Love it or hate it, "wet-hulled" coffee's unique flavor profile is immediately recognizable in your cup. But what makes it taste that way? Many coffee drinkers are oblivious to the process that creates these flavors, for a few reasons:
Unless you're new to specialty coffee, you're probably somewhat familiar with common processing terms like "washed," "honey processed," and "natural." But beyond these basic processing methods lies a world of possibility for the coffee producer.
In the coffee world, success is a question of managing countless variables. So the philosophy behind our Direct Trade program is simple: if we can minimize the negative impact of coffee's C-market price for our farmers, then they can focus on the variables within their control to ensure the long-term success of their farms.
Lara's high score is especially impressive because it is notoriously difficult to coax delicate, sweet flavors and pleasant acidity out of Sumatran coffees, which rarely have bright, fruity, floral notes.
While any coffee can be used to make espresso, all roasters fine-tune certain blends for prime flavor extraction via espresso machine. We've designed our two espresso blends to have different flavor profiles and to work in different settings.
A fresh look for the PT's you know and love. Our brand has a whole new look, and we've redesigned our website and coffee packaging. In case you missed it, we recently opened a new cafe in Lawrence, too!