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Public Radio East is brewing up something special... introducing the PRE Coffee Club! PRE is collaborating with Lanoca Coffee Company of Farmville, NC to offer four distinct coffees - from a unique blended light roast to a bold, complex dark roast sourced from the rainforests of Indonesia.

This light roast coffee, blended with help from PRE’s News Team, features an inviting aroma and a flavor profile that includes a delightful balance of citrus and chocolate notes, with a subtle sweetness that lingers on the palate. The combination of 60% Peruvian Las Damas de San Ignacio and 40% Honduras Mira Flores coffee beans showcases the unique characteristics of each region. The Honduran beans contribute acidity and brightness while the Peruvian beans provide a smooth, well-rounded body.
Sourced from the high-altitude plantations of the renowned coffee-growing regions of Columbia, this medium roast Colombia Supremo single source coffee provides an exceptional balance between the inherent brightness and the robust body of the beans. The aroma is floral and fruity with a subtle earthiness. The taste delivers a gentle acidity along with pleasant citrus and chocolate notes. A PRE staff favorite.
Host of The Choral Tradition Finley Woolston likes his coffee strong! Dive into a symphony of flavors with the Sumantra Madheling Aceh dark roast. The aroma from this coffee rises like a harmonious choral crescendo, filling the air with a composition of earthy bass notes and spicy tenors. Each sip reveals complexity and boldness. The coffee’s mild acidity and creamy body is accompanied by notes of chocolate, spice, and cedar. This dark roast coffee is sure to leave your taste buds applauding for an encore!
Unwind from the day as you listen to The Sound and sip on this medium roast decaf coffee crafted from the organic beans of Honduras. The beans undergo the Mountain Water Process, which is a natural and environmentally friendly way to remove caffeine from the coffee beans while retaining much of the coffee’s original flavor. Delicate and smooth, this brew has a mellow acidity and subtle sweetness with hints of citrus and chocolate.

Ingredients and Tools:

Coffee Beans: Start with high-quality, freshly roasted coffee beans. Choose a roast level that suits your taste preferences.

Water: Use clean, filtered water. The water temperature should be between 195°F to 205°F (90°C to 96°C).

Coffee Grinder: If possible, grind your coffee just before brewing for the freshest flavor.

Coffee Maker: There are various types of coffee makers available, such as drip brewers, pour-over setups, French press, or AeroPress. For beginners, a drip coffee maker is often the most straightforward.

1. Measure the Coffee:
A standard ratio is around 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds per 6 ounces of water. Adjust according to your taste preferences.

2. Grind the Coffee:
Grind the coffee beans to a medium coarseness for drip coffee makers. Adjust the grind size based on your specific brewing method.

3. Measure the Water:
Measure the water according to the amount of coffee you're making. Use the recommended water-to-coffee ratio for your chosen brewing method.

4. Preheat the Coffee Maker:
Run a cycle of hot water through your coffee maker to ensure it's clean and to preheat the carafe or pot.

5. Add Coffee Grounds:
Place the coffee grounds in the filter for drip coffee makers or your chosen brewing apparatus.

6. Add Water:
Pour the measured water into the coffee maker's water reservoir.

7. Start Brewing:
Start the brewing process according to your coffee maker's instructions.

8. Wait and Enjoy:
Wait for the coffee maker to complete its brewing cycle. Once done, pour the coffee into your mug and enjoy!

Additional Tips:

Use Fresh Coffee Beans: The freshness of your coffee beans significantly impacts the flavor. Try to use beans within two weeks of roasting.

Clean Your Equipment: Regularly clean your coffee maker and other equipment to prevent any buildup that might affect the taste of your coffee.

Experiment: Adjust the coffee-to-water ratio and grind size to find the strength and flavor that you enjoy the most.

Remember, making the perfect cup of coffee is a personal preference, so feel free to experiment and tailor the process to your liking. Enjoy your coffee brewing journey!