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Featured Coffee: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere

Featured Coffee: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere

Since Ethiopia is considered by most to be the original home of the coffee plant, Coffea arabica, it makes sense that the country produces some of the very finest beans available. Coffee was discovered many hundreds of years ago, legend has it, by an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi. According to the story, he noticed his goats becoming surprisingly active…

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Featured Coffee: Costa Rica Tarrazu

Featured Coffee: Costa Rica Tarrazu

Costa Rica is famed for its beautiful beaches, nature preserves and ecotourism. Even if you can’t visit, you can still enjoy some of the best the country has to offer: it’s coffee. Costa Rican coffee beans, especially those from Tarrazu, are considered among the best in the world and we are excited to share our latest discovery. “For our new…

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Hiring: Coffee Production Associate

Hiring: Coffee Production Associate

Dilworth Coffee is looking for a specialty coffee enthusiast who is interested in working with a dynamic, growing company. The ideal candidate is a hard-working, detail oriented individual, able to confidently work with minimal supervision. This position involves working in our coffee production department, helping roast and package specialty coffee for a variety of customer needs. The Coffee Production Associate…

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Coffee: A Simple Botany Lesson

Coffee: A Simple Botany Lesson

So that you have a better understanding of the what’s in your cup we thought we would provide a little botany lesson on the coffee plant. There is so much more to coffee than the roasted bean that makes the beverage in your cup. If you remember the biology classes from your school days, you’re probably familiar with the classification system used…

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Coffee Makes Your Garden Happy, Too

Coffee Makes Your Garden Happy, Too

Ever wonder what happens to used coffee grounds in coffee shops? Often, they are just thrown into the trash (they are extremely biodegradable, after all); but there are plenty of other uses, particularly if you garden. Rather than taking up space in the landfill, why not put grounds from your home coffee maker or your local café to use in…

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Cool Off With Cold Coffee

Cool Off With Cold Coffee

It’s hot outside, so that means it’s the time of year for iced coffee and iced specialty beverages. At Dilworth Coffee, our cold coffee drinks give you a chance to escape the summer heat and cool off while still getting your caffeine in a tasty beverage. A specifically-created coffee blend. To meet the needs of our summertime customers, we developed…

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Tanzania Peaberry Tweega

Tanzania Peaberry Tweega

At Dilworth Coffee, we are always on the lookout for delicious new specialty coffees from around the world and our most recent discovery is a Tanzania Peaberry from East Africa. Named Tweega (the Swahili word for giraffe), it originated from a coffee cherry that had only one, rounded seed instead the usual two. This is a natural occurrence happening to…

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Nuances of Coffee Roasting

Nuances of Coffee Roasting

Roasting coffee is a complex mix of art and science. We caught up with Brad Kirby, our Director of Coffee, between roasting coffee batches on his 60-kilo roaster and asked him a few questions. Can you explain a bit about Dilworth Coffee’s roasting philosophy? At Dilworth Coffee, our goal is to present all coffees in a way that shows off…

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