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...
Water is the Main Ingredient in a Good Cup of Coffee

Water is the Main Ingredient in a Good Cup of Coffee

Coffee 101 Most people who love their coffee go to great lengths to get exquisite beans, a capable burr grinder, and an expensive device for brewing. For some reason, however, they never seem to give the water a second thought. The truth is that water constitutes more...
National Doughnut Day: Coffee and Doughnuts!

National Doughnut Day: Coffee and Doughnuts!

Events Tom and Jerry, Bonnie and Clyde, Chips and Salsa, Mulder and Scully… some things are just meant to be paired up. We have one more duo to add to that list this week: Doughnuts and Coffee. June 1st is National Doughnut Day! Clearly, there is only one way to...
Espresso Blends: Softened Acidity + Heavy Body

Espresso Blends: Softened Acidity + Heavy Body

Coffee 101 Here we are with another Coffee 101 post! Our subject today is espresso. You may have scrolled past our espresso blends in the past, on the hunt for the newest single origin to try. We don’t blame you, we also search out the best in limited edition and...
Single Origins + Roast Colors

Single Origins + Roast Colors

Coffee 101 We have a new Coffee 101 post for you today! Buckle up, because you’re going to get to know more about the world of specialty coffee, by diving into single origins and roast colors in one blog post. We are examining how origin and roast color work together...
Rhody’s Garden Cafe is Open!

Rhody’s Garden Cafe is Open!

Coffee 101 Spring has arrived on the Mendocino Coast. The wildflowers are blooming, the rains have brought green grass, and there is new life everywhere. With the advent of Spring comes the opening of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden’s seasonal restaurant:...