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Coffee Review: Ken Davids

Coffee Review: Ken Davids

Coffee Review Coffee Review was founded in 1997 by Kenneth Davids and Ron Walters. Coffee Review introduced the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the specialty coffee industry. Over the course of the ensuing 20-plus years, Coffee Review has become the world’s most widely read and influential coffee buyer guide.

Which Breville Espresso Machine is for you?

Which Breville Espresso Machine is for you?

Great espresso begins with great coffee and a good base line recipe. Developing a great espresso at home is involves experimenting with dosage, grind and water with extraction time. Experiment to your liking. The matter of what machine is best for you, well this depends on 3 factors.
1- Experience
2- Convenience
3- Price, we offer classes to test each machine and experience the art of espresso.

Panama Abu Geisha

Panama Abu Geisha

The Panama ABU Washed Geisha starts with a wonderful jasmine, a tangy tangerine, finishing off with a juicy stone fruit. Fragrance and aroma: Jasmine flower, floral blossom, bright herbal young, spicy, mellow, smooth, lemongrass.The Abu Coffee brand was named in honor the memory of José Guillermo Luttrell Tedman

2019 Coffee Review TOP-RATED COFFEES (94+ POINTS)

2019 Coffee Review TOP-RATED COFFEES (94+ POINTS)

We have four 94+ POINT coffees out of the 901 coffees and espressos that earned an outstanding score of 94 points or higher. Ron Walters of Coffee Review:“Coffee Review‘s mission is to help consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, help drive demand and increase prices to reward farmer

Anaerobic Slow Dry Process

Anaerobic Slow Dry Process

Klatch Coffee has two of Lamastus Estates Family ASD Geishas, one being the Elida Geisha Natural ASD, the other Elida Geisha Natural 1028 (Green-Tip ASD).
ASD stands for Anaerobic Slow Dry, wherein the coffee is placed into fermentation tanks for 120 hours with the pulp, and then placed onto drying beds with a thick layer for a total time of five weeks. This ASD processed Geisha coffee was used for brewers cup by Wilford Jr. of Lamastus Estates in 2019. The coffee beans were grown in 1850 Masl in the Torre lot, and this lot is a neighbor lot from the Best of Panama Elida Geisha Green-Tip ASD of 2019.

Cupping 101

Cupping 101

How do we develop the flavors of our coffees? How are coffee flavors determined? These are just some of the questions we'll answer here today. Cupping steps to flavors: Cupping is a process Klatch Coffee does to determine our coffee offerings and flavor notes for chosen coffees.

What's Your Flavor?

What's Your Flavor?

How do we come up with flavors? It isn't a quick process. First we start with roasting and cupping the coffee. This will involve multiple cuppings. For cupping, Klatch uses the SCA Flavor wheel and Counter Culture Flavor Wheel to determine the flavor notes. We feel that providing flavor notes will help to identify flavor

The World's Most Expensive Cup of Joe!

The World's Most Expensive Cup of Joe!

...The World’s Most Expensive coffee, the Elida Geisha Natural which won First Place in the most recent Best of Panama coffee competition.  This coffee set a world record price of $803 per pound.

Cupping Is For Everyone!

Cupping Is For Everyone!

Cupping is for everyone, from the coffee producer who wants to taste the result of the hard work put into the beans they are growing, to the coffee buyer who needs to score, and determine which beans they would like to purchase for import.

The Role of Barista Competitions for the Future of the Industry

The Role of Barista Competitions for the Future of the Industry

When barista competitions started, they were a platform for baristas to showcase their skills in latte art and pulling shots. In this 1-hour webinar, Barista Champion, SCA Vice President and VP of Klatch Coffee, Heather Perry explains to us how today, they are changing the way the coffee industry is doing everything from farming practices to equipment manufacturing!

SCA Wrap UP!

SCA Wrap UP!

This past weekend the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) held their annual convention in Seattle.  The ‘Event’ was the biggest in the history of Specialty Coffee with final attendance near 15,000 people from all over the world.  Hosting this year was the country of Kenya, featuring everyone from coffee producers to equipment companies to roasters and allied goods. However, the jewel of the 3-day event was the crowning of new US Coffee Champions. And the star coffee varietal was no surprise….. Geisha!  

Summer Blog Series: Coffee Cocktails

Summer Blog Series: Coffee Cocktails

We are smack-dab in the middle of summer and we are starting to feel it here at our Roastery! I can't believe just a few short weeks ago we were waiting anxiously for "beach weather" and now I find myself looking forward to fall (what can I say... I'm hard to please!)
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