Fall Seasonal Menu: The Bakery at Coffea

Fall Seasonal Menu: The Bakery at Coffea

Our Seasonal Fall menu includes an Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake, Pumpkin Bread, White-Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti, a Gleuten Free Apple Oat Muffin, and (starting tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 6th) Maple Bacon Scones.

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I've Got a Solution!

I've Got a Solution!

Even if it seems nit-picky, when you buy quality beans, grind it correctly, water is another crucial step to getting the most out of your cup.  After all, it’s not only the majority of what you’re drinking; the composition of that water entirely dictates what is pulled out of the bean and into the cup

Join us as we set out an experiment, use our notes guide to conduct the test along with us so you can brew best cup at home!

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French Press Brewing Guide

French Press Brewing Guide

Ready for the full-throttle, uninhabited version of your favorite coffee?

Good.  Here's a quick and easy run-down of how to get the most out of your french press.

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How Coffee Cherries Become Coffee Beans

How Coffee Cherries Become Coffee Beans

So much of what makes a coffee great depends on what happens as it's being broken down from the fruit from a coffee tree to just the bean inside of that cherry.  Unfortunately, most coffee drinkers have difficulty finding easy, accurate information about that processing of coffee beans.  Hopefully we can fix there right now.

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The Gift of Time: Morning Coffee Dates Brought To You Buy Coffea

The Gift of Time: Morning Coffee Dates Brought To You Buy Coffea

It's too easy to fall into the habit of a packed schedule--to avoid making time for what's restful, romantic, or rejuvenating because you've got to get... somewhere. 

Giving ten minutes of your morning to your partner might not seem like a lot, but the day can get crazy and the meeting might go long.  Make the time before you leave home to show up to your relationship.

Just enjoy a cup of coffee with your best friend, and your brain a moment to breathe, to focus, and extend the offer to your best friend is a gift to both of you.  You can focus on what's important.  Each other. 

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Coffea to Represent South Dakota in US Coffee Champs 2018

Coffea to Represent South Dakota in US Coffee Champs 2018

As with dodgeball and a cappella groups, barista's have their own lesser-known yet highly competitive national competitions called the US Coffee Champs. 

It's akin to the Olympics, so let's use that as an analogy for what's going on this weekend in New Orleans as our award-winning roaster and delightful barista go to represent So-Dak at the 2018 US Coffee Champs Preliminaries 2018!

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Craft Is Community: WoodGrain Brewing

Craft Is Community: WoodGrain Brewing

To Steve and Jason, craft has as much to do with who they serve as it does what they serve.  It's story, community, and friendship.  

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Meet Your Barista: Breanne Krump

Meet Your Barista: Breanne Krump

"A part of being a barista is that moment in the morning when people come in having not had that first cup for the day.  They’re all groggy, and then I get them that coffee… to know I’m helping with that step, that I can make someone's day with a cup of coffee.  It’s important."

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New Year's Resolution: Drink More Coffee

New Year's Resolution: Drink More Coffee

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Meet Your Barista: Merecedes Nelson

Meet Your Barista: Merecedes Nelson

"Being a barista is understanding coffee and being able to create a space where people feel welcome, can approach you, and learn... There are farmers out there with people hand picking these cherries.  And when farmers are getting decent wages, livable wages, that's good, beautiful coffee!"

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So Much More Than Fair

So Much More Than Fair

We work with ethical, quality-driven organizations like METAD and Catracha Coffee Co. because they have sustainably edifying practices that pay farmers far above what Fair Trade can. 

When possible, we work with farmers directly, like Fernando Diaz (if you've had a latte or shot of Episode espresso or tasted the Finca Idolia, you've enjoyed his crop).

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Meet Your Roaster: Andrew Fritz

Meet Your Roaster: Andrew Fritz

After about 45 minutes of interviewing Fritz, I still couldn't get him to talk about how he sees his job outside of the context of "It’s not my coffee.  I’m just carrying it along to somebody else."

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