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The Life Cycle of Your Fresh Coffee Beans | A Look At What It Takes to Grow Them

Coffee is a fruit -- an extremely precious fruit. It takes at least 200 coffee cherries to brew the 50 ounce pot of coffee you  enjoy each day. (Each cherry contains two coffee beans [seeds].  I measured out how much coffee I would typically use to brew a 50 ounce pot of coffee and counted 411 of our roasted Brazilian Montanha de Diamante beans.) Before these cherished whole coffee beans arrive at FosterHobbs Coffee Roasters in High Point, NC, many hands--skilled and dedicated--planted, pruned, weeded, picked, peeled, washed, dried, hulled and bagged these coffee cherries grown in equatorial countries situated between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Mike and I deal with beans each day so we’re aware of the intricate...

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Waking Up Can Be the Best Part of Christmas Morn

This Christmas, give the gift of waking up all warm and cozy with a deliciously aromatic FosterHobbs Coffee pour-over brew.   Years ago Mike’s quest for the perfect cup of coffee meant bags of beans in his suitcase, which he would open up like a Christmas gift, and unwrap for me by scooping the beans in a grinder and freshly grinding them.  The aroma of the beans being ground was just the beginning.  Then one day our automatic Bunn coffee maker died and Mike brought out a pour-over brewer (coffee dripper) that he had been meaning to try.  That day we discovered that brewing coffee using the pour-over method made the entire kitchen smell glorious.  And when we started brewing...

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CHRISTMAS SHIPPING DEADLINE

GIVE OUR CHRISTMAS BLEND THIS YEAR! FosterHobbs Coffee for Christmas -- a unique and delectable gift because we select only specialty grade Arabica coffee beans, the best grade and the best variety, and roast them to order so that your gift is delivered just-roasted fresh!

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Brazilian Pour-Over Instructions

  B R A Z I L – Region: Bahia – Mountains of Espirito Santo Altitude: 1000-1200 meters Processing: Fully washed Cupping highlights: Full of body and rich with flavors of cashew and maple. My personal notes: This is Mike’s favorite coffee! And a favorite for outdoorsmen/women! A BETTER BREW TO BRAVE THE BITTER COLD Brewing method: Manual Drip Using a Porcelain Pour-Over Brewer 18 grams – FosterHobbs Coffee fresh-roasted whole beans from Brazil 16 ounces – Fresh, filtered water (for both rinsing filter and brewing) Drizzle of honey 1. Place #4 cone filter in porcelain brewer 2. Heat water to boil. 3. Drip-grind coffee beans. 4. Run a few ounces of hot water over the filter to rinse and...

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Colombian Chemex Recipe - Thanksgiving Spice and Everything Nice!

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, EXPERIMENT WITH BREWING TECHNIQUES AND ENJOY YOUR COFFEE!   Okay, I am not going to knock instant potatoes or packaged gravy. I know that there are people who do not enjoy cooking or who do not have the time to prepare food so these are necessary alternatives. But if you really, really enjoy mashed potatoes and gravy, you will use real ingredients and take the time to learn how to prepare them properly. It is the same thing with enjoying coffee. If you really want to taste coffee the way it is supposed to be enjoyed, you will start with fresh roasted coffee beans. And you will experiment with various brewing methods and coffee origins. And in...

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