BLOOMINGTON, IN & BEYOND
SINCE 2001

LOCAL FOOD COFFEE and TEA SHOPS

Garlic and Cheese Stuffed Whole Wheat Muffins

Runcible Spoon Café and Restaurant
412 East 6th Street, 812-334-3997
Serving Quilter's Comfort teas

Enjoy Quilter's Comfort in on the menu at the Runcible Spoon on 6th Street in Bloomington IN
Why Quilter's Comfort?
These herbal blends have been developed with love and appreciation for the benefits they bring to wellness of body.

Why vibrationally enhanced?

Because all is really vibration and that here is translated as love intention and increases the vibrational expression and the amplification of all properties.

Decades of growing, learning and experimenting has gone into the creation of each herbal blend, along with meditative questioning, receptive listening and vibrational enhancement during the preparation of all herbal blends.

WHY CERTIFIED ORGANIC?

Certified organic coffee is grown by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality.

BROWN COUNTY POTTERY
Beth Mills
Antique Alley
Nashville, Indiana
Runcible Spoon Café & Restaurant
412 East 6th Street
Serving Quilter's Comfort teas

Bloomington's oldest coffee roaster!

La Vie en Rose Pastisserie 402 1/2 West 6th Street
Crumble Coffee and Bakery
1567 S Piazza Dr, Bloomington

Hopscotch Coffee Roasters
212 North Madison Street
(812) 369-4500

Needmore Coffee Roasters
104 N. Pete Ellis Drive
Bloomington, (219) 214-1450

Partridge and Quigley, Ltd.
877 South College Mall Road
323-7818

Runcible Spoon Café and Restaurant
412 East 6th Street, 812-334-3997
Serving Quilter's Comfort teas
Soma Coffee House
322 East Kirkwood Avenue
331-2770

Stefano's Ice Café
Fountain Square Mall (5th and Walnut) 101 West Kirkwood
331-0575

The Pourhouse Cafe
314 East Kirkwood Avenue
812-339-7000
Inkwell
105 North College
(812) 822-2925

QUILTER'S COMFORT™ Certified Organic Loose Leaf Teas and L.A.O. Seasonings

Quilter's Comfort herbal teas, seasonings , craft beer jelly

Herbs and spices blended in small batches of delicious; nutritious, fragrant herbal teas and nightshade free seasonings.
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Downstream Quilter's Comfort tea image - Patricia C. Coleman
 

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ABOUT COFFEE

Coffee traces its origin to a genus of plants known as Coffea. Within the genus there are over 500 genera and 6,000 species of tropical trees and shrubs. Experts estimate that there are anywhere from 25 to 100 species of coffee plants.

Coffee trees are pruned short to conserve their energy and aid in harvesting, but can grow to more than 30 feet (9 meters) high. Each tree is covered with green, waxy leaves growing opposite each other in pairs. Coffee cherries grow along the branches. Because it grows in a continuous cycle, it’s not unusual to see flowers, green fruit and ripe fruit simultaneously on a single tree.

It takes nearly a year for a cherry to mature after first flowering, and about 5 years of growth to reach full fruit production. While coffee plants can live up to 100 years, they are generally the most productive between the ages of 7 and 20. Proper care can maintain and even increase their output over the years, depending on the variety. The average coffee tree produces 10 pounds of coffee cherry per year, or 2 pounds of green beans.

All commercially grown coffee is from a region of the world called the Coffee Belt. The trees grow best in rich soil, with mild temperatures, frequent rain and shaded sun.

The beans you brew are actually the processed and roasted seeds from a fruit, which is called a coffee cherry.

 

The coffee cherry's outer skin is called the exocarp. Beneath it is the mesocarp, a thin layer of pulp, followed by a slimy layer called the parenchyma. The beans themselves are covered in a paper-like envelope named the endocarp, more commonly referred to as the parchment.

Inside the parchment, side-by-side, lie two beans, each covered separately by yet another thin membrane. The biological name for this seed skin is the spermoderm, but it is generally referred to in the coffee trade as the silver skin.

In about 5% of the world's coffee, there is only one bean inside the cherry. This is called a peaberry (or a caracol, or "snail" in Spanish), and it is a natural mutation. Some people believe that peaberries are actually sweeter and more flavorful than standard beans, so they are sometimes manually sorted out for special sale.

From the National Coffee Association where you can find more extensive information.

Enjoy Quilter's Comfort in on the menu at the Runcible Spoon on 6th Street in Bloomington IN
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112 East Kirkwood
(812) 334-8460

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208 North Walnut, #100
(812) 287-7978

Bloomingtea
615 West Kirkwood

 

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