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First, let's cut through the pop American marketing. Espresso is not a kind of coffee bean. Espresso blends vary greatly between roasters. Espresso is a method of brewing coffee rapidly under intense pressure. The result is more extraction of coffee soluble, 25% versus 16-18% for standard infiltration or drip method. Due to the very brief period when the hot water, actually steam, is in contact with the coffee grounds, espresso calls for a fine, powdery grind. While a good burr grinder is recommended for achieving a consistently fine espresso grind, a cheap blade grinder will do the trick. The longer you let it whine, the finer your grind will be. A good benchmark for an espresso grind is the texture of granulated sugar.
How long will it keep?
Whole bean coffee will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to three weeks. Ground coffee goes stale within days because more of it is exposed to the air. However, if you are having your coffee ground, a good airtight storage container will prolong ground coffee's flavor most effectively.
How should I store my coffee?
Oxygen, heat, water and light are the four main enemies of coffee. Coffee should be stored whole bean in an airtight container on the counter. It shouldn't be put in the freezer or refrigerator, despite common practice. When coffee is pulled in and out of the fridge, water can condense on the beans, harming the flavor.
All in Good Taste
Of course the biggest factor affecting the perfect cup of coffee is a purely personal one. Start with a roast and blend that you like. Not sure? Try several. Many vendors offer trial size packages or gift baskets containing several different varieties. For that bright wake-up cup, try a high-grown Guatemalan Antigua. For after-dinner coffee, how about a rich, full-bodied bean like Sumatra? Some people prefer lighter roasts, while others like the dark roasted flavor of smoke.
Regardless of your personal preferences as to roast, origin and brewing method, the key is to get freshly roasted coffee at frequent intervals, buying only what you plan to use within a week or so. Otherwise, your coffee will get stale, no matter how great it was to start with. Try our coffee recipes too!
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Type of Grinds Offered:
Private labeling coffee - Whole Bean, Drip, Expresso
1 lb bags - Whole bean only
Gourmet Coffees available
House Blend & Decafe
Our house blend combines a mild sweet flavor, medium body, and pleasing aroma. This is an excellent coffee for all day sipping. Perfect for when aiming to please a variety of palettes
Double French Roast
We only use the highest quality hard beans for our French Roast. We slow roast them until the oils just start to appear on the beans this develops the darkest richest flavor possible.
Moka Java Blend
The most famous of all coffee blends. From the island of Java, a distinctive peaberry coffee (small bean) that is spicy and strong flavored with an excellent body and low acidity is blended with Ethiopian Moka beans from Africa for a perfectly balanced cup of coffee.
Brazilian Santos #19
Known for more than 100 years as Brazil's 'Green Gold,' these beans are grown high atop the hills of the Santos region. The careful cultivation of Santos seeds and the harvesting of their beans have remained virtually unchanged for generations. These beauties' have a strong flavor and medium body.
Colombian Surpremo & Decafe
This coffee has large beans, consistently good taste, medium body, full aroma, and medium acidity. A good 'daily' coffee, it harmonizes well in blends. This is the coffee many now-serious coffee connoisseurs became hooked on before totally abandoning stale, mass-produced store-bought grounds.
Guatemala Antigua Estate
This dark roasted coffee bean (SHB) is grown at high attitudes has a full body and vibrant flavor, which give it a distinctive character – a well-balanced coffee.
1lb. bag $9.95 / 5 lb. Bag $36
From the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, this coffee represents less than 5% of the country's production. Medium bodied coffee with a bright, winey color and a distinctive, vibrant flavor.
Ethiopian Moka Harrar
The original coffee bean, which hooked the world, discovered growing among goats more than a thousand years ago in what's now Ethiopia. Centuries later, the moka bean was smuggled out of the African continent by the Dutch to ensure a fine coffee future in
the newly discovered East Indies. Boasting a sweet, rich, smooth, full-bodied flavor.
One of the finest coffees out of eastern Africa, Kenya AA is grown high in the mountains of western Kenya, tempered by the country's mild climate. The unique geography of its native soil gives Kenya AA its excellent body, heady aroma. Very little bitterness, Kenya AA is one of the most popular beans among serious coffee connoisseurs.
5 lb. Bag $39.75
Kona Extra Fancy
Kona coffee from the fertile volcanic fields of Hawaii, a medium bodied, fine acidity coffee with that distinctive KONA aroma - a buttery characteristic with a hint of cinnamon and cloves.
Jamaican Blue Mountain Estate
Very full bodied, medium roasted from the Blue mountain district of Jamaica. Bold flavors, smooth and nutty undertones give this coffee its signature taste.
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