- How is Kapi coffee different from store brand coffee?
Coffee at Kapi's is selected from the finest and freshest green coffee from all over the world. We carefully select raw coffee beans based on whats in season and what satisfies our unique profile. We then roast these in small batches to maintain its freshness. Remember once roasted, coffee starts losing its flavor almost immediately and should ideally be consumed in less than 4 weeks. Coffee found on store shelves are usually a lot older than four weeks.
Our promise is that we will only ship coffee that has been roasted in the last 48 hours.
- What is Single Origin Coffee?
Similar to Single Malt Scotch, it refers to the fact that all the beans in that batch comes from the same origin - the geographic region and usually from a small set of coffee farms. Most "supermarket" coffees are a blend of lower grade coffees and some parts higher grade ones. Here at Kapi we do blends but we always mention what origin those blends came from and in most instances we try to showcase Single Origins that offer a more pure coffee drinking experience
- Why is Kapi coffee referred to as “Small Batch” and “Micro Roasted”?
- What is the best coffee we have?
There is usually no such thing as best coffee. Coffee like most food products tastes different to different people. So while some prefer dark bitter notes, others prefer floral and fruity tastes. Coffee has more taste profiles than wine and is dependent on many factors.
- How is one coffee different from another?
- How do I choose what coffee to buy?
If you haven’t had a chance to sample the Single Origin coffees that we have, you could take a look at the Flavor notes that are described in the coffee detail page for each coffee. The flavor notes act as a guide but remember everybody has a different palette so you might not get the exact flavor notes that we get but it should be in the same ballpark. Some of the characteristics like roast level, body and acidity are quite universal.
- Should I buy whole beans or ground beans?
- How should I make the coffee once I receive fresh Kapi roasted beans?
- How soon will I get my coffee? What is the shipping method?
We will ship the coffee within 24 hours of receiving the order and it will come by first class mail. So ideally you should get it in 3-5 business days.