Why is Coffee From Jamaica So Expensive

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee – Is it worth the Cost?

Did you know that due the strict specifications on exactly where Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee can be grown, the total annual export of these coffee beans ranges from between only 400 and 1,000 metric tons per year. What’s more, each year, about 80% of all Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee ends up getting purchased by Japan, leaving only 20% of the …

Chorreador - A Costa Rica Coffee Maker

What is a Chorreador? The Traditional Costa Rica Coffee Brewer

The first time I saw coffee made with a Chorreador, I was going to school in Costa Rica and the family I was staying with, every morning, made coffee using what I considered at the time as a “coffee contraption”. I remember how simple this coffee brewer was and how great the coffee tasted. At my coffee roastery and shop, …

Difference between a Latte and Cappuccino

How is a Latte Different from a Cappuccino?

When running the coffee shop I had many people come in, look at the “options” board and ask “What is the difference between a Latte and a Cappuccino”? I would explain to them the basic differences of the 2 and about how the milk is frothed, and how much steam and foam goes into each cup. But lets wait and …

What is the Difference between a Blade and a Burr Grinder

Coffee is perhaps the most popular drink around the world. As such, it makes sense that most coffee drinkers want to have the best possible cup they can. This might mean getting the coffee beans from a certain part of the world or from a particular producer. For many people, it is simply a matter of going to their favorite …

How coffee is processed

What to know about how Coffee is Picked and Processed

To get the most out of your coffee experience, you need to know more about the coffee that you are drinking. While the country of origin is important, the processing method that is used should also be considered. There are 4 coffee processing methods commonly used in the industry as well as 3 different harvesting methods that you should know …