Tostar Café

Roasting Coffee

Roasting Coffee is the deceptively simple process by which coffee develops its characteristic flavours, body, and aroma. All of coffee’s proteins, acids, and (of course) caffeine are present in its unroasted form, but green coffee beans have none of the rich flavour and pleasing constitution that we know from a perfect roast. The cellular processes that occur during roasting happen …

Coffee Production

Specialty Coffee Production

The nuanced character of the great coffees of the world is the result of the harmonious interplay of many factors, from farm to roast to cup. Some of the most important, and least understood, facets of coffee production are the ones that occur in the coffee’s nation of origin. It is here that the coffee plant grows from seed to …

What is the Rainforest Alliance?

The Founder The Rainforest Alliance was founded in 1987 by Daniel Katz as a way to curtail the massive deforestation to worldwide rainforests. Through education on sustainable practices, Katz’s organization grew to involve foresters, hotel operators, carbon project operators, and all sorts of developers. One of their chief focuses was on agriculture, which is responsible for 70% of deforestation internationally. …