This past week I noticed a huge sales increase in our Geisha Coffee Costa Rica. So much so that we quickly went out of stock. I knew something was up and on Thursday morning on the local TV news I figured it out. Starbucks announced that they are now selling this as the most expensive coffee coffee at $7 per cup.
News outlets across the country picked up Bloomberg reported that Starbucks is marketing the coffee, called Costa Rica Tarrazú Geisha, as part of its luxury reserve line. They are also selling it for $40 for an 8 oz. bag which compares to Volcanica Coffee’s Geisha Coffee Costa Rica which sells for $29.99 for a 16 oz bag which is twice the coffee.
We have been selling Geisha Coffee Costa Rica for a few years and it actually is a variety of coffee that is grown in Costa Rica. It is an Ethiopian wild coffee origin which is ancient and very rare. The name Geisha comes from the Ethiopian town of Gesha where the coffee plant were found. It has about 30% less caffeine than most other coffees.
The taste of Geisha Coffee from Costa Rica can be described as soft and delicate profile with quietly complex aromatics that reward patient attention: flowering grass, lavender, a crisp, rather vegetal cocoa, hints of molasses and pipe tobacco. Gentle acidity, medium body, silky mouth feel. Flavor, particularly cocoa, saturates the long, lingering finish.
A recent survey by Dunkin’ Donuts found the top jobs or professions where people drink the most coffee. These are jobs where people ranked as the most needing coffee to get through the workday:
1. Food Preparation/Service Workers
3. Sales Representatives
4. Marketing/Public Relations Professionals
5. Nurses (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)
6. Editors/Writers/Media Workers
7. Business Executives
8. Teachers/Instructors (K-12)
9. Engineering Technicians/Support
10. IT Managers/Network Administrators.
The green coffee beans keep for a long while so the time to buy Monsoon Malabar Coffee or any other type of coffee does not depend on the harvest time and there is no aging process for coffee. After reaching maturity on the coffee plant, age actually is an enemy of coffee after roasting since air and moisture immediately begin to deteriorate coffee.
We are one of the few coffee companies that ship fresh roasted coffee across to U.S. PO Box addresses. This also allows us to afford-ably ship coffee to our military men and contractors serving around the world. Free shipping is also available for orders of 4 or more bags of coffee.
We regularly ship to customer in Iraq, Afghanistan and also to the U.S. islands in the Pacific such as Siapan. Volcanica Coffee also ships to the following type of addresses and state designations: APO/FPO, MP Mariana Islands, AA APO, AE APO, AP APO, FP FPO, AS American Samoa, GU Guam, CZ Canal Zone, and PR Puerto Rico
Should you experience any problems entering a PO Box address with another box number try to enter them on the two separate address lines in the shopping cart.
We have a nice selection of coffee gift baskets available this Christmas season which have been very popular. They are the perfect gift for your coffee lover. Each gift basket contains some of our best estate gourmet coffees, special treats such as a Wicked Jacks Tavern Rum Cake, an assortment of Fine Teas, Biscotti’s and chocolate spoons in a beautiful basket wrapped in cellophane with ribbons. There are a variety of coffee gift baskets for different coffee aficionados and budgets. All gourmet coffees are in large size 16 oz. bags.
Q: How do you reduce cholesterol from coffee?
A: Paper coffee filters remove some of the coffee in cholesterol so I recommend that you used paper and not a metallic coffee filter which are included in some coffee makers.
Q: There is mentioned in the internet that decaf coffee affects your cholesterol level?
A: It appears that those finding did not identify the type of decaffeination process that was used that led to increases in LDL. I do know that the Swiss Water Process is a patented, non-chemical method of decaffeination, and is the best choice for gourmet coffee. Most of the major brands are chemically decaffeinated, even if it says “naturally decaffeinated” on the container. It is possible that some of the chemicals used by other brands led to the increases in cholesterol in the previous findings. I do not believe that a water process will increase it.
Paper coffee filters remove some of the coffee in cholesterol so I recommend that you used paper and not a metallic coffee filter which are included in some coffee makers.
Q: I had a question about decaf promoting heart problems. Is the decaf coffee you have better in that regard? Also the process of decaf is it the swiss water metnod?
A: The Swiss Water Process is a better method of decaffeination because it leaves more of the natural coffee flavors. The issue with heart problems usually has to do with amount of caffeine consumption. Most decaffeination processes do a good job removing caffeine but the method we use is the best one in our opinion because it leaves the coffee with a better flavor.
Question from a customer:
I eagerly await my Peaberry Coffee beans….I’m “addicted” to them…!!! Is it O.K. to keep my “extra” unopened bag of beans in the freezer????I have heard yes and no…What’s your opinion???
Thanks for your question. Yes we recommend that you keep your unopened bags of coffee beans in the freezer. That has much better preservation than at room temperature. We do not recommend that you store them in the refrigerator because the moisture will deteriorate the coffee at a faster rate.
If you have a questions please send it to us at our contact us page.
We have made the change over to 16 oz coffee bags from 12 oz. We did this because we believe that customers receive a better value with the 1 pound bags (which is 16 oz in case you wondered). A few years ago all of our coffees were in 16 oz bags but we moved to the smaller sizes to offer a less expensive option which we no longer feel is necessary.
In this change we are better able to absorb the coffee bean price increases that have taken place around the world with a minimal effect to our customers.