Jul 15 2017
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Cold Brew – the Only Way to Make Iced Tea!

By Matt Marietti

There’s probably no better remedy to the sun, sweat and swelter of mid-summer than a tall glass of ice-cold tea. We are very supportive of any such beverage, but we’ve done a lot of experimenting lately at home and farmers markets, and we figured we would give you a couple of tips to help take your tea from good to outstanding.

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Jul 15 2017
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Coffee, Camping & Steak in the Fire

By Matt Marietti

In our opinion, it makes sense to give camping coffee as much attention as you’d give it at home—and it’s really not hard.

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Jul 15 2017
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WTF is a Bergamot?

By Matt Marietti

Legendary comedian Mitch Hedberg once asked “what the f*ck is a sesame?” Meaning we’re all familiar with the sesame SEED, but no one really knows what they come from, or what they would grow into.

Similarly, many tea drinkers know that ‘bergamot’ is they key ingredient in Earl Grey tea—but few take the time to ask, “WTF is a bergamot”? Is it an herb? A spice? A kind of plant? Some kind of algae or fermented fish paste?

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Jul 15 2017
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Specialty Coffee and Defective Beans!

By Matt Marietti

“What is specialty coffee?”
I’m pretty sure that was the response I got back from at least one parent and several friends when I told them about de Fer. It’s a GREAT question—especially because the follow-up question is so often “…and why does it cost so much!?”

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Jul 13 2017
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Nice to Meet You!

By Matt Marietti

We chose a San Franciscan as our coffee roaster for lots of great reasons. Top notch quality and reliability, amazing customer service from a company comprised of good, down to earth people. That’s right up our alley. When we realized they were built in Carson City Nevada, that was icing on the cake.

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WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS.

At De Fer, we believe that coffee and tea are as much about the people as they are the product. We support and partner with cafes, artists, grocers, restaurants – you name it – to create amazing custom roasts, beautiful art, and exclusive products. If you’re interested in becoming a bigger part of your brand’s coffee or tea offerings, crafting a proprietary roast, or having your art showcased, hit us up!

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