The Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room will be open extended hours from 9am-3pm on the following Saturdays in December:

Saturday, December 7, 9am-3pm

Saturday, December 14, 9am-3pm

Saturday, December 21, 9am-3pm

The Tasting Room will return to normal Saturday hours (9am-1pm) starting Saturday, December 28.

The first Saturday of each month (excluding September) between 10am-1pm we will feature a different single origin coffee to show the coffee’s uniqueness. The last coffee tasting for the day will start at 12:45 pm.

If you ever had an interest in learning more about coffee, regions, or how to brew using different coffee brewing 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 featured coffee for each coffee tasting prior to the event in our Tasting Room, on social media and in our monthly newsletter.

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

Please be advised that these are standing room only events.

Whether you’re looking for impressive gifts, delightful stocking stuffers or coffee to accompany your holiday get together, we have it all. Here’s our pick of gifts for the holidays.

  1. Airscape. Keep your coffee fresh! The lid removes and locks out air to preserve and protect the freshness and flavor. Holds one-pound whole bean coffee.
  2. World of Coffee Gift Set. Tour the coffee growing region of the world one cup at a time. Includes 4-6 oz. packs of the world’s premier single origin coffee. Sets are available in whole bean and ground coffee.
  3. Holiday Cheer gift set. Perfect for a hostess gift or a coworker appreciation gift. Includes 5 single pot packs of our holiday flavored coffee.
  4. 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.
  5. Roaster’s Choice Coffee Subscription. Features flavorful single origins, limited offerings, and outstanding micro lot coffees in a 3-,6-, 12-month subscription. Each month of the tour we will ship one pound of coffee chosen by our expert roasters.
  6. Baratza Virtuoso+ Grinder. Nothing tastes better than fresh ground coffee. You have the ability to preset the digital timer for grinding, LED backlit grounds bin to dose ground coffee and this grinder is built to last.
  7. Travel mug. Take your Red Cedar coffee with you wherever you go. Made of double-walled stainless-steel features a spill-proof, lockable lid to keep hot drinks hot (or cold drinks cold) for hours.
  8. Costa Rica Finca Pie San. A microlot from one of our direct trade coffee producers in Costa Rica. We’ve been roasting coffee from the La Lia Micromill since 2015 and are really pleased with this year’s crop. Processed as a red honey this coffee has fruitier notes compared to Finca Dragon (also processed at the La Lia Micromill).
  9. Desk Press. These travel French presses give you the option to brew and drink coffee on the go. The brü-stop plate locks in place once the plunger is pressed and separates the brewed coffee from the coffee grounds. No more worrying about over-extracted French press coffee!
  10. Gift Certificates. Let your recipient choose their gift.
Jingle Bell Java

Summer is cruising right along and soon it will be time for our Christmas in July celebration.

With Santa’s permission, we are bringing back Jingle Bell Java (regular and decaf) in one pound bags for one week only, July 22-28, while quantities last.

We are encouraging pre-orders to guarantee some of this limited coffee roast.

We are taking pre-orders until noon on Monday, July 15.

Customers who pre-order Jingle Bell Java may pick up their coffee at our Christmas in July Pickup Party (information located at the end of this page). You will have the opportunity to beat the crowds and enjoy your coffee a few days earlier.

Customers who place an order after the deadline will be able to pick up their Jingle Bell Java during the week of July 22-28.

We will have a limited amount of Jingle Bell Java in our Tasting Room during Christmas in July for those who do not order in advance, while quantities last.

Call us at 440.260.7509 or place an order in person at our Tasting Room. Once we sell out, Jingle Bell Java will be on vacation until November 1.

Christmas in July Pickup Party

(for customers who preordered their coffee by noon on July 15)

Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room

Saturday, July 20, 2019

10am-1pm

Christmas in July Week

July 22-27, while quantities last

What is Jingle Bell Java?

Jingle Bell Java is our top selling holiday flavor of cinnamon, caramel and pecan. It will be the only flavor from our holiday coffee line-up.

It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Yes, we would agree. And so we are happy for the return of Ethiopian Harrar.

This is a truly unique coffee and there isn’t another region quite like Harrar.

Grown near the town of Harrar in the Eastern Highlands of Ethiopia this is a natural (sometimes referred to as dry) processed coffee. And it is in the processing of the coffee where part of the magic happens. Because the fruit of the coffee cherry remains on the bean post-harvest the coffee bean continues to develop its flavors. As a result, the Ethiopian Harrar has intense fruity characteristics which we describe as wine-like.

Hints of blueberry are first noticed in the fragrance of the ground coffee, and then the aroma of the brewed coffee. In the cup there are notes of mocha and berry.

Ethiopian Harrar is available in the Tasting Room and for Mail Order while quantities last.

Flavor profile: Fruity complexity, wine-like fragrance, hints of blueberry, mocha, berry

The French press brews a full-bodied cup of coffee coffee. If you’re looking to pick up more of the characteristics that make your coffee unique, this is your brew method!

The French press is an immersion brewing method, meaning that the coffee grounds are steeped in hot water before being pressed to the bottom by a metal filter.

You will want to use a coarse grind for brewing your French press coffee. Pour the amount of coffee you’d like into the press then add hot water. Place the lid on top of the French press with the metal filter up. Wait 4-6 minutes and press the metal filter down. Pour and enjoy!

 

Why we like the French Press

It’s a great brewing method to relax and enjoy your coffee.

 

What you will need

Freshly roasted coffee from Red Cedar Coffee Co.

Grinder

French Press

Water Kettle

Digital Scale (to help replicate your favorite recipe)

 

Pro-tip

We find that steeping your coffee for 4-6 minutes is the sweet spot.

 

Pictured above

Our Tasting Room carries double-walled stainless-steel French presses. The French presses have new technologies that create a barrier between the coffee and coffee grounds meaning you won’t have to worry about bitter coffee. Also pictured is a handmade stoneware mug.

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.

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.

The gift of great-tasting coffee is always appreciated!

With the holidays approaching, keep us in mind for all your corporate gift needs. We love to create special gifts for your clients, employees, vendors, and even your conference!

Check out our Corporate Gift Selection.

Corporate gifts from Red Cedar Coffee Co. are available for your company’s events year-round.

Have your gift recipients finalized? Fill out our Gift List spreadsheet with your gift recipient’s information and send it to us to get the ball rolling.

Please give us a call at 440.260.7509 for more information or to place your order.

Coffee Bundle Gift Set

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.

Starting July 24, we will have a limited amount of Jingle Bell Java. Each year we sell out and we suggest placing a pre-order to guarantee your Jingle Bell Java. This is our popular holiday flavor of cinnamon, caramel, and pecan. For our Christmas in July celebration Jingle Bell Java will be available in 16 oz. (one pound) bags in regular and Swiss Water Processed decaf.

If you pre-order your Jingle Bell Java by Wednesday, July 19, 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 22
10am-1pm
Red Cedar Coffee Co. Tasting Room

After we sell out Jingle Bell Java will be on vacation until November 1.