Tasting Room Early Closure January 12-13, 2018

An update on our hours this week:

Due to the ice and snow that’s on its way, our Tasting Room will close on Friday, January 12, at 3pm and will be closed Saturday, January 13. We’d rather our customers enjoy Red Cedar Coffee from the comfort and warmth of their homes.

We will re-open on Monday, January 15, at 9am. Stay safe and warm!

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Last Roast of the Season for Jingle Bell Java: January 10, 2018

Even though winter has officially shown up in Northeast Ohio, we will be saying goodbye to Jingle Bell Java shortly for the season. 

Our last roast for Jingle Bell Java in the Tasting Room is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Once we sell out of Jingle Bell Java it will be on vacation until our Christmas in July week.

Jingle Bell Java is our most popular holiday coffee. It is a blend of cinnamon, caramel and pecan and is available in a 16 oz. (one-pound bag) in regular and Swiss Water Processed Decaf.

We do take orders in advance if you want to make sure you don’t miss the last roast. Just call us at 440-260-7509 with your order and you will be notified when your order is ready for pick-up. If you are not local, we ship our coffees nationwide by mail order.

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2018 Coffee Tasting Dates

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Coffee Tasting dates for Red Cedar Coffee Co.

The first Saturday of each month (excluding September) between 10am-1pm we will feature a different coffee to show the coffee’s uniqueness.

If you ever had an interest in learning more about coffee, regions, or how to brew using different methods, then our coffee tastings are for you! Stop in and share a fun experience while learning how to improve your coffee brewing skills.

We will announce the theme for each coffee tasting prior to the event in our Tasting Room, on social media and in our monthly newsletter.

Dates for 2018:

  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1

 

Extended Saturday hours in December on Select Dates

The Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room in Berea will be open extended hours on select Saturdays in December.

The Tasting Room will be open extended hours from 9am-3pm on December 2, 9, 16, and 23.

During the week the Tasting Room is open from 9am-5:30 pm.

Our Tasting Room will be closed on Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We hope you enjoy your holiday season!

 

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Top 10 Gift List for the Holidays

Do you have a coffee lover on your gift list? This is our Top 10 list of holiday gifts for the season. Visit our Tasting Room and we will help find the perfect gift for your gift recipient.

  1. Airscape. Keep your coffee fresh in this airtight container. The container fits a pound of whole bean or ground coffee.
  2. World of Coffee Gift Set. Tour the coffee growing regions of the world one cup at a time. Includes 4-6 oz. packs of the world’s premier coffee. The set is available in whole bean and ground coffee.
  3. Costa Rica Finca las Torres coffee. One of our direct trade coffees from Costa Rica. Comes with a card detailing the coffee and micro-mill.
  4. Holiday Cheer gift set. Perfect for a hostess gift or a coworker appreciation gift. Includes 5 single pot packs of our holiday flavored coffees.
  5. Chemex. A piece of art! Great for entertaining and highlighting the brightness of a coffee. No wonder this piece is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s display in Architecture & Design.
  6. AeroPress.  Manually brews a shot of espresso. Compact for traveling or brewing in the office.
  7. Coffee equipment cleaner. Having a clean coffee brewer and grinder is one of the steps often overlooked for brewing great tasting coffee.
  8. French Press. For many, this is their first brew method after a drip coffee brewer. Brews a full-bodied cup of coffee.
  9. Toddy Coffee Maker. Brews coffee with lower acidity compared to other brew methods. Makes brewing iced coffee simple.
  10. Gift certificates. We offer gift certificates good for any amount. Let your recipient choose their gift.
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Holiday Open House & Tasting Event: December 2, 2017

We will be hosting our Holiday Open House in our Tasting Room in Berea, Ohio, on Saturday, December 2, from 9am-3pm.

What makes the Holiday Open House special? You’ll have an opportunity to try more coffees and we will be crafting espresso based drinks all day long!

During the Holiday Open House we will be brewing the following coffees: our entire holiday selection, our direct trade micro-lots and a selection of this year’s favorites.

We are pleased to have Ed Doran from D&E Espresso Services running our espresso bar during our holiday open house. He will be brewing shots of espresso and crafting cappuccinos, mochas and hot chocolates.

For this event we have extended hours from 9am-3pm.

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Small Business Saturday Event: November 25

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, Red Cedar Coffee Co. will be celebrating Small Business Saturday from 10am-1pm with a coffee tasting at their Berea Tasting Room.

Have friends or family visiting for the holiday weekend? Bring them along for our tasting!

The brew method showcased will change every hour. We will be brewing on the following equipment:

10am     Hario v60

11am      AeroPress

12pm      Chemex

Have a question you would like to ask on a specific brew method? Or would you like to learn how to brew beyond the drip coffee maker? Now is your chance!

This event is free and open to the public, no reservations required.

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Holiday Coffee Release Date: November 1

Seasonal flavors

We will be releasing our holiday coffees in our Tasting Room in Berea on November 1, 2017. These four coffees will be available heading into December however we are expecting to sell out before Christmas.

Jingle Bell Java: Dash through the snow then warm up with caramel, pecan and cinnamon. You’ll jingle all the way. By far the most popular coffee of the holiday season. Want to make sure you can get your Jingle Bell Java fix? Don’t worry! We will announce our last call roast for Jingle Bell Java on social media and in our newsletter.

Winter Carnival: Invigorating cool peppermint with a swirl of creamy white chocolate.

Toasted Chestnut: The rich fragrance of roasted chestnuts recalls vivid memories of holidays past.

Elves’ Delight: A favorite of elves, we’re told, inspired by warm gingerbread cookies smothered in chocolate.

Pumpkin Spice: We will be roasting Pumpkin Spice while quantities last until Thanksgiving.

Our Swiss Water Processed Decaf versions of all seasonal coffees will be available but be quick as they tend to be the first to sell out.

In addition to our one pound bags of coffee we have a selection of corporate and holiday gifts. Visit our gift selection page for this year’s holiday gift selection.

Insider tip: if there’s a particular coffee that you would like to purchase a larger quantity of, give us a call ahead of time so that we can make sure your coffee order is ready when you come to our Tasting Room for pick up.

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Limited Time: Fair Trade Certified Organic Guatemala Huehuetenango

Our Organic Guatemala Huehuetenango (pronounced “way-way-tenango”) is grown in the highlands of western Guatemala. The cooperative offers women’s programs focusing on nutrition, and work and business training.

Certified bird-friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC), this coffee is also Fair Trade Certified organic.

About the cooperative: Guaya’n cooperative finances medical insurance for members and their families. Members have access to low interest micro loans. Additional income to members comes from selling fruits and peppers.

We will be releasing our Fair Trade Certified Organic Guatemala Huehuetenango at our Saturday, October 7, 2017, Coffee Tasting. This coffee will be available for a limited time only.

Cooperative: Guaya’b

Sub Region: Jacaltenango

Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

Altitude: 1400-1650 meters

Preparation: Fully washed, sun dried

Flavor Profile: Juicy, caramel, orange

Roast Style: Medium

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Meet the Coffee Producer Recap: Finca las Torres

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Red Cedar Coffee Co. welcomed Esteban and Luis Ureña from Rivense del Chirripó in Costa Rica. This was part of Red Cedar Coffee Co.’s 12th Anniversary Celebration. The Ureña family owns a micro-mill along with five coffee farms.

For the last couple years, Red Cedar Coffee Co. has purchased coffee directly from their farm, Finca las Torres. Each February Anne visits this farm and micro mill for harvest and the coffee selection process.

Red Cedar Coffee Co. invited Esteban and Luis to the coffee roastery and launch of their coffee at the Anniversary Party. Not often are coffee producers able to see what happens to their coffee after it has left the farm.  It was an exciting visit for Esteban and Luis as it was their first time leaving Costa Rica.

To give a sense of coffee in Costa Rica, most coffee is consumed at home or in small cafeterías (coffee shops). By Costa Rican law, 2% of export grade coffee must be held in country for domestic consumption. Most coffee consumed in country is what the coffee industry calls second or third quality coffee, and most of this coffee is roasted dark or with sugar. This means no coffee is wasted from harvest.

The Ureña family is innovative compared to many other Costa Rican producers. They own their own micro mill which means they can insure their coffee is of highest quality. They have a coffee roaster for sampling their harvest. The family drinks the coffee they grow every day. They cup their coffee harvest which is how coffee professionals evaluate the crop, processes and pre-export evaluation. This visit to Red Cedar Coffee Co. was an opportunity for them to see the other end of the supply chain and to interact with our retail and wholesale customers.

Esteban and Luis learned a lot about the US coffee market during their stay with Red Cedar Coffee Co. Cooking with coffee and crafting coffee infused beverages were new ideas. The opportunity to spend time with a wholesale coffee roaster (Red Cedar Coffee Co.) also provided additional insight into the US coffee market. They also had a chance to sightsee Cleveland.

We would like to thank everyone who came to our Anniversary event and who made Esteban and Luis feel at home.