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Digital Coffee Gift Cards

gift card

Strongbrew Bayou is now offering digital gift cards! Give the gift of coffee in a way that can be used anytime on anything in our store. Send us an email ahead of your order and we can even customize the gift card code to your choosing. http://strongbrewbayou.coffee/products/gift-card

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Full flavor coffee from the French Press

Technique

The perfect “Press pot”                   Also known as the “French Press” Every morning I ask myself a very important question, “How many cups of coffee does this morning require?” The answer to that question determines what technique needs to be used. One cup mornings belong to the mighty AeroPress. Two or three cup mornings belong to the faithful, flavorful French press. More than three cups calls for a pour-over. On really rough or early mornings, the first cup gets a shot or two of our light espresso to make a creamy "Dirty Hippie" that elevates the morning buzz like nothing...

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The Bloom

What is fresh coffee? During roasting, volatile oils are released from the coffee bean, giving rise to the bean’s distinct aroma and natural flavors. As coffee is roasted more and more darkly, those oils release to the outside of the bean, giving it an oily sheen. The oils oxidize as they interact with atmospheric oxygen and steadily degrade, leaving stale, tasteless coffee behind with no aroma. Oxygen is not a friend to your coffee! That is why our 12 oz. coffee bags come with a one-way valve built-in. This valve allows you to evacuate the air remaining inside the bag...

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The secret to excellent cold coffee

Technique

We have been serving our Bright Morning Bayou Blend on ice at the Benton Farmer’s Market and have heard strong opinions about cold coffee. Many people are excited to get their caffeine fix while cooling down, while others wrinkle their nose in disgust as they ask why we would do such a thing to coffee. This led us to believe that many may have had bad experiences with cold coffee, not surprising since there are few ways to make it properly and many ways to mess it up. We would like to share our technique to help you get the...

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Welcome to Strongbrew Bayou!

Thanks for coming to see us on the bayou. Can we offer you some coffee?   Look around and enjoy our selection of specialty coffees. Everything is roasted to order to ensure the highest quality and freshness. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to show you what fresh Louisiana coffee can be!

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