Coffee 101


Coffee Brewing Basics

Learn the correct method of brewing extraordinary coffee.


Using a French Press

Many believe that the French press makes the best cup of coffee, hands down. The press is also great when you only need to brew a few cups instead of a whole pot of coffee.


Storing Coffee

There are many misconceptions about proper storage for roasted coffee, but most experts agree that the enemies of roasted coffee are moisture, air, light, and heat. Storing your coffee away from them will keep it fresher longer. Therefore, an airtight container stored in a cool, dry, dark place is the best environment for your coffee.


Fair Trade

Fair Trade is a world-wide movement which helps family farms in developing countries gain access to international markets for their products. It teaches farmers how to market their harvests so they can obtain a fair price for their goods. This leads to higher living standards for themselves and their communities. The children in these families can attend school instead of work on the family farms.


Organic Coffee

Organic coffee is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic farmers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production.


Varietals, Blends and Roasts

Roaster Philip Grant explains what is meant by the terms “Varietals,” “Blends” and “Roast Levels” in coffee culture.



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