Why is Galactic Different
Have you ever walked by a coffee shop and smelled the warm robust aroma of coffee being brewed? Most people wish coffee would taste as good as it smells, and many people have the same complaint about coffee: “its bitter.” But why is that? Here at Galactic, we were determined to find out…
When you grind coffee and add hot water, you release naturally occurring acids, such as citric acid, chlorogenic acid, phosphoric acid, and acetic acid. These make the coffee taste bitter. Beneath this bitterness, lies naturally occurring aromatic flavors commonly described as nutty, floral, and chocolate. You can smell these flavor notes, but on the tongue, the acids overpower these aromatic flavors.
We have developed a new process to produce a low acidity coffee while preserving the robust natural flavor and subtle nuances the coffee plant has to offer.
By the numbers, traditional Coffee has a pH of 4.5-5.5, while our pH is 6.0-6.3. This is closer to a neutral pH of 7.0 and is much less acidic.
Our unique process keeps the naturally occurring flavors in the coffee without releasing the acidic properties of the bean, giving you the smoothest most flavorful cup of coffee in the world.
How did we do it?
There was no machine or process on the market that could let us try our idea. After much contemplation and confusion, we designed and built a prototype machine (see picture on the left)
The science for making this amazing coffee came down to precise control over time, pressure, temperature and filtering. The machine was designed to be able to control all of them simultaneously.
The proprietary process takes advantage of our planet’s atmospheric pressure to aid in the infusion process. It allows us to control acidity and flavor extremely accurately and reliably. This unique approach is what makes our coffee and company different from everyone else. The name Galactic Coffee Company was born based on this process.
After three years of experimenting with over 70 different beans locally and around the world, playing with different minerals in the water, and different filtering techniques, the signature Galactic Coffee was born!
Here at Galactic Coffee we love science just as much as we love coffee, but what we love most is when both come together.
How we built it
Once we perfected the process, it was time to expand.
Using our hard-earned money, we built a bigger machine for large production. Brent’s brother donated a room in his barn so we could have a coffee kitchen. The room started out with 2x4 walls, and a concreate floor.
After a lot of hard work and lots of help from family and friends the shop was built. This isn’t your typical coffee shop.
This is a well-engineered coffee prototyping/production facility where we use creativity and science to come up with unique, great-tasting products. Even though it’s small (300 sqft), the shop has a capacity to produce almost 100 gallons of premium coffee each day!
Our First Customer!
Never forget those who help you start.
Our first customer was Envision Automotive.
This is a picture of Mike Swain (left), Brent Murray (right), and our first kegerator system installed at Envision, which serves fresh nitro Galactic Coffee on tap.
At Envision Automotive, you will find the standard in automotive personalization. They have crafted the highest quality of professional installation in automotive wraps, tint and paint protection.
Our First Grocery Store!
Liberty Heights Fresh Market.
Liberty Heights staff have trekked through muddy pastures in France, rambled among the grazing farm animals in Spain, and sampled from the best home spun kitchens in Chile to insure the integrity, passion, and safety of each and every one our products. We know our food purveyors personally, as friends and partners, who care deeply about their products and the healthy pleasure of eating.
At Galactic, we are honored to be recognized by the hard work and knowledge at Liberty Heights Fresh.
The Future of Galactic!
Like any business, we want to grow. We strive to make a better product that did not exist in the world and inspire people to face the challenges of an ever-changing world. At Galactic Coffee Company, we love what we do and hope to do it for as long as possible. Your support is what helps us grow and we will never forget that. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.