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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Difference Between Coffee and Espresso Beans, 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!

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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!

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3 Must Try Coffee + Whiskey Recipes!

We asked our friends at Kikori Whiskey to share some of their favorite Coffee + Whiskey recipes; check out some of their delicious creations!


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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!

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Valentine's Day Date Guide!

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!

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7 Ways to Improve Your Coffee Palate

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. 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!

#TimesUp

A letter from our co-founders on the #TimesUp movement and the actions we're taking to support it.

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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.

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