Dig In Coffee

One of the more than 13,000 islands that form Indonesia, Sumatra leads the country’s coffee production. Divided by the volcanic Barisan mountain range that is greater than 12,400 feet at its peak, the topography and climate are well suited for coffee cultivation. These coffee beans are grown on small, family farms, among fruit trees in the northern region of the island. The beans are picked, washed and pulped by hand, using the distinctive “wet-hulling” process. This unique production method, known in Indonesia as Giling Basah, contributes to the signature character of Sumatra coffee: deep, lively body...

Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream has been in our freezers for several years—not the same cartons, mind you! It may not be new, but some things are just too good not to mention again—and again and again and again. RE-introducing, the very best coffee ice cream available anywhere on planet. Lest you think we hyperbolize—which we never, ever do—here’s why it’s so blasted special: First, there’s very little whipped air in there. In ice-cream-speak, we say, "low overrun." Less air means...

Peaberry from Kenya

April 25, 2014 in

It’s no exaggeration to claim that our new Peaberry from Kenya is rare and exceptional among coffees available anywhere. What makes it so extraordinary? Most coffee beans are twins. That is to say that 95% of all “cherries” (the fruit of the coffee plant) contain two seeds, side by side. These seeds or “beans” mature into “flatberries,” which are round on one side and flat on the other. The remaining 5% of coffee cherries worldwide contain only one bean. Without a twin, single beans have more space and grow to resemble the shape of a pea. Peaberries are not only...