Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 9 with Mexican Chiapas (Pour Over)

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Day 9 starts with a wonderful cup of Mexican Chiapas freshly roasted single origin coffee beans. This is one of my favorite methods to prepare coffee because the Pour Over Method coffee flavor results in an aromatic, fuller serving of coffee compared to a coffee maker.

At first glance the one smell that captures your attention is the vanilla scent from the beans and even more apparent when the beans are ground. (Don’t forget to brew your coffee within 15 minutes of grinding the beans to ensure freshness and taste!)  The mixture of cocoa and orange sounded strange to me but I was pleasantly surprised how well they pair together. The flavor comes out to be very mild and enjoyable, my preference of coffee drinks. After finishing my first cup I was ready for more! This is one of my favorites for sure and is highly recommended.

PRO-TIP: For the Pour Over Method, make sure to slowly pour the hot water over the filter which will allow time for the water to pull out more flavor from the grounds.

Stay tuned for Day 10’s coffee tasting where I am sharing my thoughts on our Mexican Decaf coffee beans.

 

 

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Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 8 with Kenya AA (Regular Brew)

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Starting off day 8 of coffee tasting with a delectable Kenya AA single origin coffee beans roasted by Teasia. Here’s some history about the coffee: Kenya AA is considered to be one of the world’s best coffee beans – the area has a reputation for absolute excellence, especially because it lies near the region where coffee beans first originated. Grown on volcanic soils and high altitudes, beans grow slower allowing more time for flavor development and maturity.

I received this brew at the perfect time when it was raining and cold outside.  The brew itself is really strong along with a strong citrus smell that I’m not a big fan of. I typically enjoy coffee that is creamier and sweet, which is why I’ve been recommending adding milk to coffee. After sipping this coffee, I was thinking that this would go great with a big breakfast platter with some eggs, pancakes, bacon, fruits, the works!

PRO TIP: If you’re a chocolate lover, you can always add some hot chocolate to coffee for a mocha!

Next week, we’re taking a trip to Mexico with Mexican Chiapas whole roasted beans.

 

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 6 with Ethiopia Yigracheffe (Regular Brew)

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It’s day 6 of my coffee taste testing and I’m starting to get really into all these wonderful single origin coffee beans. If you could only smell the aroma when the beans are freshly roasted, it’s simply amazing.

Today’s coffee is from Ethiopia and it’s a bit hard to pronounce: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe or Irgacheffe. The beans are known for of the highest quality Arabica coffee beans in the world. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has a high quality unique fragrance and distinctive flavor.

If I could compare this coffee I would say it’s close to Brazil Fazenda, they both have a strong yet smooth taste. There’s a well-balanced amount of flavor which consists of peach to the distinct amount of citrus, but the main flavor and smell is caramel.  YUM! How about a nice cup of freshly brewed single origin Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee enjoyed with a hearty breakfast with bacon and eggs to start your relaxing weekend. Afterwards, take a stroll on the beach to clear your mind.

PRO TIP: Due to its bright notes and vibrant aftertaste, this coffee makes an awesome iced coffee so don’t be afraid to add some ice and milk to enjoy!

 

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 4 with Burundi (Latte)

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A wonderful latte, gets better and better with each sip. The well-balanced and full bodied flavor is nicely accentuated with notes of black tea, sweet apricot along with a tang of orange juice.  This coffee Burundi was made with soy milk and it really complements the coffee beans. A perfect latte to drink during the cold winter and huddle around a campfire or cozy up under a warm blanket.  This latte goes down really smooth and has a wonderful after taste full of honey and soy milk.

Our Burundi coffee plant is grown in volcanic rich soil in the region of Mbirizi at an altitude of 1700-1800 meters. If you love East and Central African coffees such as Rwanda, Tanzania and Kivu, this roast is for you!

PRO TIP- Don’t feel like a warm drink? Make it an iced latte by adding some ice cubes and more soy milk for that creamy texture.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 2 with Brazil Fazenda (Regular Brew)

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Today’s coffee is prepared the old fashioned way in the coffee maker. The Brazil Fazenda is smooth with light acidity and has a mild and buttery taste with hints of hazelnut and cocoa.

Highlights:  A strong coffee with a smooth taste to it that I really enjoyed. It’s a great coffee for everyday and I would recommend it for someone who doesn’t drink coffee daily too. The cocoa flavor is very enjoyable with every sip you take. The best food to pair with would be a breakfast sandwich on a croissant.

PRO TIP- If you feel the cocoa taste is too strong, add some sugar to balance it out with some sweetness.

Next week, Jose is trying our Burundi which is full-bodied with notes of black tea, sweet apricot, juicy cherry and a tang of orange juice.

How to Grind Coffee with a Blender

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Using a blender to grind your coffee can be a good alternative if you don’t have access to a coffee grinder. Although some blenders have the “grinder” option you still need to proceed with caution. If you don’t grind the beans enough, you won’t get the most benefit of the bean. But if you grind too much you risk burning the beans’ natural oils with the heating blades, making the coffee taste bitter.

Another important tip to remember is to only grind what you will be using. Coffee will lose its freshness and flavor 30 minutes after being ground because of the exposure to oxygen.  This being said, you will need to blend in small spurts. Our Brazil Fazenda roast is smooth, has light acidity, mild and buttery with hints of hazelnut and cocoa that balance the light and sweet berry tones.

Instructions

  1. Set your blender on high or “grinder” speed.
  2. Scoop in ¾ of a cup of coffee beans at a time (remember to only blend what you need).
  3. Blend until you have the consistency desired.

Pro Tip:

Depending on you preferred brewing method is wat will dictate the kind of grind you will need:

GRIND METHOD
Coarse French Press
Medium Coarse Chemex
Medium Machine Drip
Medium Fine  Siphon
Fine Aeropress Espresso
Turkish Turkish Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

Single Origin Coffee

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There is a lot of talk in the coffee world about single origin coffee. Mostly the buzz is about finding out exactly what “single origin coffee” means. Many  are saying that single origin coffee is just coffee that is a product of one region, country or farm. Others have said that it is not just the one farm production that makes this coffee unique but the tractability of the coffee that really makes all the difference. As consumers know exactly where their coffee is from and how it’s handled before enjoying that cup of joe.

Typically because of the unique traceability factor. Single origin coffee tend to be higher quality but it is worth the higher price. Due to the fact that it is traced back to a single source, the coffee is usually very specific rather than a blend. This can really make the taste unique to the specific farm that it has come from.

Single origin coffee has become increasingly more popular and now a lot of consumers are buying more of it. They can find comfort in the fact that they can see straight on the label the farm, climate, people, land, and processing that relates directly to their personal bag of coffee. Even with people who wouldn’t exactly call themselves coffee connoisseurs the word on the street about single origin coffee really has them seeking it out.

At Teasia, we  know how important it is that you have a cup of coffee that you can count on. To have the knowledge of what you’re sipping on is one of the most important things to us. Leave the heavy lifting up to us and just sit back and taste the flavors of all of the different single origin coffees that we offer. So many flavors, in both whole beans as well as unroasted green beans. We’ll harvest,  we’ll roast and you enjoy.

Try our Whole Beans!

Malawi
Sumatra Mandheling
Nicaragua Segovia
Indian Monsooned Malabar
Sulawesi Toraja
Colombia Huila
Panama Boquete
Costa Rica
Ethiopia Sidamo
Mexican Chiapas
Congo Kivu 
Honduras

Leave us a comment below and let us know which of our beans is your morning go-to!