July 22, 2016

Mom and Baby Pop Up Event

Mom & Baby Pop Up Event @ James Coffee

We are hosting monthly Pop Up events and this month we have partnered with passionate entrepreneurs spreading their love via their products for mom & babies.


WHERE: JAMES COFFEE CO. - 2355 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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DecafNation - The Process of Decafinating Coffee
January 19, 2016

DecafNation - The Process of Decafinating Coffee

Imagine coffee sans caffeine, without sacrificing the quality. The Swiss Water Process creates the opportunity for roasters like us to offer a by-the-cup experience, even with decaf coffee.

Swiss Water Process uses the elements of water, temperature and time to create some of the most intriguing decaf coffee.

We’d like to say the process is very simple, but in order for such a complex process to be achieved — Swiss Water Process has a very precise set of steps that seamlessly work together to create this amazing bean, a no caffeine bean. We’re here to hold your hand through it while we outline how it works.

The Process

The beans start in the green coffee silo. Green coffee beans are simply beans that have not yet been roasted. These pre-roasted beans head into a pre-cleaning where foreign matter is removed. Next up is the pre-soak where the beans expand by 100%. This prepares them for the extraction.

The beans are now in coffee columns where the caffeine lean green coffee (GCE)  extract flows into the coffee columns kicking off the extraction process. GCE lets caffeine venture out until the ratio of soluble compound in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach a point of equilibrium. This is the end of the line for caffeine.

The now decaf coffee is sent to the dryer for an evaporative drying process where moisture is converted into vapor and removed. This chemical-free decaffeination process takes approximately 10 hours.


Those behind this process are dedicated to simply coaxing caffeine out of the bean, while letting roasters all over the world artfully craft the roast they (and you) desire. You can late night sip without the “wired” consequences.


Now that you understand that the flavor and character of the coffee remains untouched, are you ready? DecafNation is available at James Coffee Co. for $15.00 with a full body, sweet aroma, going down clean and smooth. Roasted in San Diego, CA.

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September 15, 2015

Throwdown - Sarah Vs. David

Our skilled baristas, David and Sarah throwing down. You decide who wins the 8oz throwdown! Comment below and tell us who came out on top!

Posted by James Coffee Co on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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September 10, 2015

James Coffee Co. Honduras El Cañal "Pacas" & "Catimor" | Direct Trade

"I don't really have the words to describe what having a direct connection and relationship with where the coffee comes from means to me. I just don't have the words... What I can say is that it's an incredibly eye opening experience to be there (El Cañal), to shake the hands of those who are actually responsible for what is in our cups back here at home... How even being so far away from there, not just physically, but culturally, we can positively effect their lives. It's truly an exhilarating and real partnership "
- David Kennedy, James Coffee Co.

We're excited to say that after a long journey from the mountainous region of Santa Barbara, Honduras, our direct trade from El Cañal will be available for purchase online and in our Little Italy location today 09.10.15. This year we were able to split both varietals from El Cañal: "Pacas" and "Catimor".

Honduras El Cañal “Pacas”

Direct Trade/James Coffee’s own
Coffee Type: Arabica
Variety: Pacas
Region: Santa Barbara
Altitude: 1550-1580 meters above sea level
Tasting Notes: Buttery body, concord grape, dried apricot, juicy sweet finish Processing Method: Washed, patio dried
Availability: 12oz Bags & Pour Overs

Honduras El Cañal “Catimor”

Direct Trade/James Coffee’s own Coffee
Type: Arabica
Variety: Catimor
Region: Santa Barbara
Altitude: 1550-1580 meters above sea level
Tasting Notes: Clean vibrant, cranberry, tangerine, orange blossom aroma, maple syrup body
Processing method: Washed, patio dried
Availability: 12oz Bags & Pour Overs

This year our El Cañal "Catimor" varietal scored so high that it is just as amazing as the "Pacas" blend. We recommend trying both side by side.

This is our third season in partnership with El Cañal and couldn't be more pleased with how the crop turned out. Come down to our Little Italy location to share a cup with us or cheers us online by purchasing a bag of your own.


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