From La Minita Farms in Costa Rica, we’re happy to announce arrival of new crop Lilo, a black honey prep Tarrazu. This is a specially prepared coffee that undergoes additional processing designed to accentuate sweetness while maintaining the original vibrancy of the bean. We have a limited amount so when it’s gone, it’s gone until next year. Meanwhile we expect to have exciting new monthly “high-end” roasted coffee offerings for the next few months, so if you’re into exceptionally nice coffees, check back frequently.
Due in later this week, a very berry-like Limmu from Ethiopia. Also from Mysore India – Bettadakhan Estate. More popularly known as “mysore nuggets”. Mysore is actually a lush coffee growing region in India with numerous farms. Bettadakhan Estate is one of the more well-known coffee farms because of their attention to quality.
11/30/22 New Kenya and Tanzania roasted coffee
From Kenya, “Nguvu” and from Tanzania, “Zanzibar Peaberry”. We’ve replenished our stock of the Tanzania Peaberry. The Kenya Nguvu is delightfully new to us. Large beans, vibrant taste – an excellent coffee.
“Such a cool place!! I suggest you wake early and go grab a coffee at this coffee shop. They also have yummy gelato and desserts. Sit and talk while relaxing in this cozy atmosphere soaking up the delicious coffee and treats.”
All our single origin coffees, espressos, and blends are guaranteed fresh roasted. If you are a business looking for a superior coffee product, we can supply you with a variety of custom roasted coffees including creation of your own proprietary blends. Just send us a message at the email address below with your contact information and we’ll be happy to discuss wholesale pricing with you.
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Coffee beans go through a long journey from seed to cup. Any misstep along the way can ruin the end result. This applies to how the coffee is brewed. After all the care the farmer puts into cultivating his crop, throughout the drying and milling process, transporting the coffee, storing it in a warehouse, and finally roasting and shipping it, if it is brewed improperly even the best of beans can taste like watery drek. Here are some sturdy tips to help you avoid making potentially disastrous brewing mistakes.
This is a basic description of how espresso is properly made using a traditional espresso machine that uses high pressure pump to force water through a portafilter for proper extraction. Note that one cannot come close to achieving genuine espresso using a $50 machine that relies on steam pressure to force water through the coffee grinds. [continue reading]
The history of coffee is filled with pronouncements regarding its effects on coffee drinkers – ranging from coffee’s divine quality to energize a mundane life, to be alternatively matched with edicts banning the evil brew as sinful and deadly to one’s health.[continue reading]
The French Press is thought to have been invented somewhere in France during the mid 1800’s, but the name of the person is not known for sure. It was first patented in 1931 by a fellow named Attilio Calimani (that name does not sound French).[continue reading]
The Lost Dutchman Coffee Company started out in 1999. We opened with the idea of sourcing great coffee beans from all coffee growing regions and making them readily available to coffee connoisseurs at a reasonable cost. We started out selling green, unroasted coffee beans only. One thing led to another and soon we purchased our own commercial-grade roaster and started roasting our own beans while learning from experience as well as from some of the best roasters in the business. Coffee roasting is a never-ending learning experience and over the years, we’ve continued to grow our knowledge of the bean and hone our skills to the point where we are very confident that we can provide a top-notch product to our customers.
Our coffee is roasted in a micro-roastery located in Tempe, Arizona. We currently have two traditional drum roasters, an Ambex and a Probat, with a third roaster to be added soon. The flexible roaster controls using state of the art profiling technology help create splendid, consistent, repeatable roasts.
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Today, I’m pleased to bring you this interview with Victor Kessler, the owner and operator at Lost Dutchman Coffee Roasters. Victor manages both a coffee roasting company, and a coffee shop in Mesa. I’ve known Victor Kessler since 2007 when we met at a barista jam down in Tucson. Enjoy!
June 8, 2019
Q. What sparked your interest in coffee?
Back in the late 90’s a work colleague brought in some beans he had home roasted and brewed some up for me to try out. I had no idea such contraptions as home coffee roasters existed. The beans were covered in oil, but they still tasted light-years better than the office-coffee swill I was drinking at the time. I ordered my own Hearthware Coffee Bean Roaster the same day; a very primitive home air roaster by today’s standards.The rest is history.
Q. Have you always been in the coffee industry?
No, I have not. I’ve worn numerous hats over the years ranging from car mechanic, pilot, engineer in the semiconductor industry, and entrepreneur of sorts. They’ve all been interesting, but working in coffee has been the most enjoyable. What makes it so is the combination of the people working the entire supply chain and the incredibly complexity of coffee. Coffee is one of those things, to be cliche, “the more I learn about it, the more I learn that I don’t know much at all about it”.
We are a commercial roastery generaly not open to the general public.
Our “brick and mortar” business is a small commercial roastery and not set up as a retail-type store. Instead, local pick-ups can be made at our cafe located in Downtown Mesa.
If you wish to pick-up rather than have your order shipped, select the “Will Pick Up” option during shopping cart checkout. You’ll recieve either a phone call, text, or email notification letting you know when your order is ready to be picked up (typically within 24 hours). You may specify your preference in the Comments Section during shopping cart checkout.