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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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