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    The key to KCC’s unique coffee blend.

    The flavors found in coffee exist on a spectrum, and no one variety can posses every aspect of what coffee as a species has to offer. The two major species of beans, Arabica and Robusta, respectively, exemplify the qualities of the “lighter” and “darker” sides of the brew.   When it comes time to choose a roasting profile, at every level there is something to be gained, and something to be lost in this complex chemical conversion.   At one extreme end of the spectrum are light roasted beans, these most complex, sweet and fruity beans, though they retain the unpleasant acidity of the raw beans.     And at…

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    Burned Beans are Boring Beans

    When our customers before they purchase our coffee, we ask them how they prefer their coffee Strong, or not so strong? Most people will say: “Of course I like my coffee strong! Who likes weak coffee?”   But do we all mean the same thing when we think of strong coffee? Coffee is filled with strong flavors essential to our enjoyment of this unique beverage. But if a single one of these elements is too potent, the cup can taste sour, bitter or worst of all, burned. These first three can be explained by lackluster beans or an unpracticed grinding and brewing technique, that just doesn’t suit the beans selected…