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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,...


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...