Okay….You guys know I am on the look out constantly for new coffee to feed my addition. Turns out I didn’t have to go very far this time. I found a local coffee distributor within just like four miles or so from me. Apparently this place has been in business since 2010 and I had NEVER heard of it before. A couple of weekends ago, I saw a post from a fellow coffee addict about an open house at a place in my town called BeanFruit Coffee Company. Huh? Never heard of that place. I planned to check it out when I got back into town. This little hidden gem is nestled in amongst warehouses and car repair businesses in the older part of Pearl, MS just off Hwy 80 East.
I liked their Facebook page so I could keep up with their events so I could be in the loop for next time.
I saw a Facebook post from BeanFruit about an upcoming demonstration. I marked my calendar as I saw an excuse to go have coffee at a new place. To my dismay, they are not a coffee shop. WHAAA!??!?!? They are a local coffee distributor.
In this little hidden away small space in a warehouse district is an amazing operation run by just a few guys who love all things coffee. Sounds like my tribe! They import from all over the world, roast, grind, and distribute their brand of coffee to local shops and cafés. How cool is that?!
The motto from their website is:
“Striving for coffee perfection.
Since 2010, we’ve meticulously selected and roasted high quality coffees from across the globe. We believe that a great cup of coffee is not an accident, it’s a process – one that we spend countless hours perfecting.”
Their website also states, “BeanFruit Coffee Company is an award-winning coffee roasting company located in the Jackson, Mississippi metro area.” Wow….award-winning, and yet I never knew they were even there. Make sure you check out their story on their site for more details. You will find a “glossary” of sorts for coffee terminology as well as their mission statement. Oh, and you can ORDER their coffee too, right off the site. I HIGHLY recommend the Old Route 4 Dark Roast.
I recommend that particular one mainly because that is the one I bought. Why did I settle on that one? It’s a dark roast (my fav) and it had notes of dark chocolate (my favorite chocolate). What better combo than dark chocolate and coffee?! I have found this to be a very smooth tasting coffee for a dark roast as well. It also makes some really great THM frappas. I really hope they make coffee sample baskets so I can purchase a few and do a giveaway here on the blog for them.
Oh…..the demonstration! The demonstration I attended was about brewing a better cup of coffee at home using the Clever Coffee Dripper method. I have to say, it was a very informative demonstration. Paul, the owner of BeanFruit Coffee Company, went into great detail about how temperature, time, and grind effect the outcome of coffee brewing. The demo was extremely informative. He walked us through getting the perfect grind first before moving on to brewing your coffee. I so want one! And the coffee grinder Paul was using too. Some of what he was talking about went over my head, but I’m hoping I retained it. I was highly caffeinated at the time, so I’m sure it’s up there somewhere.
On hand for the demo was a gentleman from Cascade Beverage Company with some of their amazing cold brew coffees and teas. (There is a demo coming to BeanFruit soon.) The Nutella Latté was out of this world as was the Apple-Pear Cardamon Tea.
I will have to go back and get more coffee soon because I can’t stop drinking BeanFruit coffee! Gotta have my fix.
When the next event comes around and you are close by, you should totally stop in. Until next time, stay caffeinated my peeps!