The last days of 2019 are numbered, which means many of us are creating goals and resolutions for the New Year. Instead of hard-to-stick-to diets or plans to finally clean out the garage, we hope your next decade is full of even more delicious coffee than the last. Here are a few coffee-related resolutions we hope you’ll join us in making!
1. Try a new brewing method
There are almost as many ways to make coffee as there are coffee cherries on a tree. If it has been a while since you tried a new brewing method, give your single-serve or automatic coffee maker a break in 2020 and try something new. From French Press to cold brewing, Moka Pot to pour over, the way you brew your coffee can affect the level of caffeine and flavors you taste. Your favorite beans might reveal a whole new drinking experience.
2. Slow down and enjoy your coffee on island time
If your morning routine usually consists of a sprint out the door and cold coffee consumed in transit, slow down, sit down, and make time to enjoy your coffee once in a while. Sipping Kauai Coffee is a little taste of paradise, so it’s only natural to enjoy it at the speed of island life now and then.
3. Be a more conscious coffee consumer
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages consumed around the world with more than 400 billion cups downed in the United States every day! As coffee consumption increases, farmable land with conditions suitable for growing coffee is expected to decrease by as much as 50% by the year 2050. So, what does this mean for coffee-lovers everywhere? It means there has never been a better time to become a more conscious coffee connoisseur. In the new year, learn more about sustainably farmed coffee, know your certifications, get to know your supply chain, and buy local when you can.
4. Reduce coffee waste
From take away cups and sleeves to plastic single-serve containers and coffee grounds, global coffee consumption generates a lot of garbage – approximately 23 million tons per year. We can all help reduce coffee waste by buying and using reusable containers and single-serve pods made with less plastic. You can also turn your coffee grounds into compost and healthy soil nutrient for your garden. At Kauai Coffee, we turn coffee cherry remnants into nearly 4 million pounds of compost every year!
Our commitment to sustainability means growing coffee in a way that conserves resources and provides a safe and healthy work environment for all involved in its production. It's why coffee cherries and other green material removed during processing becomes compost and nutrients for our soil. Take a look.
Posted by Kauai Coffee Company on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
5. Drink decaf that doesn’t skimp on quality or flavor
We know, we know, for many coffee drinkers the phrase “death before decaf!” rings true. But, if you’re taking a break from caffeine or prefer an evening cuppa that won’t keep you up, you deserve a decaf coffee that doesn’t skimp on quality or flavor. All decaf Kauai Coffee is made the Swiss Water® Process and without added chemical solvents. Our Swiss Water decaffeinated coffee is guaranteed to be at least 99.7% caffeine-free. It is available as whole bean Estate Reserve, ground 100% Kauai Coffee and flavored grounds, including Vanilla Macadamia Nut and Coconut Caramel Crunch. We use the Swiss Water process on our selection of Half-Caffeinated coffees as well.
6. Cook with Coffee
Coffee is a unique ingredient you can use in both sweet and savory dishes. In 2020, try adding more coffee into your home-cooking routine. From seasoning to salad dressing, desserts to drinks, let there be no boundary to your coffee creativity in the new year.
7. Learn more about the coffee growing, roasting and making process
Do you know all the steps involved in getting your coffee bean from seed to cup? If not, take time in the new year to learn more about how coffee is grown, harvested, and roasted. Take a Farm Tour at Kauai Coffee or stop by the Visitor Center for a behind-the-scenes look at how it all happens.