Last week, we began the journey that a coffee bean takes from farm to cup. We talked about how what the plants look like, and how they’re harvested. So this week, we’re going to finish up that journey and dive into the processing of the picked coffee fruit, and all of the amazing steps that a coffee bean will go through once it’s been harvested.
The life of a coffee bean from farm to cup is a pretty remarkable one. It’s a journey that spans years of hard work and thousands of miles traveled. It’s something that’s so disconnected from our daily lives that we don’t often think about it when we grind and brew those little brown beans each morning.
When we agreed to accompany our friends from Zion Coffee on a trip to Guatemala, we honestly didn’t know what to expect . Rachel and I knew that we wanted to learn much more about the coffee farming process to broaden our own appreciation for the countless cups we serve in our shop. We wanted to see exactly how coffee beans are picked, processed, and shipped, but we ended up coming home with something much more important.
Three days into the new year, I’m sipping my first cup of coffee of 2019 (< drinking more water is top of my to-do list for this year) and feeling all kinds of energized! So here’s a little peek at how Weston and I as small business owners have been reflecting back on this year.
Saturday, Sept. 29 is International Coffee Day and as you can imagine, that’s a pretty special day for us. It offers us a chance to reflect on where our coffee comes from, the hands that prepare it, and the journey that all of our different beans take from around the world to end up in Central IL.
Pumpkin and sweets are a match made in heaven. And let’s not forget that pumpkin is technically a vegetable, so you can leave that guilt at the door! Here’s a look at everything our bakers are whipping up to celebrate S’More Pumpkin this year!
We pride ourselves on providing a high-end coffee experience with quick and friendly service. We’re always seeking the balance between rigorous training and specialty coffees, while staying true to our mission of connecting with our customers and making coffee approachable to everyone.
One of our very favorite teas in our current lineup is our White Coconut Cream tea, so when we saw this White Peach from our tea supplier, we had to jump on it. We first served it at Summer on Sampson a few weeks ago as a combination of our White Coconut Cream and White Peach teas, and it was such a hit that we decided to add it to our seasonal tea rotation!