Coffee with Jose: Kenya AA

Close up Kenya AA Brew

I started my Wednesday morning with cup of Kenya AA (K-Cup) with nothing else added. A wonderful citrus aroma fills the whole office floor as I prepare to drink my cup of coffee. My first sip consisted of an acidic and bitter flavor, then after proceeded to take smaller sips of coffee to be able to finish my cup. The more I sipped my cup eventually I hit the point of where I started to enjoy the taste, but it is something not everyone will enjoy or push themselves to drink. For anyone who enjoys a strong coffee flavor I would highly recommend Kenya AA. I will be having Kenya AA from now on with creamer and sugar added.

Kenya AA is a rich and vibrant bodied coffee and has a deep wine-like acidity along with a pleasant citrus aroma. If you’re into wine, this may be the coffee for you. Did you know that 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.

Summary

Throughout the few months of doing these coffee reviews I’ve learned to appreciate the many different flavors each coffee bean and K-cup has to offer. I’ve never considered myself a huge coffee guy nor do I claim to be one but, I’ve learned that each coffee brings its own personality, culture and roast to each cup. I’ve enjoyed the wonderful taste of Donut Shop Blend which comes with a smooth smoky flavor that I really enjoyed and would look forward to drinking each morning. One of the K-cup coffees that I didn’t really enjoy just because the flavor was to strong for me and it was a fight for me to actually drink and enjoy the herb like flavor Ethiopia Yirgacheffe had to offer. I would strongly recommend anyone to Ethiopia Yirgacheffe K-cup if you’re someone who like a strong and earthy flavor in your coffee as it is one of the more complex coffee flavors I’ve had so far.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

 

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Coffee with Jose: House Blend

Coffee and a Pie

I started my work day with a fresh cup of Teasia House Blend in K-Cup form and so far, the aroma of the coffee is a perfect blend mixture of flavors. My first sip consisted of a smooth and smoky coffee flavor which I found to be really pleasant. Anyone looking for coffee with a great mixture of flavors should really consider drinking or at least trying Teasia House Blend. This is definitely a daily coffee flavor that I can start everyday with. I ended pairing my cup of coffee with a a fruit tart with mostly blueberries for those antioxidants which were the perfect pair!  If you’re looking to try a new coffee flavor go ahead and give this one a try.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

 

Coffee with Jose: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Ethiopia at work

Mid-way through work I needed a mid-week push. Today’s coffee of choice was Ethiopia Yirgacheffe a coffee with exotic flavors along with some spices and herbs. One of the scents that I’m gathering from the coffee are herbs along with a nice smell of the coffee bean itself which are two of the main scents that stand out to me currently. My first sip was like drinking a cup of water soiled in herbs which provided me with an acidic and bitter taste. I would like to note that the coffee itself isn’t strong or super acidic but it is a flavor that one would have to grow into enjoying. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who doesn’t drink a lot of coffee but instead to someone who enjoys a unique and complex cup of coffee. If I were to drink this coffee flavor again, I would add some creamer and sugar to sweeten up the taste to my liking.

Single Origin coffee from Ethiopia Yiracheffe is known as some of the highest quality Arabica coffee beans in the world and is known for its high quality and unique fragrance and distinctive flavor. For all those coffee connoisseurs out there, this is the one to try. We have whole roasted coffee beans and convenient k-cups to drink at the office.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

Coffee with Jose: Brazil Fazenda

Brazil paired with Creamer

This morning, I made myself a cup of Teasia Coffee Brazil Fazenda in a K-Cup.  I did add some creamer and sugar to my coffee so keep that in mind. The aroma was pleasant and not only did I enjoy the wonderful taste of the coffee with the creamer. During each sip I’m left with a nice smoky aftertaste which is enjoyable and leaves you feeling satisfied a energetic. I enjoyed my coffee and will be looking forward to enjoying my next coffee. If you’re someone who is looking to try a new flavor of coffee, I would highly recommend making Brazil Fazenda your next choice.

For those of you who are not familiar with this single origin flavor, it is smooth and light with hints of hazelnut and cocoa that balance out sweet berry tones. Did you know that Brazil is one of the highest coffee producing countries in the world? Because Brazil is hot and humid, it’s one of the perfect places to grow coffee. At Fazenda de Lagoa, several generations have been dedicated to their plantations and have made coffee cultivation not just their business, but their lifestyle.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

Coffee with Jose: Teasia Sumatra Mandheling

A Slice of Bread

I started my morning with a cup of Sumatra Mandheling coffee, I had it straight black. The aroma coming from my cup had a really earthy tone. I took my first sip and was instantly hit with a smoky and strong (for me) taste which wasn’t enjoyable for me. I would like to point out that there was no acidic taste whatsoever within the coffee just a really strong taste. A lot of my fellow coworkers love that strong jolt from a cup of joe so I would definitely recommend it if you’re like my coworkers. Since this coffee isn’t acidic, adding some creamer and sugar to it would be most enjoyable with a slice of banana bread.

If you’re not familiar with this type of single origin coffee, here’s a brief description about it: Grown on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Mandheling is known for its full body and vibrancy. The flavor develops well because of the rich volcanic soil and tropical climate.  This coffee is full and complete with an Earthy aroma and tones of sweet chocolate.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

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.

How to Grind Coffee with a Blender

Teasia coffee beans

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

 

 

 

 

 

Teasia Coffee Review & Giveaway!

For a full Teasia Coffee review by our good friend Missy’s Product Reviews she tried 3 of our most popular flavors:

  1. Brazil Fazenda – Medium Roast
  2. Colombia Huila – Medium Roast
  3. El Salvador – Medium Roast

She is also hosting a giveaway until June 4th, so don’t forget to enter there! Don’t forget to follow us on:

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Double Chocolate Chunk Coffee Muffins

coffee chocolate chunk

We have something special for everyone today. Choose to enjoy these during breakfast or for dessert is completely up to you but we suggest giving them both a try. You can eat these with a side of fruit in the morning for a Friday treat or heat these little babies up and serve them with a side of ice cream for a chocolatey dessert a la mode. These muffins only take about 40 mins to make from start to finish.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

½ stick of butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon espresso powder
½ tablespoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee, cooled
¼ cup sour cream (if you don’t have it, skip it!)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter or spray your muffin tin.
  2. Place a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Add butter and half of the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from heat and stir chocolate until completely melted and then let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together all of the dry ingredients. (Leaving out the leftover chocolate).
  4. Add in your Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract to the bowl with melted chocolate and mix. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, whisk quickly. Stir in remaining chocolate.
  5. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  7. ENJOY!

Make sure you get your hands on the Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee for the best tasting chocolate chunk coffee muffins around!

In the comments below let us know if you tried these muffins for breakfast or dessert!

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!