Frequently Asked Questions
Once roasted, coffee begins to lose its flavor the longer it’s exposed to air and moisture. We recommend that you store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and grind it just before brewing. Coffee in an unopened FlavorLock bag will stay fresh for several months.
Drip makers perform best with a grind specifically for a flat bottom or cone type filter. Espresso machines are grind-sensitive and require a very fine grind, 30-35 seconds in a blade grinder. Slow and fast shots are often caused by a grind that is too fine or too coarse, or tamping coffee too hard or not firmly enough.
All of our 100% Organic coffees are guaranteed organic by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and are grown in natural, eco-friendly conditions in Central and South America. Organic certification verifies that farms, crop harvesters, and handling operations comply with organic regulations to maintain their organic integrity.
Most people think Espresso Roast has the most caffeine, but brewed coffee is proven to have more. A single 2 oz. Double Espresso shot has about 80 milligrams of caffeine. Whereas an average 12 oz. brewed coffee has about 120 milligrams of caffeine. And our Blast Off Strong Roast formula provides over 1.5x more caffeine than other coffee.
Arabica Beans have a wide range in taste and smell. They are a more delicate bean produced in the tropical regions at a high elevation. They are more expensive due to the hands-on production process. Robusta Beans have a neutral to harsh taste and an oatmeal-like texture. They grow in low elevations, are heartier for rough handling, and yield higher pounds per acre.