Bean to Bar: Nicole Trutanich of BAR AU CHOCOLAT
This Valentine’s Day, Caffe Luxxe is proud to partner with BAR AU CHOCOLAT, a local bean-to-bar chocolatemaker based in Manhattan Beach. Look for special edition chocolate hearts, honey caramels, and dark chocolate bars wrapped in decorative papers, available for a limited time only in our caffes!
Chef Josiah Citrin's Coffee Rub
An interview with one of Los Angeles' finest culinary minds. A Two-Star Michelin chef – one of only four in Los Angeles – Chef Josiah Citrin has more than 25 years of experience creating astounding culinary experiences.
All About Coffee Roasting
Under the skill of a Master Roaster, a coffee has the opportunity to showcase what makes it unique; it’s sweetness, acidity, body, flavor and aroma. Without proper care and attention, a coffee that might otherwise be vibrant and extraordinary will become flat and uninspired. The roaster’s responsibility is to take their understanding of the science of roasting and elevate it to an art form. So, what is coffee roasting?
Hello, Pacific Palisades!
We're beyond thrilled to open the doors of our brand new caffe in Pacific Palisades! Located in the heart of the Palisades on the corner of Sunset and La Cruz, we're eager to bring our European-inspired, luxury coffee experience to this dynamic and unique community.
All About Acrylamide and Coffee
On March 31st, 2018, a California court ruled that all coffee seller and retailers in California must post a Prop 65 warning at all of their establishments. Without context, these warnings will likely create undue and unnecessary confusion for our guests. As it is one of our goals at Caffe Luxxe to be a resource for all our guests on all things coffee, we’ve created a brief guide to inform and educate about Acrylamide.
The Difference Between Coffee and Espresso, Explained
While Coffee and Espresso beans are often separated into two separate categories, rarely is it explained what the difference between the two is. Are they altogether different types of beans? Does Espresso only grow in a certain region? Are Espresso beans a specific type of blend? What is the difference between Espresso and Drip coffee? Read on to find out!
Introducing Our Everyday Collection
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new line of Caffe Luxxe Everyday Blends! This collection of exceptional blends is available year-round, and has been designed to highlight the smooth, comforting, and familiar flavors you’ve come to love from us. Comprised of three blends, each coffee in our Everyday collection has a unique flavor profile and purpose, showcasing the years of experience and expertise of our Master Roaster.
Costa Rica La Chumeca Dota Tarrazú
Our roasting team traveled to Costa Rica to hand select this special limited edition single origin, a naturally processed selection of the varietal Villa Sarchi from the farm Finca Mima, in the Dota Tarrazú region of San Jose. Learn more about this rare & limited edition coffee from the La Chumeca Micro Mill!
Costa Rica Trip Report
Visiting coffee origins is a crucial step in genuinely understanding the coffees we work with every day, and appreciating the tremendous amount of work that goes into the other side of the supply chain. We seek out opportunities to visit farms whenever we can, to learn more about the producers, and to source the best coffees available. Read our Head Roaster's Trip Report from our recent visit to Costa Rica!
Valentine's Day Dates at Caffe Luxxe
This Valentine's Day we hope you’re going to start it off by taking your special someone to visit your favorite caffe! But after you each enjoy a delicious latte and a breakfast pastry, what can you do to make the day (and night) more special? Read on to discover some of our favorite Valentine’s Day date ideas, and treat your love to a Valentine’s Day they won’t forget. From walks on the beach at sunset hand-in-hand with your partner, to sharing laughs and memories over a delicious bottle of wine, we’ve put together a unique list of ideas surrounding each of our caffes just for you. So, no matter which caffe you start your day at, you’ll find the inspiration you need to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day.
7 Ways to Improve Your Coffee Palate
Coffee is a dynamic beverage, offering a wide range of exciting flavors and aromas to enjoy. A well-developed palate – your ability to identify and appreciate tastes, flavors, and aromas – allows you to experience the depth, complexity, and uniqueness that each coffee has. While our baristi go through an intensive Palate Development course, we wanted to share a few ways for you to improve your palate at home. By following these 7 tips, you’ll be on your way to developing your palate and enjoying all the delightful flavors and aromas in coffee!
11 Tips for Brewing Better Coffee at Home
Brewing coffee at home doesn't need to be difficult, and with the right techniques your home brew can be just as delicious as the coffees served in our caffes. Follow these 11 simple tips, and you'll be on your way to improving your home brewed coffee!
How Important Is the Freshness of Coffee?
Did you know that coffee is a fruit? More specifically, it's the seed of a cherry which grows on evergreen coffee shrubs. Just like with any fruit, the freshness of coffee has a big impact on its taste. And while you may not be able to visually detect the freshness of coffee as quickly and easily as an apple, banana, or avocado, it is still one of the most important factors in the quality, and flavor of your brew.