Can Fine Robusta be considered a Quality Coffee # 10

Can Fine Robusta Be Considered Quality Coffee?    Is Arabica the only species of coffee that can be considered quality? Does Robusta always have to be bad?  Robusta accounts for around 40% of global coffee production. It grows more quickly than Arabica and is more tolerant of extreme weather conditions, but it’s not often given Read more about Can Fine Robusta be considered a Quality Coffee # 10[…]

WHY THE ROASTING DATE IS IMPORTANT FOR COFFEE FRESHNESS? # 9

  WHY THE ROASTING DATE IS IMPORTANT FOR COFFEE FRESHNESS? In short…  Physically, coffee beans do not expire and thus it can have an extended shelf life, especially if stored appropriately.  However, the intensity of coffee flavors declines with time.  To get a good brew, coffee needs to rest for a couple of days so that coffee flavor compounds can be properly Read more about WHY THE ROASTING DATE IS IMPORTANT FOR COFFEE FRESHNESS? # 9[…]

# 7 in Our Monthly Series — Machines and Accessories

Changing schedules during Back to School is no joke. You will appreciate having the best new and refurbished high-quality espresso and coffee makers from 1st in Coffee. Share these morning-changing machines, along with all the necessary accessories — think https://montorocaffe.com where you can find Montoro Specialty Coffee, Lameca coffee beans, green and roasted, Hot Deals Read more about # 7 in Our Monthly Series — Machines and Accessories[…]

How To Dial In A Roaster # 6 In Our Monthly Series

  How to Dial In a Coffee Roaster    Earlier this year, Colorado-based roaster Kat Melheim struggled with one of the more difficult roasting challenges she had ever faced. While she was roasting a coffee, Kat could not find the “Golden Raisin.”  Kat is one of seven roasters for Allegro Coffee Roasters, the in-house roaster for the Whole Foods grocery Read more about How To Dial In A Roaster # 6 In Our Monthly Series[…]

Developing Your Coffee Palate with Three Cup Tasters Championship #3 in a Series

Developing Your Coffee Palate with Three Cup Tasters Championship   Tasting coffee is a complicated exercise. There are so many factors that contribute to a coffee’s taste, and so many possible characteristics in the cup, that it takes hours, months, years of practice to develop a strong coffee palate. Even the top tasters don’t always Read more about Developing Your Coffee Palate with Three Cup Tasters Championship #3 in a Series[…]

Coffee and Espresso: The Full Disclosure 2 of a Series

Coffee and Espresso: The Full Disclosure In our previous article, we introduced some coffee basics which included different beans, types of coffee and the different roasts. This helped you understand some of the history behind coffee and how the different roasts can affect flavor. In your culinary journey, this becomes important as it allows you Read more about Coffee and Espresso: The Full Disclosure 2 of a Series[…]