Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

What's in Your Crystals? Or How Instant Coffee is Created
About a month ago, we received a very sweet but poignant email from one of our customers.  He said he’d tried hot water, then he tried cold water, but that the coffee he ordered from us “just wouldn’t dissolve in...
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“Japanese-style” Iced Coffee
While we love the Hario’s Mizudashi cold brew pot for the set it and forget it convenience, what to do when you open the fridge and realize you forgot to brew your coffee overnight?  The answer: pour over ice brew.     Also known as Japanese ice brew on account of its popularity in Japan.
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Q & A With Shravan DS From Classics Synergy
shravan  Kalladeverapura Estate was the first farm we visited when we met with our growers in Karnataka. In this interview, we speak with Shravan, the CEO of Classics Synergy which owns Kalladeverapura Estate, and learn more about what makes Classics different from other coffee growers and about Kalladeverapura’s Pulp Sun Dried Arabica that has been […]
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Exploring Roast Levels
A customer wrote to us a few weeks ago and expressed an interest in exploring roast levels by having the same bean roasted at three different finishing points. While we normally have a 2.5 kg minimum for custom roasts, we’re all for exploring coffee so we were happy to oblige his request.
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Tasting the Roots of Indian Coffee
Yemen should have a special place in every Indian coffee drinkers heart.  As legend has it, all Indian coffee is the progeny of a few seeds brought by a Sufi pilgrim named Baba Budan. In the late 17th century, Baba Budan set off from his home in what is now Chikmagalur for Haj in Mecca.  The Arabs had introduced […]
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Decoding the Basics for a Good Cuppa
Namrata was recently interviewed by Little Black Book Delhi‘s Suchita on some coffee basics.  Interested in learning more about what makes good coffee? Read below….   So what is good coffee? Is it like wine or a book – completely subjective, or are there actual parameters? N | This is a great question, and one that […]
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Does Freshness Matter? We Did a Small Experiment to Find Out
One of the easiest and best ways to improve the quality of your coffee is to use freshly roasted and ground beans. This is advice we’re constantly giving our customers, but admittedly it can be hard to put it into...
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How Your Choice of Filter Affects the Taste of Your Coffee
For this post, we tested two different types of coffee filters for the Aeropress Filters are generally made out of stainless steel, aluminum or paper (though coffee drinkers looking to add some bling to their kitchen can opt for a...
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Q&A with Hamsini Appadurai from Sangameshwar Coffee Estates
Welcome to our interview series with our growers. We loved meeting the people we buy our coffee beans from and thought that you’d like to learn more about them as well. In this Q and A, we speak with Hamsini...
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