Category Archives: Gourmet Coffee Roasters

Gourmet Coffee Bean Characteristics & Terms

Do you think it’s weird to describe your cup of coffee as acidic, balanced or complex? There are a number of coffee characteristics used to describe the flavor profiles that can originate from the variety of coffee bean, the processing method and the roast. The combination of these factors generates very different flavor profiles in […]

Why Small Batch Roasting is Better

Most gourmet coffee roasters will choose the small batch roasting method over the large batch roasting method for two main reasons: A more consistent roast A fresher roast More Consistent Roast There is something to be said about roasting in smaller batches to ensure quality and consistency. By roasting less than 50 lbs of coffee […]

Automatic Fresh Roasted Coffee

A PhD student at Waikato University in New Zealand is searching for a way to automate the roasting process in order to gain control of the rising cost of coffee beans the world market has faced in the past year. Cameron Kelly recognizes that the roasting process adds significant costs to the price of roasted […]

9 Tips for Buying Coffee Beans Online

When it comes to buying coffee beans online, there is an endless selection of websites offering fresh roasted coffee beans, organic coffee beans, fair trade coffee beans and even coffee beans from all over the world. Before placing an order with an online coffee bean company it is important to evaluate their website and get […]

Attributes of Dark Roast Coffee Beans

Each type of coffee bean has the ideal roasting time depending on its characteristics. In fact, expert coffee roasters have to perfect specific roasting times to bring out the best flavors in each type of gourmet coffee bean. The longer the coffee bean is roasted, the more of the individual coffee flavors and undertones are […]

How Gourmet Coffee Will Travel with You!

There was a fun blog post recently in The LA times about a lady who travels and takes her little one cup coffee maker with her, its called a AeroPress and features two chambers for brewing. You simply place the maker on top of a cup then in the lower chamber add ground coffee over […]

Specialty Coffees

Coffee is a part of everyday life for many all over the world and is second only to tea as a beverage of choice. Man has been consuming coffee for the best part of recorded history and has experimented to create a variety of coffee specialty drinks to enhance the flavors of the brew. Coffee […]

Roasting and Blending Coffee Beans

Roasting and blending coffee beans allows us to create even more varieties of unique coffee flavors. Coffee blending is an art where different coffee beans are blended together to create new and exciting coffee flavors that complement each other so as to give a balanced and unique cup of our favorite beverage. Why Blend Coffee […]

Gourmet Coffee Roasters

Most coffee lovers would prefer to start their day with a cup of freshly roasted gourmet coffee. But this dream is too often just that, a dream.  When people realize how costly it can be when buying prepared gourmet coffee from a local coffee shops. People tend to think that they can only enjoy a […]

Finding the Best Gourmet Beans

Coffee beans are seeds from the coffee plant; the gourmet beans basic ingredient is the protein-filled and water-dissolvable fiber that contains between 0.8% to 2.5% caffeine. The extraction of the caffeine content is a primary factor in raising and growing coffee plantations although some use a decaffeinated process for their coffee. Gourmet beans are classified […]