Organic Coffee Beans

Organic Coffee

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why organic coffee?

Organic coffee is produced without the aid of artificial chemical substances, such as certain additives or some pesticides and herbicides. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification  organizations verify that organic farmers abide by the law. Our coffee is certified organic by ECOCERT ICO.

what does it mean to be certified organic?

USDA-Organic-SealIn order for coffee to be certified and sold as organic in the United States, it must be produced in accordance with U.S. standards for organic production and certified by an agency accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. requirements for organic coffee production include farming without synthetic pesticides or other prohibited substances for three years and a sustainable crop rotation plan to prevent erosion, the depletion of soil nutrients, and control for pests. Our coffee is certified organic by ECOCERT ICO.

This info was quoted from: http://www.ota.com/organic/organic_and_you/coffee_collaboration/facts.html


sustainability & responsibility

The discussion of sustainable farming practices goes hand in hand with the discussion of how our coffee tastes. Coffee is one of the most highly chemically treated crops in the world. The use of petroleum-based pesticides and fertilizers not only can strip the soil of nutrients and contaminate water supplies, they can also end up in the coffee we drink. Conventional coffee plantations can also be responsible for clear-cutting rainforests to plant full-sun hybrid coffee plants. Shade-grown coffee requires less fertilizer, preserves habitat and protects the soil from eroding.

We are ftrade logoone of the few certified organic roasters in our area. Our coffee is 100% chemical-free. We went through the expensive and time-consuming process to be a certified organic business from the beginning. Because it is as important to our customers as it is to us, it is a great investment.

We believe in being responsible in our business practices. That means providing a fair and living wage to our farmers, putting back as much goodness as we take from the soil, and having the smallest footprint we can.


brewing instructions

You’ve just picked up a fresh bag of Dynamite Roasting Co. coffee and you are ready to brew up a pot.

Here’s how to make the perfect coffee at home:

Auto Drip Coffee Maker:

  1. Fill water tank to desired level. (2 cups water on measurement line = 1 mug of coffee)IMG_9571
  2. Weigh out whole bean coffee: 10 grams (0.35 oz. or approx. 2 TBSP) of coffee for every cup line on the water tank.
  3. Adjust grind (medium grind, like the texture of sea salt)
  4. Grind coffee
  5. Add ground coffee to filter and place in brew basket
  6. Press “auto” button to brew
  7. Serve and enjoy

French Press (8 cup):

  1. Preheat French Press (glass brewing container) with hot water
  2. Weigh out whole bean coffee: 56g (1.97 oz. or approx. 12 TBSP) for the 8 cup French Press
  3. Adjust grind (coarse grind, like breadcrumbs)
  4. Grind coffee
  5. Discard water that was used to preheat French Press (glass brewing container)
  6. Add ground coffee to French Press
  7. Pour hot water (205 degrees F) into the French Press, saturating all of the grounds and pouring to the half way mark. Begin timer for 4 minutes
  8. After 1 minute, stir the “bloom” (or top layer) with a spoon using a gentle folding action and pour the remaining water to the top (leaving enough room for the lid assembly to be placed in without overflowing).
  9. Place the lid on the brewer

10.  When the timer goes off, gently press the plunger down and serve!

Iced Coffee:

We love iced coffee around here. The best way we have found to make delicious and consistent iced coffee is right here!

Clever Dripper:

  1. Place filter in brewer and rinse with hot water
  2. Weigh out whole bean coffee: 20 grams (0.71 oz. or 4 TBSP) for 10 oz. mug
  3. Adjust grind (fine grind, like table salt)
  4. Grind coffee
  5. Add ground coffee to filter
  6. Add 300 grams (10.6 oz. or 1 1/3 cup) of hot water (205 degrees F) to the coffee bed, aiming to evenly saturate the grounds
  7. Start a 3 minute timer
  8. After 30 seconds break down the “bloom” (or top layer) with a spoon using a gentle folding action
  9. Place the lid on the brewer

10.  When the timer goes off, place the Clever Dripper over you cup to drain and enjoy!

Helpful Brewing Facts:

How much coffee do I use?

Generally, no matter what technique you use to brew coffee, a good place to start is using a 1/17 ratio (1 parts coffee to 17 parts water). Experiment with coffee weight and ratio to find your preferred cup.

How hot should the water be for brewing coffee?

We recommend using water that is between 195-­‐205 degrees, but if you don’t have access to a thermometer let the water sit for 30 seconds just off boil and it should be close to the desired temperature for brewing.

Storing:

Be sure to store your coffee in an air-tight container, away from light, heat, and moisture. A glass jar in the cupboard is perfect.  organicbeans_1smallerAvoid the fridge and freezer or your coffee can start tasting like yesterday’s leftovers. For best flavor, buy your coffee often, at least every two weeks.


the roasting room:organic-beans-2smaller

Eventually, we got a little too busy to roast in our cafe every day, so we opened a commercial space in the Eastside Business Park, an old furniture factory that also houses Pisgah Brewing and New Sprout Farms. It’s become a hub of certified organic businesses with similar philosophies of making the world a little bit better. Though most of our wholesale production roasting is done at the business park, we regularly roast special batches on our original roaster for the cafe.

 

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