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.
July 29, 2015| by olivia
Cupping coffee is extremely similar to tasting wine - the purpose is to pick up on all of the flavors and nuances in each, and to determine how the coffee is unique from the rest. At its core, cupping is a method of evaluating the different characteristics of a particular type of coffee bean. The taste of each coffee changes based on a variety of different variables, such as farms, crops, regions, and country of origin. It is important to cup in order to have a better understanding of each type of coffee bean and how to categorize them. But cupping coffee is not just for the experienced roaster anymore.
July 28, 2015| by CoffeeKind
This deep espresso blend is full of rich, complex flavor, resulting in an unexpected treat for your taste buds. Espresso Dolce features a heavy red-gold crema with a sweet floral presence. This flavor is balanced with rich notes of chocolate and a lingering sweet aftertaste. This delicious espresso blend was specifically created with the idea of balance in mind. The Espresso Dolce blend is made to be enjoyed as pure espresso so as to allow your palate to take in all of the complex flavors that will be competing for attention. Try this adventurous and daringly delightful espresso blend today!
July 9, 2015| by olivia
Here at Coffee Kind we have collaborated on this guide to come up with the best choices for the gentleman coffee enthusiast or even coffee novice who is looking for something new. There is a wide variety of coffees out there in the world and on our site alone, so we understand that you may want a little direction as to what to try out next. Follow this guide to discover new ideas and coffee inspirations that are perfect for the gentleman coffee drinker on the go and at home.
June 29, 2015| by CoffeeKind
This week we have chosen a new frontrunner for our Coffee Of The Week, and that is the Costa Rican Romelia from Westbean Coffee Roasters in San Diego, California. This single origin coffee comes from the Palmichal and Santa Ana Mountains, with delicious tasting notes of milk chocolate, buttercream, and sweet pear. The region that it comes from is known for its unique acidity. The story goes that the pioneer coffee grower in the Palmichal region was Manuel Rojas Arias, and he had great success with his coffee farms. When he died, he left these farms to his only sister Romelia, who continued to cultivate exceptional coffee as her brother did, and this is how the Costa Rican Romelia got its name.
June 29, 2015| by CoffeeKind
The 4th of July is a holiday that everyone looks forward to all year long. The afternoon is filled with family, friends, fun, and a whole lot of delicious food. The 4th of July is meant to be spent outside with family and friends while your dad, or whoever the grill master of the family is, cooks up tasty food on the grill for everyone to enjoy. This year, spice up your 4th of July food by adding coffee to some cookout classics.
June 23, 2015| by CoffeeKind
There are many people who have strong opinions on this topic. Some prefer espresso, some prefer drip coffee, and others love them both! We’re going to explore the differences of these two types of coffee and let you be the judge.
Consistency of the Grinds
June 10, 2015| by CoffeeKind
We wanted to get more insight into our new featured roaster, Bold Bean Coffee, so we sat down with their head roaster, Zack, and talked about all things coffee. Bold Bean Coffee Roasters is comprised of self-professed coffee fanatics in Jacksonville, Florida who believe that coffee is an experience. They are clearly a passionate and exciting company, and we weren’t disappointed by the equally passionate answers we got during this interview!
CK: Describe your roasting style in three words.
Sweet, balanced, transparent
CK: What makes your approach to coffee unique?
June 1, 2015| by CoffeeKind
There are many well-known myths about coffee, but more often than not they are simply that: myths. We’ve done our research so that we can accurately inform you on which coffee myths are true and which are not. This week we are here to happily let you know that one of the most infamous coffee myths, that coffee dehydrates you, is false.
It has recently been studied and proven that coffee and other caffeinated beverages contribute to the body’s total daily water intake, which leads to more hydration similar to the hydrating effect of water. This finding is in direct opposition to the previous assumption that coffee dehydrates and has a diuretic effect on people.
June 1, 2015| by CoffeeKind
Bold Bean Coffee Roasters is made up of coffee fanatics who love what they do. These coffee fanatics run two cafés and a roasting facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Bold Bean was started by owner Jay Burnett, and his two sons Adam and Zack help him run the business. Zack Burnett is the operations manager and roastmaster, and Adam Burnett bakes the breads and pastries sold in their cafés. This is truly the definition of a family-owned business, and they emphasize the importance of hard work and family values. They believe that each cup of coffee is an experience, and a memorable one at that. Bold Bean roasts to bring out the clarity, sweetness, and uniqueness of their coffee every time.
May 29, 2015| by luke
Hook Dad up with the ultimate French Press. We've put together an awesome package with the Espro French Press, cafe latte tumblers from EvaSolo and a $15 gift card for pops to use for his coffee purchase. All packed up in a swanky box and delivered to his door. Grab this $146.95 value for $119.95 while supplies last!