Loading

57°F

55°F

57°F

50°F

56°F

57°F

57°F

58°F

56°F

54°F

58°F

57°F
Search
TOP STORY

Fresh roasted coffee can make the perfect cup of coffeeSubmitted: 04/27/2015
EAGLE RIVER - Many people enjoy freshly roasted coffee. But, the process to roast those coffee beans can be a science.

"We start with green coffee. It comes in 130 to 155 pound sacks of coffee," said owner of Eagle River Roasters Dan Beihoff.

The coffee beans start as the green pit of the coffee cherry. It goes into the coffee roaster and becomes the brown coffee bean that we're familiar with.

"It's a process of taking the different flavors that are locked up inside the bean. There are different flavors in there depending on the region that it's grown in and the type of soil. But, it's my job as a roaster to bring those flavors out," said Beihoff.

That happens by placing the beans in the hopper. Then, the beans are roasted to a dark brown color and dropped into the cooling tray. The process takes about 12 to 16 minutes.

"We'll roast 24-25 pounds of coffee at a time. We can do up to 90 pounds an hour," said Beihoff.

The coffee gets bagged immediately to help it stay fresh. Eagle River Roasters roasts coffee for other coffee shops across the country.

"We wholesale or toll roast for other coffee houses. And, we're shipping throughout the Midwest and down south as far as Florida and Texas," said Beihoff.

The perfect cup of coffee doesn't always come easy.

"We're tasting. We're saying, 'Okay, we like this. We'll change this just a little bit and see if we like that any better.' It's our job, then, to duplicate that," said Beihoff. "Freshness is king in coffee. It doesn't get any fresher than roasting right here, bagging it up, and having it ready to go."


Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story






 LOCAL NEWS

Play Video

RHINELANDER - People in the Northwoods got the chance to try a variety of beer, wine, and food on Saturday.

Hodag Hops and Vines was held in Rhinelander.

There were many different breweries from Wisconsin and the Midwest at the event.

The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce relies on volunteers to help with the event.

+ Read More

WISCONSIN - The number of organ donors in Wisconsin has increased since re-launching the state's donor registry in 2010.

+ Read More

NEPAL - A second Wisconsin man who went to climb Mount Everest survived an avalanche caused by the earthquake in Nepal.

+ Read More

MADISON - A Wisconsin lawmaker plans to reintroduce seven bills that would increase penalties for drunk driving.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - As the weather warms up, some trails in the Northwoods need to be groomed to prepare for the summer season.

+ Read More

Play Video

WISCONSIN - Bag limits for panfish could change on about 95 Wisconsin lakes. The majority of those lakes are in Northern Wisconsin.

+ Read More

Play Video

MINOCQUA - The run raises money for the Kiwanis Autism Project.

The project supports six local schools by giving iPads to children with Autism.

Some of the children were presented with iPads this weekend.

"This event started with a Kiwanis governor who started an autism program, because his grandchild had autism, and he realized the power of the iPad, and how effective it could be for any kid with autism," said Race Director Dan Brunette.

+ Read More
+ More Local News
Search: 






Click Here