I know its been a while since my last blog post. Since then, I have been at a couple of craft fairs and gearing up for the farmers market this summer. Sandhill Coffee will be at four markets this year outside of Chicago: Hinsdale, Naperville, Dekalb and Batavia. I hope you can make it out to one of them! Check out the website for specific locations.
There are a couple new things coming in June. Starting in June Sandhill Coffee will be offering a subscription package! You will be able to sign up and have coffee automatically delivered when you would like as much as you want. I’m learning and working out the kinks now. When it does go live, I will have all of the information ready for you if you’re interested. – Spoiler Alert – You get your coffee at a discount for being a member of the subscription package.
I mentioned this recently in a social media post, about how important the proper grind size is for your coffee. You can conduct your own experiments to see how grind size effects the flavor of your coffee but keep in mind one important phrase – Contact Time. Contact Time, is the amount of time water is in contact with your coffee. The shorter the contact time, the smaller the grind size – inversely - the longer the contact time, the larger the grind size.
For example cold brew, you let cold brew steep between 12-24 hours based on your liking. The grounds are in contact with water for a long time, thus having a large grind size. On the opposite side of things, espresso. Espresso is made by water (steam) being force through coffee grounds. The contact time is very short, resulting in the espresso grind, a very fine grind for your beans.
Speaking of cold brew, it is slow becoming that time of year. Nicer weather, cold coffee and outdoor hobbies!
It would be great to hear from you, what are some of your favorite hobbies outdoors?
Enjoy your coffee!