Author Archives: Cafe La Semeuse USA

Espresso Martini Recipe

An invigorating drink with a touch of Dolce Vita EQUIPMENT 1 shaker 1 martini glass 1 cocktail strainer INGREDIENTS 1.4 oz Vodka .5 cl Coffee liqueur .5 cl Sugar syrup 1 Espresso 3 Coffee beans 1 small handful of large ice cubes to prevent them from becoming too diluted in the cocktail DIRECTIONS Start by […]

Arabica or Robusta: The Differences

Arabica and Robusta, what does that mean exactly? Arabica and Robusta are the two main types of coffee. These two large families consist of numerous sub-species (varieties), which are characterized by very different properties. Thanks to the many different varieties, coffee offers a multitude of aromas, just as we know it from wine. Arabica Arabica […]

Replacing a Classic – What to Drink When Versailles is Gone for Good

If you haven’t heard the news, we hate to have to say it, but La Semeuse Switzerland is discontinuing the Classic Versailles coffee. You can enjoy Versailles for a while – as we have secured a large amount of inventory – but eventually, you’ll need a replacement. We’ve made a handy reference chart to help […]

La Semeuse “Volcano” Winner of the Crema magazine Espresso Test

The coffee magazine Crema elected the Volcano blend as the winner of the Espresso test in its number 06/2021. The experts wrote the following assessment: “A blend of coffee between an arabica from Guatemala and a canephora from Rwanda. The degree of grind is quickly found and the espresso flows into a cup with a [...]

Coffee Break with Céline: La Semeuse Sales Director

Each month, we invite you to share our employee coffee break! An intimate and relaxed moment with the different personalities who work every day within our roasting. Originally from the Jura, Céline has been scouring the Romandie regions for several years. Living in the canton of Vaud, she studied in Geneva and now works in [...]

A Commitment to People & the Environment at La Semeuse

La Semeuse's Commitment to People and the Environment Each year, we import an increasing percentage of bags of green coffee from organic farming & produced in accordance with the ethics of the "Max Havelaar *" foundation. This selection is made on a daily basis - based on criteria of sustainability & quality, respect for people [...]

Coffee Break with Jorge : Coffee Machine Service Employee

Coffee break with Jorge, Coffee Machine Service Employee Each month, we invite you to share our employee coffee break! An intimate and relaxed moment with the different personalities who work every day within our roasting.   A native of Minho (northern Portugal), Jorge has worked at LA SEMEUSE for over 21 years now. Beautiful longevity […]