Welcome to the Reading Room! We encourage you to settle down with some coffee and browse through our library of information. From brew guides to coffee news to recipes to try at home, there's an intriguing article for even the most discerning coffee lover.
May 22, 2015| by CoffeeKind
Summer is finally here and we know that everyone wants to find a new, refreshing summer drink to cool them off. Instead of sweating it out drinking your normal hot coffee drink, try these specialty iced coffee drinks meant for the coffee enthusiast who wants to simultaneously cool off and get their coffee fix.
May 20, 2015| by CoffeeKind
We all drink our daily cup of coffee every morning and shudder to think what we would do without it. But do you ever think about where this coffee actually comes from? Coffee is only grown in tropical areas in the world, and these regions make up what is known as the Bean Belt. It runs through the area around the equator which is the band around the Earth between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer. This region includes Central and South America, as well as Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
May 13, 2015| by CoffeeKind
Coffee is extremely volatile when it comes to its freshness- it can become stale and lose some of its great quality if it is not stored properly after you open a new bag of whole bean or ground coffee. But if you follow these five tips for storing coffee properly you can maintain the freshness of your coffee, which will preserve its unique flavor qualities and taste fresh every time you drink it.
May 7, 2015| by CoffeeKind
We sat down with Chris Durai at Bongo Java to learn a bit more about this top notch roaster out of Nashville.
CK: Describe your roasting style in three words.
BJRC: Quality. Integrity. Consistency.
CK: What makes your approach to coffee unique?
May 1, 2015| by CoffeeKind
Bongo Java is a small company located in Nashville, Tennessee that has expanded into five cafes and two wholesale businesses. They are dedicated to supplying organic coffee and 100% of the coffee they offer is Fair Trade and organic. Bongo Java buys directly from small-scale producers at above the Fair Trade price. They believe that regularly visiting their farmers and constantly tasting their coffee leads them to have the highest quality coffee out there. Their silly catch phrase, “We appreciate your addiction”, shows both the humor and humility of the company. At this point you’re probably wondering, where did Bongo begin?
April 23, 2015| by CoffeeKind
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and we know how stressful it can be trying to think of a last-minute gift idea. But we’ve given this some serious thought- everyone knows that moms love when their families are happy, so why not give a gift that will bring everyone together on Mother’s Day? That’s right, we’re talking about coffee, but more specifically coffee equipment. Get your mom any of our Home Barista Kits that come with everything she needs to jump into the world of home brewing, and get 10% off the original price at each level! There are three levels, depending on how serious she is about home brewing.
April 21, 2015| by CoffeeKind
Everyone enjoys that first cup of coffee in the morning, but what brewing method gives you your perfect cup? There are many different brewing methods to try before finding this out. But what are the advantages to each unique method? Consider this your brewing guide and use it to lead you to that ideal cup of coffee you have been after for years.
April 16, 2015| by CoffeeKind
We want to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment with what we know best: coffee. We are going to give you a clear explanation of Fair Trade coffee and why supporting it will help our environment and the coffee community overall.
April 10, 2015| by CoffeeKind
Portola Coffee Lab is all about bringing coffee directly from farm to your cup. What makes them unique is their extreme dedication to source coffee from all over the world in their unyielding pursuit of perfection. So it’s no wonder that they were voted Roast magazine’s 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year! Portola Coffee Lab was founded by owner and roastmaster Jeff Duggan and his wife Christa. Jeff’s approach to brewing is to achieve uncompromised quality in every cup of coffee, and he does this by finding the highest quality coffee beans out there no matter where the journey takes him.
April 9, 2015| by CoffeeKind
In the coffee community, there is never a shortage of variety or of risk-takers who like to break free from their typical routine every once in a while. Are you looking for a new coffee drink to test out this year but aren’t sure where to start? Check out these six signature coffee drinks and see which one is your new favorite!