The Coffee that Gives Thanks

The Coffee that Gives Thanks

Giving Thanks You probably know this already. There is a common misconception about our company name where people think that it means we are all about the holiday in November. We like turkey and family gatherings just fine, but our name means something else. Something...
Coffee Processing: Dry versus Wet

Coffee Processing: Dry versus Wet

Coffee 101 There are countless variables that contribute to the complex flavors of your favorite coffee before it even reaches your cup. Many people know that the country of origin, coffee tree varietal, and roast color have an immediate impact, but fewer people know...
How to Store Your Coffee

How to Store Your Coffee

Coffee 101 How to store your coffee to keep it fresh and as tasty as the day it was received: Staling is caused, in order of most harmful to least harmful Exposure to air (Oxidization) Exposure to heat Exposure to moisture Exposure to light AIR Roasted Coffee beans...
Springtime for SongBirds

Springtime for SongBirds

Coffee 101 The best coffee is grown the traditional way— slowly, under a canopy of shade from taller native hardwood trees. Shade-grown coffees are carefully tended, harvested, and processed by people who know and love coffee, and who depend on it for their...
This is Shade-Grown Coffee

This is Shade-Grown Coffee

Sustainability Shade Coffee looks like this: grown under the canopy of indigenous trees. The white barked taller trees are commonly known in Central America as “Inga”. They are great for coffee because they not only provide shade for the trees but also habitat for...
What is Espresso?

What is Espresso?

Coffee 101 Es·pres·so – /eˈspresˌō/noun: espresso; plural noun: espressos; noun: expresso; plural noun:1. strong black coffee made by forcing steam through ground coffee beans.from Italian (caffè) espresso, literally ‘pressed out (coffee)’. The Upsetter Espresso has...