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Coffee Processes

Coffee Processes

You may know that soil and climate play a vital role in how the coffee tastes, however, the post-harvest process is a crucial component to determining the bean's profile.
Coffee Origin Trip - Costa Rica 2019

Coffee Origin Trip - Costa Rica 2019

Once again, Water Street Coffee Roastmaster, Seth Chapman, set out for the coffeelands of Costa Rica, this time to expand and strengthen our relationships with both the coffee and the producers who put so much love and attention into their crop.
Coffee Origin Trip - Costa Rica 2018

Coffee Origin Trip - Costa Rica 2018

Water Street Coffee's Roastmaster, Seth Chapman, visited Costa Rica in March 2018 to meet some of our suppliers and learn more about the region.
Ethiopia Origin Trip

Coffee Origin Trip - Ethiopia

In December of 2017, Water Street owner, Mark Smutek, traveled to Ethiopia to experience and learn firsthand how coffee in Ethiopia is grown and processed.
Could a Cortado be Your New Favorite Coffee Drink?

Could a Cortado be Your New Favorite Coffee Drink?

There are many unique names for all the coffee drinks out there, and it can get confusing. What i...
Reflections on a Coffee Origin Trip - Chiapas, Mexico

Reflections on a Coffee Origin Trip - Chiapas, Mexico

We took some time to talk with our Roastmaster, Seth Chapman, after he returned from his Origin Trip to Chiapas, Mexico.
The Dry Mill in Indepencia

Coffee Origin Trip - Day 3: Chiapas, Mexico

On our final day we visited a dry-mill located in Independencia. Here we participated in a comprehensive cupping session as well as a full tour of the mill.
Coffee Origin Trip - Day 2: Chiapas, Mexico

Coffee Origin Trip - Day 2: Chiapas, Mexico

The drive to the first destination on our second day was a trying one. Following twisty, winding, bumpy roads up the mountains for about an hour and a half, we finally arrived at Ojo de Agua in the early afternoon.
CESMACH Coffee Warehouse

Coffee Origin Trip - Day 1: Chiapas, Mexico

Traveling to a coffee producing country is what the coffee industry refers to as an ‘origin trip.’ This travel is often necessary in understanding where our coffee comes from and is an important experience from the largest importers down to the smallest micro-roasters.
Five Things You May Not Know About Tea

Five Things You May Not Know About Tea

Tea varies as much in appearance as the different faces of men. ~Hui-tsung, The Chinese Emperor (...
Water Street Coffee Fresh Crop

Water Street Coffee Fresh Crop

Have you seen the coffee bags with the signature green label? These special bags represent our current Fresh Crop coffee offerings. With a limited availability and some truly brilliant characteristics, these coffees are incredibly special and we thought you ought to know!
The Beginner's Guide to Cold Brew Coffee

The Beginner's Guide to Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew coffee, by definition, is simply the process of steeping coffee grounds in room temperature or cold water for an extended period of time. Learn how to make your own Cold Brew at home!
Direct Trade | Panama Geisha Natural

Direct Trade | Panama Geisha Natural

Water Street Coffee is excited to have acquired this coffee through a direct trade partnership with a family farm in Panama called Finca Hartmann.
Tea 101: Overview & Health Benefits

Tea 101: Overview & Health Benefits

Dipping your toes into the world of tea can be overwhelming. Like with coffee, it seems like there is an endless variety of flavors and options. Here's a look at the basic categories of teas.
The Benefits of Brewing with a Chemex

The Benefits of Brewing with a Chemex

If you like your coffee clean and pure, the Chemex brewing method is for you!

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