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...
Kopi Luwak | Coffee Processing Method

Kopi Luwak | Coffee Processing Method

Kopi Luwak Kopi Luwak or what is also known as Civet Coffee is coffee that is the result of the Civet, a small, lithe-bodied, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa, consuming and digesting coffee cherries as part of it’s diet. The name Kopi...
Methylene Chloride | Darrin’s Coffee

Methylene Chloride | Darrin’s Coffee

Methylene Chloride – Cancer with a touch of decaf. Methylene Chloride is a chemical that causes cancer in animals and is regulated as a cancer-causing substance in the workplace. Because it forms carbon monoxide in the body, methylene chloride can increase...

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier | Caffeine King

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier (22 March 1788 – 19 July 1842) was a French chemist who did notable research on vegetable alkaloids and was the co-discoverer of quinine, caffeine, and strychnine.  ...