FAQ



Below, you'll find a list of frequently asked questions ("FAQ") we've received about Weaver's coffee, tea, and some of techniques we recommend for "Cup Perfection"™ in the comfort of your home.


1. What makes WEAVER'S COFFEE & TEA™ different?
2. What is "Cup Perfection"™?
3. How are blends created?


4. What is the significance of WEAVER'S ARTISAN ROAST™?
5. What makes Weaver's Decaf so flavorful?
6. Why do you recommend I grind my own beans?
7. What are the differences between roasts?
8. How should I store my coffee?
9. What are Weaver's recommended brewing instructions?
10. What is "body"?
11. What is "liveliness"?


12. What are the key differences between tea types?
13. How should I store my tea?
14. What are Weaver's recommended steeping instructions?

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1. WHAT MAKES WEAVER'S COFFEE & TEA™ DIFFERENT?
Weaver's Coffee is renowned for our unique, full-bodied flavor which is packed within minutes of roasting and then expedited as quickly as possible so they arrive fresh. Our quality teas are meticulously selected from only the prime lots of the season, then carefully processed. From start to finish, we select and exclusively hand-craft each crop so that the end result in your cup has realized its full potential.
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2. WHAT IS "CUP PERFECTION"™?
At Weaver's, we strive for "Cup Perfection"™ : from start to finish, we select and hand-craft each crop so that the end result in your cup has realized its full potential.
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3. HOW ARE BLENDS CREATED?
For both coffee and tea, "blending" is an art in itself. An unlimited amount of possibilities exist given the vast variety of beans and teas from around the world, each with its own unique characteristics. Roasting and processing styles can also be blended to create even more possibilities. Weaver's blends are determined by "blind" tasting different amounts of each ingredient until we are satisfied with the result.
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4. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WEAVER'S ARTISAN ROAST™
We know roasting coffee is an art and a means of nurturing and developing flavor. Each coffee bean has a different size, shape, color, and density and requires a different application of heat and timing to realize the full potential of a bean's origin flavor. This is made even more challenging when beans from the same region vary from each season due to weather and climate changes. We focus on getting the most out of the coffee that we possibly can, by emphasizing the individual characteristics that are unique to each coffee. The key difference between a Master Roaster hand-crafting your coffee and the popular roasting machinery used by most large companies is that machines repeat the same process every time, without any attention to the subtle nuances or fine adjustments necessary for each crop or blend composition.
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5. WHAT MAKES WEAVER'S DECAF SO FLAVORFUL?
Our Decaf is made up of very hardy coffees, which Weaver's specifically selects to survive the decaffeinating process that can strip a coffee of its inherent flavors.
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6. WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND I GRIND MY OWN BEANS?
Whole Bean Coffee stays fresh longer and once its ground, the exposure to oxygen accelerates staling.
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7. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ROASTS?
Although we roast to how the coffee actually tastes and not necessarily its color, the following is a general guide between the characteristics of each roasting "classification".

MEDIUM | The beans reach this roast at around eleven minutes after the first "popping" subsides caused by escaping gases. The surface is dry and the coffee is full-bodied and balanced. Aliases: Full-City, American, Regular, etc.

BOLD | After twelve to thirteen minutes the beans begin "popping" again, and oils rise to the surface causing a slight shine. Somewhat spicy with rich body. Aliases: High, Viennese, Italian, etc.

EXTRA BOLD | After 14 minutes or so the beans go quiet and begin to smoke. Body continues to increase as the roast progresses. At Weaver's, we are able to roast within this threshold without sacrificing body or liveliness. Aliases: French, etc.
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8. HOW SHOULD I STORE MY COFFEE?
Once opened, it should be stored in an airtight container and set in a cool, dry, and dark place.
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9. WHAT ARE WEAVER'S RECOMMENDED BREWING INSTRUCTIONS?
i. Start with fresh, filtered or bottled water.
ii. Measure about 2 Tbsp (10g) of ground, WEAVER'S COFFEE™ per each 6 fl oz. (180ml) of water.
iii. We recommend a strong, first brew which can then be adjusted to the desired strength by adding hot water.
iv. We recommend using a Press Pot. It simply produces the best cup of coffee.
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10. WHAT IS "BODY"?
Body can be described as how the coffee feels in your mouth - its consistency and weight you experience on your tongue while drinking.
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11. WHAT IS "LIVELINESS"?
In terms of coffee, "liveliness" or "acidity" is desirable attribute. All coffees have this inherent "brightness" to different degrees.
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12. WHAT ARE THE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TEA TYPES?
BLACK TEA | Black teas are withered and fully oxidized. Black tea leaves are also broken or bruised which breaks the enzymes. Both these processes turn the leaves dark. Black teas have a rich, bold, malty, and sometimes floral taste.

GREEN TEA | Green tea leaves are exclusively picked when green. These leaves are immediately steamed or pan-fried where heat halts oxidation. Green teas are commonly flattened or curled. Green teas usually have a grassy, vegetal, nutty, savory flavor and is often scented with jasmine flowers for a floral accent.

WHITE TEA | Unlike most teas, white tea is harvested during the early spring - before the buds open. Composed exclusively of these buds, white tea is the least processed form of tea and its leaves are easily identified by their silky, white downy hairs. Flavors range from sweet and delicate, to savory, velvety, smooth, and orchid-like.

OOLONG TEA | Oolong teas - also known as Formosa - are partially oxidized which ranges between 10-70%. Oolong Teas undergo the most complex processes including repeatedly rolling, oxidizing, firing, curling and twisting the leaves. Boasting aspects of both green and black tea, they are the leaves of choice among tea connoisseurs. Their broad range of flavors include light and flowery to robust, sweet, fruity, buttery and roasted.

HERBAL TISANE | Herbal Tisane is from the French Tisane (brewed herbal beverages); which, strictly speaking, are not from the tea plant. Our herbal tisanes are made of dried pure herbs, fruits and flowers - without the addition of oils or flavorings. Sourced from across the globe, herbal tisanes are naturally caffeine-free and delicious.
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13. HOW SHOULD I STORE MY TEA?
Once opened, keep the tea in an airtight container and store in a dark, cool, dry place.
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14. WHAT ARE WEAVER'S RECOMMENDED STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS?
i. Start with cold, fresh, filtered water.
ii. Measure 1 Tbsp (5g) of tea per each 14 fl oz (414ml) of water.
iii.Each tea has its own unique temperature and brew time. However as a general rule, the longer the steep time, the stronger the brew.
Black Tea: Just after boiling. 3-5 min steep
Green Tea: 175o -185o F. 2-4 min steep
Oolong Tea: 195o to boiling. 4-5 min steep
White Tea: 175o to 190o F. 5-7 min steep
Flowering Tea: Boiling. 2-3 min steep
Herbal Tisane: Boiling. 4-8 min steep
iv.Pre-warm your mug or pot with hot water.
v. Always add water to the tea, never the other way around.
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