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Red Cedar’s Coffee Tour (Coffee Subscription)

Tour the world in coffee!

Each month of the tour we will ship 16 ounces of freshly roasted coffee. 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!

We start the process of creating truly special coffees by carefully sourcing our coffee beans. In some cases, selecting the individual lots of coffee on site at the farm. Once the coffee arrives at our roastery we work to showcase the best attributes of each coffee we roast.

You can purchase a 3-month or 6-month subscription to our Coffee Tour. Shipping is included in the price.
And, you can begin your coffee tour any month of the year. 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.

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Top 10 Gifts for the Coffee Drinker on your List

Have you been making your list and checking it twice?

Our Tasting Room in Berea has a selection of freshly roasted coffee along with brewing equipment to delight any coffee lover. This is our Top 10 Gift list for your Coffee Drinker. All items are available in our Tasting Room.

 

 AirScape

Keep your coffee fresh in this airtight container. The container fits a pound of whole bean or ground coffee. Available in stainless steel and ceramic.

 

Coffee Lover’s Bundle

Includes 5 single pot packs of single origin and blends.

 

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. Available with whole bean or ground coffee.

 

Coffee Tour  

Send a pound a month of freshly roasted coffee to your recipient. 3-month and 6-month coffee tours available.

 

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.

 

Hario Drip Pot

This is a great pour-over coffee brewer because it has a reusable cloth filter. Brew your coffee, compost your coffee grounds and let the cloth filter drip dry.

 

Coffee equipment cleaner

Having a clean coffee brewer and grinder is one of the steps often overlooked for brewing great tasting coffee.

 

French Press 

For many, this is their first brew method after a drip coffee brewer. Brews a full-bodied cup of coffee. Our Tasting Room has a fantastic travel French press mug. The new brü-stop technology separates the coffee from the coffee grounds after you press down the screen. It comes with a second lid that you can turn your French press into a travel mug.

 

Baratza Encore Grinder & Grinder Cleaning Tablets

This grinder has 40 settings and has a hopper that holds 8 oz. of coffee. Grinder cleaning tablets (sold separately) will help keep your grinder working like a champ!

 

Gift certificates

We offer gift certificates good for any amount. Let your recipient choose their gift.

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Now Roasting: Holiday Coffees

It’s already November and that means we’re now roasting our holiday coffees for our Tasting Room and mail order customers.

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 gift sets in our Tasting Room. If you are interested in corporate gifts for your company, please check out our listing online.

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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How to Store Coffee

You’ve taken the time to select your coffee and now you’ve brought them home. Now how do you store your coffee?

Here are four helpful tips for storing your coffee beans.

The original packaging does a pretty good job keeping your coffee beans fresh.
When you purchase coffee from Red Cedar Coffee Co. you will notice a little one-way valve on the front of your bag. This valve releases gas from the coffee beans while keeping oxygen out of the bag. The foil bag protects the coffee beans from moisture and light. It’s always best to open one bag of coffee at a time.

Grind your coffee right before you brew.
To maximize the lifetime and flavors of your coffee you will want to grind your coffee right before brewing it. Coffee grinding releases gases and aromas which are important when you brew coffee.

Keep your coffee at room temperature.
Coffee beans can be sensitive to temperature, moisture and air. Keep your coffee away from spices as coffee can quickly absorb odors. We suggest keeping your coffee beans at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

Airtight containers are coffee’s best friend.
The best way to keep your coffee fresh is to remove the air from your storage container. Our Tasting Room has a selection of Airscape containers. We love that the Airscape container has an inner lid with air-valve that forces air out and locks freshness in. The Airscape works great for both whole bean and ground coffee which makes us love it even more.

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Our Tasting Room stocks two models of Airscape containers: a ceramic version with bamboo lid and a stainless-steel version.

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Choosing a Coffee Grinder

Grinding your coffee beans fresh is one of the best ways to brew a more flavorful cup of coffee. Coffee begins to start losing some of its flavor and aromatics as soon as it is ground.

If you like to have the flexibility of grinding for different brewing devices or wish to get the most flavor out of your coffee, you may want to consider grinding your coffee before brewing.

 

Blade vs. Burr Grinder

Blade grinders heat the coffee as they operate due to friction. Many blade grinders have a button that must be held down to grind; depending on who is grinding the coffee, it is much hard to achieve a consistent grind on a blade grinder.

Burr grinders have two revolving abrasive surfaces (“burrs”) and in between which the coffee is ground. Burr grinders slice through coffee beans more consistently which is best for brewing flavorful coffee.

 

Why we Like Burr Grinders

Burr grinders help you brew coffee-shop quality coffee at your home or office. The Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room features two burr grinders models: Baratza Encore and Baratza Virtuoso grinders.

The Encore is a great entry level burr grinder. The Encore features 40 grind settings. It is lighter and has a small enough footprint that it will fit under standard kitchen cabinets.

The Virtuoso grinds coffee faster compared to the Encore and features a 60-second timed grind switch which is helpful when keeping coffee beans in the hopper. The Virtuoso also has 40 grind settings, however the Virtuoso grinds coffee more consistently for drip, pour over and espresso.

 

Keep your burr grinder in tip-top-shape!

Oils accumulate over time and using the Full Circle grinder cleaning tablet can help you get the most life out of your coffee grinder.

The grinder tablets have been formulated specifically to remove the coffee oils and residue on the grinder’s burrs and can also prevent jamming of the grinder.

Here’s a short article that explains how jams occur and how a little cleaning can prevent them.

The Full Circle grinder tablets we carry in the Tasting Room are food-grade safe and are the same quality of cleaner we use for our grinders.