Director of Coffee Talks New Coffees!
New Coffees coming soon

Throughout the year I have the privilege of cupping so many wonderful coffees representing coffee producers from all around the world. Sadly, I only get to buy and roast a few of them. I would love to share more coffees with you so we’re adding to our offerings! We’re really excited to bring you a bit more variety and to shine a spotlight on these incredible coffees.

Our regional single origin coffees representing Latin AmericaAfrica, and Asia/Pacific will continue to highlight approachable flavor profiles and represent washing stations, co-ops, community level lots of coffees. Those coffees run on our offering sheet for 10-12 weeks each. In addition, we’ll be adding coffees from single farms, single variety separations, alternative processing methods, and coffees that are simply really exciting. The new coffees will be offered as limited runs and will be available for just a few weeks.

Coming Soon

We have a few coffees lined up already - a honey processed coffee from Finca La Esmeralda in El Salvador available on August 13th, and a 100% Caturra variety lot from Finca La Travesía in Antigua, Guatemala which will be available in September. I hope you enjoy these coffees!
 
Also, be sure to try our latest regional single origin, Costa Rica Cañuela. With notes of tangy orange, cherry & a boatload of sweetness, this coffee is made for drinking, then drinking some more!

Cheers,
Steve Hoffman, Director of Coffee

Meet the Team | Introducing Ben
Meet the Team - Introducing Ben

Last week I sat down with Stacy, our Customer Support Coordinator, in hopes to introduce her to all of you. This week I've done the same thing, but I will be introducing our next vital team member. He's an incredibly hard and dependable worker, as well as thee jukebox master in our production warehouse! Now it's time to say hi to Ben.

1. What is your role at One Village Coffee?

I roast coffee
I package coffee
I send it to our happy customers

2. How long have you been in the specialty coffee industry?

About three years

3. What was it that initiated your love for coffee?

I've enjoyed coffee for a long time, but I became fascinated with it while on a trip to Panama with my dad.  We helped our friend who owns a small coffee farm by roasting his coffee harvest.  Traditional methods were used under the instruction of a local indigenous man.  We roasted coffee all day over open fires using large pots and stirring the coffee constantly with long sticks.

It was quite an amazing sensory experience: watching the coffee change colors from green, to yellow, to golden brown, to a chocolatey brown.  The aromas were incredible as the coffee roasted over our fire, smells like cut grass, fresh baked bread, and roasty campfire.  Even listening to the coffee was exciting as it popped into "first crack" like popcorn and then later like rice krispies in "second crack".

I was hooked!  When I returned from our trip I built my own home roaster and started roasting coffee on the porch.  It wasn't long until I sought out a job as a coffee roaster and now, here I am at One Village Coffee.

Meet the Team

4. What is your favorite coffee to drink or your favorite way to brew coffee?

That's like, "What's your favorite dessert?"... too hard to choose just one.  However, right now I'm loving our Single Origin Guatemala from the Chochajau region (that's a fun word to say).  It tastes bright and juicy with a nice touch of natural sweetness with a clean aftertaste.

If your coffee is freshly roasted like ours, and you pay attention to your ratios (water to coffee), and you grind the beans just before brewing, use any brew method and your coffee will taste outstanding!  Honestly, I typically just use my home drip brewer and the fresh roasted beans make all the difference.

Meet the Team - Say hi to Ben

5. Tell us a random fact about yourself?

Since father's day is coming up, I'm quite excited to share that I will become a dad for the first time later this year!

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Congratulations Ben, and Happy Fathers Day!

Meet the Team | Introducing Stacy
Meet the Team - Stacy

This week I had the opportunity to sit down with non-other then Stacy! She is a vital member of the One Village Coffee team, and now is your chance to get to know her a little better. Feel free to ask Stacy any questions you may have in the comments below.

1. What is your role at One Village Coffee?

My role at One Village Coffee is the Customer Support Coordinator. This means - 

  • I do store visits to check in with our customers 
  • I coordinate events and demos
  • I seek out new accounts 
  • I also fill-in & help out where needed 
Meet the team - Stacy

2. How long have you been working in the coffee industry?

I have been working in the coffee industry for 11 years.

3. What was it that initiated your love for coffee?

I fell in love with coffee twice actually! I started working at Starbucks in 2007; I immediately was enamored by the culture surrounding the trade and the people I met on my journey as a barista. Unfortunately the corporate world was not a good fit for me and I almost abandoned coffee all together. Just before giving up I found a third wave roastery on the mainline that showed me what coffee really was. I learned so much in the two years that I managed the shop. I learned everything from where the coffee comes from and the journey it takes to get to us, to the beautiful art of handcrafted espresso beverages. 

4. What is your favorite coffee drink or brew method?

My favorite coffee beverage is a drip over ice; especially One Village Coffee's spring version of Nomad. Check out this fun Drip Over Ice video we put together for you. You can also find our recipe under this Brew Guide.

5. Tell us a random fact about yourself?

I'm obsessed with all things from the 90's (especially the music)!

Meet the Team - Stacy

Stay tuned as we introduce more of our team members in the coming weeks! Now, what questions do you have for Stacy?