Brewing great coffee at home starts with high-quality beans, but crafting the perfect cup includes many other factors as well.  It can seem intimidating and even expensive to optimize your homebrew, but we want to help!  We have broken the process down into five simple categories: coffee quality, freshness, grinding, brewing, and water quality.  There is no need to look at these factors as an all-or-nothing choice.  By simply starting with one category, you can begin improving your daily cup...

If you ever visit us at a Farmers’ Market, you will likely come across a bag of beans titled Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling.  Our Sumatran coffee is one of our more popular bags due to the rich flavor and perfect growing conditions in Indonesia.  This full body, darker roast coffee has a medium acidity and draws flavors of granny smith apple, merlot, and cedar. If you don’t already know, volcanoes formed many of the Indonesian islands in Southeast Asia. The mountainous geography...

La Terza Coffee would not be as amazing as it is without each individual member of our team. Today, we want to introduce you to Aaron Parker. He runs our Saturday Morning Roasterie Tours and if you’ve ever been to one, you know how engaging, interesting, and fun they are. In addition to leading our Roasterie Tours every Saturday morning, Aaron will soon begin teaching some of our coffee classes as well. “I am always learning new things about coffee to...

Our relationship with La Terza customers is very important to us.  Seeing familiar faces and knowing what your usual drink is has become a privilege and something we strive for.  We are a Cincinnati company and we want people to feel like they can become part of our coffee family.  This post features our primary owner, David Gaines, who is an awesome advisor and an even better person.  He is so committed to your coffee experience and the welfare of...

Photo: 365Cincinnati Anyone with kids knows that coffee can be a very important asset to the day.  And Book Bums, located inside the Kids First Sports Center on Kemper Road, knows that too.  Book Bums gives parents the flexibility to enjoy a cup of La Terza Coffee while watching their kids’ practice or quickly grab a cup before heading to another activity.  One of the most unique features of the company is their dedication to reading.  They have an unbelievable lending library for families...

Written by Chuck Pfahler My favorite coffee right now is our Panama Baru India High. The coffee grows in the Boquete region on the Anselmito Estate, which offers beautiful views of the Baru Volcano as well as the main square in the small town of Boquete. The coffee itself has a beautifully balanced body with tart acidity that melts into sweet caramel tones. But this isn’t why I love this coffee… This year has been a big year for Panama. This past...

At La Terza, we’ve never really had to go looking for amazing team members. They somehow always find us! Each person who has joined the La Terza team has found the company, said in some capacity, “Hey, I want to take part in this!,” and they have turned out to be some of the top people in their respective fields. For example, after moving to Cincinnati from Uganda, our Head Roaster, Robert, joined the team following his quest to find...

You might be surprised by the process and effort that goes into sourcing the many different types of coffee we carry at La Terza. Read about how and where we source our green, unroasted beans from the perspective of our head roaster, Robert: “Green coffee buying, or “sourcing,” can be a tricky task if you aren’t working with trustworthy and respected farmers or coffee importers. At La Terza, we’ve been buying coffee for over 15 years from a small group of...

We at La Terza are very excited to invite you to a special event coming up on Sunday, August 6th, 2017. Emily Hager is a yoga instructor here in Cincinnati with a passion for fighting human trafficking. To raise funds, Emily will be teaching two yoga classes (one at 9AM and one at 11AM), along with coffee, brunch, and silent auction baskets at 10AM. All funds raised will be going to the Yoga Medicine Seva Foundation, an organization working with Her Future Coalition and Rescue Foundation in order...

La Terza is thrilled to highlight our relationship with The Tea Spot, a producer of handcrafted whole leaf teas and steepware out of Boulder, Colorado. We now offer many varieties of responsibly sourced tea from a company that has a socially driven model similar to our own! You can now find loose tea as well as numerous serving and steeping products for sale at the Roasterie as well as on our website. The Tea Spot was founded in 2004 by Maria Uspenski who discovered the...