QUALITY COFFEE FRESH ROASTED DAILY IN THE UNTED STATES

How We Select Our Treasures (ps they’re our favorites)

How We Select Our Treasures (ps they're our favorites)

How We Select Our Treasures (ps they're our favorites)

It occurred to Nellie and me to share how we selected our amazing vendors and how we find our Fat Jack’s Treasures. First, let me say this, the amount of incredibly talented and inspirational people in this world is huge! You can’t turn around without running into them at every street corner. Every day we are receiving emails for friends, clients, and followers tipping us off to new talent.

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Coffee 101, Part Six

Coffee 101, Part Six

The Drinking
Now for the pièce de résistance, your cup o’ joe. What do you do with it, besides drinking it that is? Do you go all commando and drink it black like the purist you are? Do you dress it up with milk and sugar? Do you add spices to it or flavored creamers? Does chocolate or caramel or vanilla enter your cup of coffee?

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Coffee 101, Part Five

Coffee 101, Part Five

The Brewing

WOW, so many ways to brew coffee. The brewing is what gets the roasted beans into liquid form suitable for filling a cup and imparting that first sip of liquid goodness. Brewing takes equipment and so many kinds. It is truly mind boggling to think of all the types of equipment, so we won’t, at least not here.

Brewing methods range from the primitive, dumping rough ground beans into a pot of water and waiting until it boils over, adding eggshells to settle the grounds (cowboy coffee) to high tech coffee machines with coffee pods, no muss no fuss.

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Coffee 101, Part Four

Coffee101 Part Four

The Roast

The beans upon harvest are green and have little or no taste. Opening up the flavor of the bean requires roasting and there are several methods. The process of the roast, meaning the temperature of the roast and the length of time of the roast all contribute to the taste and aroma of the finished bean. Each type of roast has a particular temperature and time frame. From Light to Dark Roast the temperatures get progressively higher. Roasting coffee at home is a hobby for some coffee enthusiasts; experimenting with the flavor of the beans and getting the freshest possible roast.

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Lot’s Happening here at Fat Jack’s

Lots Happening here at Fat Jack's

So many exciting and crazy things are happening here at Fat Jack’s. When Fat Jack’s launched, we were amazed at the interest and excitement showed. It's incredible how we’ve grown, expanded and diversified. In the works is a contract with a new coffee roaster, fingers crossed, we're excited about this roaster! We're a firm believer of supporting women-owned businesses and cooperatives in countries throughout the world.

We have been amazed at the talent that is out there in the world, often just down the street. We love being a marketplace for diverse artists, as well as introducing you to good reads, imaginative art, one of a kind jewelry, greeting cards, and vintage treasures. It's a pleasure to offer you the handcrafted products of so many creatives.

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