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Why Colombian?

Why Colombian?

 Why Colombian?

Continuing on in our series of single origin coffees, we are going to focus on another Central American coffee, Colombian - and with that comes a bit of background and another brief history lesson!

Tradition says that in the 16th century Jesuit priests from Europe brought coffee into the country and helped disseminate it by telling the farmers to plant three or four coffee plants after their confession.

Be that as it may, it very quickly became a popular crop in spite of it taking three to five years before bearing enough berries to harvest.   Coffee plants thrive in...


Four Methods of Decaffeinating Coffee

Four Methods of Decaffeinating Coffee

First let's start with some coffee bean basics.  There are some facts you should know, so grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and read on, my friend. 

FACT:  There are two main types of coffee beans - Arabica and Robusta.  Currently only Arabica beans are considered specialty coffee since Robusta is considered inferior.  Arabica beans produce a richer taste and have a better balance of sweet acidity, with more developed flavors.  Robusta by contrast has stronger, harsher, full bodied flavors with a more bitter taste.  Arabica beans are generally more commonly used, however big corporate coffee companies often use a mix...


Coffee hacks you need to know!

Coffee hacks you need to know!

We are in for some warm weather and I must say, we are pretty excited about that!  Warm weather means cool, refreshing drinks.  Have you tried Cold Brew yet?  If you aren't sure what that even is, you can read our blog post about it here.  

Maybe you want to try it, but you don't want to make two gallons worth.  Here's a hack for a personal size just for you.  All you need is a French Press and 1 cup of...


Why Guatemalan?

Why Guatemalan?

By M.J. Blanchet

Let’s talk about one of my favorite coffees: Guatemalan. Before we dive into why I like it so much; it's time for a little history lesson.

So pour yourself a tasty brew and let’s start trekking across Central America!

Coffee wasn’t actually imported into Guatemala until the 1750’s and even then it wasn’t cultivated until the 1800’s with it finally being exported into Europe in 1868 which is fairly recent.

However, here's a not-so-fun history fact, and it’s also directly related to the continued impoverishment of the Mayan people. Over the following century, due to slave labor,...


A tasty recipe for you from @mals_motivated

A tasty recipe for you from @mals_motivated

Coffee is not only absolutely terrific to drink, but it is a fabulous ingredient in recipes as well.  Our very talented baker friend, @Mals_Motivated (on Instagram) created this recipe for us using our coffee!  We couldn't wait to share it with you.  They are such a tasty snack.

Coffee Crusted Almonds