The Coffee Beanery has the highest standards in the industry when it comes to providing the finest coffees in the world. We believe the real artistry in producing the perfect bean is in the right roast for each variety. Our master roaster roasts each of our coffees to the peak of its taste potential — choosing from a wide range of roasts. The result? Some of our coffees are slightly sweet. Others have a bit of snap. Still, others display a complex, earthy flavor. But each one of our fine coffees has its own distinctive flavor components that are enhanced by our roasting expertise. You can see, smell and taste the difference The Right Roast® makes.
Better Taste, Better Beans
There are essentially two main species of coffee: the prized Arabica and the lower quality Robusta. Arabica trees have long been recognized for producing superior coffee beans. They grow almost exclusively at higher altitudes and are cultivated with more care than Robusta trees. Arabica coffee “cherries” are handpicked so that only the perfectly ripe ones are processed. All Coffee Beanery varieties come from Arabica coffee trees grown on the best coffee estates and plantations around the world. These premium beans are what give our coffees their distinct and complex flavors.
Primarily gourmet retailers sell the highest grades of Arabica coffees—only 7% of the world’s Arabica crop qualifies as Specialty Coffee. Arabica beans are delicate and flavorful and sell at higher prices because of their quality and limited availability. These plants are less plentiful than the Robusta because they are often grown at higher altitudes, where weather and proper cultivation play a major role in the plant’s development. Because the Arabica tree is more susceptible to disease, frost, and drought, it requires careful cultivation with just the right climatic conditions. The Coffee Beanery, Ltd. carries only high-grade Arabica beans.
Most decaffeination processes use chemical solvents like methylene chloride and ethyl acetate to strip caffeine molecules from the green coffee bean. It can also strip out a lot of the flavor! Coffee Beanery uses ONLY Swiss Water Process Decaffeinated Coffee (SWP). Swiss Water® is the innovative craft of using pure water to gently remove the caffeine. Our 100% chemical free process decaffeinates coffee in small batches. This means the caffeine can be removed from very select amounts of Specialty Coffee. Coffee that is grown and harvested with the utmost care. Coffee that we're excited to taste. Coffee that once decaffeinated, will still taste every bit as delicious as it did before it was decaffeinated. Promise...
Swiss Water® Process uses the elements of water, temperature and time to create some of the most intriguing decaf coffee. First, they start with small batches of amazing coffee and green coffee extract. Then they add local water and a dash of loving attention by monitoring time and temperature until the coffee is 99.9% caffeine free.
Paper filters are great and super convenient, but coffee purists will tell you that there is a flavor difference to be had by using metal and/or gold re-usable filters. What you lose with a paper filter is flavor oils and colloids (brewed coffee that is not fully dissolved) resulting in a slightly less-bodied cup of joe. Be green, go gold!