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Cracking the Code: The Café Menu

Cracking the Code: The Café Menu

Does it ever seem like the typical café menu was written in another language? In many cases, that’s true. With drink names tracing back to Italy, France, Spain, and India, pondering the menu in your favorite café can seem like a multicultural experience. Fortunately, even the most unusually-named concoctions are based on a few standard classics. Understanding the roots of these…

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Colombia Huila

Colombia Huila

Just off Earth Day, we’re excited to present a new coffee from the Colombia farmer’s cooperative Coocentral, which prides itself on being environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We brewed our new Colombia Huila with Director of Coffee Brad Kirby and discussed Coocentral, the region of Huila and the coffee it produces. Brad, what can coffee lovers expect when they taste…

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Coffee Season: Follow the Beans

Coffee Season: Follow the Beans

It’s finally spring in North Carolina. That’s cause for celebration at my house because spring means strawberry season. We’re celebrating at Dilworth Coffee too, because spring also means Central American coffee season. Coffee season? Connoisseurs of strawberries, peaches, or apples know that fruits taste a little sweeter in their season. As the seed of a fruit, coffee too has a season.…

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Earth Day Coffee: Organic Carolina Rain

Earth Day Coffee: Organic Carolina Rain

Ahead of Earth Day, we brewed some of our Organic Carolina Rain and sat down with our Director of Coffee to discuss Dilworth Coffee’s local efforts to support sustainability. Here’s how the conversation went: First, Brad, let’s talk about this delicious coffee we’re tasting. Absolutely. Organic Carolina Rain is one of Dilworth Coffee’s oldest organic blends, and it is one…

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Barista at Home: Grinding Coffee

Barista at Home: Grinding Coffee

The humble coffee grinder. It’s the unsung hero of the coffee bar. Standing in the shadows of flashy espresso machines and towering batch brewers, grinding coffee without fanfare. If espresso equipment were a band, the coffee grinder would be the bass player. Just like solid bass grooves underpin tasty melodies, grinding coffee properly can really help your espresso and brewed…

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Cracking the Code: Coffee Tasting Notes

Cracking the Code: Coffee Tasting Notes

You’re special. Unique. One-of a kind. I’m not just saying that because you clearly appreciate good coffee… it’s science! You have your own personal history of sensory experiences. Unique physiology also means that you probably perceive the world a little differently too. All of those differences make your flavor preferences truly one-of-a-kind. You’re in luck, because coffee is pretty special…

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Honduras Finca Cual Bicicleta

Honduras Finca Cual Bicicleta

Dilworth Coffee has introduced a rare harvest coffee—a limited edition honey processed coffee from the famous Honduras coffee farm—Finca Cual Bicicleta. We asked our Director of Coffee, Brad Kirby, to share his thoughts about this coffee and describe what makes this offering an ideal coffee to launch in conjunction with the POUR Coffee Festival in Charlotte, NC. What are the…

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Barista at Home: The Espresso Machine

Barista at Home: The Espresso Machine

It’s the concentrated essence of coffee. A pure expression of the flavors locked in the bean. Coffee with its amplifiers turned up to eleven. We call it espresso. After one sip of a well-made espresso, one might wonder how such intensity of flavor is even possible. Baristas know that extracting the best flavors from good coffees takes finely ground coffee,…

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The Ballad of Coffee and Chocolate

The Ballad of Coffee and Chocolate

Coffee and chocolate are a great flavor-pairing. Some might even call it a true beverage love story. To today’s coffee drinker, their marriage may seem like it was always meant to be. But growing up half a world apart, simply meeting took centuries. Like a classic movie, for coffee and chocolate to truly connect they’d first need to make a…

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Brazil Cerrado Natural

Brazil Cerrado Natural

Our Brazil Cerrado Natural comes from one of the most ecologically delicate regions of Brazil, the Cerrados. This vast tropical savannah accounts for over 20% of the country’s land and produces pleasurably balanced coffee. We asked our Director of Coffee, Brad Kirby, to share his thoughts about our new Brazil Cerrado Natural and what makes this offering an ideal Brazilian…

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