The History of Coffee - Part 1

The History of Coffee - Part 1
Part 1 of 4 - Ethiopian Origins Throughout all the different regions of the world that grow coffee, each region can likely trace the history of their beans back to the “ancient forests on the Ethiopian plateau”. While there are no facts leading to the origin of coffee, there are...

Crafting A Morning Coffee Routine

Crafting A Morning Coffee Routine
Just because you’re in a hurry doesn’t mean you need to forego quality, and using a fancy French press doesn’t always mean tasty. Here is a quick rundown on some things you may consider when selecting a bean to fit your routine. It’s not just caffeine, it’s a ritual. We all...

How to Make a Pour Over - Video Tutorial

How to Make a Pour Over - Video Tutorial
The pour-over home brewing method is a very traditional approach to home coffee brewing, yet sadly enough, many people in today's fast paced society never take the time to learn the simple methods to making the most flavorful black cup of coffee possible in the comfort of their home. By...

Decaffeinating Beans - Coffee Fact

Decaffeinating Beans - Coffee Fact
Since caffeine is soluble into water, we are able to decaffeinate coffee through several different processes. A few very common methods use the saturation of water and introduction of Methylene Chloride or Ethyl Acetate. These chemicals bind the caffeine and allow it to evaporate. The traces allowable by the FDA...

Using Coffee as Fertilizer - Coffee Fact

Using Coffee as Fertilizer - Coffee Fact
Coffee grounds can be used as a great tool for fertilizer. Grounds of coffee will not initially add nitrogen to your soil but this can be used as a long term benefit. Where the grounds can really help is with water retention, drainage, and also benefiting things like microorganisms which...

Refrigerating Coffee Beans - Coffee Fact

Refrigerating Coffee Beans - Coffee Fact
Should I refrigerate my coffee beans? This is a common question we receive almost daily from our customers. A recent study was conducted in hopes to find out if refrigerating your beans is actually beneficial. The conclusion of this study was that refrigerating beans did decrease mass loss in the...

Robusta vs Arabica - Coffee Fact

Robusta vs Arabica - Coffee Fact
There is a massive chromosome difference between Robusta coffee and Arabica. Robusta coffee beans only contain 22 chromosomes and are unable to self-pollinate. Arabica beans however have 44 chromosomes and are able to self-pollinate. Insects are much more prominent at lower altitude and Robusta trees take advantage of this by...

Coffee Bean and Fruit Layers - Coffee Fact

Coffee Bean and Fruit Layers - Coffee Fact
There are 6 Layers to a coffee bean and fruit. Starting from the outer most to the innermost: Exocarp, Mesocarp, Endocarp, Silver Skin, Endosperm, and Embryo. The first three are layers that are part of the fruit that surrounds the coffee beans. The last three are the main layers of...

Coffee Aroma Compounds - Coffee Fact

Coffee Aroma Compounds - Coffee Fact
Though the number continues to increase every year, there are over 1000 different aroma compounds found in coffee. These compounds combine together and create wonderful aromas and flavors like earthiness, fruit tones, and spice flavors. The extremely diverse range of aroma compounds helps make coffee one of the most complex...