To all the Moms and “Like a Moms”:
We love you a latte!
Check out our featured Mother’s Day recipe.
You won’t believe the latest coffee news!
Come in and try our featured May drink, the lovely Lavender Frappe. It is sweet and subtle and a perfect way to welcome in the Spring. Available for a limited time only during the month of May at Brown Dog Coffee Company in Buena Vista.
There’s always something to do in our beautiful little valley
Check it out and get in on the fun!
Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet 8-9 am
HOW TO STORE COFFEE BEANS:
From the National Coffee Association
- Keep beans airtight and cool.
- Your beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light.
- To preserve your beans’ fresh roasted flavor as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. Coffee beans can be beautiful, but avoid clear canisters which will allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee.
- Keep your beans in a dark and cool location. A cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun.
- Coffee’s retail packaging is generally not ideal for long-term storage. If possible, invest in storage canisters with an airtight seal. Buy the right amount
- Coffee begins to lose freshness almost immediately after roasting. Try to buy smaller batches of freshly roasted coffee more frequently – enough for one or two weeks.
- Exposure to air is bad for your beans. If you prefer to keep your beans in an accessible and/or attractive container, it may be a good good idea to divide your coffee supply into several smaller portions, with the larger, unused portion in an air-tight container.This is especially important when buying pre-ground coffee, because of the increased exposure to oxygen. If you buy whole beans, grind the amount you need immediately before brewing.
Did you know...?
Coffee beans are technically seeds! These “beans” start out as a cherry-like berry seed on a flowering shrub. Early on after it’s discovery as an edible plant, it was used with a mixture of fat to create an energy-rich snack. You can read more fun facts here.