This coffee is one of the best coffees from Yemen. A medium-bodied, less acidic version of the standard Yemen style.

Santos, Bourbon
A high quality, washed coffee from Brazil that is usually shipped through the port of Santos. This coffee is usually grown in the State of Sao Paulo or northern Minas Gerais.

Seattle’s Best Coffee
Seattle’s Best Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington. It became part of Starbucks Corporation on July 14, 2003. Founded by Jim Stewart in 1968 as the Wet Whisker, an ice cream and coffee shop in Coupeville, Washington, Seattle’s Best Coffee was known as Stewart Brothers Coffee from 1969 to 1991, when it took its present name.

One of the best coffees from Yemen.

Shortberry Harrar
A grade of Harrar coffee from Ethiopia with beans that are smaller than Longberry Harrar. It is debatable whether the bean size affects the final brewed coffee taste.

Sidamo, Washed
A washed coffee from Ethiopia that is distinguished by its low acidity.

Soft Bean
Coffees that grow at relatively low altitudes (under 3,000 feet) are often described as soft bean. These soft bean coffees are faster maturing and more porous than the hard bean due to the lower altitude and warmer temperatures.

Specialty Coffee Association Of America
The green coffee classification standard provided by the SCAA is an excellent method to classify coffees. It is superior over some systems in that it better accounts for the relationship between the defect and the cup quality. However, it leaves out a few of the important defects that can occur in coffee.

Starbucks Coffee Company
In 1971 Starbucks opens its first location in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. In 1982 Starbucks begins providing coffee to fine restaurants and espresso bars. Howard Schultz, director of retail operations and marketing, observed the popularity of espresso bars in Milan, Italy in 1983. In 1984 Starbucks tested the coffee bar concept in a new location in downtown Seattle. This successful experiment is the genesis of the modern day company that offers brewed coffee and espresso beverages made from Starbucks coffee beans. In 1991, Starbucks became the first privately-owned U.S. company to offer a stock option program that includes part-time employees.

Storing Coffee Beans
Coffee beans tend to lose their flavor rather quickly and even faster after being ground. It’s best to keep your coffee whole bean until used. Always keep your coffee in a sealed container that prevents the coffee from being exposed to the open air.

Straight Coffee
Coffee that is unblended; from a single crop, region, and country.

Straight coffee from Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), an Indonesian island. Toraja is the best Sulawesi coffee, greatly resembling the Sumatran coffees, except for a tendency to be slightly more acidic and with less body.

The straight coffee from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Mandheling, Lintong, and Ankola are the best Sumatran coffees and among the world’s finest. They display full body, rich flavor, and low acidity.

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