For clients in the Philadelphia area, Peregrine Coffee begins the process with in-person tastings at our roast shop or in a customer’s home. We are available to travel to conduct tastings farther afield, but for more distant clients we usually begin the process with an email survey about flavor preferences and coffee habits. We follow that with a conversation to focus in on the client’s tastes, and then we go to market, scouring the world for beans that we think will please our customer’s palate. We send fresh-roasted samples for them to try, then, on approval, import anything from five pounds to an entire year’s worth of green beans to be stored at our shop for the client’s use, roasted to order, hand-labeled, and delivered on demand.
We specialize in roasting our beans to just the point where the true flavors that the farmer intended come through, before the flavor of the roasting process itself overpowers the subtleties of the bean. It is a process that combines art and science to balance the profile of the bean with the profile of the roast to maximize the terrior.
At Peregrine Coffee, we want to roast the perfect coffee or espresso for you. For your taste, for your lifestyle, in the amounts that meet your needs – for your morning cup, or for the special events in your life. Our bespoke service is at the heart of our business. From an in-depth consultation to scouring the world to find a year’s worth of your ideal bean, Peregrine Coffee can ensure that the coffee you drink is the coffee you want — sourced, roasted, and delivered as you desire.
You can be notified when an exceptional bean comes to the world market, and have the opportunity to purchase shares of a bag, enough for several months. Peregrine will then store the green beans for you and roast and deliver them as needed on demand.
You can give a one-of-a-kind gift – a year’s worth of coffee chosen by you in consultation with Peregrine, to a friend or relative who is passionate about coffee. Or perhaps a Peregrine gift certificate that will open the door for a colleague who wants to know coffee as well as he knows wine.
You can host a coffee-tasting party for 12 or 200, with Peregrine coffees specially roasted to reflect the wide range of coffee flavors available on the world market. Have Peregrine’s roaster be your guide in person, or in consultation before your event.
You can serve exceptional coffee chosen just for a wedding reception, special birthday, or business launch – freshly roasted and delivered just for your event.
At Peregrine Coffee, we strive to know exactly where each bean is from – which region, which estate, and when possible, which farmer. We focus on single origin beans –not blends — in order to highlight the great variety of coffee flavors available across the globe, varieties which are naturally affected by soil, climate, and weather, and therefore as distinct from one another as Zinfandel and Chardonnay.
Each cup of coffee offers something different. Some coffees are bright, tangy brews, lightly roasted to enhance the buoyancy of the flavor. Some are mellow, full of chocolate, tobacco, or butterscotch. These are not flavored coffees, but coffees full of flavor, perfectly roasted to bring out the distinctive characteristics of each bean.
A cup of truly fresh, single origin coffee does not have a consistent taste. It might start out hot with elements of toffee and cardamom, cool down to hints of tangy apricot, and taste like chocolate when it’s cold. Experiencing the progression of flavors in a single cup is part of the excitement of drinking Peregrine Coffee.
In a world where beans are routinely over-roasted, coffee drinkers have gotten used to tasting the flavor of the roast, rather than the flavors of the bean – somewhat akin to the way burnt toast always tastes the same, no matter how fresh or flavorful the bread. At Peregrine Coffee, we vary our roasts to bring out the unique flavor profile of each bean we sell, resulting in a much greater variety of coffee flavors than most drinkers have experienced.
Bespoke coffee means single origin or single estate coffee personally selected for our clients to match their palate and custom roasted for their sole use, and is the process through which we guide our customers to their ideal cup. We work only with single origin or single estate coffee rather than blends. We focus on the beans that are the best representation of the countries, regions and, in the case of single estate beans, farms and farmers, and are, in many ways, not unlike fine wines. Peregrine Coffee then acts as Coffee Sommeliers, matching our client’s flavors preferences to the flavor profiles of the beans. We purchase the recommended green beans for our clients from wholesalers or directly from small farms around the world, store them at our roast shop, roast in tiny batches for their use alone, hand-bag and label, and ship within hours of roasting to ensure all the nuances of flavor are present in a truly fresh cup of coffee.