Sustainable Coffee for a Better Future

Since 1983 our mission has been to source sustainable coffees from small farms, promote ethical and ecologically responsible agriculture projects, and to provide coffees that cross social and economic boundaries. These are the three guidelines we apply when searching for the best sustainable coffees around the world. Doing so allows us to aid three major…

St Patty’s Day, Coffee and Tea

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with These Irish Coffee Recipes.  Get in the spirit of the season! Whether you want to listen to a little Irish music or wear green, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate than a few of these fun takes on Irish coffee? All you…

Pour Over Coffee Guide

Pour over coffee has been around before the 1900s in Europe. This method of brewing coffee is similar to an automatic drip coffee maker, except the water is manually poured over the coffee grinds. To perfect your pour over cup of coffee you need to have the right filter size. The filter size varies based…

Share the Love with this Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Chai is the Hindi word for tea and it originally defined a mix of spices brewed for health benefits in India. Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns originally made up traditional “Masala chai”, with black tea leaves later added to the mix. Today’s chai mixes combine this spiced tea with sweetener and milk to…

Why You Should Be Drinking Matcha Tea?

“The potent powdered tea is the strongest type of green tea offered and is consumed today for its many believed health benefits.” Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. The green tea plants used for matcha are shade-grown several weeks before harvest. This slows down growth, stimulates an increase in…

The Art of Roasting Coffee

We cover general roast profile guidelines, the phases of roasting where the chemical reactions take place, the steps in our roasting process and the differences between drum and fluid air bed roasting.

Fall Favorite Recipes

Halloween and Thanksgiving recipes, warm color tones, changing leaves, and chilly mornings are ahead of us with fall rapidly approaching. Everyone could use a relaxing fall season this year, given current events, and we have some really tasty fall favorite recipes for you to try while curled up in your favorite hoodie. We’ve been busy…

Coffee Cupping?

Cupping is the process of analyzing different coffees by inspecting the beans, grind, aroma and flavor. It is an important way to measure the quality of coffee. This process allows someone to note the differences between coffees from different countries, regions, farms, roasts, lots, etc. Passport Coffee & Tea uses the Specialty Coffee Association of…

10 Tips For A Better Espresso

Espresso is a simple drink at its core, yet it takes knowledge to pull a great shot. If properly extracted, espresso is smooth, rich and delicious with a well formed crema. Many variables can alter the taste of your shot, leaving you with a bitter, burnt or even a sour taste in your mouth. Follow…

Perfectly Iced

Celebrate Summer with these Iced Recipes  Enjoy the summer by keeping it cool! With summer heat and little relief for a while, what better way to celebrate summer than a mixing up a few fun takes on iced coffee and tea treats? All you need is some milk, coffee or tea and flavored syrups. We…