Education & Resources

Brewing Instructions 101

Brewing Instructions 101

Brewing coffee shouldn’t be difficult. It’s just coffee and water, right? Well, it’s a little more complex than that.  There are a lot of variables in brewing that will make you either fall in love with a coffee or pucker up to it.Coffee GrindsWe start with grinding coffee beans. As with everything in making a perfect cup, consistency is key. The easiest way to understand coffee grounds and how it effects your brewing is thinking about the particle size. The smaller (finer) the coffee grounds are, the more surface area is exposed, therefore increasing the potential of extraction. Course ground...

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Favio Valenzuela

Favio Valenzuela

We were introduced to Favio Valenzuela like most coffee partners- at the cupping table. Before meeting Favio, seeing his farm and drinking coffee with his family, we tasted his coffee. It stood out amongst the other coffees with strawberry sweetness and mellow lemon notes. It was a fan favorite amongst the cuppers.  Farm Select In 2019 and into 2020 (just before the pandemic grounded us) we were spending a lot of time and energy in coffee developments in Colombia. We were working with Cafe Imports and Banexport to develop a new buying structure to provide sustainable pricing structures to coffee producers, and more traceable offerings...

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William Muñoz - Farm Select

William Muñoz - Farm Select

October 22, 2020 Pitalito, Colombia holds a special place in our hearts. The small town in southwest Colombia is the birthplace of Farm Select, a program we’ve helped Cafe Imports (and Banexport) pioneer to give recognition and value in the supply chain.    William Munoz is part of what we could call “Farm Select 2.0.” The program initially started with William’s uncle, Gabriel Munoz. We met William how we meet most producers in coffee origins— through tasting their coffee. Our relationship with Cafe Imports and green buyer Sam Miller has been the foundation for our sourcing intentions. All of our coffee is purchased...

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