The Coffee Price Crisis, Fair Trade, and How We Pay ...

You can hardly buy or read about coffee without hearing about Fair Trade, the C-Market, and a variety of often...
You can hardly buy or read about coffee without hearing about Fair Trade, the C-Market, and a variety of often vague labels and terms. A few years ago you might have heard murmurs about the Coffee Price Crisis. But what does that mean?  And why is it important? We’re going to take a few minutes here to answer these questions and explain why, amidst the swirl of often confusing coffee talk, we at Desert Sun do what we do.  Let’s...
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What is Cold Brew?

   Introduction to Cold Brew Coffee Desert Sun Cold Brew What is Cold Brew? Cold brew isn’t hot coffee turned...
   Introduction to Cold Brew Coffee Desert Sun Cold Brew What is Cold Brew? Cold brew isn’t hot coffee turned cold, nor iced coffee. It’s a special beverage that takes a little longer to brew than your morning pot and instead of using hot water, it is made with cold or room temperature water that sits over a long period of time.    Traditionally coffee is brewed with hot water, extracting certain oils and acids that are only soluble at...
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What Makes Coffee Good?

When you're standing in your morning robe, swirling your cup of coffee wondering, why does this coffee taste so good?
We’ve all seen them--heck, we might even be one--wine connoisseurs sitting in nice restaurants swirling their 2009 pinot noir commenting about “legs” or “tannins”.  What you don’t often see though is someone standing in their robe and slippers in the middle of their kitchen swirling their morning cup of coffee stammering about “notes” or a “fruity finish”.  But we should.  Coffee is not unlike wine when it comes to the complexity of taste and numerous other characteristics. Just like wine...
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Brewing Black Coffee

How many different ways can you make black coffee!? There is a lot of methods; espresso, drip, french press, pour...
How many different ways can you make black coffee!? There is a lot of methods; espresso, drip, french press, pour over, siphon, aeropress ... the list goes on! Did you know, there are subtle flavor differences with each brewing process? What is important for flavor is filtered water, grind size, the correct coffee to water ratio and the amount of time your brewing/extracting. For tips on the perfect cup, follow us on instragram/desertsuncoffee 
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