Coffee Origins: The Coffee Tree

Coffee Origins: The Coffee Tree

So, what kind of coffee are you drinking this morning? Check out your bag of single origin coffee from Coffee by Gillespie, and you will notice the region and farm which your beans call home. You will also taste and smell the varietal which is the variety of the coffee plant. 


Coffee Origins: An Introduction

Coffee Origins: An Introduction

Hi, my name is Kathy, and I’m from Michigan. What’s your name and where are you from? When introducing ourselves, we preface the conversation with our name and often our geographical location.  The label on your bag of coffee is an introduction to your beans inside. Just as you would introduce yourself to someone, the label on your coffee helps introduce you to and understand your coffee and its origin.  If you are part of the Roaster’s Choice Single Origin Monthly Subscription, you receive a uniquely different coffee(s) every month. The first description you will notice on your bag of beans...


An Introduction to Coffee: The Base

An Introduction to Coffee: The Base

The room fills with the aromatic richness of freshly ground coffee beans. You have the makings of a delicious cup of coffee. Now that you have your perfectly ground beans, what do you grab as the base for your coffee beverage?  If you would like to take the next step to improving your cup of coffee, start with the base of the drink. Most coffee drinks are created from either a base of water or milk which makes up well over 90% of your beverage! Whether you choose to make a latte with milk or just a regular brewed cup...


An Introduction to Coffee: Espresso

An Introduction to Coffee: Espresso

What is Espresso? In 1884 a man by the name of Angelo Moriondo introduced a machine that changed the way the world made coffee. This Italian inventor created a machine which rapidly extracted coffee using finely ground coffee beans, pressure, and hot water. The result was a full-bodied, concentrated 1oz shot of coffee we know as espresso. This process of coffee brewing is an essential for coffee houses. Espresso is the base for many coffee house favorites such as the cappuccino, latte, macchiato and americano. Any coffee can be used to pull espresso, both blends to single-origin. A darker roast tends...


An Introduction to Coffee: Caffeine

An Introduction to Coffee: Caffeine

Coffee can, on occasion, earn a negative perception because of its association with caffeine. On the other hand, coffee is quite often perceived as an essential part of the day because of the caffeine. So, what’s the deal with the caffeine in coffee? Is it really a valuable part of your morning grind, or not—what are the pros and cons?  The Science of Caffeine  One of the main qualities attributed to the popularity of the brew according to Lani Kingston, author of How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean, is caffeine’s ability to encourage the production of epinephrine,...