What is on demand coffee roasting?

  • Steven Hodel
  • August 2, 2015

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Roaster Cooling Bin at Calusa Coffee Fort Lauderdale

Roast on Demand is a service where you can select and order your preferred single origin coffee (choose from 6 different Single Origins) or our unique coffee blends (select from 6 distinct blends), and the particular grind you prefer. At Calusa Coffee Roasters your coffee is always fresh because we do not keep any stock in our roasting facilities as we roast to order within 24 hours. Once roas

How to store fresh roasted coffee beans

  • Steven Hodel
  • May 22, 2015

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Fresh Roasted Coffee at Calusa in Fort Lauderdale

Many of our customer ask us how they should store there coffee so here are some suggestions: At Calusa we recommend that you store coffee beans in a glass, air-tight container. The reason for this is that air and moisture are coffee's principle enemies. We think a a glass container is the best as it it doesn't retain the odors of the beans or the oils, which could contaminate future beans st

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Coffee

  • Steven Hodel
  • March 27, 2015

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Coffee Grinder and Beans

We just received a new shipment of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee and this particular coffee come from Kochere.The Kochere district is well-known for producing some of the best washed micro-lots available in Ethiopia. For those that are unaware, Kochere is one of the districts in the Borena zone, found 25 miles south west of the town of Yirgacheffe. Kochere’s population is around 10 000, most of

Saul Bolanos Coffee Art

  • Steven Hodel
  • March 2, 2015

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Saul Bolanos Coffee Art at Calusa Coffee Roasters

I first heard about Saul Bolanos Coffee Art when I was in Costa Rica for business and was introduced to his pieces by a French ex pat friend of mine.  His art is based on a special chemical process that he started doing in 1990. His CAFEGRAFIA®, sepia-color photo images are made real  with coffee, using both powdered and liquid coffee as a pigment to capture the many moods of his native land

Everglades House Espresso Beans

  • Steven Hodel
  • February 26, 2015

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Espresso Machine for Coffee from Calusa Coffee Roasters

For a limited time we have a discount on our Everglades House Espresso Blend.. Just is code; Calusa20 at checkout. Our Everglades House Espresso Blend is a combination of coffee from Colombia, Ethiopia and Brazil. A 12oz bag is only $10.99 and that is before the code!...

Hario vs Chemex Brewing Methods

  • Steven Hodel
  • February 20, 2015

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Pour Over Coffee at Calusa Coffee Shop Ft Lauderdale

A lot of our customers ask whether they should get a Chemex or a Hario, however it usually comes down to individual preference. There are many pros and cons of both Chemex and Harios and here are just a few that will hopefully help you decide which method is best for you.


The chemex is an easy way to make excellent coffee with little equipment. With this method,

Blade vs. Burr Coffee Grinders

  • Steven Hodel
  • December 19, 2014

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Calusa Coffee Roasters Coffee Grinder Fort Lauderdale

Grinding your own coffee beans is a fairly easy way to ensure freshness in your cup of coffee and it also is one of the most important aspects to making great coffee. When customers come by the shop at Calusa Coffee Roasters we are often asked, as they pickup a bag of our whole bean coffee, what type of grinder should they get.  We then explain to them about the different types of grinders,

The Crema in Espresso Coffee

  • Steven Hodel
  • December 8, 2014

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Cup of Espresso at Calusa Coffee Shop Fort Lauderdale

Crema in Espresso: To start it might be best to briefly define what is Espresso before we get to what crema is and what part it plays in am espresso shot. Espresso is both a coffee beverage and a brewing method. It is not a specific bean, bean blend, or roast level. Any bean or roasting level can be used to produce authentic espresso. In addition, Espresso is not meant to be

What is a Moka Pot and how does it work

  • Steven Hodel
  • November 27, 2014

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Calusa Coffee with a Moka Pot | Fort Lauderdale

A moka pot a.k.a. espresso maker is based on steam pressure distillation. It consists of three parts: the water container, the filter and the top piece of the pot. Heating produces steam and, by using pressure, the water is being pressed through the filter into the top piece of the pot. How it works The moka uses pressure to force hot water through ground coffee, and the cl

How should I store my Calusa Coffee?

  • Steven Hodel
  • November 14, 2014

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Coffee Storage at Calusa Coffee Roasters Ft Lauderdale

After you buy your coffee,  how should you store it for optimal freshness? In order to maintain the taste and freshness of a cup of Calusa coffee, we recommend that you use a burr grinder and grind your coffee just before you start brewing. Whole bean (or ground coffee) should be stored in an air tight container, although as we mentioned, at Calusa Coffee Roasters, we highly recommend that y