Specialty coffees, while not a new trend, are starting to become more and more popular. Coffee lovers nowadays prefer to order their beans online, from trusted sources or satisfy their coffee needs through high-end coffee retailers rather than buying supermarket generic or brand-name beans that oftentimes fail to deliver on their so-called quality guarantees.
Today we are exploring a European coffee roaster. I came across Strangers coffee roasters during my research for some Africans coffee beans. Someone suggested Strangers Coffee as a source of some great beans. I thought I’d give them a try; my friend offered to carry the beans across the ocean for me. Living in North America makes the logistics a little complicated, but it was well worth. I loved their beans, in fact I liked them so much, I wanted to showcase them on Coffee Brewing Methods.
What if I told you I found the best beans for espresso? Would you believe me? Don’t believe me and don’t believe anybody for that matter. Not that I can’t recommend you some fantastic espresso blends. But when you have a few great choices, you can’t choose one blend over the other. All are great in their way, and you will probably like them all. Coffee taste, like wine, is subjective. It depends on the person who drinks it and their mood at that time.
If you have heard of peaberry coffee, you may have wondered what it is and why it is so expensive. Peaberries have a rather interesting origin and a complicated harvesting method.
You may have heard the term “single origin” being used by your favorite barista while they’re whipping up your creamy cappuccino, and you might not have paid much mind to it. But what does it mean? And should you care? The coffee industry has become increasingly complex as more and more baristas are taking their … Read more
I met Chris Curtis online on Twitter, where he was promoting his coffee roasting business. He said that his company roasts on demand, because they want to ensure the best and the freshest coffee on the market. I got some coffee beans from him, and I absolutely loved them. Chris’s company, Blue Ridge Coffee Crafters … Read more
I just roasted a batch of what I like to call “the best beans for cold brew”. I like to roast my own beans, but I rarely have enough time for this. I usually find what I need at the local roasters around the home, or on the Internet. This time, however, I wanted something special, so I took the time to roast myself. Total success. I am not going to discuss roasting here, I will only show you how to pick a great coffee for your cold brew, and I’ll do a couple short reviews for beans that I tried before.
Photo by Christy via Flickr. When I am asked what is the best coffee for French press, or the best beans for manual drip, I usually hesitate. Recommending a coffee to someone can be a very difficult task. This is because everybody has different tastes and preferences. A type of coffee I like, might be … Read more
This is a review of the Kicking Horse coffee beans, some of my favorites. I’ve been brewing their coffee beans for a while now, on and off, along with other two of my favorites. So I thought it was about time I shared my opinion about them in a review.