All of the coffee in the world comes primarily from the same group of countries: places like Uganda, Ethiopia, and Kenya; El Salvador, Brazil, and Colombia. These are beautiful countries, filled with rich culture, lush scenery, and innovative, talented people who have a lot to offer the rest of the world. At La Terza, we work hard to ensure that the work of the farmers who supply our coffee is honored and that they are treated well through our (and your)...

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...

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...

Summer is officially here and no matter where you are (but especially in humid Cincinnati!), a nice cold coffee drink is exactly what you need to survive the heat. We won’t lie: cold drinks can be confusing. So what really is the difference between cold brew, iced coffee, Japanese iced coffee, and even the new nitro-coffee method? Well, here’s your answer: Cold Brew (Toddy): As the name suggests, “cold brew” coffee is brewed using cold or room temperature water and is left to...

Coffee touches the lives of millions of people each day.  It fuels our energy, fills our hearts, and connects us to other people. For many, the bold aroma of freshly brewed coffee that fills the kitchen every morning brings them to a happy place. We invite coffee into our lives each day: onto our kitchen table in the morning, as we gather to meet friends at a local shop, and as the perfect pairing for after dinner dessert. Our lives...

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...