Meet Robert Mbabazi, La Terza’s Master Roaster. Robert, like all of our employees, has a wide variety of jobs that his title of Master Roaster entails.  Some of his roles include roasting fresh coffee beans, running deliveries to different local shops, working the coffee bar at our roasterie, and making drinks. Drawing from his experiences in numerous different countries, Robert sources green beans (coffee beans before they’re roasted, not the vegetable!) and trains potential clients and employees in the different aspects...

Has anyone heard of that big company called Proctor and Gamble?  We have one of P&G’s employees to thank for making coffee a huge deal in Columbia. It is kind of hard to believe that a million dollar industry was all due to one man’s work, but it isn’t hard to believe that he lived in our beloved Queen City! Hacienda Cincinnati is one of our medium roasts with flavors of chamomile, lemon, lime, and melon. Mr. Orlando Lincoln Flye grew up on a...

  Ordering La Terza online or grabbing a bag of beans at our market isn’t the only way you can satisfy your daily coffee needs. Over 40 restaurants, coffee shops and even breweries throughout the Cincinnati area use our beans! We could never be where we are today without the tremendous support from the Cincinnati community. These cute coffee shops and fun hangouts serve as an extension of our family: we roast, they serve. We hope to truly show our appreciation...

Have you ever tasted our Fair Trade Organic Nicaraguan coffee from San Juan del Rio Coco?  It is a medium body coffee with a hint of almond, herbal and strawberry.  A  true treat for the tastebuds!  We encourage all coffee lovers to try our collection of fresh and meticulously roasted coffees. We also encourage you to take it one step further and get to know the story behind your bag of beans. Each kind of coffee comes directly from a...

Below is an article by jlhufford that does a wonderful job going over the various grinding methods and each of their various advantages and disadvantages. Coffee Grinders: Blades, Burrs, or Biceps? Introduction In this article, we explore the different kinds of grinders, along with their advantages and disadvantages. If you plan on enjoying coffee that costs over $9 a pound, then you had better pick up some kind of grinder, so you don’t leave all that wonderful aroma in the coffee shop. The second coffee...

Last month, we received our latest arrival of our Direct Trade Nicaraguan coffee. The farmers managed to put together for us a very limited amount of pulped natural coffee in addition to their washed coffee offering. After a bit of experimentation with ratios, we’ve finally landed on the right balance of pulped natural and washed coffee for our single origin espresso blend. The coffee we bring in from this coop is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee. That means that during the...

For the past two and a half years we’ve been purchasing coffee directly from growers in the mountains of northwest Nicaragua from the El Porvenir Co-operative. The 270 people that live in the community have no electricity or telephone, just rain water and jointly own a 1972 Ford tractor. Not long into our relationship with this co-operative, we began asking the question, “What would it look like to craft a single origin espresso using two different processing methods from the same...

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our very first Geisha coffee. What is Geisha and what makes it so special? Geisha is a coffee varietal named after the small Ethiopian town, Gesha, where it was first harvested. From Ethiopia, it made its journey through Tanzania, Kenya, Costa Rica, Panama and is even showing up in places like Honduras and Colombia. The Geisha plants themselves stand out because of their width, large elliptical berries and the strong perfumed scent...