We want you to enjoy our coffee when it's at its finest. Just like other fresh produce, coffee begins to deteriorate in quality about 14 days after roasting, even under ideal conditions. To ensure you receive your coffee beans in the best condition, we store and ship our coffee in airtight, recyclable/reusable gas valve bags, which help the coffee retain its freshness and guard from the effects of temperature, light, and air.
Learn more about proper coffee storage.
Our beans are roasted in small batches, ensuring each roast comes out at the peak of perfection and highlights the coffee's unique characteristics. We recommend buying our beans in small quantities (1/2lb or 1lb), so that you buy fresher beans more regularly and enjoy your coffee at its most excellent. All of Bittersweet Cafe's coffee is cooled and bagged in a reusable gas valve bag, which we encourage you to reuse. You receive a discount every time you bring your bag back!
No one can say a single roast is necessarily better than another. Preferences in roast vary widely, influenced by culture (East-Coasters often prefer lighter roasts, West-Coasters darker), brewing style (coffee used in drip brewing is usually best roasted lighter than coffee used in espresso) and drinking style (people who drink coffee with milk often prefer darker roasts to lighter.)
At Bittersweet Cafe all our roasts are sold by the degree of roast, ranging from a Light Cinnamon through to a French Roast. Our expert roasters profile each coffee and roast it to the individual bean's 'sweet spot', as some beans are better roasted darker, while others are just fantastic when roasted light.