I just went back to visit my parents in the city that I grew up in. It's interesting to see the things that make you glad that you moved and the things that make you wish you had stayed. My wife isn't from my hometown so some of the things we don't agree on. I love that my old hometown has 100 different ways to get anywhere. All I'm going to say is that the city/county planner for that area loved roads. I love that, if traffic or construction is blocking a certain section of town, you can certainly avoid it.The most important thing that my hometown has that my current town does not, the donut shop.
My current town has several local guys that try hard and one big name that usually does a decent job of producing the goods. However, nothing tastes as good as this hometown donut shop. My wife and I agree, it is a must visit every time we go back to visit my parents. I wanted to know why it is that they are so much better. What I came to find was basically a simple answer. Everything was good. That is why the donut shop is better than all the others. Every donut they put out the window is life changing. Every donut they serve makes you want another. The problem, they are in that location and you can't get them if you aren't in that location as well.
JL Hufford's gourmet coffees are pretty much the same way. We have just about every flavor that a person could reasonably want. Gourmet flavored coffees are a treat anytime and just about anywhere. Our selection includes Cherry Cheesecake, Banana Split, Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Raspberry, Seville Orange, Creme Brulee, Hazelnut, Irish Mint, Irish Creme, and I could keep going. The point is that no matter what you order, it's going to be fantastic. Unlike the local donut shop, we can get it to you no matter where you are.
Why can we be confident that Gourmet Coffee will meet our exceed your expectations?
Our philosophy is that the best farmers, the best beans, and the best roasts make the best cup of coffee. Each of our specialty flavored coffees, single-origins, and varietal blends are made from 100% Arabica coffee (except for some of our espresso blends), and packaged to order for guaranteed freshness. JL Hufford purchases only from the top 3% of the highest quality Arabica coffee grown.
Our coffee buyers have traveled to many coffee producing countries to find and inspect some of the world's greatest coffees. To us, all aspects of buying and processing coffee are important, like adherence to rigid quality control standards. Multiple tests are conducted on the coffee samples once they are brought back to the states. Using state-of-the-art lab equipment and trained coffee cuppers, our roasters analyze many aspects of the beans: moisture percentage, the amount of defects, the bean size, and most importantly, the actual cup quality. Each coffee is rated on over 20 different taste characteristics before we purchase a single bean.
Immediately after roasting the bean, the coffee is packaged into nitrogen-flushed bags. This process forces nitrogen into the package, replacing the oxygen, that would otherwise quickly age the coffee. The nitrogen preserves the wonderful flavor characteristics of fresh-roasted coffee. For flavored coffees, flavor oils are added in a cup-tested proportion such that just the right amount of each flavor is infused into the bean during the appropriate minutes of roasting.