At the Oasis Coffee Spot we take our coffee very seriously! We have developed what we call the Oasis Method, 6 simple but critical steps in order to bring you the best possible cup:
1. Start with the best beans
2. Use only fresh artisan roasted beans
3. Grind just before brewing
4. Brew with the best quality water
5. Brew with the right equipment to achieve proper Time and Temperature
6. Serve fresh and to perfection!
The coffee supplier for the Oasis is Buddy Brew Coffee. The crew at Buddy Brew are amazing, cutting-edge, artisan roasters. They know how to make great-tasting coffee and are always trying to get even better.
We first heard of Buddy Brew from our friends at Digital Lightbridge. Upon meeting the crew at Buddy Brew, we could tell that they not only cared about the coffee beans they roast but also for the farmers who farm the beans that we get our beans from. This really connected with our hearts; not only could we bless the community in which we live in with a coffee shop but also bless those that we purchase our supplies from!
At the Oasis we offer a variety of different brew methods including:
Drip Brew Method is the most common method for brewing in the United States. First we take some of our freshly ground Buddy Brew coffee then pour it into our Bunn coffee brewer where hot water is poured through the ground coffee beans, extracting all the wonderful flavors.
Cold-Brew Method is a brewing method in which ground coffee is soaked in a proportionally small amount of cold water for approximately 12 hours. The grounds are strained out resulting in a concentrated coffee. The cold water method produces a low-acid, light-bodied cup.
Espresso is basically a dark-roasted blend. To brew the espresso we finely grind the Double Dog Espresso from Buddy Brew Coffee. We then take the ground espresso and dose it into the portafilter and tamp it. Then we extract the espresso with a certain amount of time and pressure depending on the order.
French Press Method: We take coarsely ground coffee beans and pour them into a French Press pot and then pour hot water on top. We then let the coffee steep for 3-4 minutes. Then we press down the filter to seperate the grounds from the coffee (hence French "Press").
Coffee is 99% water - that's a big percent! So at the Oasis we make sure to use only properly filtered water. Regular tap water has minerals and chemicals that can wrongly effect the taste of the coffee, which is not good.
The water that we at the Oasis use to brew our coffee goes through a 5-part filtration system. The water is first run through a basic water softner to remove some of the heavy metals and chemicals. After that the water is put through a partical filter to get rid of any nasty little particals that might have gotten in. Then the water goes through a dechlorination process, because you really don't want chlorine flavored coffee. The water is next run through a reverse osmosis process to completely remove the rest of the minerals and chemicals. Then finally the water is run through a remineralization process to put back certain minerals that actually help the coffee taste better.
Another factor of water that plays a big role in the taste of coffee is water temperature. If the water isn’t hot enough when brewing the coffee will be weak. If the water is too hot, the coffee will be bitter.