For the last 20 years, Adagio Teas has worked to establish itself as a premier source of gourmet tea. It has honed its craft and carved out its own unique space in the online retail beverage industry. With tea safely under its belt, it seemed time to venture into new territory… coffee.
Lardera Coffee is sourced directly from small farms in Costa Rica. The coffee is then roasted in small batches in Brooklyn, New York. No additional flavors are added to their coffee, instead choosing beans for their own specific natural flavors.
If you are unsure which coffee might be best for your taste, Lardera offers 2oz samples starting at only $3 each, making it easy to sample without committing to larger quantities.
Our “direct from farmer’s” advantage bypasses brokers and middlemen. This allows Lardera to source the freshest beans whiles ensuring that the farmers receive the largest percentage of payment. Each farmer is highlighted with their own unique “know your farmer” profile, allowing customers to read about how they got started in the industry and what makes their coffee worthy of the Lardera name.
Meet the Lardera Coffee Farmers, HERE.
I had the opportunity to try the Catuai Anaerobic as well as the Kenya Washed ground coffees. I tried them both as a hot coffee as well as a cold brew in their Cold Brew Pitcher. I love a good cold brew in the summer and the pitcher was easy to use and the coffee was smooth! I loved the notes of chocolate in the Kenya Washed coffee. I didn’t need to add any flavoring and used half and half for my cream to not take away any of the flavors. I even tried it before I added the cream and noticed how smooth and flavorful it was. The Catuai Anaerobic was my favorite in the Cold Brew Pitcher. So much flavor and it got me going in the morning!
Making cold brew coffee can be intimidating, but this Cold Brew Pitcher was easy to use and instructions on how to make the best coffee were included. I used 3/4 of a cup of ground coffee in the cold brew strainer. I was able to get 3 large glasses of cold brew out of one batch. I also let it brew in the fridge for 24 hours. Served over ice with a splash of whipping cream is my favorite way to have a cold brew. The only downside of the Cold Brew Pitcher is once you take the strainer out, the lid doesn’t fit tightly onto the pitcher so you have to remove it before pouring. However, I have been assured by my contact that this is something they are working on fixing.
I don’t live in a town with a coffee shop but making this coffee at home makes me feel like I own my very own coffee shop. Lardera also offers a wide range of coffee gear including a French Press, Pour Over Coffee Maker, an Electric Kettle, and a coffee grinder to name a few.
Check out all the Lardera Coffee Gear, HERE.
If you are particular about your coffee or want to support Costa Rican farmers directly with your coffee purchases, I recommend Lardera Coffee Roasters.