At the crack of dawn, I put on my boots and head out to the fields with a local farmer. I spend the day talking with farmers, slurping sancocho, staring at the misty topped mountains, and drinking the best coffee in the world.” This is what most people assume I do – and at times, this is what I do. But it is only a tiny aspect of my job.
We thought the article did a great job highlighting a few of the issues affecting the global coffee market and its ability to be sustainable over the long term. A farmer's coffee export price affects things like their access to health care, water, housing, education, profits, farm upkeep and so much more. Long-Term Direct Trade coffee relationships are one arm of what can be helpful practices to improve livelihoods in coffee growing communities. As such, this is why we constantly search the globe for high-quality coffees that can have a positive impact in coffee-growing communities and bring them to your cup.
The nation of Burundi is going through a very difficult time right now, and below is an insightful blog post update from Kristy Carlson of the Long Miles Coffee Project about their recent exit from the country. This family has done amazing working in that nation and we are so glad to partner with them to roast and sell some of this great coffee which you can purchase for yourself right here in our store.
The truth is that any coffee bean can become decaffeinated (have the caffeine extracted) via one of about three methods used around the world. The ONLY eco-friendly method is called the Swiss Water Process or SWP.
At Hygge Coffee Co, we focus on roasting fresh, distinctive, and great tasting coffee. With coffee, there are many variables and factors that can influence the end result--that delightful cup of coffee we enjoy! We go to great lengths to purchase green beans from ethical importers who treat farmers well, improve the communities the farms are in, all while producing specialty coffees. Today I want to give you some tips on how to ensure you enjoy that perfect cup of coffee, and it relates to how you store your roasted coffee beans.
We are beyond ourselves with excitement with what's ahead in the coming weeks! Everyone loves getting new things right? Well, at Hygge we are about to get something that we are SO excited about, a San Franciscan SF-25 Coffee Roaster to fuel our coffee roasting efforts. This gorgeous solid steel coffee roaster will pull a heavy load, profile our beans to the precise degree we need, and run like a dream for many years to come.
At Hygge we are passionate about roasting incredible coffee and sharing that experience with you. Coffee is enjoyed around the world and more accessible than ever however we have noticed that more and more people are drinking bad tasting coffee and it doesn't have to be that way! Coffee could taste bad for many reasons such as a bad crop, bad growing weather, poor green been transportation methods, over-roasting the beans, bad roasted bean storage, improper brewing methods, beans not being fresh, and coffee beans ground to soon before being enjoyed.