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How Should You Store Your Coffee Beans?

How Should You Store Your Coffee Beans?

Storing coffee beans is a common question we receive here at Lanna Coffee. And for good reason. If you're going to pay a premium for specialty-grade coffee beans, it makes good sense to try to preserve the freshness and flavor for as long as possible. While we don't necessarily recommend carrying more than a few weeks worth of coffee, although it is certainly tempting, you can do a few simple things to help your coffee stay fresh longer.  The biggest enemies to your coffees continued freshness are air, moisture, heat, and light. Each of these conditions within your environment can have...

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Why Your Grinder is the Most Important Piece of Coffee Gear

Why Your Grinder is the Most Important Piece of Coffee Gear

Like most people, I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning. For all of its proposed benefits, coffee is a relatively simple process. For one there are only two ingredients, coffee and water. In addition, brewing coffee can be as easy as pressing a few buttons or slightly more involved if you prefer a manual brewing method like a pour-our or French press. Regardless of your choice of brewing method, the most important piece of coffee equipment isn't the actual brewing device itself. No, the most important piece of coffee brewing equipment is a coffee grinder. Yes, that loud...

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What is Direct Trade Coffee? | Direct Trade vs. Fair Trade Coffee

What is Direct Trade Coffee? | Direct Trade vs. Fair Trade Coffee

As a specialty coffee roaster, we’re periodically asked about the origin and condition or our coffee beans. More specifically, we’re often asked if we sell fair trade coffee. We’re happy to answer these types of questions as they reflect important changes in consumer behavior. The first is that, in general, consumers are taking a keen interest in the manner in which their products arrived at their doors. Through this process, businesses are encouraged to evaluate their supply chains with a critical eye if they are to sell to today's consumers. Secondly, there is a more specific focus on the coffee...

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How to Brew with a Hario V60

How to Brew with a Hario V60

The Hario V60 offers exceptional control over your coffee brewing process but does take some practice to master. Use the following instructions as a guide to practice your pour-over. The important thing to remember is to pour slow. The entire process should take about three minutes for a 10 oz. cup of coffee from your first pour. 

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