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Keeping your coffee fresh – what you need to know.

Keeping your coffee fresh – what you need to know.

Coffee has four enemies.  Learn what they are and how to protect your coffee against them to keep it as fresh as possible.

Cupping: More than just taste testing

Cupping:  More than just taste testing

We all have thought at one point in our lives that the perfect job would be food quality control, I mean, paid to taste-test delicious food all day? Yes, please! The same goes for people when they hear about “cupping” in the coffee industry, and it’s easy to understand why. Who wouldn’t want to drink different kinds of coffee all day?  However there is a lot involved in the process of cupping, it’s much more than sipping dainty cups of espresso all afternoon.

Cupping is an important skill to have, and just like learning any other skill, it takes practice....


Have you tried Cascara?

Have you tried Cascara?

 

We discovered cascara earlier this year on our trip to Kona for the Kona Coffee Farmers Association coffee expo and to meet up with fellow Ashe Roaster, Jean Orlowski.  We attended a roaster’s workshop put on by Ashe Industries that Jean hosted at his plantation, Hala Tree Farm.  We roasted together and sampled that delicious fresh-roasted 100% Kona coffee, but while at this farm, we also were able to sample some amazing cascara tea.

Cascara really isn’t a tea – but it isn’t really coffee as we know it – some refer to it as coffee cherry tea.

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Come see us at the Monroe Farmers' Market!

Come see us at the Monroe Farmers' Market!

We are super excited to be part of this fabulous local farmers' market and the Buy Fresh - Buy Local - Support Small Business community.   If you are in the area, we hope you'll stop by and say Hi.  We'll have some hot coffee to sample  - and on hot weather days, we'll have some cold brew too!

Last time we had several people try our Guatemalan decaf and exclaim that they could NOT tell it was decaf by the taste.  Now that is what we want to hear!  We are redefining decaf!

We'll have plenty of product both decaf...


Why Ethiopian?

Why Ethiopian?

"Qahwah", "Kaffa", "Quwwa", these are all words that have been claimed to be where the English word, “coffee” comes from. And just like the many names, there are many stories that try to take credit for where the first cup of coffee came from. Goats eating the berries and their shepherd following their example, a weary traveler eating the berries after watching tired birds do the same and being revitalized, monks throwing the imported berries into a fire, and then once smelling the aroma, raking them out of the coals and boiling them - but whatever tale you hold to,...