About the Coffees, Blends, Roasts, & Flavor
Fresh Roasted to Order
The Best Beans ~ The Best Clean
Fresh Organic Coffee
There are two main varieties of coffee trees, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica beans are more flavorful and contain less caffeine than Robusta. The best flavored Arabica beans come from the highest altitudes (3,000 feet up to the frost zone). Tessa's Organic Coffee imports only European grade, certified organic, high altitude ("altura"), Arabica beans grown by indigenous farmers, producing the best cup of coffee around.
Costa Rican is beautifully textured, this gives you a silky tanginess and a bright, even cup.
Guatemalan is a wonderfully complex, big and balanced, rich in subtle spice and coffee depth.
Nicaraguan has an extraordinary aroma with full toned acidity softened by fruity flavor, resonant and richly dimensioned, with a sweet, full, almost sugary finish complicated by hints of dry chocolate or tobacco.
el Salvador ~ the aroma is round, sweet and rich and (quite literally) buttery with hints of fruity cocoa.
Colombian is tremendous all around. this gives all the richness for which Columbia is famous.
Brazil is a gently acidic coffee, with a melodic sweetness and delicate complexity.
Paupa New Guinea is full bodied and full flavored ~ a delight in Dark and French Roast. When we have it indulge!
Ethiopia a bean that we offer seasonally. The first bean know to man. It is full bodied, a gently acidic coffee with the essence of Africa.
French is the darkest roast available, with oily beans that are almost black, but not burned. It is very rich tasting with a smoky finish. French roast has less caffeine and a lower acid content.
Italian is rich and dark in flavor with a bold, complete taste. We sell a lot of this in every bean.
Espresso is the class of roasts that has brought oil to the surface of the bean, with a sheen of oil and a clean, fruity taste. If you like your coffee strong one cup at a time try this. A fine grind will do the trick.
Medium roast brings to life the most elegant flavors of the beans. Get to know your beans through this roast.