Someone asked a couple of questions through the Anchor Bay Roasts website and I am not exactly sure who it was or how to respond to them directly so I will just use the questions as fodder for my blogs.
The first question: "What is the best way keep coffee fresh and warm after it has been brewed?"
My answer to this depends on whether the coffee is for an individual or a group such as at an office or a church. If for an individual I suggest getting a small french press and only making coffee as you will drink it - not leaving any coffee to sit that will need to be kept fresh and warm.
However, if this is coffee for a group I suggest an airport pot. It is a little more costly than your average pot but it does a better job keeping the air out and the heat in.
The second question: "Do I have a variety of different blends?"
I do not make any blends. I am a purist and stick with single-origin coffee exclusively. Early on I had tried my hand at blends but I now stick with single origin coffee alone. However, when I roast I often have coffee left over that I simply throw into a jar and mix together. There have been some of these blends that have been phenomenal (that would have made me rich) however, I can never reproduce these blends and don't try.
I know that this question was not asked but it is so often asked I will answer it now. Some people will ask me if I make a French Vanilla (or other other such flavor) flavored coffee?
No, I do not make ANY flavored coffee. I give reasons why in a previous blog but simply put - you can use any cheap coffee from Wal-Mart and add those flavored creamers and save yourself some money. The reason that flavor is added to coffee in the first place is because it is bad coffee to begin with. I tell my enthusiasts that if they ever drink Anchor Bay Roasts coffee and it is not naturally flavorful and good then they should find me and spit it out all over me.
Anyhow, those are my answers and I hope they help...