What Are Blended Coffees
Coffee is grown all over the world, at different altitudes with various soil and moisture conditions. These differences dramatically change the flavors you will taste in each. There might be half a dozen or more different growing regions within countries, each with distinctively different conditions and therefore tastes. We differentiate our coffee based on “single origin” or “blends.”
Blended coffee is one whose distinctive flavors come from a variety of different origins (countries) or regions. The various conditions of climate, weather, moisture, soil, and altitude, will all affect and enhance these coffees’ flavors. Our Master Roasters create different flavors and nuances by blending different coffees. They are true artisans!
Our coffee blends vary in roast from light, medium, and dark, offering the perfect coffee experience to satisfy anyone’s palate!
Like our single origin coffees, we take great pride in our bean selection and roasting prowess. Our roasters have decades’ worth of combined roasting experience. We use only the highest quality hand-selected beans and use the finest commercial-grade roasting machines, which our “Roast Masters” have spent enormous amounts of time “honing in” on their “recipes” to create the most balanced coffee taste possible for every roast we make.
As the popularity of our coffee grows and we have enough demand, we hope to offer additional coffee “blends” to our mix. Stay tuned and share in our desire to create unique coffees!
We realize we may not match up 100% to the criteria you are used to when you first try our specific blends! But, we are hoping you will find one you really enjoy! The biggest difference is, our roasts are fresh and delivered to you quickly so you can enjoy the greatest coffee taste imaginable!
You may have to experiment on how much coffee to use, a little less, or perhaps a little more than you are used to. You will find that our roasts are definitely smoother, more refined, without the bitterness you may have become accustomed to. Therefore, you may find you need to use slightly more grounds than with others, or you may need to alter your grind’s coarseness. That is natural, and it may take a few tries to get it where you want. But, in doing so, you will taste a whole new flavor that perhaps you have never experienced before!
We roast all of our coffee in the United States, which should greatly enhance your experience since the beans are delivered to you freshly roasted, usually within a week of the actual roast date! There is no delay in waiting for the coffee to be loaded into a container, the container trucked to a port, wait to get loaded on a vessel, the time it takes to travel abroad, arrive, go through clearance into the US, then the various shipping channels that exist, from roaster to wholesaler, maybe multiple wholesalers, packaging, labeling, warehousing, more shipping to get it to a store, and eventually, it finds its way to your counter! A process that can take anywhere from weeks to months! During which time, the roasted coffee is aging and growing stale, eventually losing real coffee flavor only to be replaced by bitter, sour, and acidic flavors.
As we have said before, once coffee beans are roasted, no matter who’s they are, the freshness clock is ticking! Hence why we feel it is important that the process be done here and delivered directly to you.
We start by using only the finest green beans that are hand-selected, organically grown, fair-trade beans.
The type of beans used is predominantly Arabica. Some competitors will tell you their coffee is 100% Arabica beans. That might be true, but there are different grades of all types of coffee beans, including Arabica! And, Arabica beans do not always have a strong coffee flavor.
As an educational point, Arabica beans are usually the most expensive because they are more difficult and take longer to grow. These are predominantly used because the tastes are often richer, smoother, sweeter, and contain almost no bitterness (which is sometimes due to over-roasting to achieve higher caffeine levels).
However, to enhance the coffee flavors and create a more authentic taste, we use other types of beans, such as Robusta and Liberica beans. There are others as well, depending on the growing region. These beans tend to grow more easily and quicker, often contain more earthy or stronger flavors and usually more caffeine.
As stated, in each of these bean types, there are different grades as well.
The debate on which is better can be settled this way, suffice it to say from our experience, a high-quality Robusta bean will always taste better than a low-quality Arabica bean.
OK, thank you for reading. That concludes Coffee 101, and it’s time for you to pick a blend, order it and enjoy!