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Our Heritage Blends

Our Heritage Blends

As part of the relaunch of the Dilworth Coffee brand, we have created a line of Heritage Blends to add to our coffee portfolio. These tried-and-true blends are designed to appeal to a wide variety of consumer taste preferences. The line-up includes two light blends (Cloud Chamber and Looking Glass), two medium blends (Cameron Barnstormer and 1903 Wright Flyer), a…

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Favorite Brew Methods: BeeHouse Dripper

Favorite Brew Methods: BeeHouse Dripper

When it comes to great coffee, we know that ground size, brew method, filter quality and water quality are just as important as the bean and roast level. By working with Dilworth Coffee trainers at the company’s Raleigh, North Carolina, headquarters to help communicate proper brewing techniques for each of the coffees we sell. A coffee lover, Lane is familiar…

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Favorite Brew Methods: Kalita Wave

Favorite Brew Methods: Kalita Wave

Brady Butler, our expert in Charlotte, knows a thing about brewing a great cup of coffee. As a lead instructor for the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and member of the SCA’s Brew Crew, he and his team are responsible for exploring, testing and publishing proper brew standards for professional baristas around the globe. Brady’s current favorite manual brew method is…

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Organic Ethiopia Limmu Natural Coffee

Organic Ethiopia Limmu Natural Coffee

This month, we decided to feature on of our all-time favorite coffees, the amazing Organic Ethiopia Limmu Natural. This single farmer organic coffee is a limited edition, small batch that our roasters have masterfully perfected. Not only is Ethiopia the birthplace of Arabica coffee, but it is undoubtedly one of the most popular coffee origins in the world. Many of…

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The Story of Sumatra Coffee

The Story of Sumatra Coffee

Sumatra coffee is some of the most distinguishable and desirable in the world. Learn the story behind it. We know Indonesia today, especially the island of Sumatra, as a major producer of coffee; but it wasn’t until the late 17th century that the plant appeared there. The Dutch East India Company, seeking to break a monopoly on the coffee trade…

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We Visit Nicaragua Selva Negra

We Visit Nicaragua Selva Negra

A visit to Nicaragua Selva Negra offers a chance to experience sustainable coffee growing and see environmentally sensitive farming. Located in the highlands of Nicaragua, between the cities of Matagalpa and Jinotega, Selva Negra leads the way when it comes to sustainable coffee production. The beginnings of Selva Negra stretch back to 1891, when German immigrants settled in the area. They…

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Latte Training Reduces Milk Waste

Latte Training Reduces Milk Waste

Reduced milk waste is good for the customer, the barista and the environment. All it takes is a little latte training. It’s an unfortunate fact that some coffee shops waste a lot of milk. Milk is expensive; so, rather than pass on unnecessary costs to our customers, we manage milk usage through proper latte training for our baristas. A good barista can steam milk…

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Great Coffee Takes Quality Water

Great Coffee Takes Quality Water

At Dilworth Coffee, everyone knows we focus on serving you an outstanding cup of coffee. Sure, that begins with the highest quality beans, but equally important in making great coffee is the quality water that is used to brew it. That’s because hot H2O is the solvent that extracts the flavors and oils out of coffee beans. A cup of…

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Opening a Coffee Shop

Opening a Coffee Shop

Opening a coffee shop. Even if it is your dream, it may seem complicated. And in a world where coffee lines die out as frequently as Billboard one-hit wonders (remember Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” or James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”?), building a coffee business that’s built to last takes more than inspiration. Building a successful coffee business — whether you are…

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Fresh Coffee is the Best Coffee

Fresh Coffee is the Best Coffee

At Dilworth, we want you to know about the coffee that goes into your cup. Because processes that degrade beans begin soon after roasting, fresh coffee that is stored properly has the best flavor. To understand the importance of fresh coffee, let’s start with the process of roasting. Roasting coffee begins when heat is introduced to the green coffee beans. Inside the…

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