First Grass Puppy Donation!

Congrats to Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton NY for receiving the very first (hopefully of many) donation raised from the sales of our Grass Puppy Blend coffee!

Make sure to check out who is next at www.grasspuppy.com!

Fauxganic? Don’t Fall For It.

Make sure your getting the real-real. No seal, no deal. Beyond the amazing quality of organically grown crops, one of the reasons organics are higher value/higher cost is that certified organic products represent an unbroken chain of inspections and certifications all the way back to the land it was grown on. If one of these links is broken, it cannot get the USDA Seal by law.

Things that can cause a product to not reach the high bar that certification sets are too numerous to list here. From the land the coffee is grown on, cultivation, processing, transport, distribution, exporting/importing(more fumigation risks), distribution, storage, roasting, packaging. Each step is inspected/certified.

In the coffee industry, many burlap bags say Organic because when they put it in the bag, it was! Flooded warehouses, fumigation, chemical exposure, cross contamination on shared equipment (think producing synthetic flavored coffees and then roasting pure organics) are just some of the reasons a product would be denied certification.

Unscrupulous sellers like to market products as organic and charge more for them but instead of paying 3rd party inspectors, agencies, and growers with the additional funds for the additional labor it takes to grow organic products…they pocket it.

You will find the USDA Organic seal on every bag of coffee we produce. Certified Organic since day 1, we make sure your getting the real thing. When in doubt about a product ask; who does your certification? If it’s legitimate the product will list who the certifying agency is on the packaging like the accompanying picture of the back of our bag and will readily provide a link to their database like ours here. You can also find a link on our website under the Our Work tab. We are proud to be certified by NOFA-NY and have been working with them since before we opened our doors.

Help protect the integrity of Organic Certifications by spreading the word and tag a friend, #nosealnodeal and say no to #fauxganic

 

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Tend Coffee’s New Flavor Guide

How great is this!!!

Our first printings of our new Tasting Guide have arrived. Fun and handy, these guides will help you explore the flavors of all our coffees. We are giving away this first round of Tasting Guides with every order. Most orders will get one while supplies last!

Hope Your Having A Great December!

Did you know that this January marks our 6 year Anniversary at our 1st retail location in Shirley NY!! If that happens to be your “go to” Tend Coffee, you may have noticed all the work going on throughout the month of November. Much needed new counters were installed over night by Joe at Bellport Marble and Stone as well as some recently added lighting, parking and plumbing improvements. So thank you for the patience you’ve shown as we made these improvements.

For December we welcomed back the highly anticipated re-release of our Brazil Single Origin. A super special coffee that you can read more about below. At the stores you will see some wonderful new partnerships like the makers of these super awesome bean keepers:

And Tumblers!

October Update

Coffee Tasting Connetquot Library

Monday November 5th 7-8:30pm

Coffee history primer covering growing regions and brewing methods with tastings of our fresh roasted coffees throughout!

New Counters Coming!

After 6 years (6 years!) it’s time to replace our counters.

Look out for a notification sometime in the coming weeks via our social media channels that will list the afternoon that we will be closing early for our countertop install.

Bali Blue Moon Is Back In Season

(and being roasted throughout the week!)

DESCRIPTION

A jewel among coffees, it’s a stand out with a smooth mouth feel and overwhelming chocolate flavors.

BACKGROUND

Among the archipelago nation of Indonesia lays its hidden jewel, the island of Bali. The eruption of the Volcano Gunung Agung in 1963 caused a delay in the progress of coffee cultivation on Bali. In response to this setback, the government enacted programs in the 1970’s and 1980’s to help rejuvenate coffee growth. With the promotion of coffee seedlings to local farmers, an island wide coffee growing campaign began.

Today, the growing area for coffee in Bali is an estimated 7,500 hectares. The Kintamani highlands, where most of the coffee is grown, sits atop a large volcanic plateau between 1300-1700 meters in altitude. Coffee tree varieties include a high percentage of Bourbon and Typica, along with shade trees such as Erythrina, Albiza, Tangerine and Orange. The use of pesticides is prohibited on Bali and all fertilizers are 100% organic.

The Subak Abian is a traditional farmer structure organization in Bali, the structure is similar to a farming cooperative. There are 13 different Subak Abians that are currently growing and processing coffee. The ”SA” oversee both agricultural and religions activities. The promotion of improved coffee growing practices is expected to enhance not only agricultural technology but social and economic standing in Bali as well. This jewel among coffees stands out with smooth body and overwhelming chocolate flavors.