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What we mean by varietal distinction...

 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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Coffee Varietals

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. And like the grapes affect on wine, the coffee varietal helps shape each coffee's taste profile. 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 term variety or cultivar. Here is a quick list of some of the more common varietals. Bourbon: -Complex acidity, caramel like...

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Storied coffees...

  STORIED COFFEES   A really amazing cup of coffee tells a story of connection.  At CQ COFFEE, we love a good back story.  Sure brewed coffee is a sensual experience in and of itself but before it reaches the mug, that coffee traveled an intricate and exacting path.  We like to call it the great coffee chain of custody.  Every step is important, from the ripeness of coffee cherries when picked, to the way the beans are milled and dried,  to the way it is shipped to our roasting plant, to the way we lovingly roast it and yes right down to the way it is brewed by you, our knowledgable customers. Because of the delicate balance of specifics,...

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PROCESSING

  On 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. Washed Process or wet method: WET METHOD The wet method makes a really clean cup of coffee that is crisp, delicate and showcases sparkling acidity. The wet method (also called the washed...

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