Home Brewing 101

Brew the perfect cup of coffee at home!
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The Best Way to Store Coffee Beans at Home

What's the Best Way to Store Coffee Beans? Something many people don't know is that coffee like many other food items does have a shelf life. It can go stale however it will not go bad enough to cause a stomach ache like other food. Needless to say, coffee tastes best when it is fresh. Here are some ways to store coffee at home to preserve its flavour and aroma.  Before we get into best storage methods, let’s talk a bit about the process of coffee staleness. There are more than a 1,000 chemical compounds in coffee, it’s full of...

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Coffee Production: Processing Methods

  The coffee we enjoy every day went through an intricate and complex supply chain network before reaching your cup. Typically the coffee is planted, harvested, processed, milled, stored and shipped to us before it goes into our roaster.  Once the coffee cherry is picked, it needs to be processed as soon as possible to avoid fruit spoilage. Each process creates different flavor profiles and mouthfeel.  Here are the main processing methods used around the world. Washed Also referred to as the wet process, the washed method starts with sorting the cherries by immersing them in water. The ripe cherries...

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Origins: Kiluku Coffee, Democratic Republic of Congo

It all began in early 2002 when Joachim Munganga set out to restore a washing station in Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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How to Understand Your Coffee's Flavor Profile

The Coffee Profile Wheel is a visualisation of hundreds of coffee related flavours and aromas. This adaptation of the original flavour profile wheel allows the Hale Coffee team to define our carefully roasted coffee with the correct characteristics and flavour nuances.
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