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Brewing and hitting the sweet spot.

If you’ve ever looked at Brewing Control Chart or had it tattooed on your body and have always been confused by it, or never bothered to look at it too closely, I am willing to try and parse it all out for you. You want to hit that sweet spot in the zone, otherwise the coffee which just successfully passed through the great chain of custody was just murdered in the brew. The vintner has complete quality control up to the time of bottling - it is pretty easy to pour wine into a cup. Coffee requires that the consumer use a bit of their own craftmaship during preparation. There are a number of variables that can ultimately ruin a...

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The Top Crops

So what exactly makes our coffees hit 90 plus and win awards?  Many things, of course.  The first on the list is continuing education through the Specialty Coffee Association.  Coffee is a science and new elements are constantly being discovered about the drupe.  What is a drupe? A drupe (or stone fruit) is an indehiscent fruit in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp, or skin; and mesocarp, or flesh) surrounds a shell (the pit, stone, or pyrene) of hardened endocarp with a seed (kernel) inside- like the coffee cherry.  Yes, we get excited about botany, chemistry and agriculture here at Flight Coffee Co.  Cultivars, processing, roast profiles, brew science, roasting science, water quality and so on are things we never stop...

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In between the tick and tock...

  I have often said that morning coffee has a way of tricking us into believing we are going to have a really, REALLY productive day.  Many of our to do lists are fueled by the morning cup.  By contrast, our afternoon coffee is not only our reality check but it is also our repose.  It reflects a time go inward, to capture the flight of whimsy and imagination.  It slows us down to say there is more to the day than rushed time, it gives us pause to take a break and exist in between that tick and tock of time. Our slow bar for our Dover cafe is in its design stage.  In addition to it existing to...

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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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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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