FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fresh roasted coffee beans shipped to your home or office for free.

QUESTION

 Should I get whole beans, or ground coffee?

 

ANSWER

 We will grind your coffee for you, but we recommend waiting to grind until you're ready to brew. Once ground, coffee stales 4x faster, this is because it has more surface area to oxidize.

QUESTION

 Will you have an espresso roast?

 

ANSWER

We currently have our white coffee which we recommend for espresso. We plan on having espresso roasts in the future, but for now we are sticking to our current selection we know you will love!

QUESTION

 Are your beans fair trade?

 

ANSWER

Yes! all of our beans are sourced fair trade. Our beans come from someone and somewhere, we feel that it is our responsibility to ensure that everyone in this business is treated with love, care and respect.

QUESTION

Is coffee really a bean?

 

ANSWER

A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. ... Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit. Even though the coffee beans are not technically beans, they are referred to as such because of their resemblance to true beans.

QUESTION

Is fresh roasted coffee healthier?

 

ANSWER

Freshly roasted beans contain a high amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body which can cause cancer.

QUESTION

 Can you freeze or refrigerate coffee?

ANSWER

In order to retain the fresh roast flavor, it's important to keep coffee beans away from heat, light, air, and moisture. It's best not to freeze or refrigerate coffee beans you're going to use in the next few weeks because that can expose them to dampness and smells from other foods.

QUESTION

 What is Arabica?

 

ANSWER

Arabica coffee is the species of coffee plant that, though more delicate than it's near relative Robusta, produces a more consistent quality flavor coffee.

QUESTION

 What is single-origin coffee?

ANSWER

Single Origin coffee is coffee from only one country or region. This gives you the true taste of place.

QUESTION

 Why are some coffee beans oily and others dry?

ANSWER

Oily coffee beans result from lipids within the bean coming to the surface in the form of oil. This can happen during a long roast, or more gradually as beans are stored after roasting. ... If you're seeing it on a dark roast, they could be quite fresh. Medium roast coffee beans appear dry when fresh.

QUESTION

 How many calories are in coffee?

ANSWER

The USDA estimates that for every eight ounces of black coffee, there’s about one calorie. Milk, cream and sugar can also up the calories, depending on how much you use.

QUESTION

 What is the difference between cold brew and iced coffee?

ANSWER

Iced coffee is made hot with more (sometimes double) the amount of coffee grounds. Then, it’s poured over ice, which dilutes the coffee.

Cold brew is different because coffee grounds are soaked in cold water for hours at a time, and eventually drained. This process makes the coffee less bitter and acidic, and cold brew has more caffeine than other types of coffee because water has longer contact time with the grounds.

If you have further questions feel free to ask, we would love to help you out!

What People are Saying

I have been a barista and dabbled in coffee roasting as well. I have tried a lot of coffee. I would definitely recommend Break Coffee. It is hands down the best coffee in Medford. I love that they are a small batch and local.

Erma