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Processing

We sure do spend a lot of time talking about processing but it impacts the cup in a big, big way so in a coffee husk, here is what it all means…processing encompasses every step that is done at origin from hand picking the cherries at harvest time to when it when it is dried milled and readied for shipment. The seed from the coffee cherry must be removed from the fruit that surrounds it. Three common methods are commonly used: washed, semi-washed and natural.WET METHODThe wet method makes a really clean cup of coffee that is crisp, delicate and showcases sparkling acidity. Separating the beans from the pulp and skin must be done on the same day the workers...

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Cultivars

Produced in between the tropics, with varying climates, soil, and growth processes, your cup of coffee has a specific flavor profile that can be traced to it’s region and country of origin. We call this varietal distinction. Varietals have a big impact on the cup profile of each of our single origin coffees. You will notice in our store, we list the varietal of each coffee. Varietal is a term used to describe a wine made from or belonging to a single specified variety of grape. The coffee industry has somewhat adopted this term, but instead of using it to describe a coffee of a specific variety or cultivar (i.e. Bourbon coffee), it is used in the place of the...

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