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Coffee and Dessert

Martin and Lewis. Peas and carrots. Dick and Jane. Flotsam and jetsam. Salt and pepper. Lewis and Clark. Sweet and sour. Stars and Stripes. COFFEE AND DESSERT! Surely, coffee and dessert deserves a place among the greatest pairings in life. Indeed, for coffee lovers, dessert without coffee is like half a story, like Bert without Read more

Kenyan Coffee – A Gift from the Owner of Snow

For hundreds of years the Kikuyu people have lived on the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya, the region where our Kenyan coffee, Kenya Kiangoi, is grown. Traditional spiritual beliefs hold that the snow covered peaks of Mt. Kenya are God’s throne on earth, which is why his name is Mwene Nyaga, meaning “Owner of Snow.” Read more

Tasting Coffee Part 2

In Part 1 of Tasting Coffee we didn’t talk about taste we talked about smell. In Part 2 we finally taste. Tongue! Finally, enough with the nose, move on to the main event, tasting coffee. To a large degree, tasting coffee is an assessment of the extent to which the coffee delivers on fragrance and aroma.  Read more

Tasting Coffee Part I

Drinking coffee can be and is for millions of people every day one of life’s simple pleasures, but for some people, drinking coffee might be simple but tasting coffee is not. If you just want to enjoy your coffee, more power to you. If you want to explore your coffee you can taste like a Read more

Coffee Drinking Statistics

It’s springtime, when flowers and coffee drinking statistics are in bloom. For sixty years the National Coffee Association (NCA) has published a drinking trends survey each spring. In the last few years, Zagat’s has jumped in and also publishes the results of a survey in the spring. An important difference between the two surveys is Read more

Meet Our Mocha Java Blend

The story of the famous Mocha Java Blend likely began over a thousand years ago. We don’t know for sure when coffee, born in Ethiopia, first crossed the Red Sea into Yemen but coffee may have been cultivated in Yemen as early as the sixth or seventh century.  By the late 1500’s coffee was an Read more