Coffee by Regions

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA Mexico: Coatepec, Oaxaca, Chiapas These coffees come from the  mountainous regions of Mexico  rather than the lower parts of southern Mexico. If you drink your coffee black and like a light acidy cup, you will love the best of Mexican coffees. Guatemala: Antigua, Coban, Huehuetenango The central highlands of Guatemala ...

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Coffee Storing Basics

Gourmet Coffee Coffee has three enemies that you must protect it from: moisture, light and, above all, air. Always keep your coffee (beans or ground) in an air tight, opaque container. There are many schools of thought on where and how to store coffee for extended periods of time. From our experience, freezing coffee in an air tight co ...

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Methods of Brewing

Manual Drip Often called  Melitta , a manual drop produces a consistent fine brew. The method is quick and the complex coffee flavours are brought out. Auto Drip There are basically two types of auto drip makers: cone-shaped and flat-bottomed filters. The cone shaped filter method is basically the same as the manual method, except it is controlled ...

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Brewing Basics

Whether a coffee gourmet or a beginner, you must know that to get a superior tasting coffee you must start with the highest quality and freshest coffee you can find. To find the finest, high grown coffee we seek out coffee grown on small plantations. Every roaster, like chefs, have their own idea of what a perfect roast is. Because o ...

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Grinding Basics

It is important to select the correct grind for your coffee. If the grind is too coarse, the water will not be in contact with the coffee long enough and you will have a weak flavour. Conversely, if the grind is too fine, it will stay in contact with the water too long and give you an over-extracted, bitter flavour. Make sure your coffee is correct ...

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Roasting Methods

Hasbeans uses a micro roaster, giving us infinite control over the process. Roasting is one of the main events that determine the final characteristics in coffee. And roasting techniques can either enhance or ruin an excellent coffee. Roasting is time and temperature dependent, where the physical and chemical changes are induced in green coffee ...

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