The latest addition to our coffee line is a grade 1 natural coffee from southern Ethiopia. When a coffee is described as natural, it means that the coffee seeds were dried in the whole fruit rather dried after removing some or all of that fruit. With a light roast, the resulting flavor is sweet with a flavor reminiscent of the ripe coffee cherry that previously surrounded the seed.
Behind the Scenes
Neal recently started working on a new weekly video series with tips for people who work in coffee. You can find all of the episodes so far with companion articles at 60 Second Coffee Tips. New episodes are released every Monday.
What We Do
Wilson’s Coffee & Tea is Racine’s best source for great tasting coffee. We select exceptional coffees from all over the world and roast each on site to bring out its optimal flavor. Our coffees are available by the pound or by the cup.
A full espresso bar offers delicious cappuccinos, caffé lattés, and caffé mochas, blended drinks, and more along with fresh, made from scratch bakery.
Wilson’s also carries a large selection of premium teas and tisanes, an original chai concentrate prepared and bottled on site, fine chocolates, mugs, and tea and coffee accessories.
Coffee: Our sourcing and roasting philosophy
Every coffee comes from somewhere. The place where the coffee is grown has a tremendous influence on how it tastes. Soil, temperature, and rainfall have quite a bit to do with how a coffee will ultimately taste. Variety selection, farming techniques, and the care taken in harvesting and processing also play a role. We try to find a variety of unique coffees, all different, but all delicious.
For each lot of coffee we buy, we evaluate several different roasts and try to find ways of roasting that coffee which bring out the best characteristics of that coffee. The result of this coffee first approach is that there is a great diversity of roasting styles among the coffees we offer.