What is Specialty Coffee?

Velvet Ditch Coffee Roasters is a Specialty coffee roaster in Oxford, MS, specializing in sourcing and expertly roasting the finest single origin beans. There are so many people involved in Specialty coffee.  Here are the players: The producer, aka farmer The green coffee buyer The roaster The barista The consumer The key player is the […]

Two Most Common Coffee Beans Coffee Drinkers Love

Short Answer:  Robusta and arabica coffee beans are the two most common beans enjoyed by coffee drinkers around the world. Regarding cultivation: About 75% of the world’s coffee production is arabica with about 25% being robusta. Long Answer:  Robusta and arabica are two of the most popular types of coffee beans. While both varieties of beans […]

How to Store Ground Coffee

  Question: Should you keep ground coffee in the fridge? Answer: No, whole beans and ground coffee should never be stored in the fridge or the freezer. Coffee will absorb the moisture in the fridge and freezer and that means the flavor of the beans will be affected. Quick Tips for Coffee Storage: Store coffee […]

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

It’s the first thing many Americans drink in the morning, and has become a daily ritual for 66 percent of adults. Nevertheless, past studies suggested that coffee was to blame for stunting growth, the risk of heart disease and increased blood pressure. Those studies didn’t always reveal that heavy coffee drinkers also tended to be […]

What is Acidity in the Coffee Cup?

What is acidity in green coffee beans? Will it be good or bad once it’s roasted into drinkable coffee beans? Let’s take a look and consider what is acidity in your daily cup of coffee. By definition, acidity in coffee means there is a high level of acid (or acidy) in the coffee which results […]