Yes! We use the exact names that are given by the growers. Great coffee should be enjoyed without any fuss or complications. That's why we keep our coffee names straightforward, without fancy or confusing labels.
We believe that the true essence of a great cup of coffee is in the beans themselves, and that's why we source only the finest organic beans from around the world. The beans are hand-picked, carefully roasted, and packaged with simple, unadorned names that reflect their origin and unique characteristics of the beans.
We understand that only some people are coffee connoisseurs, so we want to make it easy for you to enjoy our delicious, organic coffee. With simple names, you can easily choose a coffee that matches your taste preferences.
We also want to emphasize our commitment to transparency and honesty by keeping our coffee names simple. We want you to know exactly what you're getting and where it comes from without surprises or confusion.
Yes! Single-origin coffee refers to coffee that is sourced from a single country, region, or farm. These coffees are often considered higher quality and have unique flavor profiles specific to the region where they were grown.
Single-origin coffee is typically grown in smaller quantities and is often more expensive than blended coffee, made of beans from multiple sources. The beans are carefully selected for their unique characteristics and are often hand-picked to ensure quality.
When coffee is labeled as "single origin," all the beans in the package come from a single country of origin. For example, a "Single Colombian origin" coffee would be made up of only Colombian beans.
Coffee enthusiasts and connoisseurs often seek single-origin coffees because they offer a chance to taste the unique characteristics of a specific region. The flavor profile of a single-origin coffee can vary greatly depending on the region and farm where it was grown. Some of the characteristics of a single-origin coffee are fruity, floral, nutty, chocolatey, caramel, citrus, and many others.
Single-origin coffees also offer a way for consumers to trace the origin of their coffee and learn more about the farmers who grew it. This can be a great way to support sustainable and ethical farming practices.
Yes, we use only organic raw coffee beans. Choosing organic coffee is a way to support sustainable and ethical farming practices.
Organic coffee is grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, which can harm the environment and the farmers who work with the beans. Organic farming practices also promote biodiversity and help to protect the soil and water.
By choosing organic coffee, you can feel good knowing that you are supporting farmers working to protect the environment and improve the lives of their communities. Additionally, organic coffee is often of higher quality and tastes better due to sustainable farming practices.
Sorry, no! To maintain freshness, all of our coffee is roasted to order. Depending on the roast, coffee beans can take up to five days to degas before being ground and brewed. When ground coffee is mailed to you, it can be up to two weeks old.
The answer is a resounding yes. Grinding your own beans will be the single most significant improvement to your home brewing you can make. Freshness is critical with specialty coffee. The smaller the gap between grinding and brewing, the better the cup.
The choice of grinder can have a significant impact on the final quality. Burr grinders are significantly better than blade ones, giving you a much more even grind. But it’s worth considering what brew method you will use your grinder for, as different styles of burr setup will give different results.
This is a very contentious point amongst coffee lovers. Generally, conical burr grinders are more forgiving and suitable for homebrew filters. On the other hand, if you are serious about your espresso, you may prefer the results you can get with a flat burr setup.
A lot comes down to budget, but remember that different grinders are built for other jobs.
One word: Freshness!
Whole-bean coffee stays fresh longer than pre-ground coffee. When coffee beans are roasted, they release carbon dioxide, which helps to preserve the flavor and aroma of the coffee. When coffee beans are ground, they lose their freshness much more quickly because the surface area of the coffee that is exposed to air is much larger, leading to faster oxidation and degradation of flavor.
Offering whole-bean coffee allows our customers to customize the grind size to their particular brewing method. Different brewing methods require different grind sizes, and pre-ground coffee may only be suitable for some brewing methods. Offering whole-bean coffee gives customers the flexibility to grind the coffee to their desired coarseness, ensuring they can get the best flavor and aroma.
Whole-bean coffee is generally of higher quality than pre-ground coffee. When beans are roasted, the oils and flavors are locked inside the bean. When the beans are ground, these oils and flavors are exposed to air. By offering whole-bean coffee, we can ensure you are getting the freshest, highest-quality coffee possible.
We use electric drum roasters for consistency to provide even heat to the coffee beans throughout the roasting process. This helps ensure that the coffee beans are roasted evenly, which can result in a more consistent flavor profile.
Electric drum roasters also give us greater control over the roasting process. This includes the ability to adjust the temperature and airflow during the roast, which can significantly impact the final flavor of the coffee.
The preference for coffee roast level is subjective and varies from person to person. Still, medium-roasted coffee beans are often considered a good balance between light and dark roasts.
Medium-roasted coffee beans typically have a more balanced flavor profile than lighter or darker roasts. They retain some of the brightness and acidity of light roasts while also developing some depth and complexity of dark roasts. This balance of flavors can make medium-roast coffee more versatile and enjoyable for a broader range of coffee drinkers.
Medium-roasted coffee beans preserve the natural flavors and characteristics of the coffee bean to a greater extent than darker roasts. Lighter roasts may have more delicate flavors but need more body and depth. Darker roasts may have a smokier, roasted flavor but can mask some of the natural flavor notes of the coffee bean. Medium-roasted coffee beans strike a balance that allows the natural flavors to shine through while adding some depth and complexity.
Medium-roasted coffee beans are generally more easily brewed than lighter, darker roasts. Lighter roasts require precise brewing parameters for the best flavor. Dark roasts can be more prone to over-extraction or bitterness if brewed improperly. Medium-roasted coffee beans can be brewed consistently and reliably with a broader range of brewing methods.
Coffee beans can become oily due to the roasting process. When coffee beans are roasted, the heat causes the oils to migrate to the surface. This is called "coffee sweating." As the beans sweat, the oils are released onto the bean surface, giving them a shiny, oily appearance.
The level of oiliness in coffee beans can vary depending on the type of bean and the roasting process used. Some coffee beans, such as Arabica beans, are less oily than others, such as Robusta beans.
The degree of roast also affects the oiliness of the beans. Lighter roasts tend to have less oil on the surface, while darker roasts can have more oil. This is because darker roasts are roasted for a longer time, which causes more oils to migrate to the bean's surface.
It's worth noting that the presence of oil on the surface of coffee beans does not necessarily indicate the quality or freshness of the beans. Some experts argue that overly oily beans can indicate over-roasting or poor-quality beans. The most important factor in determining coffee's quality and flavor is the beans' origin and processing.
The freshness of roasted whole-bean coffee can vary depending on a few factors, such as the roast, bean, and storage conditions. However, roasted whole-bean coffee will generally lose freshness and flavor within 2-4 weeks of the roast date.
During the first few days after roasting, the coffee will release carbon dioxide, which can cause the coffee bag to puff up or make a hissing sound when opened. This is known as the "degassing" period; the coffee may be too fresh to brew during this time. It is generally recommended to wait a few days to a week after the roast date before brewing freshly roasted coffee to allow the degassing process to complete.
After the degassing period, the coffee will lose freshness. Exposure to oxygen, moisture, heat, and light can accelerate degradation. To extend the freshness of roasted whole-bean coffee, storing it in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture, is essential. Some experts recommend consuming coffee within 2-3 weeks of the roast date to ensure optimal freshness.
We use only Kraft paper, foil-lined bags featuring a built-in degassing valve.
The show's true star should be the coffee itself, and that's why we package in simple, unadorned bags that allow the natural beauty of the beans to shine through.
Our simple packaging also reflects our commitment to sustainability. By choosing minimal and eco-friendly packaging, we reduce our environmental impact.
We believe that enjoying a cup of coffee should be a simple pleasure, and that's why we make it easy for you to bring our delicious, organic coffee into your home.
Small-batch coffee roasting is a method of roasting coffee beans in small quantities, typically less than 25 pounds per batch. This allows for greater control over roasting, resulting in a more consistent and higher-quality coffee.
Small-batch coffee roasting have several advantages over large-chain coffee. One of the main benefits is that small-batch roasters can focus on sourcing high-quality, specialty-grade beans grown in specific regions, often organic, fair-trade certified, or Rainforest Alliance certified. These beans are often grown on small family-owned farms and have unique flavors and aromas not found in lower-grade beans.
The small -batch process also roast to order using proven roasting techniques and profiles. This provides our customers with the freshest roasted beans possible. Beans are typically roasted within two days of ordering, bagged, and shipped. Our roasted beans can usually reach anyone in the contiguous United States within three days of roasting.