Your easy guide to the proper coffee grind size

Buying coffee fresh from the roasters is a great first step toward enjoying the full potential of that sweet, smooth steaming nectar of goodness that is coffee. But another important part is doing the right grind. So what grind is the best to use for your coffee then? Well, it depends on your brewing method. But before we get into that, let’s talk about what grinding actually does. How Grind Size Affects Coffee Flavor When you grind your coffee, you’re opening up the bean to expose surface area to allow for optimal flavor extraction. That’s why coffee smells so great...

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Swiss Water Process decaf & how decaffeinated coffee is made

It’s been said decaffeinated coffee is kind of like a hairless cat — it exists, but it doesn’t make it right. Why? Well, maybe because coffee is naturally caffeinated and coffee without caffeine is, well, unnatural. But more, many people don’t like decaffeinated coffee because in their experience, it has always tasted bad, and two, they drink coffee for the kick. For these individuals, bad tasting coffee with no kick is pointless — and as coffee roasters, we agree. That’s why we sell only Swiss Water Process decaf coffee — a chemical-free processed decaffeinated coffee that actually still tastes good....

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7 steps to brew a fantastically flavorful French press coffee

Maybe it’s because of the smooth and consistent results, maybe the aesthetics of the unique carafe or maybe the low cost, but there’s no doubt about it, the French press method of brewing coffee has a cult following. The French press is unique among brewing methods in that unlike the common drip brewing process, the ever-popular pour-over technique or even the Aeropress, the French press does not use a paper filter. As paper filters tend to absorb coffee oils, the lack of these filters in the French press allow the coffee’s natural oils to make it to the cup, giving...

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3 tips to make a better cup of coffee at home

Ever wonder why coffee always seems to taste better at the coffee shop than at your home? You probably think it’s a combination of that “coffee shop ambiance”, that fancy, shiny (and noisy) equipment, and maybe even Mumford and his sons singing in the background. To a degree, the coffee shop feel and that polished espresso machine do matter, and that can’t be helped. But the coffee itself, well, that can be helped. Here are a few ways you can up your home coffee game to experience almost as good as cup without breaking the piggy bank. Don’t buy old...

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Announcing new, expanded opening hours!

We’ve got exciting news! After months of reduced hours due to COVID, we have returned to normal opening hours and are now open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.! C'mon by sometime and sip a while!We invite you to come by the shop during our new opening hours and browse our selection of fresh roasted coffees. You can even sample a cup — FREE — on us. Visit our online store too!If you can’t make it by, check out our online store where you can order your favorite coffees and have it shipped to your door or have it readied...

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5 easy steps for making an outstanding cold brew coffee

Here's how to make a wonderfully refreshing batch of cold brew in just a few easy steps — plus a bonus recipe for our "Sweet 'n Creamy" cold brew coffee preparation.
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