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Camping Coffee: Backpack Baristas

Camping Coffee: Backpack Baristas

It’s summertime. For many of us, it’s time to head to the beach, the woods, or the lake. As coffee drinkers know, nothing tastes better after a night spent in a sleeping bag than a hot, tasty mug of camping coffee. The convenience of instant coffee can be hard to resist when traveling. But being away from home doesn’t mean…

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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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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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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…

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