Where did the Phrase “Cup of Joe” originate?

The origin of the phrase “cup of joe” goes back to the early 1900s and Admiral Josephus Daniels who was a secretary of the navy during the Wilson administration. The U.S. was involved with World War I at the time. He outlawed alcohol on ships which led to coffee becoming the favorite beverage of naval crews. Hence the name “cup of joe.”…

About how much caffeine does the Half Caff Coffee contain?

An 8 ounce cup of our Half Caff Coffee contains about 47 mg of caffeine. In terms of a tablespoon, there are approximately 3 mg of caffeine.This is another question asked by one of our customers that we are sharing with all.

Yemen Coffee in America in the News

The Sunday Morning CBS News did a segment on Yemen Coffee which highlighted the excellent flavor and the challenge to bring the beans to America. Volcanica has been offering Yemen Matari Coffee for several years and it is great to see this great coffee getting the respect it deserves.We offer regular Yemen Matari Coffee and Yemen Peaberry Coffee varieties.…

What are the different options to purchase Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee as a gift?

They are all very good so it depends on how much you want to spend. Here are the various options:Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Gift Box it the ultimate gift and the most expensive at $219.99 and it contains our regular JBM and the peaberry version. It also includes the Wicked Jacks Butter Rum cake and two biscotti in a nice gift box.Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Gift Box, 100% Certified, Walle…

How to ship coffee internationally

We now ship to international freight forwarding services for coffee shipment around the world. The customer only needs to set up an account, obtain an address then place an order on our website. It is an easy to use service:Qwintry LogisticsYou buy on Volcanica Coffee and Qwintry Logistics delivers worldwide. Just sign up at Qwintry and they give you your own U.S. address where to ship. Qwintr…

What do you recommend for for coffee that is low acidity and full bodied?

We have a new Low Acid Coffee web page that have all our coffees that are lower in acid. For a full body version, I recommend any of our four Sumatran coffees that are listed on that page. Here are some of the notes from the coffees which are in each of the coffee description pages: Sumatra Gayo Peaberry - The smooth flavors of cardamon, dark herbal sweetness, clove and bright acidity.Sumat…