Mt. Si Coffee Roasters Blog
Mt. Si Coffee would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All. We also want to thank each and every one of you for your support and loyalty during this past year. It has been a different year for all in many ways. Due to the current events this year, and as many of you know, we were not able to participate at the Issaquah Farmer’s Market this season. We have missed the personal contact with many of our local as well as our visiting patrons from all around the country. However, during this time it has allowed us to get to know many of our online followers on a more frequent and personal level. We also want to thank those of you that have gone onto Google and given us a great review under our website, Mt. Si Coffee.
All of us here at Mt. Si Coffee Roasters are happy to offer our TWIN PEAKS BLEND for a limited time during the Holiday Season! Mt. Si is the mountain peak made famous in the 1990’s TV series Twin Peaks created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, which still has a cult following to this day. The phrase “The owls are not what they seem” is one of the most notorious and highly debated tag lines of the Twin Peaks Series. There are many theories as to the meaning even to this day. Unlike the mystery of the owl, there is no mystery to the great flavor of this coffee!
Top 10 Health Benefits of Coffee; 1. Coffee Can Dramatically Improve Your Body’s Performance. As we know, caffeine stimulates your nervous system. But did you know? It signals the fat cells to break down actual body fat. It also increases epinephrine (adrenaline) levels in your blood. This leads to the fight-or-flight hormone, which prepares your body for intense physical exertion. So, caffeine breaks down body fat, making free fatty acids available as fuel.
The Drip: The standard we are all pretty used to is “The Drip.” The process is simple and straightforward – you simply pour water into the reservoir of your coffee maker, put your grounds into the filter, turn on the machine, and BAM! The machine does the all of the work. All you have to do is mosey over and pour yourself a fabulous cup of Joe. For most coffee junkies, the fully automated, ready-to-go system is what works for them. It’s convenient, it’s effortless, and you don’t have to think too much, which is awesome, especially in the morning!
We here at Mt. Si Coffee Roasters want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and purchase of our fine coffees, whether online or at local markets and restaurants. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions regarding Farmers Markets, we are currently not allowed to sell at the Issaquah Farmers Market where we have been every Saturday for the past 10 summers. We are still available in selected Safeway markets, Town and Country Market, Farmhouse Market and Bartell Drugstores in the East King County area.
Mt Si Coffee Roasters is treating you to a FREE bag of coffee through the month of October. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support! Mix or match any 3 12oz. bags of your choice and treat yourself to a 12 oz. bag of our Cascade Blend. Be sure to visit our Mt. Si Coffee Roasters website to learn about more free items!
As coffee lovers become more savvy with the roasting and brewing process, understanding factors such as Rate of Rise (RoR), bean temperature and environmental temperature all come into question. Environmental Rate of Change (RoC) can help predict the temperature of the roasting drum, and in turn, help maintain control during roasting.
The History and Origins of Coffee:
The origins of coffee allegedly date back to somewhere around the late 15th century, where legend has numerous stories and versions of its beginnings. Some say that coffee started in Ethiopia, within the Horn of Africa, extending into regions of Turkey. We also know that coffee was being cultivated in Yemen around the same time. Some say the origins of coffee revolve around an Ethiopian goat herder, by the name of Kaldi and The Legend of the Dancing Goats. (Sounds like a bad comedy!) Apparently Kaldi observed his and other goats experiencing“unusual vitality and energy” after chewing on red coffee berries!
MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL! Choose any one of our 3 GIFT BOXES as a gift for the CAFFEINE LOVING MOM in your life and we will throw in a FREE BAG of our SUNRISE BREAKFAST BLEND with EACH gift box purchased! This includes a Sunrise Breakfast Blend 12oz. whole bean bag with...
My friend Sean is practicing his social distancing on the peaks of Mt. Si. If this seems a bit extreme for YOU, may I suggest enjoying a bag of OUR micro batch roasted coffee in the warm comfort of your home. Our online store has a great selection of our individual coffees as well as great gift boxes for everyone’s tastes and enjoyment.