ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

How the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program works: Earn one point for each dollar spent on a 14 OZ/16 OZ bag of coffee purchased directly from Red Cedar Coffee Co. Earn 200 points and receive a reward good on your next visit (expiration dates apply). Reward value is $15 off a 14 OZ/16 OZ bag of coffee.

  • In Store: Enter your phone number into our register’s keypad.
    • By providing your phone number you will start earning points towards a future reward.
  • Online: Opt in to order updates/marketing during the checkout process and provide your phone number.

Track Your Progress

Enter your phone number on this website to see your point balance.

PROGRAM RULES:

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Points and Rewards are linked to the participant’s name and phone number. Purchases (points and rewards) may not be transferred to another participant.
  • Points are not awarded on gift certificates when purchased (points are issued as the certificate is redeemed on qualifying purchases); sales tax; gratuities; gift sets; corporate and wholesale orders. Only valid on purchases made at the Red Cedar Coffee Co. retail store and at Red Cedar Coffee Co.’s online store.
  • Only one reward redemption can be made per visit. Reward redemption cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Our program may from time to time have certain other benefits and/or restrictions that apply.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue this program at any time without notice.
  • Employees are not eligible for our program.
  • Points expire 18 months after they have been earned. Rewards cannot be redeemed if expired.

Offers and Discounts

From time to time we may provide special discounts and/or offers outside of our Red Cedar Coffee Rewards Program offers to certain members who qualify for these benefits.  Offers are not transferable and cannot be combined with rewards or other discounts or offers. Offers have a limited time in which they can be redeemed.  Please check the offer for details and restrictions. If not specified otherwise all offers expire within 30 days of issuance.

Red Cedar Coffee Rewards FAQ

Does it cost anything to join the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program?

No, enrollment in the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program is free.

How do I enroll in the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program?

  • Online: opt into Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program on the online store to enroll and provide a cell phone number.
  • In store: Enroll by providing your cell phone number at the checkout.

What items qualify for the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards program?

14OZ and 16OZ bags of coffee purchased directly from Red Cedar Coffee Co.

How are points calculated?

Enrollees earn one point for ever $1 spent on a qualifying purchase. Example: 1-16 OZ bag of Guatemala Antigua is $15.25; earns 15 points.

Can I give my points/rewards to a friend or family member?
No, Red Cedar Coffee Rewards points/rewards are not transferable.

Can I share my Red Cedar Coffee Rewards membership with a family member or friend?

No, the Red Cedar Coffee Reward account is individual and non-transferable.

Can Red Cedar Coffee Reward enrollees be combined?

No, Red Cedar Coffee Rewards cards cannot be combined.

Where can I find my points balance?

To check your Red Cedar Coffee Rewards point balance, simply go to this website and enter your phone number. You will receive a code that will allow you to login and see your points.

What can I use my reward on?

Reward are good on a 14 OZ or 16 OZ bags of coffee purchased from Red Cedar Coffee Co. Your reward is available after your have accumulated 200 points and is good on your next visit.

Do points and rewards expire?

Points and rewards expire 18 months after they have been earned.

I made a purchase at the retail store and have enrolled in Red Cedar Coffee Rewards. Can I make a purchase online and receive points?

Yes, the Red Cedar Coffee Rewards is linked to the phone number you used to enroll. Provide the same phone number when you make a purchase online, opt in to “claim” your points and the system will update.

What is does it mean to “claim” points?

Claiming points means you want the points added to your Red Cedar Coffee Rewards profile. You must claim your points during your transaction for it to apply to you.

What does “redeem” mean?

You may redeem your reward when you have received 200 points. Rewards may be redeemed online and in store.

Rewards may only be redeemed in full ($15).

What happened to the Frequent Buyer Program?

Red Cedar Coffee Rewards was introduced in spring 2020 to replace the Frequent Buyer Program (paper card system). The Frequent Buyer Program was retired at close of business on June 30, 2020.

Have you noticed coffee has changed? Coffee has changed…specifically, the way the coffee has been processed at the farm/micro-mill.

Coffee has traditionally been processed one of two ways, washed process or natural process. Both provide unique flavor profiles.

When clean water is abundant coffee producers may use a washed process to separate the fruit from the coffee bean.

Where water is lacking, a producer would use the natural process and allow the coffee to dry under the sun naturally.

Times have changed due to innovations in processing equipment at the farm and coffee roaster’s request.

Costa Rica has led the innovation by combining elements of the washed and dry processes. This new process is called the honey process. By adjusting equipment such as depulpers at the mill, producers can choose how much fruit they want to remove off the coffee bean. These changes can also impact the way the coffee tastes once it’s been brewed.

Many ask if honey is used in the coffee process. The name “honey process” comes from the honey-like fragrance (called “miel” in Spanish) of the fruit drying on the coffee bean.

We are pleased to offer three outstanding honey processed coffees:

  • White honey: most of the fruit is removed off the coffee bean. (Example: Costa Rica Finca Dragon)
  • Red honey: partial fruit is removed from the coffee bean. It will have a bit more body compared to the white honey. (Example: Costa Rica Pie San)
  • Black honey: the coffee cherry is peeled but the fruit remains on the coffee beans. Depending on weather condition, it can take 7-14 days for the fruit to dehydrate off the coffee bean. Since the bean is absorbing sugars during this time the coffee will be full bodied, complex and with natural sweetness. (Example: Costa Rica Finca las Torres)

These honey processed coffees are available in the Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room and online.

Tour the world in coffee!

Our Roaster’s Choice Coffee Tour features flavorful single origin, limited offerings, and outstanding micro lot coffees in a 3-, 6-. or 12-month subscription.

Each month of the our we will ship one pound of freshly roasted coffee, chosen by our expert roasters, to you or the recipient of your choice.

Want to let the lucky recipient know to look out for coffee each month? We provide a gift card that you can mail or give them in person!

Shipping is included in the price. Bon voyage!

Print off a Coffee Tour order form here:

RCC Coffee Tour Form-print

Forms may also be filled out in the Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room in Berea.

In our retail store we are often asked about acidity in coffee. While there’s not a one size fits all approach to answering this question, we have outlined a few points to consider.

The term “acidity” is used a few different ways in the coffee industry.

  1. Acidity can be used to describe the bright and tangy sensation that differentiates higher-grown coffee apart from lower-grade coffee. Tasting notes may describe acidic coffee as sour, citrus, tangy.
  2. Acidity can be used to describe the unpleasant stomach irritant that some coffee drinkers may experience. Sometimes it is due to the reaction the body has to caffeine.
  3. Acidity can be measured on the pH scale, which uses 7.0 as an indicator of neutrality. Numbers over 7 are lower-acid and numbers under 7 are more acidic. Black coffee is considered low on the pH scale around 5.  By comparison, lemon juice has a pH around 2, water is around a pH 7, and baking soda is around pH 9.

There are a few ways to limit the amount of acidity in your coffee.

  1. Choosing coffees that are roasted as medium to dark roasts can reduce acidity in the coffee. However, the darker the roast the more it masks what makes the coffee unique (the origin or “terroir”) and the roast style becomes more noticeable. For darker roasts you may see tasting notes that describe the coffee as bittersweet and dark chocolate.
  2. Try coffee origins (regions) where the coffee tends to have less acidity such as Sumatra, Peru, Colombia or Mexico.
  3. Cold brew your coffee. There’s a reaction that happens when hot water hits the coffee grounds. But using cool or room temperature water and slowing down the brewing process (you need 12-24 hours to brew your coffee) you can reduce the amount of acidity in your coffee. By using the Toddy Cold Brew System that we have in our Tasting Room, you can brew a coffee concentrate that you can keep in your refrigerator. You can add milk, milk alternatives and water to the concentrate to make a ready to drink beverage. If you prefer hot coffee, add hot water to the concentrate and you can continue to enjoy a cup of hot coffee.
  4. Brew using a Chemex Coffee Maker. The paper filters are approximately 20-30% thicker than most paper filters. Chemex Coffee Filters are double-bonded and filter out acidity, bitterness, fats and sediments.

COFFEE RECOMMENDATIONS

A few coffees to consider that have lower-acidity:

  • Sumatran Mandheling (medium roast)
  • Fair Trade Certified Organic Mexican (medium roast)
  • Fair Trade Certified Organic Peru (medium roast)
  • Full Moon (dark roast)
  • Fair Trade Certified Organic Sumatran Italian Roast (dark roast)

BREWING EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Toddy Coffee Maker*
  • Chemex Coffee Maker*

*both models sold in retail store

World Coffee Research

Red Cedar Coffee Co. has been a proud supporter of World Coffee Research for years. We feel that it is important to support coffee producers who are the foundation of our industry and who work hard to provide a product that enriches our lives.

World Coffee Research (WCR) was founded in 2012 when Central and South America were experiencing an epidemic of coffee rust (“la roya”), which eventually put 1.7 million people out of work.

Part of the challenge of growing coffee is that across all varieties there’s very little genetic diversity. In addition, relatively few research dollars go to studying coffee which is why coffee is sometimes referred to as an “orphan crop.”

Some coffee producing countries have research facilities where coffee producers can contact for help. Other coffee producing countries do not have these research facilities. Typically, the information gained from these research institutions are not shared with other country’s research institutions. 

This is where World Coffee Research can help. They work with all coffee research institutions to help share their research worldwide.

World Coffee Research is currently conducting an international multilocational variety trial to understand coffee “genetics x environment’ interaction. The hope is that more information may be gained from these trials to see if coffee producers can choose varieties that are optimized for certain growing environments.  

As a result of our support for their study Red Cedar Coffee Co. had the opportunity to try several coffees from a trial in El Salvador which tested one coffee variety (F1 hybrid Centroamericano) from two environments with two approaches to fertilizing.

This is just one example of how our support for this cause helps us be on the cutting edge of coffee education.

More information on World Coffee Research may be found here.

Throughout the year we offer a selection of seasonal flavored coffees. These coffees are roasted in limited quantities for our retail store and online.

February—mid-March    Leaping Leprechauns

May-August                        Blueberry Cobbler, Campfire Memories

August—mid-November   Pumpkin Spice

September-October         Witches’ Brew

November-December       Jingle Bell Java, Elves’ Delight, Toasted Chestnut, Winter Carnival

We typically experience a spike in demand shortly before a seasonal flavored coffee is set to go “on vacation” or away for the season, which results in us selling out earlier than expected.

Each seasonal flavored coffee is available in regular and Swiss Water Processed decaf.

Red Cedar Coffee Co. roasts a selection of blends for retail sales at the retail shop in Berea and online.

Full Moon

Profile: Smoky, spicy, complex

Dark Roast

Le Bistro Espresso

Profile: Full bodied, European style

Dark Roast

Northern Lights

Profile: Strong, hearty, long finish

Dark Roast

Red Cedar Select

Profile: Complex body, smooth finish

Medium-dark Roast

The AeroPress may be a small coffee maker but it’s is one of the most flexible coffee makers on the market. Depending on the recipe, you can brew anything from a single cup of coffee to concentrated espresso-like coffee.

The entire brewing process for the AeroPress takes about 30 seconds. After pouring coffee and hot water into the AeroPress chamber, set the chamber on top of your coffee cup and press. The coffee will be pressed through a paper filter and into your coffee mug.

Once you’re done brewing your coffee, just tap off the grounds and give the AeroPress a quick rinse and let dry.

Why we like the AeroPress:

  • Durable, easy to clean and portable.
  • Constructed with BPA-Free plastic.
  • The AeroPress comes with a paddle for stirring, 350 microfilters and plastic filter holder, funnel and coffee scoop.
  • It’s ideal for travel, the office for in the kitchen.

What you will need:

  • Freshly roasted coffee from Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  • Grinder
  • AeroPress and filter
  • Water Kettle

Pro-tip:

If you enjoy tweaking your coffee brewing recipes check out the recipes on the World Aeropress Championship website.

The AeroPress kit and replacement coffee filters are available at Red Cedar Coffee Co.’s retail store in Berea.

Retail Store Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm

We are closed the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

We close early on the following days:

  • New Years Day
  • Christmas Eve Day

The Hario v60 is one of the easiest ways to brew coffee 1-3 cups of coffee at a time.

Small and portable the Hario v60 has become a favorite brewing method for the office and for those that brew their coffee on the road.

The small ridges of the v60 help the filter from sticking to the walls of the dripper.

The Hario v60 is great for bright coffees where you can pick up floral and fruity notes.

 

Why we like the Hario coffee brewer:

The Hario v60 is one of the easiest and most approachable brew methods. It takes up minimal space and the cleanup is easy since you are brewing directly into the cup.

The Hario v60 brews coffee is a shorter time, approximately 3 minutes per cup.

 

What you will need:

  • Freshly roasted coffee from Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  • Grinder
  • Hario v60 dripper
  • #2 Hario filters
  • Water Kettle

 

Pro tip:

Use a digital scale to repeat your favorite coffee recipe.

A good starting point for your coffee to water ratio is 1:16. Use 1 ounce of coffee to 16 ounces of water. Tweak the ratio to your liking.

 

In the retail store:

We offer the Hario v60 in ceramic and plastic along with Hario v60 #2 filters.