My Passion for a Great Cup of Coffee was within me - even before I had the thought of formulating my own blends. Now my job is also my Passion. Can't get much better than that!
All of my 8 Coffee Blends consist of at least 3 different types of Beans. Each type of Bean in each blend is roasted separately- at different temperatures- before they are blended together to make a particular blend.
As the growing season changes, the coffee beans will change in size- just like most crops. My Master Roaster, that travels the world annually to select the perfect pick, knows how to adjust the roasting process to these changes. The result is a consistent low acid- full flavor- stomach friendly blend!
Freshly ground Big Fat Espresso Beans is whats in my brewer this morning. Originally the Big Fat was developed for use in an espresso machine. Then I tried it as a Regular Brew and it was fantastic! It is the Smoothest of all my blends, has a Mid Range Boldness and is Very Stomach Friendly.
Have you ever noticed fillers in other brands of ground coffees? Some of those particles are actually the coffee bean hull. If you grind your own coffee beans and use that coffee within a few hours- the bean hulls do have flavor. But once those hulls dry out they become tasteless.
All of the bags of my ground coffee have had the hulls vacuumed out. That is why it takes less of my coffee to brew a pot compared to other blends.
In 1999 when I began formulating Coffee Blends I knew there were many people like my Mom-that could only drink a Decaf Coffee. It was important to me that all Coffee Lovers would be able to have a Premium Cup of Coffee- at a fair price. The Sunset Beans are decaffeinated in Germany, using the Swiss Water Method. Most decaffeinating processes use chemicals. The Swiss Water Method is Chemical Free!
For all you whole bean Gene Hicks Coffee drinkers....I've been using a Breville Coffee Bean Grinder for a year and I'm always amazed at its' quality. It has been designed for the serious coffee consumers! And - Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee Beans deserve the best...
This morning the Fishing Blend is what's brewing in Gene's kitchen! It's the first Blend that I formulated- and still my top favorite.
If you are looking for a quality grinder- I would recommend a Breville. I've had it for a couple of years and it never fails to amaze me with its' quality.
In today's world- quality is not always the goal when producing a product. Gene's thinking is from the old school- If it's worth doing- Do It Right! Gene starts with a Quality Arabica Coffee Bean and he knows how to process those beans to get a perfect result. They are not flashed roasted. Only by Slow Roasting can he achieve the perfect blends that are full of flavor and have low acidity. Gene's Passion is Doing It Right!
All eight Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee Blends contain 100% Shade Grown Arabica Beans. We use only the top 2% of the top 10% of each harvest. Our Sustainable Coffees are roasted in the Slow German Method with results of Rich, Stomach Friendly Blends.
Find your favorite Blends at www.genehicks.com!
Giving a Gift of "Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffees" is an excellent choice for a "Special Occassion" or a "Just Because" thought! We will ship your gift to anywhere in the US. Give us a message to send along and we'll include a special gift card. Choose from our 8 blends or one of our Gift Baskets at www.genehicks.com.