Then, on to the next lot of wares profiled in our market day. This time it is all about our (second) favourite beverage of choice… coffee!!
reader and fellow ex infertile now-mother-of-twins, Sarah is passionate about coffee
and is giving away a J&S logo t-shirt, several pounds of whole bean coffee
and a grinder- a combined total retail value of over $100!
Please read further and support her efforts to
pay back her IVF loan continue to turn her
love for coffee into a successful business.
“My husband, Joe, and I opened J&S Coffee Co., Inc. in Aug. 2003 and have been steadily developing a loyal following with our shop's sophisticated atmosphere and delectable drinks. J&S emphasizes an artisan approach to your coffee experience, using scientific methodology in roasting beans and preparing drinks to ensure a consistent, fresh, high quality product for customers. J&S also makes a point in raising awareness of, and appreciation for, specialty coffee. In addition to buying from local businesses when possible, J&S Coffee is committed to helping coffee-farming communities by including in their selection several certified Fair Trade coffees and accepting donations to Coffee Kids. Fair Trade coffees insure that coffee farmers are paid a living wage, and Coffee Kids is an international non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for coffee-farming families through economic, educational, nutritional and health improvements.“
Click here to visit her online store
PS She sent me some of the coffee and it is absolutely divine. It ended up costing me a lot of money because Marko got so excited about the coffee that he went out and bought a fancy percolator thing. He is so annoying. He should never be let loose near any shop that stocks thing that need wall plugs. Appliance addict. So, the cup of coffee cost me a few hundred bucks, but it was damn good coffee though.
If you would like to win the cool coffee prize, please email the market day email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “coffee” in the subject line. Thanks for supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses who are trying to make an honest buck. Smooches!
beans are actually seeds of cherries that grow on trees.
is one of the highest traded commodities in the world, second only to oil.
is the largest specialty coffee producing country.
is not a roast. There is no "espresso
roast." Espresso is a blend.
of roasts are: Cinnamon, American (Light), City (Medium), Full City, French,
Italian and Spanish. To read more about them visit: http://coffeetea.about.com/od/roasting/a/roasts.htm
coffee that is Organic is not necessarily Fair Trade and a coffee that is Fair
Trade is not necessarily Organic. Also,
just because a coffee does not carry the label "Fair Trade" does not
necessarily mean that the farmer did not receive a fair price for his product. It might just mean that the coffee is not
registered with a fair trade organization.
takes about 15 minutes to roast one batch of coffee. (In a drum roaster, like
we use at J&S Coffee)
Storing your coffee beans in your refrigerator or freezer is not recommended. Coffee is very porous and will absorb surrounding odors as well as moisture created when the doors are repeatedly opened and closed. If you plan on keeping a bag of coffee sealed for any length of time, it is okay to store it in your freezer, but for the above mentioned reasons if you have an open bag you are currently using, store it at room temperature. Your coffee will be most fresh if you purchase only a week's worth of coffee at a time and grind your beans directly before your brew them.