Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Coffee Bean Chronicles - ICE COFFEE!!!

Most of us are straight coffee drinkers. Some like it black, some like it with sugar and cream and other like it with sugar, cream and a flavor to jump start their day. Summer is just around the corner and what better way to enjoy your coffee,but on ice. Yes, ice coffee is wonderful and made correctly, your preference will be ice coffee instead of tea. To make a good pitcher of coffee may take some time but it is worth the time. Brew your favorite blend or origin and store it in a container to cool down before putting it in the refrigerator. As it is cooling add the sugar and cream and any flavor that you like. I like a little rum in mine! When the coffee is at room temperature, place it in the refrigerator for later in the day for ice coffee. Can't wait... throw some ice in a cup and enjoy or pour ina chilled mug and place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

The types of coffees will make a difference, so I recommend a Brazil Santos or a Costa Rica SHB EP or Costa Rica Tarrazu for a deep, rich taste; Ethiopian Yiragette or Indonesian Sumatra for lighter coffee. These coffees do not loose their taste when cold.

Believe it or not, fresh roasted decaf. Costa Rica is a hit too.

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Happy cupping and enjoy your day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Coffee Bean Chronicles - Find your own roasting style...

Oh.. the smell of spring is in the air and what better way to start a spring morning but with a fresh cup of fresh brewed coffee. Many people in the coffee industry will tell you that the best roast of a certain type of coffee is the best way to enjoy it. But does everyone have the same taste buds? The answer is no. Some people may like a medium roast of African coffee while others like the bold/strong roast of the South American coffee. When shopping for the perfect coffee for you, shop around and try a good variety of roast before settling on one type roast. You may find out that the taste of a bold roast of Brazil Santos or Guatemala Antigua is your favorite or the medium roast of the delicate Tanzania Highland Peaberry or Ethiopia Yir. is more your style. Just keep in mind, your style of roast is what really counts because you are going to be drinking the coffee and not the coffee experts.

So shop around and experience the roast styles of many before making your final decision and if you think that the roast is close but maybe a little more or less, contact your roaster and ask if they can do a custom roast for you. Our company will do custom roast because we understand that not all tastebuds are the same. Home roasters, you can invent your own type of roast for your coffee.

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Enjoy the day and happy cupping!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Coffee Bean Chronicles - India Monsoon Malabar - OH SO GOOD!

Spring has hit some parts of the country and it is just around the corners for others. This is the perfect time to enjoy a good well-balance coffee from India that is TOTALLY under the radar! The coffee jumps out with a smooth rich taste and has a wonderful coffee aftertaste. Some people have asked me about aftertaste of a good coffee. It is when the coffee taste lingers at the back of the month, has an enjoyable taste and your palatte wants more! Something like wine! This coffee is fantastic roasted bold which some people call full city. The beans have a clear dark chocolate color and smell great. The taste is not strong but it is not mild either. It is in between which makes this a good coffee for Espresso blends, for drinkers who like strong or medium balanced coffee with no milk or sugar. It is time for this coffee to be discovered in the coffee shops and at home as it can stand alone with no additives and yell with great coffee taste. India Monsoon Malabor is fantastic. This is a coffee bean that home roasters can not mess up!

India Monsoon Malabar - a diamond in the ruff!

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Enjoy your day and your coffee!