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French press at home


Introducing our "Barrie House at Home" coffee brewing series. This is the first in a multipart series that will share tips and tricks on how to make your ordinary home coffee experience extraordinary. First up: the French Press, a simple, elegant way to make the most of your high-quality coffee beans and creating an exceptional coffee at home.

Why a French Press? Because unlike usual coffee makers, a French Press does not use a traditional filter. Instead, a French Press steeps the grounds in the carafe, allowing the hot water to soak the grounds and extract more flavor and natural oils.

First up is the French Press. In just five easy steps, you can experience the bold, full flavors of our coffees that only a French Press can deliver. All you need is ground coffee, hot water, a French Press (of course), your favorite mug, and 5 easy steps.

Missing something? We have got you covered. We offer four precision ground, sealed fresh, pre-measured coffee packets designed specifically for French press coffee makers.


ROAST: Light/Medium
TASTING NOTES: Bright, smooth and balanced, fruity, floral aroma
PAIRINGS: Fruit based desserts including fruit tarts, pies & cobblers, fruity galettes, strudel

Kaldi was a goat herder in 9th century Ethiopia who noticed how excited his goats became after eating berries from a coffee tree. Kaldi told a local monk who made a drink from the berries and found it helped keep him more awake and alert. And the rest is coffee history... Today, this fine and complex coffee that comes from Yirgacheffe is rare and extremely prized by coffee experts for its unique taste.

ROAST: Light/Medium
TASTING NOTES: Snappy acidity, medium body; rich spicy fruit notes,
stone fruits & chocolate, sweet finish
PAIRINGS: Chocolate desserts especially velvet cakes, brownies, chocolate mousse

Our Café de Guaya’b is a delicious and unique single-origin coffee produced by Asociación Civil Guaya’b. Grown on small family farms in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes Mountains in northwest Guatemala, this coffee is certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Bird Friendly. Café de Guaya’b is a well-rounded, bright, specialty-grade coffee that is a perfect complement to any chocolatey dessert.

ROAST: dark
TASTING NOTES: Low acidity, full-bodied, bold, robust, bittersweet, slight charred/smoky taste
PAIRINGS: Creamy desserts such as cheesecakes, cream pies, profiteroles, and ice cream

Our Arrosto Scuro is an exceptional blend expertly prepared in small batches to bring out the natural oils from the coffee bean. Roasted until after the second “crack,” its dark, rich color and roasted aromas ensure a coffee taste reminiscent of Old World Italian espressos but in a refined, more traditional coffee.

ROAST: Light
TASTING NOTES: Mildly acidic, flavorful, aromatic, pleasant, and understated
PAIRINGS: Most desserts, especially chocolates and creams

Sometimes after a nice meal you just want a relaxing and delicious cup of coffee but don’t want the caffeine. Our Descafeinado is the perfect choice – a delicious coffee made using an organic decaffeination process. Its light-body and mild flavor will complement any dessert. But it also stands up well on its own. You will be delighted!