Two of our most recent single-origin offerings are not only new to our lineup, but new to the coffee industry as a whole: Marsellesa and Starmaya were only recently made available to commercial coffee growers.
Coffee is a crop like any other, with a cycle of maturation and harvest that dictates its availability throughout the year. Luckily, there's always a fresh crop to be had, since harvest times differ around the world. But if you've ever wondered why single-origin coffees come and go so frequently, this blog post is for you!
We've increased our free ground shipping threshold, reduced the cost of 2-day flat rate shipping, and updated our standard shipping method. Look out for simpler, quicker deliveries and even fresher coffee!
Several years ago, coffee entrepreneurs Felipe and Elise Sardi were looking for land to create a next-generation coffee farm and shatter the status quo. By constructing a wet mill to process coffee for the Neighbors & Crops program, and with a grand vision and plenty of ambition to also add a boutique hotel, their concept was to create a coffee adventure that would help support the farm and the community. Today it's in full swing, and thriving.
Coffee review released its full list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018 this week, and we're featured at #5 and #12! And that's not all: our sister company, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, nabbed the #8 and #17 spots.
We had a great time hosting the Kansas City Caffeine Crawl at our Crossroads Arts District cafe on Nov. 8th, 9th, and 11th. Crawlers sampled a cascara-fermented lot from Finca Kilimanjaro alongside cold-brewed cascara tisane and food pairings complementing the coffee's flavor profile.
Ethiopia is the homeland of Coffea arabica, so it's no wonder that to this day Ethiopian heirloom single-origins create some of the most distinctive flavor profiles you'll find in a cup of coffee. Countless heirloom varieties thrive in the East African nation, where high altitude and varying micro-climates provide ideal growing conditions for coffee.
It's easy to forget how far coffee travels to reach your cup, but it is a truly international beverage: many blends include coffee from two or three continents. And consumers are often unaware of the centuries-long journeys that coffee varieties undertook to reach their current growing regions.