Learn About Coffee

From Tree to Cup
Long before that great tasting coffee makes it way to your cup, it undergoes an adventure in far away lands that develops its unique characteristics, cup quality and signature flavor profile. Where the beans are harvested, the method of coffee roasting, and how fresh the coffee is, all play into a great cup.

Coffee is grown on thousands of small plantations in a narrow sub-tropical belt between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn around the world. Follow the fantastic journey of coffee from small farm to a freshly brewed cup in your hands. It begins here.
Every coffee has its own special flavor and flair, which is created by our team of expert roasters. They bring together the precise skills of a scientist and the creativity of an artist to develop a variety of specialized roast profiles.

Cupping is to coffee roasters as wine tasting is to vintners. It’s a process in which a trained and highly sensitive palate can detect nuances in the beans, separating the mediocre from the exceptional. The difference is in the coffee roasting!

One of the key elements to brewing the perfect cup of fresh coffee is maintaining the freshness of roasted beans. If you’re drinking fresh coffee it will definitely be more enjoyable. We reveal important tips to buying and selecting only the world’s freshest coffee!

Brewing Tips


Everyone has their own way of personalizing coffee, but here are a few basic tips for brewing coffee to help get you started:

Great brewed flavor begins with fresh coffee. When using whole beans, try to grind immediately before brewing coffee. Protect the freshness of whole bean and ground coffee beans by storing in an airtight container.

When brewing coffee, always start with fresh, cold water. Since brewed coffee is over 98% water, the quality of water affects flavor. Use bottled or filtered water if tap water is not of high quality.

The proportion of coffee to water is very important. We recommend using two tablespoons for every six ounces of water to extract the full flavor of our coffees. If your brewed coffee tastes too strong, add small amounts of hot water to taste. Using too little can result in over-extraction of the coffee and bitterness in the cup. Using a coffee scoop will ensure your accuracy.

Check the water temperature of your coffee brewing equipment. Ideal brew temperature of water is 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit. When using a french press, or plunge pot, water should be heated in a kettle and poured just off-boil. Boiling water should never come in contact with the grounds.

Coffee is best if served immediately after brewing, and will retain its peak flavor for up to 20 minutes on the warmer. We recommend you transfer your brewed coffee to a thermal carafe to hold for a longer period of time.

Don’t forget to take care of your equipment! A clean coffee brewer is critical to great tasting coffee. Periodically, use a mild detergent or baking soda to remove build-up, film and oil.


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Demetrios Georgalas (A Surviving Globalization Consultant) was born in 1961 in Bern and grew up in Athens. In1985, graduated from Surrey University with a Tourism Management BSc (Hons). In 1998, graduated from LMTB under Freie Universitat Berlin, with a Diploma Lasers in Medicine. His professional career was started in the private sector and at the same time he created his first consulting company D+G Consultants Inc. Worked for major multinationals in Greece and abroad (FMCGs / Pharmaceuticals / Tourism). Demetrios Georgalas, having established also Travelling 2 Greece a destination management company, while with the D+G Consultants working in the areas of BTL and special marketing projects. He is activated except from Greece in the Balkans and in Turkey, consulting his clientele with new innovative proposals. Apart from his enterprising activities, he dabbles at blogging, travelling and cooking while he is married and has two children. In conclusion Demetrios Georgalas is an Athenian, Greek, Agnostic, Traveller, & Liberal he likes sci-fi, photography, blogging, travelling and cooking and if you like fascism or any kind of dogma, keep out! Δημήτρης Κ. Γεωργαλάς Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1961, σπούδασε Τουριστική Διαχείριση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στην Βιοτεχνολογία. Έχει εργαστεί σε μεγάλα τουριστικά γραφεία του εσωτερικού, και σε πολυεθνικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, στο χώρο των φαρμάκων, των ιατρικών μηχανημάτων και των FMCG’s. Από το 2001 είναι ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, με δραστηριότητα στην διαχείριση προορισμού, τον θεματικό τουρισμό και τις ειδικές ενέργειες marketing. Είναι παντρεμένος και πατέρας δυο παιδιών, διδάσκει ειδικά θέματα εξωτερικού εμπορίου και κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, σε επιχειρήσεις και οργανισμούς. Ασχολείται ενεργά με το διαδίκτυο από το 1993 με άμεση εμπλοκή στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα και στο «ιστολογείν». Φανατικός ταξιδευτής, ερασιτέχνης φωτογράφος, μαχόμενος αγνωστικός και φιλελεύθερος. Όραμά του μια Ευρωπαϊκή Ελλάδα. https://brexians.wordpress.com
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