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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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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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