One of the questions we get asked often is if we sell whole bean (or ground) coffee. The answer is obviously, of course! What kind of local coffee shop would we be if we didn’t provide such a thing?!
In fact, we have a lot of different kinds of whole bean coffee: Guatemala, Colombia, India, Honduras, Sumatra, Ethiopia, Peru and our Soda City Sunrise Blend.
Now, I know what you’re thinking—why are there so many different kinds of coffee, and what’s the difference? The answer is a lot actually.
Depending on the region and elevation the coffee is grown in, different notes of flavor will develop. Climate and how the beans are grown in that climate play a large portion in how the beans will taste in your cup of Joe.
A good example is our very popular Ethiopia! When brewed, Ethiopia will come across as more tannic, or similar to a black tea due to its light aftertaste. Most people who enjoy this coffee, our Loveland staff included, notice fruity hints such as blueberry and strawberry.
Another popular single origin coffee is our Guatemala, which we usually have on tap daily. This regional coffee is more robust and smooth, with hints of rich chocolate and cane sugar. It taste wonderful on its own, or coupled with our vanilla sugar to bring out its sweetness.
Now, just because we describe coffee as having these particular notes doesn’t mean you’ll always taste the same flavors right away. Everyone’s taste buds are different! If you’re having a hard time pulling these notes forward in your coffee, try paring them with the actual flavors we are describing. Such as having a piece of dark chocolate with your Guatemala to bring out the richness.
Coffee in general is a wonderfully complex drink that has so many different varieties. Everyone’s taste and preferences are different, and that’s why we’re happy to have such a wide range of coffee for our community to try. If you’re looking to expand your horizon and knowledge stop by the kiosk and pick up a new bag of coffee. We’ll always be happy to answer your questions and help you on your wonderfully long coffee journey!