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ResourcesOmari Gourmet Coffee and Tea

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Omari is happy to assist in any way possible. Here are a few resources for you to learn a little bit about coffee, tea and preparation methods. If you would like more information, or to schedule a private taste test, please contact us.


Buying Coffee

The key to great coffee begins with the beans. Of the roughly 25 major species of coffee plant, the two that typically find their way into our morning cup are Coffea arabica (Arabica) and Coffea canephora (Robusta). Read more »


Storing Coffee

Storing your coffee appropriately is one of the best ways to keep the flavor and aroma where it belongs, in your cup. The enemies of coffee are heat, air, light, moisture, and time so the idea is to decrease your coffee’s exposure... Read more »


Preparing Coffee

Brewing coffee in an automatic drip brewer is America’s most popular brewing method. There are a limited number of automatic home brewers that are designed to create the ideal brewing time and temperature. More consistent results... Read more »


Espresso Preparation

Espresso is coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. In order to prepare a good shot of espresso there are many different important steps to be taken from choosing the beans in the blend... Read more »


French Press

For those who crave a sense of ritual in their daily coffee experience, there is the always the French Press. Also known as a press pot. The popularity of the French Press has a great deal to do with its aesthetic appeal as well as... Read more »


Manual Brewing

A great way to prepare fresh coffee one cup at a time is to use a cone shaped manual or pour-over brewer. This is an easy way to make fresh, high-clarity brewed coffee in an environment that is easy to clean, control, and keep up. Read more »


The Grinder

The first coffee grinder was a mortar and pestle. Fortunately, we have come a long way since then. The grinder, next to the brewer, is clearly the second most important piece of equipment involved in making coffee; some would argue that... Read more »


About Your Coffee Label

Current coffee production methods are unsustainable both from the environmental, social and economic aspects. Resulting from the severity of these problems, several organizations have established programs that... Read more »


How to Prepare Tea

Here are a few general tips for brewing a great cup of tea. Read more »


More resources:

Black Gold video

Global Exchange

International Coffee Organization

Oxfam America

Rainforest Alliance

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Specialty Coffee Association of America

Transfair USA

Utz Certified

World Wildlife Fund

Tea Association