How should I store my Calusa Coffee?

After you buy your coffee,  how should you store it for optimal freshness? In order to maintain the taste and freshness of a cup of Calusa coffee, we recommend that you use a burr grinder and grind your coffee just before you start brewing. Whole bean (or ground...

What is chaff in coffee roasting?

Chaff is a natural by-product of the coffee roasting proces.  Chaff is discarded skin or the hull of the coffee bean and is dislodged as the coffee beans are roasted.When coffee is roasted, the papery chaff is removed and discarded.  Chaff is very light, will blow...

What is Coffee Cupping?

Coffee cupping, or otherwise known as coffee tasting, is the art of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It is a professional practice done by coffee roasters or by professionals known as “Master Tasters” but can  be done by practically...

Coffee Certification Programs Defined

We are often asked about coffee certification programs and whether our coffee is Organic, Fair Trade and/or Rain Forest Certified.  Much of the coffee that we offer has some if not all of these certifications and therefore we thought it would be appropriate to define...

Tips for brewing your fresh roasted coffee from Calusa

Here are some suggestions for getting the perfect cup of coffee from Calusa Coffee Roasters.   1. Grind your fresh roasted coffee immediately before you brew it  2. Adjust the grind to your preferred brewing method and use a burr grinder in order to produce a...

Native American Day Observed

Native American Day is the 27th of September. Its a state holiday in California, established in 1968 to honor Native American cultures and contributions to the state and the United States. Also called American Indian Day, it is observed annuall…y on the fourth...

What exactly is a French Roast Coffee?

Before we get into the details of what is a French roast, we should clarify something first: most French roasts are not actually from France. The “French Roast” comes from the darker brews chosen by many Europeans during the turn of the 19th century, so...

Coffee grinding recommendations for your brewing method

We often get asked at Calusa Coffee Roasters on how should they should grind there coffee. Although there are a variety of grind types depending on your brewing method, we highly recommend that should buy your coffee whole bean and only grind when you are immediately...

Why you should not to buy pre ground coffee

A roasted whole coffee bean is a wonderful, protective package that keeps the coffee oils exactly where they need to be, basically, inside the bean. As long as you don’t play around with the beans the flavor components, which are very delicate, volatile and...

Central America Coffee

In Central America, you’ll find coffee that vary’s in its acidity. Normally beans from Central Amerca are known for their balance, which makes them good for those that are just getting started on their relationship with coffee. Coffee from this region is...