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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.

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 Tasting Room:

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

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.

“What is that?” is a question we often overhear during our coffee tastings when we brew coffee using a Chemex. And for many reasons it is one of our favorite ways to brew coffee.

This brew method is a piece of art that is represented in numerous art museums including the Corning Museum of Glass and Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

What is the Chemex?
Invented by chemist Dr. Peter Schlumbohm in 1941, the Chemex combines the beauty of an hour glass with the function of a coffee maker. What makes this piece of art even more impressive is that it brews consistently smooth coffee.

Why do we like the Chemex?
The double bonded Chemex paper filter removes a molecule in coffee oils which creates a clean cup of coffee free from bitterness.

The Chemex does especially well in with washed coffees like our Guatemala Antigua and Costa Rica La Lia Finca Dragon.

We carry the 8-cup (40 ounce) Chemex and coffee filters in our Tasting Room in Berea, Ohio.

Brewing Tip: Use a digital scale when using a Chemex for accuracy.