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We have another new stellar coffee

We have another new stellar coffee

Our decaf Ethiopian Guji is a customer favorite (and mine too!) We just sold our last 12 oz bag, and it's a sad day when your favorite is out of stock (I think we might have a 4 oz bag or two...maybe.)

BUT don't worry! ... we are so so excited because we have something in that is A-MAZING!
The washed Ethiopia Organic Ardi Shantawene.

It's from Swiss Water's Small Batch Series, which is a program of limited offerings that features hyper seasonal, highly traceable, and really tasty coffees.

This special lot comes from the Shantawene mill which was established...


NEW COFFEE has arrived!

NEW COFFEE has arrived!

Nothing makes us happier than new arrivals of coffee...except sharing them with you.  We think you're going to love these fabulous single origin selections as much as we do!

Let's get to it.
Back in stock is our DECAF COSTA RICA.  It's a washed coffee with full body and lively acidity with flavor notes of  floral, citrus, and hints of Caramel and Chocolate.  Costa Rican coffee is always a favorite! 

We now have HONDURAS in DECAF (we have it in regular).  This coffee is also washed. ...


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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