Tips on Making Coffee

Learn About Coffee Beans

Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee Regions

    Tips on Making Coffee

    • 6 Tips for Brewing the Best Coffee - PDF  

    • Coffee Brewing Guide

      Check out our full coffee brewing guide for our recommendations and tips for brewing the best cup.
    • Coffee Tips

      Here are some quick coffee tips to help you make a good cup of coffee.
    • How to Make Coffee

      The basic principal that is common to all types of brewing methods is to soak ground coffee in hot water to extract the flavor and aroma. Since the drip coffee method is the most popular method, this article will focus on brewing the best cup from your drip coffee maker
    • Perfect Cup of Coffee

      how to make good coffee with better water>How to Make Good Coffee with Better Water In many parts of the United States, water may have been potable, meaning it was disease-free and safe to drink, but that didn't mean it tasted good. That bad taste in a glass of water translated into an off taste in anything cooked, with water added, and beverages like coffee brewed with water.
    • Grinding Gourmet Coffee Beans

      The type of coffee grind that you use is important in order to properly match the type of brewing method you will be using. The objective is to get the most flavor out of the ground beans when infused with hot water. The fast rule of thumb is the faster the infusion the finer the grind.
    • Coffee Recipes

      A collection various recipes to enjoy gourmet coffee. Some hot, some cold and some exotic.
    • Iced Coffee Recipe

      A Cool Way to Enjoy Coffee during the Hot Months. Iced coffee is an excellent summer refresher but it has not received the attention as its cousin Iced Tea primarily because of careless preparation.
    • Remove a Coffee Stain - Coffee Stain Removal Tips

      How to remove a coffee stain is not as difficult as it may seem. The problem with coffee stain removals is that most people will wait until the item goes through the laundry several days later.


    Learn About Coffee Beans

    • What is Low Acid Coffee?

      Coffees with a pH of 5 or above are considered low acid coffees (with water being neutral at a pH of 7). There are many different reasons why and how some coffees are less acidic than others. The biggest contributing factors include the altitude the coffee was grown at, with the lower the better, the origin and oftentimes varietal or cultivar of the coffee, the processing method the coffee goes through to strip the coffee seed from the cherry, and of course the roasting process.
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    • Specialty Coffee - Specialty Gourmet Coffee

      There are two major types of coffee beans species but for coffee connoisseurs only the Arabica beans qualify as Specialty coffee. Arabica beans are the only ones to be drunk on there own, unblended.
    • Specialty VS. Grocery Coffee

      Specialty coffee and grocery store bought coffee are not mutually exclusive. You can at times find quality coffee down the coffee aisle of your local grocery store. But there does tend to be more differences than not in coffee produced at mass quantities for national grocery store chains versus specialty roasters all throughout the world, and today we'd like to discuss them
    • Types of Gourmet Coffee Bean

      For the coffee drinker there are two major types of coffee beans. The Caffea Arabica is the Arabica bean which is the quality coffee of the world. Arabica coffee is the only coffee that is to be drunk and enjoyed without being blended with other types of beans.

    • What are Peaberry Coffee Beans?

      Peaberry coffee beans are a unique coffee bean that have a much richer flavor. The peaberry beans are only in 5% of the crop that are manually removed from the rest of the coffee harvest. The flavor of the peaberry tends to be a finer quality than the rest of the crop and is desired by coffee connoisseurs around the world.

    • Shade Grown Coffee

      The Volcanic coffees from Costa Rica and Kona are all shade grown coffees and have been verified that they comply with this designation. We personally inspect our farms to verify they are incompliance.
    • Fair Trade Coffee

      At Volcanica Coffee we believe in Fair Trade Coffee which means paying our coffee suppliers a fair wage. This is not your typical company buying the good grade and cheap grade coffee on world markets then blending them together and calling it gourmet coffee.
    • Gourmet Coffees

      As a rule the Arabica coffee beans provide the majority of gourmet coffees. The Robusta beans are valued for their high yields and resistance to disease and are widely used in commercial blends.
    • Caffeine Content

      Drug makers have to label the amount of caffeine content in their offerings, but food and beverage companies don't. This list of familiar products shows how fast your dose can add up.
    • Coffee History

      Exactly where and when coffee was first discovered and cultivated is not known, but some authorities believe that it was grown initially in Arabia near the Red Sea about 675 AD.
    • Coffee in Spain

      When it comes to coffee, Spain is never mentioned in the same breath as France or Italy. Yet, coffee in Spain is as varied as delicious as that of its European neighbors
    • Roasted Coffee Beans

      Roasting coffee beans is considered an art, as the roaster needs to determine when the process has brought the beans to their peak of flavor.
    • Low Acid Coffee

      Some consumers are on acid diets from their doctors or are looking for coffee that will not upset their sensitive stomachs or teeth. But coffee is actually very low on the acidic scale and there are many other types of drinks to avoid before looking for low acid coffee.
    • History of Coffee Beans

      Coffee had been declining in popularity for a number of years. Chalk it up to inferior grades of coffee beans that proliferated from the 1950s on or to social revolution. The young people of the sixties hadn't embraced coffee drinking the way previous generations had. Rather than gather in diners for coffee, young people cruised the local hangout with paper cups of crushed ice and cola.


    Health Benefits of Coffee

    • Coffee and Exercise

      Many of us start their work out in the early morning so there have been questions as to whether it is okay have a cup before your work out. There is much research on caffeine and its effects on the body and there are several benefits that can be gathered to support that a cup of coffee is beneficial to your work out and health.
    • Healthy Coffee

      Coffee drinkers often are concern that their delicious java is too much of a good thing that it must be bad for you. Not so say researchers, it has been shown to coffee is generally safe with moderate consumption and that surprisingly, coffee is actually good for your health. Several studies have linked coffee with reduced risks of Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
    • Coffee Health Benefit - Coffee can Easily be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

      Have you noticed that medical opinion about coffee is changing? Many doctors who once warned against coffee are having to reverse their opinion in the face of new research. In fact, there are many studies now that tout the health benefits of coffee drinking rather than the health risks associated with the caffeine in it.


    Coffee Regions

    • Costa Rica Gourmet Coffee

      Costa Rica Gourmet Coffee - Costa Rica coffee is full-bodied coffee with a deep, pungent flavor, excellent acidity, and a hint of smokiness. Beans grown in Costa Rica are the result of a unique combination of climate, elevation and soil. Just right - you can taste the special care that goes into every cup.
    • Tarrazu Coffee

      Located at the more remote lands up the Pirris River basin in the Tarrazú Highlands, this Tarrazú county Estate represents the Costa Rican Tarrazú coffee character, where the coffee is clearly farmed for quality and not quantity, and the altitude is clearly in the cup.
    • Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

      Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is one of the most sought after coffees in the world. This "Rolls-Royce of coffee" has been satisfying coffee connoisseurs around the globe for more than two centuries and is famous for its exquisite flavor.
    • Costa Rica Coffee Plantations

      Very soon after that, coffee became the main export crop to the European markets and the most important product in the history of Costa Rica, as a nation. This was a very big step within the national economy. The infrastructure needed to export coffee to Europe lead to the creation of the large coffee plantations controlled by a few wealthy land owners.
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