Top 5 Reasons You Should Get A Goshen Coffee Subscription

Posted by Drew Thompson on

Coffee subscriptions are perfect for every type of coffee drinker, from the casual one-cup-a-day sipper to the full-on aficionado. Not convinced? Here are 5 great reasons that YOU should get a Goshen coffee subscription today.

 

1. Save Money

Let’s start out with the matter that is first and foremost in many peoples’ minds: the money. By opting for a Goshen Coffee subscription, you can save 10% on every single purchase. No matter how frequently or infrequently you’re buying coffee, those savings can really add up! Coffee subscriptions are a great way to get your favorite roasts at discounted rates.


2. Support a Small Business

If family-owned business, passionate coffee fanatics, or locally roasted coffee mean anything to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Goshen is all of the above, having been completely family owned and operated since 2002, and roasting our coffee locally in Edwardsville, IL, just outside of St. Louis. By supporting Goshen, you are supporting a small business who cares deeply about our community, focuses on our mission of making gourmet coffee accessible, and works hard to produce the highest-quality coffee possible.


3. Try New Things

Our rotating subscriptions are the perfect way to try a new gourmet coffee each and every month. If you have a wide variety of tastes, or enjoy trying new flavors, a rotating subscription is perfect for you. We offer both single origin and blend subscriptions. Or, go for the super-exclusive Secret Stash Subscription, so you can receive our absolute highest quality, extremely limited supply gourmet coffee on a regular basis.


4. Options, options, options!

Even if you’re not feeling particularly adventurous, or you just know what you like and you want to stick with it, our coffee subscriptions can still work for you! We have so many different options available that you’re sure to find something that fits your taste. When you order a Goshen Coffee subscription, you can choose the size, the frequency, whether you would like whole beans or ground, and whether you want a rotating selection or the same coffee every time. Pick your favorite locally roasted coffee to enjoy month after month, or let us surprise you. So many options!


5. Perfect for Gifting

Finally, whether you yourself are a coffee fanatic or not, you definitely at least KNOW a coffee fanatic! Goshen Coffee subscriptions make the perfect gift for all the coffee lovers in your life. Surprise your loved ones with a coffee gift they will adore. 3, 6, and 12-month gift subscriptions are all available. What could make a coffee lover happier than a new gourmet coffee, delivered to their door each and every month?


These are just a few of the many great reasons to purchase a Goshen Coffee subscription. Whether for yourself or for someone else, our subscriptions are sure to delight. You can learn more about all of our subscription options at https://goshencoffee.com/collections/subscriptions.

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How to Choose the Perfect Coffee

Posted by Tony Auger on

When you walk into the coffee aisle at a grocery store it is easy to be overwhelmed. You see a wall of different brands and varieties of coffee staring back at you, and you might not know exactly how to navigate it. Below you’ll find some common coffee terms explained so you can pick the coffee that is right for you!

BLENDS VS. SINGLE ORIGIN

First, let’s discuss blends vs. single origins. Blends are just what they sound like; a variety of coffee from different countries that are blended together to create a consistent flavor profile. When you drink a blend you are experiencing less of how the individual coffees’ taste and more on how the coffees fit together. A single origin is just that - a coffee that is sourced from one country. Single origins let the consumer focus on the unique flavors that exist in the coffee from the specific region it is sourced from. Single origins often change with the seasons, just like any other consumer crop would which makes for a different experience in every bag. 

ROAST LEVELS

Now let’s talk about roast levels. There are three common roast levels that you typically see printed on coffee bags - light, medium and dark roast. But you can think of roast levels as a spectrum. A light roast allows the consumer to really taste the coffee as is. Often a single origin coffee will be a light roast so that the consumer can taste the different notes that are present in the coffee naturally. These flavors are often fruity or bright. Most blends are a darker roast to remain consistent. Darker roasts often have a more “traditional” coffee taste that so many know and love. In a dark roast you may taste hints of chocolate. Two great examples of light roast, single origin coffees from Goshen Coffee Co. would be Ethiopia or Colombia while some great examples of  dark roast blends would be our Bona Fide, Black Dog Espresso, or French Roast.

THE COFFEE BELT

coffee belt map

The “coffee belt” is a series of countries along the equator where the climate is perfect for growing coffee beans. The humid, subtropical conditions in these high-altitude areas have the perfect soil acidity and sunlight requirements to grow coffee. The taste of each coffee varies greatly depending on the specifics of these factors. That is why a coffee from Sumatra can be vastly different from a coffee grown in Mexico and the same coffee from Mexico can taste a little different when you buy it a year later. So cool, right?

WHOLE BEAN VS. GROUND COFFEE

Oxygen is the arch nemesis of coffee. Oxygen greatly reduces the freshness of coffee as it is exposed. We recommend buying whole bean coffee if possible. Whole bean coffee has less surface area to interact with oxygen, unlike pre-ground coffee. Don’t have a coffee grinder at home? No need to worry! Just do your best to look at the date on the coffee bag and buy the freshest one available. That will ensure you have the best coffee buying experience. 

In the end, choosing coffee is a very personal experience. Figuring out what you like can take a little bit of time but is always fun. The coffee bag itself is the best resource for choosing what you like. Pay attention to the tasting notes that are listed and choose what sounds the best to you! 

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