We are experiencing an unsettling time with a future we will soon see. The emerging COVID-19 pandemic is causing challenges and hardships for us all locally and around the world.
First things first, our thoughts are with those who are directly affected and their families, and we hope they have a speedy recovery. Those who are healthy, please be careful and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Following the health and prevention recommendations from the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionalong with local government restrictions, we will suspend our mobile coffee truck service until further notice and appreciate all those who have supported us thus far. We will continue our blog and you can stop by and take some time out of your day stop by. We would appreciate it.
We will soon start selling our coffee beans direct to you. Once we figure out how to do this in a safe way, we will announce it on our site. Be safe and take care.
When you mention decaf you can get mixed reactions. Every decaf coffee lover wants their drink to taste just like their caffeinated cousin. Some people feel coffee isn't coffee without caffeine and that the experience just isn't the same. I personally have had some amazing decaf coffee and didn't see much of a difference. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience what I did and give decaf a try, even though it is made differently To better understand decaf, you should know the different ways decaf beans are made.
Coffee beans are naturally caffeinated and have been used for their invigorating quality for centuries. These seeds from a fruit of a tree, can have the caffeine extracted from them in one of three ways. Using organic chemical solvents (methylene chloride or ethyl acetate), using carbon dioxide, or the Swiss Water method. A decaffeinated coffee bean has almost all of the caffeine removed from the bean. At least 97 percent compared to regular coffee. This is important for those who are sensitive to caffeine to know.
In the end, we know that decaf can be just as enjoyable as other caffeinated blends and deserves to be on the menu. Next time you want to try something in the afternoon and don't want the caffeine kick, try decaf, especially an Americano. You may be surprised by the flavors you taste.
When we think of coffee it is normal we believe it to be dark, bitter and aggressive. When we think of coffee being sweet, we associate that by adding sugar or cream to subdue the bitterness and easier to drink. We have some news for you, some of the best coffee tends to be sweeter and the higher quality coffee beans express this often. The Italians knew this all along.
So what are you looking for when we mean sweetness in the coffee? Similar to flavor, you first start with the tastes of caramelized almonds and other sweet nutty flavors. Some blends offer strong hints of fruits or even maple and yes we cannot forget brown sugar. An easy way to experience this is to have two or three types of coffee, that are different blends beside one another and taste them. To get the most out of this experience, taste each cup 3-4 times and make notes of what you discover, sharing what you find after each sip. To have some real fun try coffee from different regions of the world to see how the flavors differ from one another. This is something that will surely expand your knowledge of coffee and enlighten your appreciation of coffee.
Learning about coffee shouldn't be difficult or complicated
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