Coffee Words (Blog)

  • Thankful Beyond Measure

    Taking stock of this year, 2020, is humbling. In March, when we wrote the blog about how our Beverly Hills 90212 café doors would remain open every...
  • Cupping Coffee at Home

    At our Beverly Hills, CA 90212 café, Aharon Vaknin encourages all of his customers who purchase our coffee beans to “cup” their coffee at home usin...
  • Cupping Coffee

    Clink! Sluuurrp! Spit!  Ahhh, the glamorous sounds of cupping coffee. Much like wine tasting, the art of cupping coffee is as loud as it is fun. Af...
  • Geisha Coffee: The Varietal that Rocked the Coffee (and Aharon Vaknin’s) World

    Aharon Vaknin does not do things halfway. If he is interested in something - and especially if he has a passion for something - he will put his whole heart, soul, body, mind, time and bank account into the endeavor.

    Many roasters start out roasting in their kitchens, then move to the farmer’s market, then maybe a stand or a truck… and only years later, usually backed by investors, are they able open and sustain an actual retail and online store.

    Not so with my husband.

  • All Hail, Colombia!

    Recently, we received a new Colombia coffee that has so blown me away, I decided I would dedicate a whole blog to its beauty and goodness. Nostalgia plays a part, I admit. It reminds me of the very first deep and chocolatey Colombia Aharon ever roasted, the first black coffee I ever tried and loved.
  • Kenya Hear Me?

    I know it’s cliché to tell you, YOU MUST TRY THIS COFFEE TO BELIEVE IT… but… seriously. If you love coffee? Try this Kenya. It is insane yummy as a drip, espresso, cold brew, and French Press. So far, there is nothing this Kenya cannot do other than help my homebound kids learn French.

    The deliciousness is real.

  • Spring Picking (The World’s Best Green Tea)

    Recently we added a new addition to our roster of specialty teas, and this one is our shining crown jewel: Sencha Green Tea from Kakegawa, Japan.

    Grown, picked, and shipped directly from the same farmers and tea experts who cultivate our ceremonial grade organic matcha green tea, this green tea is heavenly.

  • Never Run Out of Coffee Again

    Many of you are buying our beans when you need more coffee, and you are gifting them to friends. To all of you, we say: It’s thanks to YOU and others like YOU that we have been able to keep our lights on, our employees working, and our roastery fired up, especially during this year of so much calamity.

  • Uganda LOVE this New Coffee!

    I have exactly ONE customer who will laugh at this joke each time he visits our Beverly Hills 90212 coffee shop and asks me to recommend to him a g...
  • Frank Sumatra

    Frank Sinatra was the coolest of the cool, king of the Rat Pack and smooth crooner, wowing men and women alike. A timeless classic.

    Aharon Coffee Sumatra, arguably the new king of coffees at our Beverly Hills 90212 café, has us swooning as if we are grooving to New York, New York. Like Sinatra, our new organic, Fair Trade coffee from Sumatra, Indonesia is cool, a timeless classic, a crowd-pleaser, and above all, smooooooth.

  • How to Brew Coffee with a French Press

    Before we opened our Beverly Hills café, Aharon Vaknin, my husband and founder of Aharon Coffee, used to brew French press coffee for us almost daily at home. We loved the rich flavor and the naturally occurring coffee oils that gave our cup a wonderfully bold, rich flavor and a full-bodied mouthfeel.

    In our café, you won’t find French press coffee on our online menu (though we’ve been known to offer it as an ‘off the menu’ option for those who ask) but at home, it’s still a Vaknin staple.

  • Learn How to Make Cold Brew Like the Pros

    During the hot days of summer (vs cooler days), we sell triple and sometimes 10x the regular amount of cold brew at our Beverly Hills 90212 coffee shop and coffee roastery.

    Aharon Cold Brew coffee is crisp, smooth, and well-balanced, and has a chocolate note and a naturally sweet flavor note that makes it a knock out in the Cold Brew category.

    Learn to make it in 7 simple steps.