Coffee Facts

Coffee Processing: Honey Process

Coffee Processing: Honey Process

Some say that a honey-process coffee tastes like caramel, or ( you guessed it… honey). The flavors of a honey-process coffee include the sweetness of a natural process coffee, but also the brightness of a washed coffee.
Coffee Processing: Wet-Hull (Giling Basah)

Coffee Processing: Wet-Hull (Giling Basah)

Coffee from Indonesia and the South Seas Region is almost always processed using the Wet Hull methods, or giling basah. Giling basah provides the resulting coffee beans with a unique herbal and earthy flavor unlike anything else.

 

Coffee Processing: Natural (Dry-Process)

Coffee Processing: Natural (Dry-Process)

The Natural process is used typically in regions where water is scarce. This dry process leads to coffee with “fruitier” flavors.  Some natural processed coffees are described as having hints of strawberry, blueberry or even blackberry tones. This process adds a hint of sweetness and intrigue to your coffee.
Coffee Processing: Washed (Wet-Process)

Coffee Processing: Washed (Wet-Process)

Washed coffees taste clean and vibrant. The most common method of processing coffee, the washed process provides the most opportunity for consistency and control. If you are looking for a pure coffee taste without added flavor notes from external “impurities”, the best coffee to drink is a wet-processed coffee.

Coffee by Region: Indonesia

Coffee by Region: Indonesia

If you're looking for a full-bodied, earthy and herbal cup of coffee, you can't go wrong with an Indonesian coffee.
Coffee By Region: Africa

Coffee By Region: Africa

Coffees tend to have some similarities depending on the region where they are grown. African coffees, for example, tend to evoke hints of wine, fruit, and earthiness. Differences in coffee variety, processing, roasting, and even brewing method will affect the final flavor, but generally speaking, if there's a trait you like about one coffee from a particular region, it's a good bet you might enjoy something else grown in a similar location (or processed in a similar way).
Coffee By Region: Central and South America

Coffee By Region: Central and South America

Makes sense, right? Central and South American coffees tend to share similarities with other Central and South American coffees! Occasionally sweet, often citrusy, coffees from the Americas are a joy to drink!
How to Make Coffee Using a French Press

How to Make Coffee Using a French Press

The French Press gives the impression of being the ‘fanciest’ method for making coffee. You know your host is a true coffee lover if they whip out the French Press in the morning. Using a French Press takes a bit of patience, and a bit of know-how, but once you’ve perfected your method, it yields a fantastic cup of coffee, with far richer flavor than you would find with a drip coffee brewer.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Summer days beg for a good cup of iced coffee. While it is certainly possible to brew hot coffee, then refrigerate it and pour over ice, making cold brew at home is so simple, you might as well impress your friends (and your taste buds) with a tall glass of cold-brewed Carrabassett Coffee!
How to Brew Coffee Using a Stovetop Percolator

How to Brew Coffee Using a Stovetop Percolator

A stovetop percolator can seem intimidating: descriptions of over-extracted or burnt, bitter coffee might lead you to try an “easier” method of coffee brewing but those who know the tricks and secrets to a great cup of percolator coffee swear it’s the best cup of coffee you can make.
How to Brew Coffee Using a Metal (Foil) Filter

How to Brew Coffee Using a Metal (Foil) Filter

Nobody wants to wake up on a Sunday morning to find they can’t make coffee because they forgot to purchase filters! Foil filters are, in the long term, more economical, and better for the environment, as they can be used over and over again.
How to Brew Coffee Using a Keurig Machine and Reusable Pods

How to Brew Coffee Using a Keurig Machine and Reusable Pods

Everybody agrees that a Keurig* machine is convenient for brewing a single cup of coffee. It’s quick, and some would say ideal for a business environment. Carrabassett Coffee is not available in pre-made, disposable K Cups, but as long as your coffee is ground correctly (choose foil filter if we are grinding for you), refilling a pod only takes seconds.