|September 26, 2022

Cozy Bear Coffee Blends

What do we cover?

  • What are Cozy Bear Coffee Blends?
  • What are the ingredients in Cozy Bear Coffee Blends?
  • Where do Cozy Bear Coffee Blends come from?
  • How are Cozy Bear Coffee Blends Processed?
  • What do Cozy Bear Coffee Blends taste like?
  • What dietary and health benefits can coffee provide?
  • How to use Cozy Bear Coffee Blends?
  • What makes Cozy Bear Coffee unique?
  • What are Cozy Bear Coffee Blends?

    A blend is when two or more varieties of a coffee bean are blended together. Blends are a very popular way to roast coffee because they offer a quality and consistent taste all year round. Single origin coffees have become very popular, but the one drawback is that the taste will vary throughout the year based on season and weather. Cozy Bear Coffee offers several different blends of coffee that provide a variety of different flavor notes that will cater to any coffee drinker's palate.  Cozy Bear currently offers six blends of coffee which include:

    • A multi-origin blend with beans sourced from South America and India. It is a full body coffee that is perfect for dark roast espresso lovers, who love a velvety smooth crema. Bella Crema has heady notes of exotic spices and luxurious dark chocolate.
      • The perfect everyday medium roast coffee. It is a custom blend sourced entirely from Central America. Classico is a medium roast full body coffee with smooth nutty flavor notes.
        • The perfect everyday dark roast coffee. It is a custom blend with beans sourced entirely from Central America. Classico Intenso uses the same blend of beans as our Classico blend, but the beans are dark roasted to give it a more smoky flavor and full body feel.
          • A step up from our Classico Blend! It is a custom blend sourced entirely from Central America. We use ultra premium beans in the Classico Supremo, which introduces new and exotic flavor notes beyond our Classico blend. Classico Supremo is a medium roast full body coffee with nutty and fruity flavor notes.
            HAWAIIAN BLEND
            • Cozy Bear Hawaiian Blend is a multi-origin coffee that is made to replicate the taste of the highly sought after Hawaiian beans. Hawaiian Blend is world renowned for its consistent and distinct full bodied flavor and pleasing aroma. Hawaiian Blend has become a very desirable and expensive coffee because of the perfect coffee growing conditions of the Coffee Belt. The Hawaiian Blend Coffee Belt is located on the slopes of the Mauna Loa and Hualalai volcanoes on Hawaii's Big Island.
              • A custom five bean blend that makes an excellent blonde espresso. Espresso beans are typically dark roasted, but the blonde espresso was created to offer a more mellow version of espresso. Our blonde espresso beans are medium roasted, which are less oily and perfect for super-automatic espresso machines. Love Me Some Espresso has cocoa and fruity flavor notes and a beautiful caramel crema.

                What are the ingredients in Cozy Bear Coffee Blends?

                BELLA CREAMA
                • Dark Roasted Custom Blend from South America and India
                  • Medium Roasted Custom Blend from Central America
                    CLASSICO INTENSO
                    • Dark Roasted Custom Blend from Central America
                      CLASSICO SUPREMO
                      • Medium Roasted Custom Blend from Central America
                        HAWAIIAN BLEND
                        • Medium Roasted Custom Blend
                          LOVE ME SOME ESPRESSO
                          • Medium Roasted Custom Five Bean Blend

                            Where do Cozy Bear Coffee Blends come from?

                            Cozy Bear ethically sources their beans from the best coffee growing regions across the world. We are very dedicated to providing a consistent coffee all year round, therefore the origin of the beans will vary throughout the year based on weather, season and other external factors. 

                            Coffee is typically grown in areas near the equator. The equator is an excellent area for growing coffee because of the tropical climate which has no frost, a shaded canopy that also provides the proper amount of sunlight and plenty of water with well draining soil. The best coffee grows at high altitudes or areas with very nutrient dense soil. Due to the cooler weather the coffee grows slower at high altitudes, which allows for more complex flavor notes to develop, but the downside is that you can’t grow as much of it. As mentioned earlier, the other important factor for growing great coffee is the nutrient dense soil. When the soil contains disintegrated volcanic rock with decomposed mold, it makes for some of the most favorable and desirable beans in the world. 

                            How are Cozy Bear Coffee Blends Processed?

                            Coffee trees typically take three to four years before they start bearing their fruit, the coffee cherries. Most coffee trees are only harvested once per year, but in certain areas like Colombia the coffee trees can be harvested twice per year. The coffee cherries are ripe and ready to be harvested, when the cherry turns a bright deep red. Depending on the area and quality of the beans, the coffee cherries can be harvested by hand or machine. There are two ways to process the coffee:

                            DRY METHOD
                            • The older of the two methods and more commonly used when water is not easily accessible. After harvesting, the coffee cherries are placed on a large surface to dry in the sun. While they are drying in the sun, the cherries must be turned throughout the day and covered at night to protect them from the rain. The coffee cherries must continue to dry in the sun until their moisture reaches 11%. It could take up to several weeks for the moisture to reach 11%.
                              WET METHOD
                              • The more efficient of the two processes. The coffee cherries are put through a machine, which removes the pulp and skin from the bean. Next, the beans are separated by weight and size. Once the beans are sorted by size, they are put into water-filled fermentation tanks, which will dissolve away the last layer of mucilage on the bean. If the beans are processed using the wet method, they must then be dried to 11% moisture using the sun dry method or machine dry method.

                                Once the beans have been dried, the beans are referred to as parchment coffee, which must be milled before exporting. A Hulling Machine is used to remove the parchment from the wet processed coffee beans. Some places will also polish the beans as well to ensure that all of the parchment is removed. After the beans have been milled, they are then graded and sorted based on size and the defective beans are removed. The milled coffee beans are referred to as green coffee and are ready to be exported and then roasted. Roasting is the process that turns the green coffee into the brown color beans that we buy from the store. Roasting machines typically roast coffee at 370 to 540 °F and the beans are constantly rotating to keep them from burning. When the beans reach an internal temperature of 400 °F, they begin to brown and the oils start to release from the beans. After roasting, the beans are then cooled and packaged.

                                What do Cozy Bear Coffee Blends taste like?

                                BELLA CREAMA
                                • Roast: Dark
                                • Body: Full Body
                                • Acidity: Mild
                                • Flavor Notes: Cocoa, Smoky & Spicy
                                  • Roast: Medium
                                  • Body: Full Body
                                  • Acidity: Mild
                                  • Flavor Notes: Nutty
                                    CLASSICO INTENSO
                                    • Roast: Dark
                                    • Body: Full Body
                                    • Acidity: Mild
                                    • Flavor Notes: Smoky
                                      CLASSICO SUPREMO
                                      • Roast: Medium
                                      • Body: Full Body
                                      • Acidity: Mild
                                      • Flavor Notes: Nutty & Fruity
                                        HAWAIIAN BLEND
                                        • Roast: Medium
                                        • Body: Medium Body
                                        • Acidity: Medium to High
                                        • Flavor Notes: Floral, Sweet & Fruity
                                          LOVE ME SOME ESPRESSO
                                          • Roast: Medium
                                          • Body: Full Body
                                          • Acidity: Medium
                                          • Flavor Notes: Cocoa & Fruity

                                            What dietary and health benefits can coffee provide?

                                            Dietary Benefits of Coffee:

                                            • 100% Natural
                                            • No Artificial Flavors
                                            • No Preservatives
                                            • NON GMO
                                            • Gluten Free
                                            • KETO Friendly
                                            • Vegan

                                            The reason that most of us drink coffee is for the boost in energy. Coffee contains caffeine, which is a stimulant for your central nervous system. It works by blocking the receptors of a neurotransmitter called adenosine, which increases neurotransmitters in your brain that regulate your energy levels. Beyond increased energy levels, coffee also has several other potential health benefits which include:

                                            HELPING PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES
                                            • The reasoning is believed to be that the coffee helps preserve beta cells, which are responsible for regulating blood sugar through the production of insulin. Another factor may be inflammation contributes to your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes and coffee contains antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation. 
                                              SLOWING DEMENTIA
                                              • A study was published by the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that caffeine can slow the rate of dementia. Researchers recorded the blood caffeine content of a group of elderly with mild cognitive impairments and then recorded their blood caffeine content two to four years later. The researchers found that those with a blood caffeine content equivalent to three cups of coffee were far less likely to develop severe cases of dementia.  
                                                LIVER HEALTH
                                                • Several studies have been conducted that show that people with liver disease who drank coffee were far less likely to develop liver scarring and liver cancer. Another study was conducted that showed that people who drank one cup of coffee per day were 15% less likely to die from chronic liver disease and those who drank four cups of coffee per day were 71% less likely to die from chronic liver disease.

                                                  How to use Cozy Bear Coffee Blends?

                                                  There is nothing better than the taste and smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee or espresso in the morning. However you might be asking yourself, what is the best way to brew your Cozy Bear Coffee?  

                                                  BREWING USING PRESSURE
                                                  The most common way to brew using pressure is by using an espresso machine. It works by pushing pressurized water through a puck of finely ground coffee and then it pushes the water through a filter to create an espresso shot. The advantages of brewing using pressure are the faster brew times and a more intense and flavorful brew. Some of the most common devices used to pressure brew include:
                                                  • Espresso Machine
                                                  • Stovetop Espresso Brewing
                                                  • Aeropress
                                                    Steeping was the first method used for brewing coffee. It works by mixing the ground coffee with hot water and then separating the brewed coffee from the wet coffee grinds. The quality of the coffee is based on timing. If you do not wait long enough the coffee will taste like brown water and if you wait too long the coffee will be dark and bitter. Some of the most common devices used for steeping include:
                                                    • French Press
                                                    • Soft Brew
                                                    • Coffee Bag
                                                    • Vacuum Pot
                                                      FILTRATION OR DRIPPING
                                                      Filtration or dripping is the most popular brewing method that many of us use today. The filtration and drip process is very simple. You just place ground coffee in a filter and then run hot water through the ground coffee. The advantage to this style is that it is very cost effective and produces a consistent clean light bodied brew. Some of the devices that are used for the filtration and dripping method include:
                                                      • Electric Percolator
                                                      • Clever Dripper
                                                      • Chemex
                                                      • Hario V60 Dipper
                                                      • Kalita Wave Dripper
                                                      • Vietnamese Drip Filter
                                                      • Melitta Ready Set Joe Dripper
                                                      • Bee House Dripper
                                                      • Cold Drip Brewing
                                                      • Nitrous Coffee
                                                        Boiling Coffee is the most simple method of brewing coffee. You just take boiling water and mix it with ground coffee. The two methods of boiling coffee are:
                                                        • Cowboy Method
                                                        • Turkish Coffee

                                                          What makes Cozy Bear Coffee unique?

                                                          ETHICALLY SOURCED COFFEE 
                                                          • Cozy Bear's coffee is ethically sourced directly from farmers in the best coffee growing regions of the world. We have long lasting personal relationships with all the farms we source from to guarantee premium quality and taste. 
                                                            FRESHLY ROASTED
                                                            • Cozy Bear's coffee is freshly roasted, so you can experience all the flavor notes and aroma like never before. The difference between freshly and non freshly roasted coffee is immense. Once the coffee is roasted, the oils and compounds begin to break down which dulls the flavor and aroma of the beans. Freshly roasted coffee will actually smell more earthy compared to non freshly roasted coffee. 
                                                              SMALL BATCH ROASTING
                                                              •  Cozy Bear roasts all of the coffee in small batches to guarantee consistency, quality and freshness. Small batch roasting allows the roast master to keep a better eye on the roasting process, so that our customers can rely on a consistent and excellent taste all year around. 
                                                                ​​NO OVER ROASTING
                                                                • Cozy Bear coffee beans are high quality and fresh, so we will never over roast our beans. Over roasting the beans covers up the true flavor notes of the coffee and produces a bitter and burnt taste. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that most coffee companies over roast their beans to save on cost and cover up the lack of quality in their beans.