You might’ve been purchasing from us for a while, or maybe we’ve been on your radar. Either way, you might not know what makes us different to others out there. Well, in one simple sentence here's the 411: we use specialty-grade coffee beans in a compostable pod. That means you get a café-quality cuppa in the convenience of a pod! It's kind of a big deal, and frankly, we think we do it differently (or lowkey the best).
And so, if you want to know more specifically about the beans inside our pods (which, considering they're the tastiest thing around, we think you would), then read on; we've broken down all the deets around why our beans are better.
FIRST UP … FRUIT.
Yes, fruit! In case you didn’t know, the coffee you drink actually starts off as a big, bright, juicy coffee cherry. Uh-huh. Has your mind just been blown? The coffee cherry looks similar to grape but gets its name ‘bean’ because of its resemblance to legumes.
So, this is how it begins: you take nature’s sweet candy (the coffee cherry from the coffea plant), and you remove the flesh to reveal the pip … or rather, the bean. There’s actually all different types of fancy layers to the coffee cherry: outer skin (cascara), pulp, pectin layer, parchment (or hull), silver skin, bean and the centre cut.
When you make the awesome decision to get your pods from us, you better believe that no matter the blend and no matter the batch, our coffee fruit has gone through superior sourcing, rigorous testing and thorough quality control. In short, we only source the best for you!
THE ROAST IS WHERE IT REALLY HAPPENS
Once you’ve got the finest fruit, the real juicy stuff happens with how you roast your bean. How you blend your roast, the exact roasting method and the care you take towards yielding the finest cup all determine the end result. Kind of think of it like cooking … say you’ve got the freshest product you could source; it's all homegrown, local and premium product in your hot little hands, and now you get to cooking.
When you party with our pods, you’ve got to know that we pride ourselves on how immaculate our kitchen (roaster) is. We scrub every surface until it’s sparkling, wear fancy-pants aprons, and pre-heat, polish and perfect every single step of the way. Call us caffeine chefs!
WE TASTE, TEST, TASTE & REPEAT
Now, we’re not done once we’ve roasted the coffee. The real work happens once we’ve roasted our, well – uh – roast. When we’ve whipped a batch of coffee and popped ‘em into pods, we test them to no end. In fact, not only does each batch get tested by multiple people throughout the day, but we also test our pods from a quality and party perspective. Does this mean that we’re sipping our blends under a disco light? Perhaps, and quite frankly, we’re there for it.
We really like to think that this is what separates us from everyone else.
And that’s what we have for you! Thanks for sticking around for our little shout out to our love for our coffee and our passion for bringing you the most delicious pod possible. If you’re already part of our party, then pod on! If you’re not, come join us. We’d love to have you.
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