THE BEAN BELT
Everything is roasted to order ensuring only the freshest and richest tasting (and smelling) coffee for our customers. This gives us the prominent smell and taste that our coffee has, and dont worry for people that like a plain old cup of joe, our house blend is definitely something out of this world!
What impacts the quality and flavor of coffee?
Everything from the variety of the plant, the chemistry of the soil, the weather, the amount of rainfall and sunshine, and even the precise altitude at which the coffee grows can affect the taste of the final product.
These key variables, combined with the way the cherries are processed after being picked, contribute to the distinctions between coffees from countries, growing regions and plantations worldwide.
The combination of factors is so complex, that even from a single plantation one finds variation in quality and taste.
The History of Coffee
Nobody can trace the exact origin or date when coffee was discovered however there are many legends behind this beautiful bean.
Coffee grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau. There, legend says the goat herder Kaldi first discovered the potential of these beloved beans.
The story goes that that Kaldi discovered coffee after he noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night.
Kaldi reported his findings to the abbot of the local monastery, who made a drink with the berries and found that it kept him alert through the long hours of evening prayer. The abbot shared his discovery with the other monks at the monastery, and knowledge of the energizing berries began to spread.
As word moved east and coffee reached the Arabian peninsula, it began a journey which would bring these beans across the globe.
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