Discover Your Preferred Method To Enjoy Our Coffee
Origins of our Coffee
We teamed up with a family-owned and award-winning micro-roaster to ensure that we can provide you with wonderfully crafted coffee from around the globe. All of our coffee is sourced from small family-run farms where we pay premium prices (well above fair trade) to offer sound living standards for the farmers, their families, and the communities.
The flavors and aromas of our coffee vary widely ranging from chocolate, cinnamon, and hazelnut, to cherry, strawberry and citrus… but why not discover for yourself by placing an order on our shop page.
Light roasts allow the consumer to experience the coffee flavors to a greater extent compared to dark roasts. Light roasts, not surprisingly, usually spend less time in the roasting machine. In turn, light roasts are often more acidic than darker roasts. Light roasts have become very popular over the last ten-plus years as so-called specialty (read high-quality) coffee significantly gained in popularity. Nordic countries in Europe have traditionally been known for their lightly roasted coffee.
Medium roasts are darker than light roasts and have a color that is similar to milk chocolate. Acidity is lower than light roasts and one can detect some sweetness. Medium roasts are a good choice if one is looking for a not-too-light and not-to-dark alternative. Flavors can still be detected quite nicely yet without the level of acidity that one finds in light roasts.
Dark roasts are the result of longer roasting cycles resulting in very dark brown to almost black beans. It is not uncommon to see the beans’ oil rising from the inside onto the surface. The taste of dark roast is smoky as the flavors of the coffee beans are now trumped by the roasting itself. With the longer roasting, the coffee’s acidity is even lower compared to medium roasts. However, it can produce a slightly more bitter cup of coffee.
Blends can be a wonderful compromise as they bring two or more types of roasts together. The combination can be a perfect combination of flavor and acidity making it rather popular with consumers.
Discover Your Brewing Method
Before diving into the various brewing styles, it is important that we briefly talk about water quality. Besides the obvious of using good quality coffee that is at or close to its peak date, do not neglect the water quality! After all, water accounts for some 98% of your brewed coffee’s volume. While typical household water filtering systems (e.g., Brita filters) will do a decent to good job, you might want to switch to bottled water to really get the most out of your coffee (especially if you just picked up a premium single origin coffee for which you most likely had to pay a little bit more!). In short, the ideal water for coffee brewing should have the right levels of hardness and mineral content, which, you might be happy to learn, also keeps your machine healthier for the long run. The water that La Marzocco, a high-end Italian espresso machine manufacturer, recommends to retail consumers located on the East Coast is Poland Spring, a mineral water that is readily available in most grocery stores. By the way, if you want to perform a small test to see how regular tap water compares to Poland Spring, brew the same coffee with the two types of water. The difference in flavor and taste might surprise you!