Journey of the Coffee Bean

Imagine an 11 foot tall shrub covered with clusters of white flowers, or inflorescences. After the flowers have been pollinated...
Imagine an 11 foot tall shrub covered with clusters of white flowers, or inflorescences. After the flowers have been pollinated they wither and bring forth a fruit, the ‘cherry’. The cherry will be green until it ripens and then it turns red. Then the plant is ready for harvesting. You spend full days out in the field for weeks at a time, picking only the ripe cherries from the plant. The ripe cherries get picked, put into a basket and...
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The Coffee Plant

While coffee is one of the worlds most popular drinks, most people are not even sure exactly what it is....
While coffee is one of the worlds most popular drinks, most people are not even sure exactly what it is. Coffee comes from a small tree or shrub like plant that only grows to fruition naturally in the tropics (we actually have a few plants growing at the shop). I digress; coffee beans come from inside the cherry on the plant from which they grow (they are botanically considered seeds, not beans, yet they are referred to as beans because...
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Cold Brew!

It's Cold Brew Season! Do you have a business in Durango with the thirst for cold brewed organic coffee!? We make...
It's Cold Brew Season! Do you have a business in Durango with the thirst for cold brewed organic coffee!? We make it easy and affordable to supply your office, restaurant or cafe with cold brew coffee or nitro kegs! Call for more information.  
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Common Grounds Cafe

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it's Common Grounds Cafe located in Durango Public Library and staffed...
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it's Common Grounds Cafe located in Durango Public Library and staffed by Durango High School Students in the Pathways to Independence program! The team came to Desert Sun Coffee Roasters today to learn about where their coffee comes from, how its roasted and skills on the espresso machine! This crew is cleaver and talented and will be going under construction to renovate the Common Grounds Cafe. Check out their story and...
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Cupping Desert Sun Coffee in Peru

Here are our friends at Sol Y Cafe in Peru, trying out their beans roasted at our shop! Earlier this...
Here are our friends at Sol Y Cafe in Peru, trying out their beans roasted at our shop! Earlier this month we sent our Coffee Roaster to Guatemala with COOP COFFEES for a Producer Exchange. In Guatemala we had Producers from the Central and South American farms that we partner with in one location to share information about meeting growing supply demands while battling Climate Change with Organic Farming Practices.  We blessed for the opportunity to met and learn from...
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Coffee Processing

Raw Coffee Gem! Do you know the difference processing makes to the flavor of your coffee? There are two main...
Raw Coffee Gem! Do you know the difference processing makes to the flavor of your coffee? There are two main types of processing: washed and unwashed. In the washed process the skin of the coffee fruit is removed before drying. In the unwashed process, the coffee bean is left inside the skin of the coffee cherry and fermented. The unwashed process creates fruity flavor notes! Try our Ethiopian coffee for a great example of an unwashed or natural processed coffee!...
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New Espresso Blend Available Online

New Espresso Blend Available Online! Try our custom blend of Ethiopian (for sweetness) and Sumatran (for body) created for Taste...
New Espresso Blend Available Online! Try our custom blend of Ethiopian (for sweetness) and Sumatran (for body) created for Taste Coffee Cafe! Our Ethiopian just received a 92 rating on Coffee Review! We also played with lightening our Sumatran to help highlight the fruitniess of Ethiopian while still bringing a rich earthy body to the espresso. Dont be fooled by the name, this coffee also makes a wonderful drip coffee! 
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Power House Porter (Coffee Beer)!!

We are so excited to announce that the Power House Porter, with Desert Sun's Cold Brew Coffee, is now available...
We are so excited to announce that the Power House Porter, with Desert Sun's Cold Brew Coffee, is now available on Nitro at Carver Brewing Co! Desert Sun Coffee has a special Carvers House Blend which also makes smooth and rich Cold Brew and excellent in a porter!! Thanks Carver's!
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Public Cuppings

  Want to learn more about coffee profiles, regions, roasts? Come cup with us! Cupping is a fancy way that...
  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!
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Natural Processed Peru Coffee

One of the MANY advantages of being member partners with COOP Coffees is our DIRECT relationships with our Farmers. We...
One of the MANY advantages of being member partners with COOP Coffees is our DIRECT relationships with our Farmers. We take pride in our long standing relationships with our coffee farmers! The COOP has something called our "Impact Fund"; a tax that we charge ourselves that goes back to our producer communities. One of the project we have going on with this money is in Peru where we have dedicated over 10 years in the NATURAL processing of coffees. We...
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Brew Bomb

Last week we had a visit from Brew Bomb! Owner and inventor of this cutting-edge Cold Brew technology came all...
Last week we had a visit from Brew Bomb! Owner and inventor of this cutting-edge Cold Brew technology came all the way from Thailand to check up on the equipment. We had lots of fun talking about Cold Brew profiles and techniques and are more than happy with our Desert Sun Silk Road Cold Brew! If you haven't yet tried our Silk Road, come by our shop or call for cafe locations!
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Trip Report!

Desert Sun team member Zach Ray recently returned from the mountains of Northern Peru, where a small group of farmers...
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...
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