What is an E-61 Grouphead?

The E-61 Grouphead… Almost sounds scientific… The E-61 Grouphead is a specific grouphead design found on many commercial machines and some consumer or prosumer espresso machines. The E-61 grouphead is actively heated by circulating water drawn off the...

What is Third Wave Coffee? | Darrin’s Coffee Company

Coffee Comes in Waves? And there’s a Third Wave? The era of Third Wave Coffee came about in the early 1990’s. Characteristic of Third Wave Coffee Shops are Specialty Coffee, are Lighter Coffee Roasts, specialized brewing methods and artisan roasted coffee....

Best Coffee Shop 2016 | Darrin’s Coffee

2016 Best Coffee Shop in Indy 2016 Winners Certificate Here is the certificate we were given when we won Best Coffee Shop in Indianapolis 2016. It’s tough being the best, but that’s what we do at Darrin’s...
What is Direct Trade Coffee?

What is Direct Trade Coffee?

Direct Trade? Yes, I said it. Direct Trade. Direct Trade Coffee is what we coffee roasters call a coffee is purchased outside of the normal middlemen or import channels that are in place. Direct Trade Coffee purchasing behavior allows for a more open communication...
Espresso

Espresso

What is Espresso? Espresso is the coffee beverage produced by a pump or lever espresso machine. This Italian word describes a beverage made from 7 grams (+/- 2 grams) of finely ground coffee, producing 1-1.5 ounces (30-45ml) of extracted beverage under 9 bar (135psi)...
How much coffee do we drink?

How much coffee do we drink?

How much coffee do we actually drink? It’s common knowledge that coffee is the most consumed beverage on Earth. You’d be surprised of the sheer amount of coffee that human beings drink. This is a guide that breaks down how much coffee is consumed broken...