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Coffee Relationships: Burundi and Rwanda Coffees

Two of the smallest countries in the heart of East Africa’s coffee growing highlands produce some of our favorite winter arrivals each year, unique in flavor and in origin. Rolling mountain ranges, cool nights, an abundance of fresh water, and access to legacy Bourbon type cultivated varieties set the stage for excellent flavor profiles. Meanwhile, the investment of in-country resources, including farmer access to education and fertilizer, hints at the dedication of the people who, even at the smallest of imaginable production scales, are producing unmatched coffees. Rwanda coffees range from tea-like to tart, showcasing a range of orange and lemony citrus flavors and are nearly always accompanied by a hint of spice and glossy texture. Burundi coffees grown just to the south...

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Coffee Inventory and Logistics

During 2020 logistics has seen a major rise in eCommerce traffic with orders from major platforms as well as established online businesses and new business online start-ups. Suffice it to say that logistics are an essential part of operating an e-commerce business. It can also be a challenge for many merchants. The pandemic has shifted consumer behavior and increased online buying, which coupled with warehouse closures and the stress on major shipping transit corridors, has resulted in unprecedented shipping delays around the world. We offer free shipping and strive to ship Priority and Express daily with all 3 major carriers, FedEx, UPS, and USPS. At times though, there are major delays within the carrier transit corridors. We assure you that we ship...

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Think Big, Shop Small, & Conservation @ RRC

Starting 11/2020 and onward, delivery on all orders placed through our online store will be carbon neutral. We know that having easy, safe alternatives to in-store shopping is more important than ever. Now, you can get all the deals you want while reducing negative impacts on the planet. RhoadsRoast packages your shipments in packaging that matches the size of your order which helps our shipping carriers have a lower impact on the environment. We package in less space for each order so that the carrier vehicles can transit more packages in a single trip. We typically avoid larger padding and packaging for product shipping efficiency. Additionally, we fulfill and ship from one current location to keep our employees safe, and carrier...

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Get to Know Coffee Certifications at RhoadsRoast Coffees

Many of our customers at RhoadsRoast Coffees & Importers have their favorite coffees for everyday enjoyment while still caring for the environment, sustainable farming, and ensuring a quality of life for our farmers, their families, and their employees. Family is a critical part of our life and business, and we make sure that we import and support those coffee farming communities worldwide where we can help make an impact in their lives for the future. Please allow me tell you something about coffee certifications and why these are important for every coffee lover to know about their favorite coffee cuppings. USDA ORGANIC CERTIFIED: The USDA Organic Certification on our products regulates organic agricultural practices by ensuring the preservation or enhancement of water and soil quality; wetlands, woodlands...

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Did you know? Let Us explain more...

Many people ask us about the coffee milling processes and the best results with fresh whole bean coffees. Let's take a moment for you to explore... Washed Coffee In the washed process, beans are completely de-pulped, removing all of the cherry fruit. Then they are soaked and allowed to ferment for 12 to 72 hours before being washed clean of any remaining fruit and dried. It is probably the most common method for preparing green coffee beans. Washed process coffees usually have a bright, clean taste. Most Central and South American coffees use this method and most East African coffees are also washed process.Decades ago the washed process was the most preferred of the milling process, but I am dating...

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