coffee samples and grinder

Testing coffee from Carib Bean Coffee in Antigua

We are proud to be able to let you try the excellent coffee blends by the Carib Bean Coffee roaster in Antigua. Their blends are fantastically suited to the warm tropical Caribbean climate and roasted fresh to order, shipped by plane and available for grinding on our Baratza Forté AP grinder within 14 days from roasting!

Fresh roasted coffee beans must degas several days to get rid of the excess of CO2 gas that is formed during the roasting process. CO2 prevents the beans from absorbing water during brewing. So the coffee is extracted a lot less (under extracted) and you loose a ton of flavors and odors. This can be avoided if you’ve let the freshly roasted beans degas for a week or so. It varies per bean, roast profile and climate as well as brew style! So now you know…

We have 5 lbs of their famous “Hurricane Brew”, a unique blend of five different arabica beans named after the 1998 hurricane “George”. We also have 5 lbs of the “Primo Espresso”, a signature espresso blend containing a balance of estate grown coffees from Central and South America, carefully roasted Italian Style.

Currently on our grinder is the Hurricane Brew, a great blend both suited for espresso as well as cappuccino or lattes. But we only let it shine in our black coffees! So try an espresso, doppio (double), americano or long black if you want to experience these flavors for yourself!

Update:

We now feature both the Hurricane Brew and Primo Espresso blend as our other beans ran out!

Sampling coffee from Antigua roaster Carib Bean Coffee

Very happy to be sampling coffee beans from a Caribbean coffee roaster in Antigua. Carib Bean Coffee imports and roasts green beans from the Caribbean region and blends them into great coffees! The supermarket sells their ground coffee, if you want to try them.

We are sampling:

  • Hurricane Brew
  • Primo Espresso
  • Journey’s Blend

The first two are already gone, it’s only a tiny sample, but the latter is served today. So hurry by and get an espresso or doppio to see what their coffee tastes like!

We’re hoping they also have single origin beans but so far we like the Hurricane Brew the best for our milk-based coffees.

Columbian Arabica Coffee

Our supplier was all out of the coffee from Ethiopia and Rwanda we have had recently so we are working with another great coffee bean:

Columbian coffee is well known for its rich full body taste and it shines as an all-around espresso and cappuccino coffee. We are just using it for the black coffees.

Again, let us know what you think of it and which you prefer, if any: Ethiopia Sidamo, Rwandan or Columbian coffee.