Choosing the Right Coffee

About the Roast

Light roasts are light brown in color, with a light body and no oil on the surface of the beans. Light roasts have a toasted grain taste and pronounced acidity. The origin flavors of the bean are retained to a greater extent than in darker roasted coffees. Light roasts also retain most of the caffeine from the coffee bean.

Medium roasted coffees are medium brown in color with more body than light roasts. Like the lighter roasts, they have no oil on the bean surfaces. However, medium roasts lack the grainy taste of the light roasts, exhibiting more balanced flavor, aroma, and acidity. Caffeine is somewhat decreased, but there is more caffeine than in darker roasts.

Dark roasted coffees are dark brown in color, like chocolate, or sometimes almost black. They have a sheen of oil on the surface, which is usually evident in the cup when the dark roast coffee is brewed. The coffee’s origin flavors are eclipsed by the flavors of the roasting process. The coffee will generally have a bitter and smoky or even burnt taste. The amount of caffeine is substantially decreased.

Cold Brew Coffee is a special blend of unique coffee beans that offer deep earth tones. Similar to tea, cold brew coffee is steeped, and once finished the grounds are filtered out. This offers a concentrated coffee, well balanced and bold, that is often consumed by mixing with milk or just water, served over ice. Cold brew coffee uses prolonged time for brewing, unlike hot coffee, which extracts the oils, sugars and caffeine from the beans. This results in a coffee drink that is less acidic (making it popular with people who have sensitive stomachs) and it's also less bitter than hot coffee. Cold brew coffee is a dark French roast and the grounds are very coarse. It's easy to make, even with a couple mason jars and a filter, or with a coffee maker made specifically for cold brew. 

About the Grind

Coarse is the largest grind size that we have. It is great for french press and cold brew coffees.

Medium-Coarse is in between coarse and the standard grind that you see in ground coffee at grocery stores. This can be used for pour-over and drip coffees.

Standard is what you typically see when you buy ground coffee from the grocery store. The pieces are small and this grind is best used for pour-over and drip coffees.

Fine is one step above the "Standard" grind. This is best used for Pourover Cones, Vacuum Pots, and Siphon Brewers.

Espresso is the smallest we offer. This grind is used mostly for espresso coffees, stovetop Espresso / Moka Pot.