Cold Brew Your Tea!

It’s starting to get hotter here in Texas and that means we’re looking for cold alternatives to get our caffeine fix! Cold brew coffee has become very popular and we have a wonderful blog post on that here. If you’re curious…

Satisfy the Coffee Nerd Inside You with Chemex!

We’re introducing a new product that just arrived in our store today! Say hello to the Chemex coffee maker! The history behind the Chemex brewer is interesting, to say the least. It was originally made in the 40’s by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm…

What to Know About the Keurig (or Any Single-Serve Machine!)

What kind of coffee maker is sitting in your kitchen right now? The chances are good that you own a pod-style coffee machine, or at least know somebody who swears by one; these brewers surged into popularity when Keurig Green…

Time for Tea!

There’s a special kind of person that comes into our store, sometimes—the kind of person who marches past all those jars of coffee beans with hardly a second glance, and goes right for the tea. We really can’t blame them. Tea is a…

What in the World Does Your Coffee Taste Like?

I’ve written about a few different ways to affect your coffee’s taste—the grind, the brewing temperature, proper storage and your preferred method of extraction—but before your coffee ever makes it to your kitchen it has to be grown somewhere in a particular soil in a…

Iced Coffee is Easy!

Iced coffee is one of my all-time favorite drinks: it’s refreshing, it’s caffeinated, it’s both coffee and cold as hell. You can sweeten it with caramel or chocolate or a dozen other tasty flavors, you can drink it straight black or…

Arabica vs Robusta

On every single one of our packaged coffees we proudly display three words: 100% Arabica Coffee. It’s a required ingredient listing, of course, but we like to put it front and center in large, noticeable type because of what it says…

What Kind of Coffee Maker Are You?

Coffee is many things: a morning eye-opener, an afternoon pick-me-up, an excuse to hang out with friends and a delightful cross-cultural social experience. And, if you’re the kind of person who likes to really geek out, coffee is the ultimate…

What’s in a Grind?

There are a lot of steps that go into making great coffee; in addition to how and where the coffee beans are grown and the expertise of the roastmaster (ours has been roasting coffee beans in East Texas for over 25 years!)…

The Best Way to Store Coffee Beans

A frequent question that we get here at the store is, “What’s the best way to store coffee beans?” My own personal feelings on this aside (you store it in your mouth, darn it) there are a few simple rules that will keep…