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Coffee with Cathy: Part Three

Coffee with Cathy: Part Three

"Our coffees may be priced a little higher, but those higher costs translate to supporting initiatives at origin that provide access to education for women and children, healthcare and housing and encourage working in tandem with the environment."

Coffee with Cathy: Part Two

Coffee with Cathy: Part Two

"In general, a lighter roast will have more nuanced aromas and flavors (floral and fruit flavors really shine here) but consequently can have more acidity. Darker roasts will have a more gentle acidity and fuller body but those more delicate flavors/smells can turn into roasty and toasty flavors."

Coffee with Cathy: Part One

Coffee with Cathy: Part One

"Then the fascination began all over again. Learning to roast brought a whole slew of new variables that could make a seemingly static product translate differently depending on how I manipulated the temperature, air, or blended two coffees together."