Coffee, Education, Paul's Notes, Sensory Series

Paul's Notes - What is flavor?

Waiting in line for ice cream, the server says “next” and the first question you are asked is, “What flavor would you like?” It’s a good question but what does the word entail? According to the science of sensory analysis flavor is... These flavors can be so distinct, we even...

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Paul's Notes - The difference between taste and aroma

May 07, 2021 | Janet Weber

A whopping 80% of the flavor of a cup of coffee is perceived through the nose and only 20% through the mouth. Uncover the difference between taste and aroma with...

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Paul's Notes - Sensory memories, the coffee taster's secret weapon

April 21, 2021 | Janet Weber

Memories of childhood cereals, fresh picked berries and roasted nuts can help to discern flavor components of your favorite coffees. Learn how your sensory memories play a vital role in...

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Paul's Notes - Are you a Superhero Supertaster?

April 14, 2021 | Janet Weber

You were a picky eater growing up. You didn’t overly like broccoli or Brussel sprouts. Perhaps, and I do mean perhaps, you were genetically wired to dislike such foods. The...

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Resources and Support for the Oregon Coffee Community

March 26, 2021 | Janet Weber

  We loved chatting with Jenifer Hurd, President of The Oregon Coffee Board on our Instagram LIVE series! If you missed it, check it out here) She had so many...

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Meet the Team - Tiffany Middleton

March 10, 2021 | Janet Weber

We couldn't last a day without our head of operations, Tiffany Middleton. Read about what drives her passion for coffee in our Meet the Team feature. 

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Community Giving

Peruvian Water Reservoir Grant

March 02, 2021 | Janet Weber

In recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8) and the hard work of Café Femenino growers, we are partnering with the Café Femenino Foundation to support a Water Reservoir project...

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Coffee Sesh - Conversations with Truly Inspiring Women

February 24, 2021 | Janet Weber

Help us celebrate the month of the woman with our Instagram Live series of inspirational conversations with women in our local coffee community!

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The World is Large and People are Good.

September 14, 2020 | Adam Carpenter

In the midst of forest fires, toxic air, loss of home and security, and political strife - it's good to be reminded that our world is verg very large. There are about...

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Reserve Awesome Today!

August 31, 2020 | Adam Carpenter

Whiskey Barrel-Aged Coffee is Back! In full force this beautiful Oregon White Winter Wheat Whiskey by Branch Point Distillery, dances with our Caravan Guatemala Monte Cristo creating a full bodied, syrupy...

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