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About Our Coffees

Roasted from premium, mountain-grown Arabica beans.

The shorter the timeline from roasting to brewing, the better the taste of the coffee in your cup. Since Coffee Break Roasting Company roasts and packages daily in small batches for our coffee service customers right here in Cincinnati, we deliver the freshest coffee possible.

In addition, our packaging keeps the dangers to coffee (heat, light, and air) away from our coffee . Enjoy the fresh roasted aroma of our coffees compared to our competition.

Gourmet coffees differ from one another for a variety of reasons. Including cultivation practices, growing area, altitude, soil, climate & degree of roast. Like fine wines, gourmet coffees will also vary from country to country, region to region, and year to year. Coffee beans are as distinctive and spectacular as the region in which they are grown.

Roasting & Blending coffee is truly both an art and a science. Each origin and variety has its own taste characteristics, which can be roasted and enjoyed or blended to enhance or combine flavor profiles for an infinite array of tastes. It is equivalent to how the master chef's (that choose our flavorful coffees for their restaurants), blends ingredients to create memorable cuisine.

Our Master Roasters know coffee; our signature blends use complementing coffees assuring that every subtle difference and each taste nuance is fully developed for your coffee enjoyment. The pleasure of selecting gourmet coffees to suit your specific taste requirements is left to you, there are no rules, let your palate be your guide.

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Costa Rica Dark Roast
A single origin Costa Rican bean caramelized to a french roast. It is full bodied with robust richness & a wonderful depth of flavors - analogous to a good burgundy wine.

Millennium Blend
Latin & Central American coffees blended with Indonesian coffee. These varieties are carefully selected for their ability to harmonize well with one another, creating a deep, rich, creamy balance with spicy character.

Dark House Blend
A rich blend of darker roasted coffees composed for those who crave a big bold taste. rich, velvety, slightly smokey with crisp acidity to produce a robust richness & toasty flavor.

Proprietor's Reserve
A full Bodied coffee with little acidity and a fascinating complexity. It has a sweet, rich buttery aftertaste, intense, hearty and satisfying.

Fair-Trade Estate Blend
A single origin Central American Fair-Trade certified coffee.

Café Cincinnati
Our Blend of Colombian and other central and South American coffees.Roasted to just shy of Full-city to produce a lighter body and a soft, nutty finish.

Gourmet Blend
A Blend of Central and South American coffees Roasted to an American Roast providing a pleasant acidity, lighter body and a smooth nutty satisfying coffee you can drink all day.

The History of Coffee

Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia during the 10th century. Trade and colonization spread the popularity of coffee throughout the Middle East, then Europe, and eventually to the rest of the world. Since the early years of the eighteenth century, coffee and coffee houses were frequented by poets, Classical Scholars, scientists, lawyers and radicals and was the center of intellectual, religious, and political thought, debate and Gossip. Since many could not afford to attend universities and the price of coffee was just pennies, Coffee houses became known as "Penny Universities", and the information age was born. .. America's taste for coffee evolved as an act of defiance against England as a result of the Tea Tax of 1767.

The Taste of Coffee

There are four primary taste components to a cup of coffee. Each helps distinguish one cup from another and is critical to effective coffee roasting. They are:

  • Acidity - the crispness, liveliness, or smell of the coffee.
  • Body - the impression of weight or texture of a cup.
  • Flavor - the specific, distinguishing taste characteristic of a coffee such as winy, spicy, fruity, burnt, bitter, etc.
  • Aroma - the smell or lasting impression the coffee has on the nose.

The Quality of Coffee

Differences in soil, climate, elevation, roast profile, grind and preparation determine a coffee's cup quality & flavor. There are two major species of coffee trees: Arabica and Robusta. Arabica trees produce high quality beans, grown at altitudes of 2,000 to 6,000 feet. Robusta trees produce lower quality coffee, grown at sea level to 2,000 feet. True gourmet coffee is produced only from the top 10% of Arabica trees

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