When testing different coffee beans it’s best to try different methods of preparing the coffee. Using a basic french press, Mr. Coffee Pot, and a Chemex pour-over will always give you a full picture of what the beans are like. By preparing the Guatemala San Sebastian medium roast in a couple of different ways we […]
by: JAMES A. JONES JR. The Schmitts talk about notes in coffee the way that wine connoisseurs talk about notes in vino. Subtle undertones can make all the difference in taste. To create blends with the desired notes, they buy beans from Sumatra, Colombia, Java, Honduras, Ethiopia, Kenya, Guatemala and elsewhere. “Coffee is a really […]
by: Cooper Levey-Baker Banyan Coffee Co. sells single-origin beans that come from all over the world and are roasted right before they hit your kitchen counter.Banyan Coffee Co. started the way many small food businesses do. Someone starts making a special item for friends and family, friends and family start demanding more, and pretty soon […]
by: JENNA RIMENSNYDER “When you buy [coffee] at the store, you have to consider its shelf life. The expiration date doesn’t equal freshness,” Schmitt explained on a phone call with Creative Loafing Tampa. Schmitt started diving deeper into what made fresh, better quality joe. That meant focusing on single-origin coffee. Single-origin coffee is coffee grown […]
Did you know there’s a specialty coffee roaster right here in Bradenton, Florida? Learn more about how Banyan Coffee Company started and where you can get your hands on these tasty brews! Click here to watch the video.
by: Amanda Postma Began roasting coffee beans in 2013 in their garage in Oregon, they had no idea their hobby would turn into a business. Back then, Josh was roasting coffee beans using a popcorn popper for friends and family. A year or two later, the couple moved to Bradenton, Abbey’s hometown. Diving into their […]
by: Howard Bryman A new specialty coffee roaster on Florida’s Gulf Coast called Banyan Coffee Co. has been making its presence known in the Bradenton and Sarasota area through a converted 1984 Cushman Truckster. The slow-cruising, light-duty, 80s-era service vehicle is a fitting ambassador for the laid-back brand created by founders Josh and Abbey Schmitt. […]
by: Tiffany Razzano It’s all part of his goal to make specialty coffee more “approachable,” he added. “Coffee can be intimidating, especially when you first get started. In the coffee industry, there is this coldness sometimes. It’s pretentious, a little bit. At the end of the day, to me, our philosophy is we don’t want […]