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What Makes Coffee Good?

Feb 6, 2020

When you're standing in your morning robe, swirling your cup of coffee wondering, why does this coffee taste so good?

Roasting Coffee Part 2: Technical Aspects

Aug 26, 2019

Roasting coffee! Is it art or science? Some say both, but a basic understanding of the science of roasting is critical if one is to make an art of it. Fundamentally, heat application is at the heart of roasting coffee. How and when to do this, are the art and science of roasting coffee.

Roasting Coffee Part 1: Roast Level

Aug 19, 2019

I’d like to just jump right in to talking about roasting coffee. If you’d like a primer on what happens before the ro...

Journey of the Coffee Bean

Aug 12, 2019

Imagine an 11 foot tall shrub covered with clusters of white flowers, or inflorescences. After the flowers have been ...

The Coffee Plant

Aug 5, 2019

While coffee is one of the worlds most popular drinks, most people are not even sure exactly what it is. Coffee comes...

Cold Brew!

Mar 21, 2019

It's Cold Brew Season! Do you have a business in Durango with the thirst for cold brewed organic coffee!? We make it...

Common Grounds Cafe

Mar 14, 2019

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it's Common Grounds Cafe located in Durango Public Library and staffed by Durango Hi...

Cupping Desert Sun Coffee in Peru

Feb 18, 2019

Here are our friends at Sol Y Cafe in Peru, trying out their beans roasted at our shop! Earlier this month we sent o...

Coffee Processing

Jan 31, 2019

Raw Coffee Gem! Do you know the difference processing makes to the flavor of your coffee? There are two main types o...

New Espresso Blend Available Online

Oct 10, 2018

New Espresso Blend Available Online! Try our custom blend of Ethiopian (for sweetness) and Sumatran (for body) creat...

Power House Porter (Coffee Beer)!!

Aug 16, 2018

We are so excited to announce that the Power House Porter, with Desert Sun's Cold Brew Coffee, is now available on N...

Public Cuppings

Aug 9, 2018

  Want to learn more about coffee profiles, regions, roasts? Come cup with us! Cupping is a fancy way that people in...

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