May 28, 2020

Brew Diligence: 3 Tips for Fantastic Cold Brew

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our at-home coffee education series. Summer is here and suddenly, boiling water seems less-than-appealing. Here are our Top 3 Tips For Fantastic Cold Brew. 1. USE COLD BREW BLEND We know you saw this one coming. But what you may not know is we’ve spent years developing and refining our recipe for this blend. From the raw coffee we source, to the ro...
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May 22, 2020

Single Origin Release: Colombia Inzá

For the last 4 years Metropolis has been buying coffee from the small family farms surrounding the town of Inzá in the Cauca department of Colombia. We were introduced to these coffees through our importing partner Mercanta and the relationship started in 2016 with two microlots from individual families: Familia Gomez & Maria Rosa Oidor. These coffees were incredibly com...
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May 08, 2020

Brew Diligence Day Six: Happy Hour!

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our at-home coffee education series. One thing we love almost as much as coffee is COCKTAILS. Lucky us, our Sales Rep, Sam, has a background in mixology. Sam recommends the recipe below, and Carrie from our Marketing Team made it using her own, um, rudimentary materials. Sam’s Espresso Martini 1.5 OZ VODKA Carrie Says: Sam did not specify a brand h...
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May 06, 2020

Brew Diligence Day Five: Citrus Triangulation

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our at-home coffee education series. Citrus is a great subject for at-home sensory exercises. All coffee has some level of acidity and tasting different citrus fruits will help you tune your palate to different levels and types of acidity. How is the sourness of an orange different from that of a grapefruit? Which has a more intense acidity, lemon ...
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May 01, 2020

Single Origin Release: Brazil Serra do Cabral

The Flanzer family began farming on the Serra do Cabral plateau in the 1970’s. Originally planted for forestry, brothers Marcelo and Roberto decided to diversify their land when they took over management from their father, Henrique, in 2000. Coffee had never been produced in the region before so Marcelo and Roberto started with a blank slate. They determined that pivot irrig...
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April 13, 2020

Brew Diligence Day Four: Cupping at Home

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our at-home coffee education series. Cupping is a method of tasting coffee used around the world by producers, buyers, roasters, and baristas to evaluate coffees and develop the flavor notes you see on bags of beans. Cupping is also a great activity to try at home when you don’t have quite enough of a bag left to brew a full cup or if you’d like to...
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