Everglades House Espresso Beans

For a limited time we have a discount on our Everglades House Espresso Blend.. Just is code; Calusa20 at checkout. Our Everglades House Espresso Blend is a combination of coffee from Colombia, Ethiopia and Brazil. A 12oz bag is only $10.99 and that is before the...

Hario vs Chemex Brewing Methods

A lot of our customers ask whether they should get a Chemex or a Hario, however it usually comes down to individual preference. There are many pros and cons of both Chemex and Harios and here are just a few that will hopefully help you decide which method is best for...

Blade vs. Burr Coffee Grinders

Grinding your own coffee beans is a fairly easy way to ensure freshness in your cup of coffee and it also is one of the most important aspects to making great coffee. When customers come by the shop at Calusa Coffee Roasters we are often asked, as they pickup a bag of...

The Crema in Espresso Coffee

Crema in Espresso: To start it might be best to briefly define what is Espresso before we get to what crema is and what part it plays in am espresso shot. Espresso is both a coffee beverage and a brewing method. It is not a specific bean, bean blend, or roast level....

What is a Moka Pot and how does it work

A moka pot a.k.a. espresso maker is based on steam pressure distillation. It consists of three parts: the water container, the filter and the top piece of the pot. Heating produces steam and, by using pressure, the water is being pressed through the filter into the...

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...