Special Reserve: El Salvador Honey Micro Lot

Stringbean Coffees newest Special Reserve takes your coffee mug to the Finca El Guamo farm in El Salvador. This little peaberry’ish bean is honey processed meaning part of the fruit is left on the bean and dried for 10-14 days. The 70 Hectare farm is owned by...

Groove & Guzzle Away the Winter Blues (And Your Gut, Too!)

Stringbean Pete’s ramblin’ cousin Django Furtherbean is back at the Java Jive to liven up your 2015 resolutions! Please note, Django is not a medical professional and his diet and exercise tips should be taken with a grain of salt…or maybe sugar. Got your own...
Coffee Cool: The Chemex Pour Over

Coffee Cool: The Chemex Pour Over

The Chemex Pour Over Coffeemaker is a brewing device that brings to mind all manner of cultural references, from the mad scientist with his bubbling beaker to the captain of cool himself, James Bond. So, what makes a Chemex so cool? Invented By A Chemist The Chemex...
Cultivating Community: Creating Your Own Home Coffee Salon

Cultivating Community: Creating Your Own Home Coffee Salon

Here at Stringbean, we love coffee for so very many reasons: the delicious aroma, the rich taste, and the way it brings people together for conversation and community. Creating a home coffee salon can be a great way to save money and strengthen your social...
Top Coffee Tunes from Jivin’ Django Furtherbean!

Top Coffee Tunes from Jivin’ Django Furtherbean!

Stringbean Pete’s ramblin’ cousin Django Furtherbean is back at the Java Jive to liven things up with some hot tunes to groove to while sippin on a freshly roasted brew. Got a fave coffee song that Django missed? Post the link to our Facebook page and...
More Than a Feeling: Fair Trade by the Numbers

More Than a Feeling: Fair Trade by the Numbers

At Stringbean Coffee, you already know how we love to groove on the good feeling we get when we roast up a fresh bag of Fair Trade Certified Coffeeô! Today in the Java Jive though, we’d like to drop a little more knowledge on our fans and friends to remind you that choosing Fair Trade isn’t just about feeling good, it’s actually a choice that makes a major impact for farmers the world over.

Espresso Granita

Espresso Granita

Disco Inferno Espresso Granita   Espresso Granita, a coffee-lover’s dream!  This simple, yet decadent recipe arouses the palate with the distinctive taste of Stringbean Coffee Disco Inferno, while refreshing the senses with a cool summer treat. Loaded with...
The Nose Knows: The Smell Of Freshly Roasted Coffee

The Nose Knows: The Smell Of Freshly Roasted Coffee

There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans; that’s why Pete started roasting in the first place! At Stringbean, we roast in small batches using an old school, non computerized roaster.

How Do YOU Brew?

How Do YOU Brew?

Welcome to a special interactive edition of the Java Jive! Today, we’ll talk about a few grinding and brewing tools out there, but we’d really love to hear your take on how you make each cup of Stringbean Coffee! Visit our Facebook page and comment to let...
The Agriculture of Good Coffee

The Agriculture of Good Coffee

Opening a new bag of freshly roasted beans is one of the best ways to get your day going, don’t you agree? It’s wild to think about the journey each of those little beans has taken from coffee tree to your breakfast table. Like good wine and fine cheese,...
3rd Wave Coffee & Bananas

3rd Wave Coffee & Bananas

Not hip enough for 3rd wave   Hey cats and kittens, it’s your old guitar pickin’ pal Django. What in the heck is 3rd wave coffee? After visiting several spots off the highway and lots of shakes later I’ve realized it’s a lightly roasted coffee...
Stringbean Unveils New, Vintage Coffee Roaster

Stringbean Unveils New, Vintage Coffee Roaster

Choo-Choooooo! Looking like a steam locomotive rolling down the track, Stringbean Coffee Company is keeping its Soul Train churning with a new, vintage roaster. Peter Cohen, owner/operator of Stringbean Coffee, one of 21 coffee roasters in the St. Louis-area, has...
Latest Addition: Malawi Peaberry, Not Your Average Bean

Latest Addition: Malawi Peaberry, Not Your Average Bean

One of the world’s most sought-after coffees roasted by St. Louis’ premier artisan roaster is set to hit retail shelves this month. Stringbean Coffee Company’s wildly successful Malawi Peaberry Special Reserve has returned and will now be featured as a regular member...