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…

Cool Summer Iced Teas

Keep Cool Summer is officially here in Arizona, and as the temperature keeps rising we would like to showcase some of our favorite Tisane fruit teas to help you battle the oncoming heat. We offer eighteen different options ranging from Apricot to Very Berry, all of which can be served cold over ice for an…

Summer and Sun Tea

Sun Tea, a Southwest Tradition Summer and sun tea, yes making your own couldn’t be easier. Sun tea seems to capture the bright summer sunshine in a refreshing iced tea. If you grew up in the southwest you probably remember your mom making sun tea! I know we did long before our family got into…

Your Favorite Tea at Home: A Definitive Brewing Guide

Tea is an infusion made from the dried leaves of a flowering evergreen plant camellia sinensis. Originally native to Eastern and Southern Asia, it is now grown successfully in Africa, the Middle East and South America. The earliest records show that tea has been enjoyed in China since the year 3 AD. This popular drink…

Trend Alert: Whipped Coffee

You might recognize Dalgona coffee as the viral trend we’ve been seeing on Tik Tok and Youtube, tagged as “satisfying content”. This frothy coffee recipe originally comes from places in India, Pakistan, and Macau, but the dalgona coffee we have been seeing on our feeds started in Korea. The recipe was featured on Korean TV,…