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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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New seasonal flavor: Blueberry Cobbler

With the summer fruit crops rolling in we would like to introduce our new summertime flavor Blueberry Cobbler.

Blueberry Cobbler is a blend of sweet and juicy blueberries with a hint of spices.

Available now in the Tasting Room and for mail order. We will be roasting Blueberry Cobbler throughout the summer and it will go on vacation after Labor Day.

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Pre-order Jingle Bell Java for Christmas in July

We are now taking pre-orders for our Christmas in July celebration.
We have convinced Santa to take a break from summer vacation and he will be stopping by with a special delivery of Jingle Bell Java. His sleigh can only carry enough pounds of Jingle Bell Java for one week.

Jingle Bell Java is our popular holiday flavor of cinnamon, caramel, and pecan. It will be available in 16 oz. (one pound) bags in regular and Swiss Water Processed decaf.

Each year we sell out and we suggest placing a pre-order to guarantee your Jingle Bell Java.

If you pre-order your Jingle Bell Java by Monday, July 16, you will be able to pick up your coffee earlier at our Jingle Bell Java Pick Up Party. You will beat the crowds and will be able to enjoy your coffee a couple days earlier.

Jingle Bell Java Pick Up Party (for customers who have placed pre-orders)
Saturday, July 21
10am-1pm
Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room

If you do not place a pre-order we will have a limited amount of Jingle Bell Java in our Tasting Room during the week of July 23. After we sell out Jingle Bell Java will be on vacation until November 1.

Please call our Tasting Room at 440-260-7509 to place your Jingle Bell Java Pre-order.

Unable to make it to our Tasting Room? Fill out our Mail Order Form, send it back to us and we’ll ship your coffee to you during our Christmas in July celebration.

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Now Roasting Campfire Memories

Our seasonal flavored coffee, Campfire Memories, is back for the season! Recapture moments of sitting around a campfire under a star-filled sky. It’s a s’mores blend of graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow.

This is available in our Tasting Room in Berea and for Mail Order in regular (red label) and Swiss Water Processed Decaf (blue label).

We will be roasting Campfire Memories through Labor Day.

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Why we like single origin coffees

The term single origin means coffee that has been sourced from a farm, cooperative, coffee variety, or region. This differs from a blend which is a coffee made up of several single origin coffees.

In short, we enjoy single origins because they showcase the flavors of a particular place.

What creates the unique flavors of single origin coffees? To borrow a term from the wine industry, it’s terroir—climate, soil, elevation—all contribute to the distinct flavor of your favorite coffee origin.

Soil: Was the coffee grown in volcanic soil? It can impart a smoky taste in the coffee’s finish.

Elevation: the higher the elevation the more likely you will find elegant flavors like citrus or floral notes.

Process: Washed coffees typically have a “cleaner” finish. Dry process coffee will have earthier and berry notes. Honey process, depending on how much fruit has been removed, can have a smooth finish (“white honey”) or may be full-bodied and complex (“black honey”).

Finally, single origins represent a harvest. That is why during certain times of the year we may be waiting for the new coffee harvest to arrive at our roastery.

In the Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room our single origin coffees are represented by either a gold or green band across the front label. Examples of our single origin coffees include Organic Guatemala Huehuetenango, Costa Rica La Lia Finca Dragon and Ethiopian Sidamo.

Our coffee tastings also provide an opportunity to learn more about single origin coffees and to taste why they are unique.

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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.

  

 

 

 

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Celebrating 12th Anniversary with Meet the Coffee Producer Tasting Event

Red Cedar Coffee Co. will host their 12th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 9, 2017, between 10am-1pm in their Berea, Ohio, Tasting Room.

During the celebration, we will release our new limited edition direct trade Costa Rica Finca las Torres from the Chirripó region of southern Costa Rica.

Produced by Régulo Gerardo Ureña and his family, Finca las Torres is located between Cerro Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest peak, and Cerro de la Muerte which is the highest peak on the Inter-American highway.

Our 12th Anniversary is an exciting time and we have brought the Ureña family to our Tasting Room for our Finca las Torres release. Anne returned to Finca las Torres in February and worked with Luis and Esteban Ureña during the harvest and the processing of the harvest.

We are pleased to have Luis and Esteban at our Tasting Room so customers will have the unique opportunity to meet the family behind one of our direct trade coffees and more importantly Luis and Esteban will be able to join in on the celebration as we release their coffee.

During the coffee tasting Finca las Torres will be brewed using the Chemex, as a drip coffee and as a single origin shot of espresso. The three brew methods will provide customers an opportunity to taste how the flavor and aroma changes based on how the coffee has been brewed. This event is free and open to the public.

12th Anniversary Celebration and Meet the Producer Event

Finca las Torres Release

Saturday, September 9, 2017

10am-1pm

Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room

This event is standing room only.

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Library Lovers’ Brew

Red Cedar Coffee Co. is pleased to partner with local branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library as part of their Friends of the Library fundraiser program.

The Library Lovers’ Brew is available only at select branches (Strongsville, Bay Village, Berea, Middleburg Heights) in twelve (12) ounce bags of ground regular and Swiss Water Processed decaf.

The Library Lovers’ Brew is a creamy, smooth medium roast created only for the Friends of the Library. A portion of each sale goes back to the Friends of the Library group and will provide funds for use towards the library, future library events and programming.

Read more here for information on the Strongsville branch program. Support your local library and enjoy some great coffee along the way.

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It’s spring cleaning time!

And that means it’s time to clean your coffee brewer, espresso machine or grinder.

We really like the easy to use Full Circle coffee and espresso cleaning products. These will keep your coffee brewers clean and brewing great tasting coffee.

All cleaners are phosphate free which means you will help keep Lake Erie clean. All cleaners are biodegradable and fragrance free.

In stock in Red Cedar Coffee Co.’s Tasting Room in Berea, Ohio, are the following cleaners:

Descaling Powder (coffee and espresso machine, breaks down lime scale and mineral build-up inside your machine)

Cleaning Powder (coffee machine, works to remove oily residue that builds up over time in coffee brewers)

Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets (espresso machine, removes oil and residue left behind in an automatic espresso machine)

Grinder Cleaning Tablets (coffee grinder, removes coffee residue and oils)