charlotte coffee Archives | Dilworth Coffee

Tag: charlotte coffee

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…

Read more

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.…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Coffee Terroir: the Roots of Flavor

Coffee Terroir: the Roots of Flavor

Have you ever tasted mountain breezes, tropical rain showers, or a subtle hint of volcanic soil in your coffee? We know that flavor descriptors for coffee can sometimes be… imaginative. Many tasters can pick up dark chocolate, berry, toasted nuts. Others pinpoint tangerine zest, honey, and jasmine. But mountain breezes??? You might not have tasted rain or soil in your…

Read more

Warm Cafe Hospitality

Warm Cafe Hospitality

True, warm hospitality. It’s the welcome we share with guests in our home, friends sharing holiday cheer, family visiting to spend a few days together. Warm cafe hospitality means welcoming our customers like guests in our home. It’s customer service, and more. It means preparing for them long before they arrive, and caring for them until they leave. In a…

Read more

The Families Behind Dilworth Coffee

The Families Behind Dilworth Coffee

Families make small businesses special. Whether it’s those we go home to, work with, or in the community around us, families give small businesses their unique spark. When you #shopsmall with a small coffee business, you are supporting these families. This week, in preparation for #SmallBusinessSaturday, we’re thanking a few of the #FamilyBehindtheBusiness of Dilworth Coffee. We hope you enjoy…

Read more