Frequently Asked Questions

Are Copper Moon Coffees Gluten Free?

Yes, all Copper Moon Coffees are gluten free, this includes all of our flavored coffees as well.

 

 

Allergens in our Coffee?

We do not have any tree nut products in our coffees.  We use artificial flavoring, so all our flavored coffees are allergen free.

 

 

Are your organic coffees certified?

Yes, all of our organic coffees are certified organic by the USDA.

 

 

Which products are organic?

Only those items that have the words Organic and/or have the USDA logo on the package.

 

 

What is Fair Trade?

Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries.  See www.faritradeusa.org for more information.

 

 

Is there any sugar in your coffees?

No, we do not add sugar to any of our coffees.

 

 

Where can I find the Nutritional Analysis of the coffee?

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/beverages/3898/2

 

 

I don’t like the taste of the coffee?

The taste of coffee is a very personal experience.  Try different blends or roast levels to find your favorite.

 

 

Can I purchase Copper Moon Coffee online without paying shipping?

Yes! When you purchase more than $49 of coffee, shipping is free on our website.

 

 

What process do we use to make decaf coffee?

There are three common methods used to decaffeinate the coffee that Copper Moon uses — natural, direct and water process.

 

Natural Process: Beans are first steamed or soaked in water to enable easier and faster extraction of caffeine. The caffeine is then drawn out of the coffee beans by a combination of ethyl acetate and water. The beans are finally steamed to remove any residue and gently dried for roasting. The process is based on physical transportation rather than a chemical process. Ethyl acetate is a natural compound found in vegetables and fruits like apples and blackberries.

 

Direct Process: Beans are first steamed or soaked in water. A decaffeinating agent is then mixed directly with the beans to remove their caffeine. Finally, the beans are steamed and dried to remove the decaffeinating agent. A decaffeinating agent is a substance used to extract caffeine from coffee beans. Different agents require different processes, and each process can have some impact on the flavor of the coffee.

 

Water Process: The beans are first soaked in very hot water for a period of time and caffeine is leached out of the beans' cellular material. The solution is then passed through a carbon filter with a porosity specifically sized to capture larger caffeine molecules, while allowing smaller oil and flavor molecules to pass through. Water, oils, and flavor are reabsorbed by the beans. The beans are then dried to their original moisture content.


Is Copper Moon Coffee Kosher?

Yes! We are Union Orthdox Certified


How should I store my coffee purchase?

Storage is integral to maintaining your coffee's freshness and flavor. It is important to keep it away from excessive air, moisture, heat, and light -- in that order -- in order to preserve its fresh-roast flavor as long as possible. Coffee beans are decorative and beautiful to look at but you will compromise the taste of your coffee if you store your beans in ornamental, glass canisters on your kitchen countertop. Doing so will cause them to become stale and your coffee will quickly lose its fresh flavor.


How do you get the best cup of coffee?

How to Brew Coffee


The Equipment
Make sure that your equipment is thoroughly cleaned.

 

The Coffee
Purchase coffee as soon after it has been roasted as possible. Fresh roasted coffee is essential to a superb cup of coffee. Ideally you should purchase your coffee fresh every 1-2 weeks.

 

The Grind
A burr or mill grinder is preferable because all of the coffee is ground to a consistent size.

If your coffee tastes bitter, it may be ground too fine. On the other hand, if your coffee tastes flat, your grind is too coarse.

 

The Water
Use filtered or bottled water. Be sure to use cold water. Do not use distilled or softened water.

 

Ratio of Coffee to Water
A general guideline is 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water. This can be adjusted to suit individual taste preferences.

 

Water Temperature During Brewing
Your brewer should maintain a water temperature between 195 - 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction.


What is the most common preparation method?

A drip coffee maker from paper or plastic basket.


What is Espresso?

Espresso is a strong, finely ground, dark roasted coffee brewed by quickly forcing hot water through the beans.

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