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Is it a Single Origin Coffee or is it a Blend? Knowing the Differences and How they Affect Your Favorite Cup

A “single origin” coffee is identified by the geographical location of where it is grown. All single origin coffees are titled with the producing country’s name and are the ingredients of any and all blends. There are three main regions in the world where…
A “single origin” coffee is identified by the geographical location of where it is grown. All single origin coffees are titled with the producing country’s name, and become the th… http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/single-origin-coffee-or-blend/

Guatemala – The Rainbow

Guatemala has long cultivated a sense of mystique and intrigue within me. Whether it be the multi-colored ‘trademark’ textiles, the variety of historical and modern architecture, legend and life of the ancient Maya and colonial Spanish or the rich and var…
Guatemala has long cultivated a sense of mystique and intrigue within me. Whether it be the multi-colored ‘trademark’ textiles, the variety of historical and modern architect… http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/guatemala-rainbow/

Bitter Coffee!?

Well, yes, coffee can be bitter. Much like the tannins in wine and tea, the many acidic compounds in coffee can become overwhelming and undesirable in the cup for several reasons. Bitter is such an ambiguous term, though, when judged by an individual&rsqu…
Well, yes, coffee can be bitter. Much like the tannins in wine and tea, the many acidic compounds in coffee can become overwhelming and undesirable in the cup for several reasons.… http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/bitter-coffee/

October Transitions

Here I sit, trying to figure out what to drink this morning. Having just went through our stock to select the October Special of the Month, I was seeking new arrival green coffees from origin. One of my other criteria for selecting the special is to see w…
Here I sit, trying to figure out what to drink this morning. Having just went through our stock to select the October Special of the Month, I was seeking new arrival green coffees… http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/october-transitions/

Airport Joe and Colombian Beauties

Here I sit in Denver International Airport, which harkens me back to my last visit here – a redirected, winter storm transfer from Dallas while trying to return home from my first trip to Colombia. Those are some sweet and fresh memories. Colombia, number…
Here I sit in Denver International Airport, which harkens me back to my last visit here – a redirected, winter storm transfer from Dallas while trying to return home from my first… http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/airport-joe-and-colombian-beauties/

My Favorite Coffee?

A question I am always asked, “what is your favorite coffee?”. My answer is always the same: “It depends on the time of the year and growing seasons”.
A question I am always asked, “what is your favorite coffee?”. My answer is always the same: “It depends on the time of the year and growing seasons”. It is April and we are st… http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/my-favorite-coffee/

Cycling Season

Warm, sunny weather and a rich cup of Alpen Sierra French Roast are a great way to start a beautiful Tahoe day. Sitting very early by the tele watching the Tour de France, which has just entered the Pyrenees and looks still to be anyone’s race, gets the h…
Warm, sunny weather and a rich cup of Alpen Sierra French Roast are a great way to start a beautiful Tahoe day. Sitting very early by the tele watching the Tour de France, which h… http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/cycling-season/

All is cool at the Big Blue

The smoke is long gone, the ash has settled and we are all good here in Lake Tahoe following the Angora fire, which ravaged our South Shore community the last week of June, 2007. Ravaged yes, but defeated – NO. Like most natural disasters, this fire has b…
The smoke is long gone, the ash has settled and we are all good here in Lake Tahoe following the Angora fire, which ravaged our South Shore community the last week of June, 2007. … http://www.alpensierracoffee.com/blog/all-cool-big-blue/