Coffee Processing Methods | Darrin’s Coffee

Coffee Processing in Southern Hemisphere For example Brazilian coffee growing regions, for the most part, have very distinct and precise dry and wet seasons, which different coffee processing methods are known. What this means is that coffee farms can harvest coffee...

Semi-washed Processed Coffee | Darrin’s Coffee

Semi-washed (pulped natural) process The coffee cherry skin is removed and the parchment, with most of the mucilage still attached, is ready for drying. The coffee goes directly to the patio to be dried. The coffee has more body and complexity than washed (wet...
What is an E-61 Group Head? | Darrin’s Coffee

What is an E-61 Group Head? | Darrin’s Coffee

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....
What is Direct Trade Coffee? | Darrin’s Coffee

What is Direct Trade Coffee? | Darrin’s Coffee

Direct Trade Coffee?? 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...
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)...