A fresh pot
Terra Verde roasting own coffee for better quality
By Gina Kabat
Gina Kabat photo
Marko and Missy Sosa stand next to the coffee roaster at their Terra Verde Coffeehouse in Chilton.

It’s a peculiar little thing; the coffee bean.

Actually, it’s not really a bean at all.

A coffee bean is a seed of a coffee plant.

It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit

often referred to as a cherry. Even though they are seeds, they are referred to as “beans” because of their resemblance to true beans.

Trying to soak up all the intricate details of your morning cup of Joe?

Let the experts at Terra Verde Coffeehouse help you navigate through the dark waters of organic coffee from the ground up.

Marko and Missy Sosa continue a down-to-green-Earth concept, taken directly from the soils of the globe to their steadfast coffeehouse and in-house roasting company. Mother Nature herself might want to stop in and drink up the world of variety and flavors offered at Terra Verde Coffeehouse in Chilton.

Since opening their doors in 2007, the owners of Terra Verde pledged to bring the community enticing products, superior services, delicious coffee and a culturally enriching environment in which to socialize and gather. And for the past two years, they’ve percolated an interest in the community through the aromatic energies associated with in-house roasting.

Every week they roast a fresh batch of coffee. The coffee is carefully selected from the importer and tasted before it is even bought. They only select the highest quality possible at the best price possible. Offering only totally organic coffee means that all of the bushes remained chemical free throughout each growing season.

Getting ready to roast

After the coffee is received, it is profi led and the sweet spot of roast is determined. Every batch of fresh roasted coffee is cupped and left to rest before it is ready to be served.

Roasted beans can be flavored according to Terra Verde’s special assortment of coffee varieties and tastes. They continue to employ natural extracts and flavors to their products. New and unique flavors include Pirate’s Rum, Tiramisu, Traver City Cherry plus 10 more premiums. Currently, Terra Verde offers retail bulk roasted beans for $12.75 a pound and $9.75 a half a pound. The coffee also is available for wholesale business to business. Beans also can be ground before purchase. In other words, it doesn’t get any fresher than this.

“This was something we’ve wanted to do since we decided to open the coffeehouse,” Missy said. By installing a roasting unit, they will have better control on quality and quantity of product and have an additional specialty item their customers have grown accustomed to expecting from Terra Verde.

Terra Verde chooses some of the best representations from all of the major coffee producing regions of the world— Indonesia (FTO): Papua New Guinea Kimel and Sumatra Mandheling; Africa (FTO and Org): Burundi Bourbon, and Ethiopian Sidamo; Central America (Org): Mexican Chiapas and Honduras Santa Barbara; South America (Org): Brazilian Yellow Bourbon and Colombian Supremo, and Peru. Some of the most popular blends include Lighthouse, House Blend, Breakfast Club, Terra Verde Organic and Espresso Verde Blend. All of these blends create a distict brew that satisfies with every cup.

Friendships made

A family of friendships extends from years of studying, purchasing, selling and developing the coffees and items they sell at the coffeehouse. Marko considers himself fortunate to have such close relationships with rural farmers who grow the coffees which enter his business. Many of those farmers he knew as a child in Honduras.

Introduce your senses to great coffees from around the world. Terra Verde’s

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