• Crop of 2018-2019

    Robusta Farmer

      Vietnam, as the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia, has a lot to share. And coffee is it’s number one product. We would like to introduce you to our small holder farming partner Mr. Toi, part of the first generation of growers who took a risk, and bet on their own abilities. In committing to quality above quantity, he sacrificed the certain short term profits of mass production. The result is his Fine Grade Robusta that was scored 85 points from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) this year. Please see the result below.   Vietnam, Robusta producer : Mr. Toi Nguyen. The fanatical care that creates specialty grade coffee beans, requires farmers have a…

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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…