Public Cuppings August 09 2018
Want to learn more about coffee profiles, regions, roasts? Come cup with us! Cupping is a fancy way that people in the industry analyze their coffees. Interested in learning more, join us! We cup every Wednesday and Thursday. Call ahead to reserve your spoon!
El Moro's Birthday Party July 27 2018
Our friends El Moro Spirits & Tavern are celebrating their 5th year today! Makes sure to stop in today and show them some love! They have Desert Sun Nitro Cold Brew on tap!
Trip Report! June 20 2018
Desert Sun team member Zach Ray recently returned from the mountains of Northern Peru, where a small group of farmers are gaining a reputation for producing high quality coffee. We have been purchasing from them for 7 years. Our continued partnership has provided them the security of knowing they can sell their coffee for a higher price than anywhere else!
Since then they have begun to process a special type of coffee just for us; a Natural Process Peru. Higher prices paid to farmers, fair trade and organic premiums, and on the ground investment in quality of life for our partners and their communities.
This is the model we use with all the coffee we buy. It's what makes us different. At Desert Sun we're glad to have you on this journey because it's a journey with us and those who produce the coffee we love to drink. Because we care!
Freshly Roasted May 22 2018
At Desert Sun Coffee we Roast to Order every Monday and Tuesday! Keeping it fresh in the West!
Desert Sun Coffee Cupping // Quality Control Practices February 28 2018
At Desert Sun we roast Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday through Friday we cup! It is very important for us to keep our coffee blends constant and our single origins complementary of their unique attributes. We measure all these factors and more in our SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) cupping protocol.
What is cupping?
"Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It is a professional practice but can be done informally by anyone or by professionals known as "Q Graders". A standard coffee cupping procedure involves deeply sniffing the coffee, then loudly slurping the coffee so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee's taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetness, acidity (a sharp and tangy feeling, like when biting into an orange), flavour (the characters in the cup), and aftertaste. Since coffee beans embody telltale flavours from the region where they were grown, cuppers may attempt to identify the coffee's origin."