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Di Bella Coffee Goes Great With Chocolate

Here's a suggestion guide to which Di Bella Coffee USA would pair well with chocolate.

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March 01, 2016

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Di Bella Coffee USA is on Instagram

If you didn't already know, Di Bella Coffee USA is on Instagram. Our handle is: dibellacoffeeusa. Make sure to use hashtags: #dibellacoffeeusa to see what else is going on with Di Bella Coffee in the world of Instagram.

Di Bella Coffee Felici and Premium Blends are Now Available

Take home some Di Bella Coffee USA specialty coffee blends, Felici and Premium. Available in 12oz or 2lb bags. You can choose from whole bean, auto-drip or french press.

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Felici:

Tasting notes - Sharp and Full Bodied

Felici offers a smooth and rounded profile that features cacao and rich dark chocolate aromas complemented by luscious chocolate flavors and a subtle acidity.

Premium

Tasting notes – Balanced & Smooth

Premium delivers a sweet aroma of roasted hazelnuts and rich caramel, accompanied by flavors of nuts and butterscotch. It features a medium to heavy body, followed by a sharp citrus finish and bright acidity.

 

Different stages of coffee roasting

On any given day you could walk to our giant roaster and watch beans go through the various stages of roasting. One morning I asked our Roast Master to provide us glimpse of the different roasting stages that  coffee goes through. In this photo below shows the beans from green all the way to dark brown.

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Meet Logan Kedwell of Di Bella Coffee USA

di bella coffee usa logan kedwellWe'd like to introduce to your our Business Development Manager for Di Bella Coffee USA, Logan Kedwell. Logan is currently in the east coast working with various coffee shops proselytizing the Di Bella name. To get a better understanding on who Logan is, we've asked him to provide us a brief bio.  

"I am a highly motivated and passionate person. I have a strong vision of where I want to be and the burning desire to make it happen. 

 From my beginnings in the family business of wholesale fruit and vegetables, my father, a successful and well-respected businessman, mentored me from a young age. It was here where I began to grow.  I worked my way up through the business to the position of Sales Manager. I learned the meaning of hard work and the importance of good quality produce, and exceeding customer expectations. 

I took my expertise of the fruit & vegetable industry and applied this to growing a small chain of restaurants. Over 3 years we grew Buzz Bistro Cafes, to four locations around Brisbane, two of which were brand new sites. Working from start to finish on a new site provided me with many invaluable experiences such as applying for government approvals, working with contractors on fit out design and construction and working in conjunction with chefs to create seasonal menus. These responsibilities combined with the experience of leading a team of up to 60 wait staff and chefs between the four venues has armed me with the skills and knowledge required to create a successful café experience.

 The restaurant game opened my eyes to all aspects of the dining experience and introduced me to the world of coffee through my suppliers of Di Bella Coffee.

Wanting to increase my knowledge and explore a new frontier I began working with Di Bella Coffee to be trained by the masters.

 My career has taken me from Brisbane, London and New York back to Brisbane.  My experiences and passion for wholesale, fruit & vegetables, restaurants and coffee and my desire to head back to the Big Apple is launching me into a new phase to bring the Ultimate Coffee Experience to New York."

Di Bella Coffee USA: Benefits of Coffee

MedicalNewsToday.com published an article about the benefits of coffee. It’s a rather interesting read since it goes beyond the enhanced energy and focus that most people experience once they enjoy a cup. This articles covers about 5 different benefits that range from Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and Liver disease and Liver cancer.

Some of the interesting details mentioned in the article address diabetes and by increasing coffee consumption, studies have shown a relative decrease in the disease risk by as much as 11%.  

In one study, increased coffee and caffeine intake helped significantly lower the incidence of Parkinson’s disease. This was a study performed by the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre and published in the journal Neurology.

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Some may think that coffee consumption should be limited, but Italian researchers discovered that drinking coffee can lower the risk of liver cancer by 40%. In addition, having 3 cups per day even lowers the risk by up to 50%.

In a Kaiser Permanent Medical Care Program study conducted in California, USA. The results demonstrated that coffee has also showed to help alcohol drinkers lower the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver by 22%.

Lastly, coffee a European study showed that people who drank up to 4 cups of coffee on a daily basis had an 11% lower risk of heart failure as opposed to to those who did not.

Now that we’ve gone over the tremendous benefits of drinking coffee, don’t just settle for coffee at the grocery store or in a can. Make sure you’re drinking specialty coffee from Di Bella USA. Our coffee beans goes through a stringent selection and roasting process. This helps to ensure our customers are getting the highest quality beans that provide the best coffee drinking experience.

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Different Grind Types for Different Devices

If you’ve ever wondered why there are so many different grind types, it all has to do with the amount of time the grounds are will to be in contact with the water during the brewing process. Typically a finer grind is used for espresso, medium grinds for drip and etc.

The chart below demonstrates the type of grind to the type of device that is best used for the coffee. Keep in mind each type of grind and device provides a unique flavor profile and drinking experience.

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Take for example, an extra fine grind is best used with an espresso machine. Espresso is typically served in 1-2 shots that have no more than 2 fluid ounces. While a coarse grind could be used for a French Press that yields anywhere from 1-8 cups. Then again, serving size is also relative to the actual device capabilities and usage. Keep in mind that having the proper grind for your device will make a world of a difference when making your coffee.