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Can you Freeze Coffee Beans?

Can you Freeze Coffee Beans?

The technical answer is yes. Should you freeze coffee beans? No. (Please don’t!)   So why shouldn’t you freeze coffee beans? In general, the issue is moisture. The action of putting something into a freezer and then taking it out (and then in and out again) creates condensation and the risk of moisture on coffee beans. Moisture (ahead of brewing) is one of the great enemies of coffee freshness.  The three great enemies of coffee freshness are: light, moisture, and oxygen. By keeping your coffee away from those three, you can maintain great, fresh coffee. As soon as you expose your...

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Organic composting for gardens with coffee grounds

Are Coffee Grounds Good for the Soil?

You’ve been sneaking coffee grounds into your outdoor composter (or maybe right into your garden beds), but you catch yourself wondering ‘are these coffee grounds even good for the soil’? Don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you. (See what we did there?)

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Cupping coffee in Level Ground Tasting Room

Water-to-Coffee Ratio

In this interview we find out some easy at-home brewing tips for improving your coffee game from Joshua, Level Ground's Director of Coffee and Q-Grader.

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How Much Caffeine is in Decaf Coffee?

How Much Caffeine is in Decaf Coffee?

So how much caffeine is really in decaf coffee? Are all decaf coffees the same? How is decaffeination even achieved? Learn more about this interesting process in our blog post!

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Level Ground Supports Local

Level Ground Supports Local

Over the years, Level Ground has worked hard to build a community around local businesses and supporting each other. Being a coffee roaster, we need a lot of space to store, roast and package our products. Like a lot of other 'large space' organizations, we're located off Keating Cross Road in Saanichton in Greater Victoria. What a lot of people don't realize is that there are a lot of fantastic, small businesses surrounding us. Everything from chocolate, to farmers, vineyards and more, Saanichton has a lot to offer (more than most assume!) We wanted to build a map that highlights...

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Debunking Myths about Decaf Coffee

Debunking Myths about Decaf Coffee

The term "decaf" has been known to spark some pretty intense conversations between coffee lovers. So, today we're going to debunk five popular myths about decaf once and for all!

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Closeup hand lifts cane sugar from wooden dish

Cane Sugar Communities: The Where and How of Our Organic Cane Sugar

Learn about the origins and process of our organic, Fair Trade cane sugar. The story of cane sugar touches two communities.   In Huila, sugar cane farmers have come together to setup a processing facility for their cane juice. Fresh, organic, whole stalks of cane are pressed and the juice goes through stages of boiling and evaporation to produce the delicious granules of sugar. 

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