Beyond the Brew

Understanding Roast Levels

Understanding Roast Levels

Roast levels and the names of different roast levels seem to be all over the place these days.

Here is a quick reference to help you decode the roast levels.

Why Do We Roast Coffee?

Why Do We Roast Coffee?

From a lovely coffee cherry to a delicious smelling brown bean, the journey from the tree to your coffee pot produces a myriad of chemical changes...

Studies Say Coffee Makes You Live Longer

Studies Say Coffee Makes You Live Longer

That delicious cup of dark brew may actually add years to your life!  That's right.  Two to three cups a day appears to be the magic number to prol...

Memories of Making Coffee

Memories of Making Coffee

All my life, memories of coffee have stitched themselves gracefully through early mornings, long days, important events, fun gatherings and quiet t...

How Did We Start Drinking Coffee

How Did We Start Drinking Coffee

Frisky goats! Or, so the story goes… A thousand years ago, an Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi was tending his goats.  Over time, he noticed that hi...