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TERMINOLOGY:

The four primary descriptive terms for how a coffee performs are:

Acidity refers to the high, thin notes, the dryness a coffee produces at the back of the palate & under the edges of the tongue. This pleasant tartness (briskness, brightness), snap or twist is what coffee people call acidity….

Body or mouth feel is the sense of heaviness, richness, & thickness at the back of the tongue when the coffee is swished around the mouth…. Coffees from various parts of the world vary greatly in body.

Aroma is the overture of the coffee; its fragrance.

Flavor is the total impression of aroma, acidity, & body — its distinguishing taste characteristics.
*Borrowed, for the most part, & very respectfully, from Kenneth Davids’ Espresso: Ultimate Coffee & Home Coffee Roasting

ROAST DEFINITIONS:

New England – (380-399F) very light brown, dry surface.
American – (400-415F) medium brown, dry surface.
City – (415 – 435F) slight dark brown, faint patches of oil on surface.
Viennese – (435-440F) medium dark brown, possibly flecks of oil on surface.
Full City – (440-445F) slightly darker than medium, with patches of oil.
Light French – (445F) moderately dark brown, light oil on surface
Espresso – (445-455F) dark brown, surface can range from very oily to barely slick, depending on roast procedure.
Italian – (455-465F) dark, blackish brown, definitely oily surface (most roasting establishments stop here).
Dark French or Spanish – (465-475F) very dark brown, almost black, very oily.

WHy Private Label Coffee??

Highlands Coffee Company would like to invite you to share in our exotic, adventurous romance with coffee. We offer magical, aromatic treasure from balmy Indonesia, spicy Central and South America, mysterious Africa. We are thrilled at the prospect of roasting and/or blending to your specification….

You may choose from any of our tried and true blends and single origins, or you may desire to have us custom blend for you. We consider coffee the Eighth Wonder of the World. We believe that after you’ve tried ours, you’ll agree.

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For Direct Coffee Purchases or Sales Please go to DivaEspresso.com

Highlands Special Dark

Same profile as Highlands Blend  only to a Spanish Roasted brilliance!

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Floral & Blueberry aroma found at the center of its wild sweetness- soft acidity & superb body.

Our Story

The evolution Diva Espresso had its beginnings by two partners who brought her to life in January of 1992 ultimately thriving in the neighborhoods of Greenwood and West Seattle. Although Diva had her growing pains, original founding owner Mele Olsen and managing partner Greg Hamper retained her essence and nurtured her excellence through the addition of new Diva locations at Stoneway, Lake City, The Highlands, and two Downtown locations bringing the total number of Diva owned entities to seven. In addition, Diva’s first franchise location was added to the Diva Family at the SeaTac Airport in 2004, bringing the total number of Diva locations to eight.

In 2001, Diva’s owners came to a timely realization that noteworthy coffee only originates with decent, evenhanded, fair and equitable relationships between grower, broker, roaster, and consumer. It was, and continues to be Diva’s belief that the inestimable effect human dignity has on anything produced through heart and sweat and spirit is essential to the quality and success of that product. By being involved in the process from inception to resolution, it is Diva’s belief that not only was the end product superb, but incomparable and deeply satisfying, but that all was right in the world…every step of the way.

This led to the founding of Highlands Coffee Company, exclusive custom roaster of Diva Espresso Fine Coffees, operating in North Seattle and offering high end product infused with the care, knowledge, art and vision of all who had a hand in bringing to you. In early 2004 Highlands Coffee Company moved its roasting from store level to a much larger space, adding a roaster almost twice the capacity of their first roaster. Plans are in the works for an open-to-the-public cupping room and training space.

Come take part in the Wondrous Adventure of the Bean, as we foster its transformation from Splendid Newcomer to Perfection-In-A-Cup!

Fresh Beans

Highlands Coffee Company special imports coffee beans from throughout the world, roasts onsite, prepares and distributes coffee beans. Available in 1 lb and 5 lb bags. Highlands Coffee private labeling and roasters operating in North Seattle and offering high end product infused with the care, knowledge, art and vision of all who had a hand in bringing to you. In early 2004 Highlands Coffee Company moved its roasting from store level to a much larger space, adding a roaster almost twice the capacity of their first roaster. Plans are in the works for an open-to-the-public cupping room and training space.

Come take part in the Wondrous Adventure of the Bean, as we foster its transformation from Splendid Newcomer to Perfection-In-A-Cup!

Great Coffee

Each batch is hand crafted, monitored with every detail by our highly trained coffee roasters. Each batch of perfect coffee speaks for itself, have a cup!

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Whether enjoying your coffee at one of our local companies, or ordering a private label, you will find the consistent quality you are looking for with Highlands Coffee Company

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Weekdays

10am-5PM Monday- Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Weekends

Closed

Contact

Phone

+(206) 781-8106

Mail

info@highlandscoffee.net

Address

14508 Whitman Ave North
Shoreline WA, 98133