THE DOSE MAKES THE POISON
Over 400 years ago, our favorite quote came form alchemist and physician Paracelus, ” All Substances are poisons: there is none that is not a poison, The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy”
In a 1998 article for The Specialty Coffee Chronicle, Don Holly wrote the following as he grappled with the question of defining specialty coffee: “My understanding of the origin of the term ‘specialty coffee’ is that it was first coined by Erna Knutsen, of Knutsen Coffee Ltd., in a speech to the delegates of an international coffee conference in Montreuil, France, in 1978. In essence, the concept was quite simple: special geographic microclimates produce beans with unique flavor profiles, which she referred to as ‘specialty coffees.’ Underlying this idea of coffee appellations was the fundamental premise that specialty coffee beans would always be well prepared, freshly roasted, and properly brewed. This was the craft of the specialty coffee industry that had been slowly evolving during the twenty-year period preceding her speech.” This concept continues to evolve to this day.
KEEP ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE NEXT LIMITED COA COFFEE SELECTION
Every season or so we bring you a different selection of unique micro and nano lot specialty coffee, ethically sourced. Our small batch roast method, along with a careful hand selection allows us to experiment and develop the beans full potential. We’re in a perennial lookout for the most sophisticated, clean, complex, flavorful and aromatic coffees.