee Education

Coffee Varietals

Coffee Varietals

Know Your Varietals Coffee varieties are the diverse subspecies derived through selective breeding or natural selection of coffee plants. Bourbon So sweet, so complex and so delicate, this is the pinot noir of coffee. The plants are fragile and don’t produce as much cherry as some other varieties, but they’re worth the effort. A cup of Bourbon-type variety is lush and classic. It’s the coffee of coffee. It charms the snob and the rookie alike. And no, it has nothing to do with the delicious brown adult beverage, though we at Stumptown are big fans of that kind of bourbon,...

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Coffee Care

Coffee has four age old enemies; heat, light, air and moisture. The way coffee is stored is essential to keeping it fresh and ready to enjoy. Storing coffee in conditions that expose it to these elements - heat, light, air, moisture - will allow for the coffee to rapidly lose its flavor and freshness Coffee should be stored in an airtight container. We suggest either a glass, metal or ceramic container to ensure optimal freshness and longevity. Contrary to popular belief, coffee should not be stored in the freezer as it leads to moisture extracting the natural flavor from the coffee....

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