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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...