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  • 3 Things Worth Knowing Before Starting as a Barista

    Daily Demitasse
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    After being in the coffee industry over ten years, I’ve learned a lot.Their are some things I wish I’d known before starting out as a Barista. I’d do it all over again but better prepared. Hopefully, some of these things will save your hopes and prepare you. 3 Things I wish I’d known before starting […] The post 3 Things Worth Knowing Before Starting as a Barista appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Cafe Latte vs Cappuccino

    Daily Demitasse
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:09 pm
    With corporate advertising, words like cappuccino and latte are thrown around so much it has almost lost its original meaning. So when you go from a big chain to an independent cafe, the drinks will more than likely look and taste completely different. The main reason these drinks taste so different is because larger chains […] The post Cafe Latte vs Cappuccino appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Could coffee be extinct by 2050?

    Andrew Hetzel
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Could coffee be extinct by 2050? That’s the popular question used by reporters when broaching the subject of climate change. Apparently, “will there be no more food by 2050?” doesn’t have the same pizazz. The Weather Network, Canada’s Weather Channel, released this video and article yesterday that includes a short interview with me about coffee […]
  • Tea Bags: Origins, Quality, Materials & More Coffee / Tea
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:27 am
    Tea bags are an incredibly popular medium for tea brewing. They are used by as many as 98 percent of Americans and 96 percent of Brits! And yet many know ...Read Full Post
  • Coffee Blending For the Home Roaster

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Blending can be broken down into two different camps: blending for espresso and blending for non-espresso (regular coffee).
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  • Tea Bags: Origins, Quality, Materials & More

    31 Mar 2014 | 2:27 am
    Tea bags are an incredibly popular medium for tea brewing. They are used by as many as 98 percent of Americans and 96 percent of Brits! And yet many know ...Read Full Post
  • Can Hot Drinks Cool You Down?

    30 Mar 2014 | 2:20 am
    There's a long-held debate in the beverage world over whether or not hot drinks can cool you down. I can see why people would argue over it. For those who ...Read Full Post
  • Wet vs. Dry Cappuccino

    29 Mar 2014 | 5:18 am
    Two of the most commonly used terms in coffee jargon are "wet" and "dry"... and these ...Read Full Post
  • What's Your Favorite Starbucks Drink?

    29 Mar 2014 | 2:13 am
    A while back, a reader asked about the best Starbucks drink. I answered with what's popular, but that's not really a complete answer, now is it? So I'm asking ...Read Full Post
  • Garden-Grown Herbal Infusions

    28 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Now that the weather is warming up, many people are returning to their gardens. Whether you have a large outdoor garden or a small herb collection in a few window ...Read Full Post
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    Coffee Kids » Blog

  • 5 questions with Keurig Green Mountain

    24 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    We recently had the opportunity to ask Mary Beth Jenssen, Supply Chain Outreach Specialist at Keurig Green Mountain, about their longtime support of Coffee Kids, support that goes back to the very beginning of Coffee Kids and has continually grown over the years, reaching more and more coffee-farming families. 1. In your own words, what defines Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (formerly called Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.) as a business? Keurig Green Mountain is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business…
  • Now this is community development: AUGE leads by example in Veracruz, Mexico

    23 Mar 2014 | 7:50 am
    By Yoshi Nakagawa The coffee-growing mountains of Veracruz, Mexico. Left to right: former youth promoter now working for AUGE, Rafael Elot Aquino; the CK team, Rebecca Singer, Yoshi Nakagawa, Summer Lewis and José Luis Zárate. In February, I went on my first trip to Veracruz, Mexico, with the Coffee Kids team: Rebecca Singer, José Luis Zárate and Summer Lewis. After only five weeks as international program coordinator, it was great to be out on the field, seeing first-hand what I had been reading about in our office in Oaxaca. We visited Coffee Kids’ long-time partner Self-Managed…
  • 2013 Project Reports

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:37 am
    We invite you to read about our 2013 projects and the impact you have had on coffee-growing communities throughout Latin America. The post 2013 Project Reports appeared first on Coffee Kids.
  • 2013 GROW it Forward food security projects

    17 Mar 2014 | 8:04 am
    Last year, you helped us GROW it Forward. Find out how we put your money to use. The post 2013 GROW it Forward food security projects appeared first on Coffee Kids.
  • A toast on International Women’s Day

    7 Mar 2014 | 12:26 pm
    By Rebecca Singer Before you take that first sip of your morning coffee on Saturday—International Women’s Day—I suggest a toast in honor of all of the women in coffee. Of course there are the women baristas, café owners, roasters, buyers, importers and traders. And these women have done an incredible job of breaking that glass ceiling and achieving in a predominantly male industry. But this Saturday, I want to toast to the women coffee producers. We often hear that 25 million families are involved in coffee production. When I hear that I immediately think about the 25 million wives and…
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  • Oak & Rush: Slow Coffee in a Fast City

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Your idea: create a store with a slow-paced, coffeehouse feel. Our idea: put it in one of the liveliest intersections in the city. Located in the famed Gold Coast district of Chicago, Oak and Rush is a bustling intersection that rarely stops (even on the weekends). To slow down the pace while still catering to our grab-and-go customers, we split this flagship store into two sections. Downstairs, our baristas provide a much needed boost to quick-paced customers, while upstairs, a decidedly more quiet and sophisticated coffee bar, equipped with a manual espresso machine and Clover® brewing…
  • More Colombia Nariño, Good Idea!

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Spring brings a return of a customer favorite—Colombia Nariño—layered with herbal notes and an elegant walnut-like finish unique to Colombia's Nariño region, this medium-bodied coffee pairs marvelously with milk chocolate, pecans and walnuts. Colombia Nariño also makes a great espresso. Starbucks has been offering coffees from Colombia since the first year we opened in 1971, but it wasn’t until 1990 that we discovered the brilliant flavors coming out of the mill in Nariño.Since then, this coffee and its complex, distinctive flavor has created…
  • What is the Role and Responsibility of a For-Profit, Public Company?

    John Kelly
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    More than a decade ago, Starbucks launched a big idea: to use our power for good and create a Global Responsibility program. Today, we launch our 13 annual Global Responsibility Report. The report outlines our progress on ambitious goals in the areas of ethical sourcing (how we buy our products), environmental impact (how we minimize our footprint on the planet), and community (how we support the neighborhoods we serve). We would love to know what you think about our efforts and hear any ideas you have for us or for others interested in globally responsible leadership. What do you or…
  • What’s inside the Michigan Cherry Oat Bar ?

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    As a My Starbucks Idea member, we know you care about our ingredients and where they come from. And Starbucks is committed to serving you only the highest quality food sourced from sustainable, environmentally responsible partners. A great example of this is seen in our Michigan Cherry Oat Bar. The cherries in this new treat are grown at Sill Family Farms, Inc., A third generation, family-owned fruit processing company nestled in the heart of southwestern Michigan’s lush fruit belt. The Sill Family only uses fruit from Michigan, so there is no wasted energy in transportation, and they…
  • More Stars from My Starbucks Rewards™

    Katie R
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
    You’ve asked for it time and time again, and waited patiently for the big day to come. Well here it is. At and participating Starbucks stores, when you buy any bag of coffee, a package of Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee (excluding single sticks), K-cup® packs or Verismo™ pods, you’ll earn one Star for each of those items purchased—not one per transaction, one Star for every packaged coffee item. And that’s in addition to the transaction Star you always earn when you pay with your registered Starbucks Card. Starbucks stores aren’t the…
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    Coffee Sage : Blog About Coffee

  • Coffee Flour Anyone?

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Something new is on the horizon for all of you food lovers out there. Its coffee flour!  Coffee flour is the brain child of Dan Belliveau, who is a former Director of Technical Services at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Would Happen If Starbucks Had A Bouncer?

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    What would happen if Starbucks had a bouncer like a night club? That is the question that that comedian Jena Kingsley set out to discover by setting up a station in front of a New York City... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guatemala Santa Rosa at 7-Eleven

    3 Mar 2014 | 6:26 pm
    7-Eleven now has Guatemala Santa Rosa coffee. If you like a nice mild cup of coffee, then this volcanic grown coffee if a great choice. Next time your at a 7-Eleven check it out, it’s a great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spice Up Your Holidays With Coffee

    20 Dec 2013 | 8:20 am
    So much cooking and baking goes on around the holidays. I just love this time of the year. While I’m feeling all festive, I also like to fill my coffee mug with some holiday cheer. Here is my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Holidays Bring Out the Best in One Starbucks’ Customer

    19 Dec 2013 | 6:16 am
    The holidays often bring out the best in people. One customer at Starbucks in New Haven was feeling the Christmas Spirit and decided to play Secret Santa to everyone who came in while he was enjoying... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Brewed Coffee

  • Creative Uses of the Apple iPad for Coffee Shops

    Guest Blogger
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    The tablet has become so popular in recent years that its use has gone beyond pure communication and entertainment. Thanks to the Apple company that introduced the device through its iPad, many people are now enjoying its benefits wherever they may be. Apart from private individuals, businesses are also taking advantage today of the usefulness of the iPad. With thousands of apps being downloaded and used on a daily basis, it is no surprise that the Apple iPad made it as the third fastest hardware platform to reach one million purchases in less than a month (or in just 28 days). In running a…
  • My 5 Favorite Coffee Blogs to Date

    Teresa Martinez
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    I love drinking coffee. This would probably explain why I love to read about coffee as well. As we all know by now, reading coffee blogs is the most convenient way to go about it. Various coffee information are just waiting to be discovered and along the way I found at least five blogs which I visit regularly enough to be categorized as my favorites. Image Source I Need Coffee This blog is an open platform for coffee enthusiasts thus ensuring a wide range of coffee-related articles. It has several sections in which coffee fans can publish their articles. These include coffee brewing, coffee…
  • Why Coffee Shops are the New Writers’ Nook

    Teresa Martinez
    30 Jan 2014 | 7:26 pm
    What is it with writers and coffee shops? Is there anything about the ambiance of coffee shops that inspires writing or have writers just found a convenient way to get their usual coffee dose without having to go anywhere else? Whatever it is that responsible for this, it looks like coffee shops can be considered the new writers’ nook of today. Image Source The Usual Writers’ Nook Writers would usually be found in their home office (or a semblance of a writing area in a home) or a rented office in a building. There are actually no hard and fast rules when it comes to a…
  • The Many Faces of Coffee on Instagram

    Guest Blogger
    19 Jan 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Coffee is a very common image seen on Instagram. This maybe because this beverage has really become a part of life for many people. It is as if there are ongoing photo challenges to come up with the most interesting coffee picture of all time. Starting the Day Image Source: There must be about the morning while sipping coffee that inspires people to take pictures of these moments. Coffee when pictured with a newspaper is a common representation of a person’s start of the day. The results are often interesting because of the attachment to the time and date…
  • Self-Stirring Mug: The Ultimate Stirring Solution for Coffee Drinkers

    Teresa Martinez
    1 Jan 2014 | 3:56 pm
    How many times have you found yourself looking for a spoon, a wooden stick, or a plastic stirrer to stir your coffee? It is easy enough to find those at home but when you’re in your office or in your car wanting to drink coffee, those things may not be easily found. The self-stirring mug might just be what you are looking for. Image Source A Simple Device The self-stirring mug is actually a very simple device. It proposes to stir coffee for you through a whirring disc found at the bottom of the mug. This disc is activated by a stir button found on the handle of the mug. This mug can be…
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    Pure Coffee Blog

  • CC: Budin

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Subject: BudinLocation: Brooklyn, NYFree WiFi ? : yesRating: 6+ [see key]Access to coffee roasters across the ocean has been something of a head scratcher in the past. Very few shipping and parcel services could economically get you coffee from one continent to the other well within the window of peak freshness. But recently, things have changed in the equation so that certain roasters are
  • CC: Cafe Stella

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Subject: Cafe Stella Location: Norfolk, VA Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 5+ [see key] Making my way through lovely Norfolk, I was impressed to find more options for feasting than I had heard prior. Since I was only in town for a smidgen of time, I was forced to take my choices and whittle them down to pick two. The first was a grand sanctuary of southern flavor called Handsome Biscuit, which
  • Mugged: Black Medicine

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Coffee Mugged: Black Medicine Rating [see key]: 5+ The prepackaged iced coffee craze seems to be at full tilt. More than ever a thirsty iced coffee seeker can find a bottle, growler or keg of iced coffee at a local coffee purveyor so to grab their favorite chilled java for consumption at a much later date. Yet despite the growing trend amongst great roasters, I have not had a lot of
  • CC: The Warehouse Cafe

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Subject: The Warehouse Cafe Location: Jersey City, NJ Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] Jersey City used to confuse me. When I was a wee lad, talk of JC came up between two adult relatives and as they bantered, Jersey City was conveyed to my spying ears as the NJ version of New York City (I don't recall what caused this dot connecting; it just happened). My young mind thought that
  • CC: ReAnimator Coffee Roasters

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Subject: Reanimator Coffee Roasters Location: Philadelphia, PA Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] First impressions are a bit of a red herring. I often tell one of my favorite friends that when I first met her during a job interview, I had written her off as a snotty and demanding person by the end of 45 minutes in the same room. Of course, I turned out wrong and years later, her tribe
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  • Coffee addiction #3

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    First of all, I’m so very sorry for the quality of my photos. It would be a shame to use the tag ‘photography’ on this post. I didn’t want to have to drag my big camera all the way through Antwerp – you know it’s quite unhandy – so I took along my small one and the batteries we close to dead…very close. So enough apologies for my unsharp photos, on to the things I did today. Or more precise; the things I drank today. SHOCKING!!! I had a coffee in my favorite coffee bar. This time I took the mocha; delicious, heaven in a glass, amazing,……
  • Oh Happy Day!

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words…so here two thousand to sum up my morning. Btw, did I mention it’s a gorgeous spring day here in NYC?? Well, it is–and that’s not just the cawfee tawkin!
  • Ambition in a mug

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    This morning, I woke up with the ambition to bring in some extra income. Call it a wild hair up my ass or whatever you want, but one cup of coffee later and I’m off. This morning, I have signed up for several freelance writing sites and of course, started this blog. Amazing what a cup of caffiene can do to motivate you after staying up until 1 AM taking care of a 6 month old that acts like he ate a bowl of sugar. I’m not joking. There was no end in sight. This morning my DH woke me up before he left for work and motivated me to get out of bed early and start working while #2 was…
  • Kfar Hanokdim

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Kfar Hanokdim is a recreated Bedouin village where we  spent the night learning about Bedouin cuisine, hospitality and family-life. The minute we stepped off of the bus, at just about the same time, I said that this is the biggest tourist trap I have ever seen as Graham said that this was the definition of a Potemkin Village. With three couch buses parked outside of the entrance, stadium lights shining over the entire village, and souvenir shops, this experience felt less than authentic. However, it was still a good opportunity to learn about the history and values of Bedouin culture. Our…
  • [Café: Station W] The end of Procrastination

    Mtl Food Snob
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    Productivity in its greatest simplicity. Looking for a friendly atmosphere where you can get some work done on a Sunny Sunday afternoon? I have two words for you: Station W. Located in the heart of Verdun, Station W houses a mix crowd of serious students (including a few UdM species, coming as far as from the other side of the mountain) and happy young families. The two groups peacefully co-exist; the former taking most of the tables in the front while the latter gathers around the long wooden table at the back. Serving excellent coffee and the wildest variety of grilled cheese (even the most…
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  • Uganda Announces Center of Fine Robusta

    Andrew Hetzel
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I’ve said it before, Robusta has a great deal of potential that shouldn’t be ignored because of its market stigma as the less expensive coffee species of choice for soluble coffee production. Whether for its genetic diversity, disease- and pest-fighting resistance, potential as a second source of income to provide food security for coffee farmers […]
  • Could coffee be extinct by 2050?

    Andrew Hetzel
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Could coffee be extinct by 2050? That’s the popular question used by reporters when broaching the subject of climate change. Apparently, “will there be no more food by 2050?” doesn’t have the same pizazz. The Weather Network, Canada’s Weather Channel, released this video and article yesterday that includes a short interview with me about coffee […]
  • WSJ: New App Offers Bottomless Cup of Coffee

    Andrew Hetzel
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    As reported in the Wall Street Journal Metropolis section this morning, a smartphone app offering subscription-based pricing at participating New York cafes will soon be available. The program, called “CUPS” is already popular in Tel Aviv and will be launching in New York City later this month. As quoted in the article, although I suspect […]
  • SCAA 2014 / 2015 Election Results

    Andrew Hetzel
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The Specialty Coffee Association of America today announced results for the 2014 / 2015 Board of Directors, as follows: Ben Pitts, 2nd Vice President Aida Batlle, Director Juan Luis-Barrios, Director Rachel Peterson, Director Chad Trewick, Director For all of my thoughts on this year’s board election, please read my editorial released to the SCAA Chronicle […]
  • Coffee: a canary in the coal mine for climate change

    Andrew Hetzel
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:41 pm
    This morning I was interviewed for a cable network television show about climate change and more specifically about its connection to coffee leaf rust. It was a short piece and it’s hard to say how much of what we discussed will be aired but I found the reporter’s questions perfectly on-target for consumers to understand […]
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    Arizona Coffee

  • May 1st Latte Art Competition

    Chris Tingom
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Mark your coffee calendars! On May 1st beginning at 6:30 pm there is another latte art competition taking place! Dubbed #phxtnt, the competition is taking place on !Uno de Mayo! May 1st. The latte art competition will be held at the Press Coffee Roasters Roastery and is free to attend. 6:30pm barista sign up with a $5 buy-in. Press Coffee Roasters is partnering with Cartel Coffee Lab for the third time in producing this event. Local food truck, Luncha Libre, will be there to provide mexican food that I have heard is amazing and delicious! Note: The location is at Press Coffee’s…
  • Where do you source coffee?

    Chris Tingom
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    I received an email yesterday from a woman who lives in Chandler, AZ and has a goal of importing coffee from her family’s coffee farm in Brasil (in the Alta Mogiana region, in the south of Minas Gerais). It sounds like up until now, they haven’t imported any coffee to the states. She wants to introduce her families coffee to Arizona by importing and roasting, but isn’t sure if she should use a green coffee importer to bring the coffee here, or do that herself. She’s also interested in finding a local roaster that can roast and label her coffee, and guide her in the…
  • The Coffee Trafficker

    Chris Tingom
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    I’m welcoming a new sponsor on Arizona Coffee today: The Coffee Trafficker. This is the consulting side of Tom Maegdlin’s business. Tom is the founder of Hansa Coffee Roasters in Libertyville, IL. At one point, Tom was a local barista / store manager for a coffee shop here in Phoenix. I asked Tom to provide a little background on The Coffee Trafficker: I starting seeing huge demand for coffee consulting shortly after opening Hansa Coffee Roasters in Libertyville, IL. Surprisingly, most of the demand was coming from out of state, especially people starting coffee shops in Arizona…
  • What coffee shop am I visiting?

    Chris Tingom
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    In another edition of my ongoing series… where am I? Leave a comment below.
  • Flagstaff Latte Art Throwdown

    Chris Tingom
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Our friends at Firecreek Coffee Company are hosting an event for the general public and for baristas and coffee professionals. The event is going to be held on March 30, 2014 at their location in Flagstaff, AZ. Signup is from 6:00 pm to 6:30, and the competition begins at 7 pm. Dear Reader, We cordially invite you to Firecreek Coffee Company’s second quarterly Latte Art Throwdown event: Sunday, March 30, 2014.  For those unfamiliar with a “latte art throwdown,” it is a structured time for baristas and coffee enthusiasts alike to show off their pouring skills, wherein competitors are…
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    Daily Demitasse

  • 3 Things Worth Knowing Before Starting as a Barista

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    After being in the coffee industry over ten years, I’ve learned a lot.Their are some things I wish I’d known before starting out as a Barista. I’d do it all over again but better prepared. Hopefully, some of these things will save your hopes and prepare you. 3 Things I wish I’d known before starting […] The post 3 Things Worth Knowing Before Starting as a Barista appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Cafe Latte vs Cappuccino

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:09 pm
    With corporate advertising, words like cappuccino and latte are thrown around so much it has almost lost its original meaning. So when you go from a big chain to an independent cafe, the drinks will more than likely look and taste completely different. The main reason these drinks taste so different is because larger chains […] The post Cafe Latte vs Cappuccino appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Special Interview with Coffee Kids

    10 Feb 2014 | 7:28 am
    This is a special month. I’m shaking things up for my featured interviewee. It’s the month of love and my birth month. What better way to celebrate with you than a month long fundraiser to one of my favorite causes, Coffee Kids. to help the coffee farmers that But I need your help to reach […] The post Special Interview with Coffee Kids appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Interview: Bobby Roshan from Cafe’ Demitasse

    3 Jan 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Ever wonder what makes a cafe’ so great, besides customer service, atmosphere and location? It’s all in the details. From classic and modern brewing to boutique chocolates, loose leaf teas and elegant creative espresso drinks, you can bet you’ll find something delicious to indulge in. And they have a “sexy siphon bar.” To kick off […] The post Interview: Bobby Roshan from Cafe’ Demitasse appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Gifts for Coffee Lovers

    1 Dec 2013 | 2:29 pm
    Everything the pickiest coffee lover in your life will need for the holidays or birthday-brewers, accessories, books and more! Click the picture below. The post Gifts for Coffee Lovers appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
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    Galla Coffee Blog

  • Diagnosing Espresso for Better Extraction

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    After the last blog post on the different techniques to use to prepare for a shot of espresso we’ve been contacted by a few people asking for more information on diagnosing problems with their espresso extraction. So I’ve decided to do a follow on post. Pulling Espresso by Sight is Really Hard Before I get stuck in I just want to emphasis that using sight alone to pull consistently tasty shots of espresso is a really hard skill to acquire. You need to know your machine and the coffee you’re using intimately to make accurate judgements. Left to right: under-extracted, correctly extracted…
  • Dosing, Distribution and Tamping – The Basic Techniques for Tasty Espresso

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    So you’ve recently brought a new espresso machine or have upgraded from one with pressurised baskets to non-pressurised baskets and the coffee you’re making doesn’t taste quite right. You’re finding that the espresso has one or more of the following characteristics: Pale blonde crema or no crema at all Watery thin texture Sour taste   Your problem is most likely down to poor technique. To make a tasty espresso you need to get the following basic elements right: dosing, distribution and tamping. Espresso Theory Before I discuss the correct techniques I’m going to cover a bit of…
  • Handloom Blog

    17 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    You may have noticed things have been a little quiet on this blog the past couple of months. Unfortunately, Christmas and other projects have got in the way of fresh posts. Speaking of other projects, you should check out the new blog on our sister website: The first post is called: ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Brewing Tea – how to make the perfect cuppa’ and is full of great information for those new to brewing loose leaf tea.
  • New Products – Cafelat Knockboxes and Tamp Mats

    9 Dec 2013 | 7:35 am
    We’ve just taken stock of some brilliant new products from Cafelat. These fantastically designed knockboxes and tamp mats will make a great gift for someone (or even yourself) this Christmas. Splat Tamp Mats Designed to look like a blob of espresso, these fun tamp mats will put a smile on anybody’s face. The tamp mats are made from food grade odourless silicone and feature a small overhang for those who like to tamp with the spouts of the portafilter over the edge. Tubbi Knockboxes These knockboxes are designed with the home barista in mind. They’re a little bigger than the Dreamfarm…
  • Should you drink coffee in the evening?

    26 Nov 2013 | 4:31 am
    Some of you may have read headlines like these: “For a restful night, stay off the coffee after 5pm”; or “Drinking even one strong coffee in the afternoon can knock an hour off your sleep”, a couple of weeks ago. The reports were advising us to avoid all caffeinated beverages for at least 6 hours prior to sleep. The reports are based on a small study carried out by researchers from Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State College of Medicine in Detroit and Zeo Inc. Researchers tested the effects of a 400mg caffeine pill taken either at bedtime, 3 hours or 6 hours before sleep. They found that…
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  • Now on Coffee Wholesale: PG Tips!

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    UK’s #1 Tea! Attention tea lovers: you will be uber pleased to know that we are in the process of expanding our tea selections on Coffee Wholesale to include fine artisanal teas (oolongs, pu ehrs, rose tips, mate) … and other delicious varieties like the UK’s best-selling and most-adored tea, PG Tips. They are inexpensive (40 bags/box @ $7.50), made from the finest part of the tea leaf — the tip — and dried within hours of picking for maximum tastiness. The taste is mild, clean, and with the perfect balance of earthiness, and is boldly herbal. This is a non-flavored tea…
  • Why Morning May be the Worst Time to Drink Coffee

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    It’s official, we now know that the morning is not the best time for you to consume coffee. I mean, you can, and with real no side effects from doing so, but it isn’t the healthiest or most logical choice when you look at the facts: I drink two cups of coffee a day: one at 8 am when I am getting ready for work, and one at 9 am when I am just getting to work. A lot of people follow the same schedule I am on. Due to your body’s natural inborn clock, known as the circadian clock or circadian rhythms, your body produces different hormones throughout the day. Some hormones make you…
  • Yerba Mate

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    I first heard about yerba mate at a local cafe when I was a sophomore in high school. This was 12 years ago. It was the only place in town that sold it at the time — a wildly popular coffee shop called World Cup. The shop has since ceased to exist, but the popularity of World Cup’s flagship tea was a yummy gem from South America called yerba mate. The now-defunct cafe was just the first of many locally-owned and independent coffee shops and/or tea houses that host this crowd-pleasing beverage. Very few cafes actually serve this tea in the traditional manner, utilizing a traditional…
  • Luck of the Irish Coffee

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:06 am
    Irish coffee: it’s not hard to make, it’s almost as easy as brewing a pot of coffee. Today, you are working with, yes: the predictable yet trusty single cup brewer (like a Keurig). Here’s where your inner mixologist emerges: Irish Coffee • 1/3 cup coffee (unflavored, darker roast), prepared • 1 tsp. brown sugar • 1 shot (1.5 fl. oz.) Irish Whiskey • 1 large dollop of frothed half and half, fresh whipped cream, or refrigerated Cool Whip Measure the brown sugar into a glass coffee mug. Pour prepared coffee into mug and stir to dissolve sugar. While stirring, pour in the whiskey…
  • These Are a Few of my Favorite TEAS!

    11 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Matcha tea powder and pu-erh I’m gettin’ Bright copper kettles to warm tea from Britain PG Tips flowing while flower tea springs… These teas are a few of my favorite things! I love tea so much I just made a rhyme. And if you’ve had the life-changing experience like I have of sipping some of the most delicious tea in the Western world, you might feel so inclined to pop out a rhyme or two yourself! Here at Coffee Wholesale USA, we sell top notch tea brands like Tazo (which you may have spotted at Starbucks), Mighty Leaf, Tropical Tea, and Pickwick — amongst others. I have…
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  • Decisions, Decisions: Tassimo Latte vs. Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato

    Timothy Stipp
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:47 pm
    The other day, I had some friends over for coffee. I had forgotten they were stopping by, and my nearly empty pantry had only two options left: Tassimo Latte and Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato. Luckily, these were among my friends’ favorite drinks. Unsurprisingly, they cleaned me out of both beverages. When it came time for my last guest to pick her drink, she couldn’t make up her mind. She couldn’t decide if she wanted to keep things simple or if she wanted that hint of caramel. Being a notorious flip-flopper, my friend began to irritate everybody else. Each person took…
  • Get Up, Stand Up With Marley Coffee

    Timothy Stipp
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Jamaica is famous for Reggae music and having some of richest soil for growing coffee. That’s why Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley, has returned to his father’s estate in Jamaica to create Marley Coffee. Founded in 2009, Rohan set out to complete the other half of his father's dream by coming back home to farm. Varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee began flourishing in the 1700's and continue to be some of the most sought-after coffees in the world. What makes Rohan’s brew of coffee unique is that the beans are grown on the family's 52-acre…
  • 5 Reasons Why Tassimo Makes Great Coffee Machines

    Timothy Stipp
    4 Mar 2014 | 8:45 pm
    In case you haven’t heard, Tassimo has a unique line of coffee makers that brew the perfect beverage every time, be it at home or in the office. This innovative machine offers features like T-Disc technology, multiple beverage types, and liquid foam for a Tassimo latte. Before you run out and buy your next coffee machine, check out these five great reasons to consider a Tassimo. 1. T Disc Technology T-Discs can be filled with coffee or espresso grounds, tea leaves, or milk creamer (the milk creamer can be frothed to make cappuccinos or lattes). In less than a minute, your machine will…
  • The Top 7 Flavored Syrups To Put In Your Coffee

    Timothy Stipp
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:43 pm
    It’s estimated that 1.6 billion (with a “b”) cups of coffee are consumed worldwide everyday. Considering the variety of flavors brewed in coffee beans – let alone flavored syrup for coffee – the possibilities for concocting a perfect cup of coffee are endless. There are plenty of occasions where I sit down with a particular roast and think that it could use an additional flavor or two. I can readily add these flavors with a small contribution from my stock of flavored syrups. If you are unfamiliar with flavored syrup for coffee or want to broaden your horizons,…
  • A Date Set By Senseo Medium Roast Coffee Pods

    Timothy Stipp
    17 Jan 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A short story... A couple of years ago, I had my eye on this girl. Every morning, we stopped at the same coffee shop and took the same bus to work. After three months of awkward silence, I had never built up the courage to talk to her. That changed when I got in line behind her and she dropped her wallet. I picked it up, and we began talking. At first we didn’t have much to discuss, but being in a coffee shop, I improvised. I asked what her favorite drink was. Then, she returned the question. Quickly, the conversation turned to home brewing. I mentioned I liked Senseo Medium Roast…
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  • Saving money: Keurig k-cups

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    I get a lot of questions asking where I find good k-cup deals, so I thought it would be fun to share few ideas on how you can save money on your coffee and where to buy k-cups cheap. FAVORITE PLACES Sam’s club & Costco: Great way to save on k-cups is to buy them […]
  • how much coffee

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    conversions 1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons = 1 standard coffee scoop volume equivalents 1/8 cup = 1 ounce = single espresso shot 1/4 cup = 2 ounces = double espresso shot 1 cup = 8 ounces carafe, 1 cup = 5 ounces how much coffee for … when […]
  • Nespresso VertuoLine Review , Initial Thoughts

    26 Mar 2014 | 6:11 am
    Hi guys and welcome back. Today I’m doing a first impression – overview – a mini review of this new VertuoLine machine from Nespresso. The VertuoLine is a NEW, all-in-one capsule coffee machine from Nespresso and it retails for $299.00. The machine can do espresso and regular coffee, and a lot of things that I […]
  • Chocolate Ice Cube Cake : Lavazza Recipe Challenge

    8 Mar 2014 | 4:28 am
    A beautiful everyday cake made with simple ingredients, with elegant chocolate glaze and soft pastry filling. Right before Christmas I was asked by Lavazza to participate in their winter recipe challenge…ummm, yes please!! My challenge was to make a unique cake that pairs perfectly with a cup of Lavazza coffee. (we also have a $25 […]
  • Fair Trade Certified and Organic K-cups

    4 Mar 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Welcome back! Since this one was actually requested on the blog for some time, today I want to talk about fair trade and organic k-cups. It seems that we still mix these two and hopefully this post will simplify things. Because, you can choose to buy certified products if you like and  it doesn’t have […]
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    Sea Island Coffee

  • Sea Island Coffee at the London Coffee Festival

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    What a marathon - official numbers are in, and we had 22,632 visitors over the 4 days at the London Coffee Festival and far surpassing the 16,500 in 2013. The growth in interest in coffee, coupled with a growing knowledge in coffee, has made London undoubtedly one of the global capitals of coffee in a very short period of time. The London Coffee Festival had a very international aspect to it, partly because London is so international, but also because people flew in from all over Europe. This is a "must be seen" event and we will be exhibiting next year. This year, Sea Island Coffee teamed up…
  • Sea Island Coffee tasting at Harrods

    2 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    We neglected to say that we will be doing a rare coffee tasting in the Parlour of the world famous Harrods store in London today on Tuesday 2 April 2014. Apologies for not saying sooner, but in truth we forgot to mention it on the blog. In any case, it's the first of a number planned to promote Sea Island Coffee at Harrods this year. We can't wait!
  • New In Store: Decaf Coffees from Decadent Decaf Coffee Co.

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Sea Island Coffee is delighted to launch single origin decaffeinated coffees from the Decadent Decaf Coffee Co., which was founded to spread the word of great tasting decaf coffee. Alas, decaffeinated coffee has long been the ugly sister of the coffee world – uncared for and neglected.  Most roasters are not passionate about decaf coffee; perhaps, because they have not encountered good quality decaf green beans. This might stem from the fact that decaf coffee was traditionally produced by using chemical solvents and the result was weak, insipid or bitter coffee. As a result of this, decaf…
  • New in store...Hario Ceramic Slim Coffee Mills

    28 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    Time flies by and Sea Island Coffee has been meaning to list the Hario Ceramic Slim Coffee Mill - an elegant, lightweight piece of kit designed in Japan for optimum coffee grinding. This is all part of our expansion of coffee accessories (all tested by us, so you know it's good quality) as we know that our customer want not only great coffee, but great coffee kit. Please feel free to get in touch with any cool accessories that we should be retailing! The beauty of the Hario Ceramic Slim Coffee Mill is that it is pre-assembled with 3 main parts: Handle, Grinding Chamber & Dosing…
  • Bafta Games Awards 2014

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am
    The Bafta Games Awards took place on Wednesday the 12th of March with the cream of the crop of the games industry coming out for an exciting evening of glitz, glamour and of course awards. Sea Island Coffee continues our support of the Baftas and where happy to contribute to the gift bag for winners and presenters. Celebrities such as Carol Vorderman, Dara O’briain, Chris Ramsay and Jodie Kidd were amongst the presenters who will be enjoying Maui Mokka Coffee from Sea Island Coffee.
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    Coffee Bean Direct Blog

  • Tea Sangria

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    You may have seen our new tea and wine infusion kit, featuring our Mist iced tea jug designed for cold-steeping, and three single-serve packs of Love Struck Rooibos herbal tea. Essentially, we took the two best things to flow from a pitcher, mixed them together, and they were both better for it. The right tea really can enhance an inexpensive bottle of wine. Think of it as a kind of sangria, using a spiced, slightly sweet herbal tea instead of fruit and brandy. The kit eliminates guesswork (and mess). Just empty one pre-measured pack of tea into the jug, fill with wine (we recommend Pinot…
  • A Tea Party With Woman’s Day

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    For a company that has always grown via word of mouth, we get very excited about media attention. We were especially thrilled when Woman’s Day Magazine reached out to us. They wanted to interview Anthony, our resident tea expert for an article titled “Tea & Company.” The goal of the article was to bring back the lost art of the tea party and they needed Anthony’s help to do it. You probably haven’t met Anthony, but if you have, you know he can talk about tea for hours. This made him a perfect resource for Woman’s Day Senior Editor Taryn Mohrman. They started with the basics…
  • Goes Great with Coffee: Hummingbird Cake

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    In celebration of our April birthdays, staff member and culinary wizard Lori generously baked this gorgeous hummingbird cake which we devoured in a typical five minutes flat. A spring-y twist on carrot cake, hummingbird cake substitutes crushed pineapple for shredded carrot. It is fabulous with coffee or tea. The dried pineapple flowers ore optional, but impressive as heck and really pretty easy (tutorial here). Recipe: 3 Cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 teaspoons pure vanilla…
  • What’s Really In Our Teas? Your Questions Answered

    4 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Tea drinking has been linked to a multitude of benefits, from weight loss and improved digestion, to mental clarity and sparkling charisma (I made up that last one but looking around at our staff, it might be true). While we make no specific health claims about our teas, we are certainly encouraged to keep drinking. Our consumption levels around the office are completely out of hand, so I have our customers to thank for having some idea of how much tea the average consumer enjoys on a daily basis. And the answer is usually multiple cups. You all might not drink as much as we do, but you drink…
  • Switching to decaf? This is for you!

    5 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    Some of the most common questions we get here from customers concern decaf: how our coffee is decaffeinated, how much caffeine is in our decaf, why would a person drink decaf, and the like. We hear from a lot of newly caffeine-free coffee lovers who want a little guidance in navigating this new world and maybe a shoulder to cry on. There is so much more to love about coffee than caffeine alone, and we certainly do not share the “why bother” attitude about decaf of some coffee enthusiasts. As glorious as caffeine is, there are plenty of sound reasons why you might want to limit your…
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    The Pilot's Blog

  • Introducing The New ModBar!

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We would like to share with you the newest member of The Roasterie team. The Modbar! Also known as the modular espresso system. It so happens that there are only 40 Modbar’s in the United States. You could say we are pretty lucky! We want to venture away from the original espresso machine to something that is more inviting and interactive with the customers.  Recently installed at The Factory Café, this revolutionary under the counter espresso and pour over brewing system does just that. Espresso module: Espresso module performs even better than it looks. The machine is designed to only…
  • Meet Our New High Reserve Coffee, Sumatra Red Cherry Organic

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    We are super excited to announce the newest addition to our Reserve line the Sumatra Red Cherry Organic! We were first introduced to this special Sumatran micro-lot in December 2013 when Bean Baron Danny O’Neill and Bean Hunter Jon Ferguson visited the family owned Jagong Mill and surrounding farms owned by Irham Junus, located in the Takengon coffee region of Indonesia. By only using ripe red fruit, Irham and his family are pioneering something truly unique in Sumatra. As they control the whole process from tree to mill to export, they are able to avoid the long and intricate supply…
  • Give your workout a boost with Sporting Blend

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Is coffee a wonder drug or just a guilty pleasure? In fact, coffee has been one of the most popular drinks for hundreds of years.  Although there were health specialists that used to warn us about the effects of coffee and caffeine, it seems that current research has turned to coffee’s positive benefits. We like to believe that the taste of the Sporting Blend alone is enough to make one feel like a champion but decided to look further into the science behind it. We were able to consult with Sporting Kansas City’s head fitness coach Mateus Manoel for his expertise. Mateus is responsible…
  • Try Our New Spring Sensation!

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Blazing sunshine. Ice tea. A comfortable patio. Yeah…you could say we are ready for spring weather (if it ever decides to hit Kansas City). Though we consider ourselves coffee experts, every once in a while we find ourselves craving an iced tea.  So with this in mind, we came up with a delicious and fresh tasting iced tea for you to enjoy on those hot spring days. If you are a tea lover this is the drink for you! The soothing aroma is a well-known remedy. The taste of sweet lavender is very refreshing and is sure to keep you relaxed all day long.  Being able to breathe in the instant…

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    We have been eagerly watching The Roasterie community on Instagram.  All of the photos capture events, products, and inspiration you have experienced at the Roasterie.  We are excited to highlight a few photos that you have shared using the #theroasterie. We applaud you and hope that you continue to share the unforgettable moments you experience at all The Roasterie Cafes. Check out a few of our favorite Instagram photos below! From @uptownliq From @paddyokegley From @bhunley913 From @kelsolini From @sfsavage From @emmiillyyelizabeth From @kclowridergirl From @donnyb26 From @aislenn
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    Coffee Maker Plus

  • Best Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe 2014 – Finding A Thermal Coffee Maker

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The post Best Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe 2014 – Finding A Thermal Coffee Maker appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItThermal carafe coffee maker reviews – Why choosing thermal coffee makers? This post is for best thermal coffee maker and review info of 2014, if you like you could also find more choosing guide for single serve coffee makers here and best coffee maker for home here. Compared with coffee makers with glass carafe, a stainless steel thermal coffee maker might be a little bit more…
  • Best 4 Cup Coffee Maker and Reviews 2014 – 2013

    Chandler Unity
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    The post Best 4 Cup Coffee Maker and Reviews 2014 – 2013 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It4 Cup Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 – Choosing A 4 Cup Coffee Maker This post is about best 4 cup coffee maker reviews of 2013-2014, you may also would like to check some coffee makers ratings here or some small coffee makers here.  A fantastic cup of coffee is definitely a good way to start our morning. Nowadays, people prefer to making their own coffee at home rather than buying one cup from coffee shop.
  • Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 – Finding Best Single Serve Coffee Maker

    Chandler Unity
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:42 pm
    The post Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 – Finding Best Single Serve Coffee Maker appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItFinding a top best single serve coffee maker in 2013 – 2014 This post is for reviews and consumer reports of best single cup coffee maker, if you would like to check other types, you could find top 10 best selling coffee makers here and 12 cup coffee maker reviews here. A single cup coffee maker is, obviously, a coffee maker that brews only one cup every time, and it is also named…
  • How to Store Coffee Beans

    Chandler Unity
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    The post How to Store Coffee Beans appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItHow to store coffee beans After finding the right coffee for your coffee maker and your families, you may want to learn how to store your coffee beans. These coffee beans should be stored properly in order to maintain their freshness, quality, flavors, or tastes. There are several useful tips that you can follow, so you can know how to store coffee beans properly. a. Use airtight storage First, you may want to use airtight packaging to…
  • Best Small Coffee Maker and Reviews 2014 – 2013

    Chandler Unity
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:37 pm
    The post Best Small Coffee Maker and Reviews 2014 – 2013 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItSmall Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 – Tips for Choosing A Small Coffee Maker This post is for best small coffee maker, you may also like to find coffee maker review here and some best 12 cup coffee maker info here. As the have name suggested, a small coffee maker or mini coffee maker, is a coffee maker small in size, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s also small in capacity. Although most small coffee…
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    Coffee Brew Guides

  • The History of the Siphon Pot

    Garrett Oden
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    If you’re the type to notice the latest trends in café service or if you follow the specialty coffee media mavens, it’s probably not news to you that the siphon coffee brewer is making a huge comeback. Siphon coffee makers… Read more → The post The History of the Siphon Pot appeared first on Coffee Brew Guides.
  • Roasting for the First Time – The Process and Results

    Garrett Oden
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:16 am
    I recently learned that coffee roasting at home is accessible, but I didn’t realize it would merely require a trip to a thrift store and a shipment from Sweet Maria’s. It’s incredible. I found a West Bend Poppery 1 from… Read more → The post Roasting for the First Time – The Process and Results appeared first on Coffee Brew Guides.
  • On the Use of Pour Over Stands – And How I Made Two

    Garrett Oden
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:31 am
    If you’re puzzled by the function of pour over stands, take heart. You’re not alone. I had seen several different pour over stands throughout the internet, each with elaborate or minimal designs, but I wasn’t able to really understand the… Read more → The post On the Use of Pour Over Stands – And How I Made Two appeared first on Coffee Brew Guides.
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    Roast Lab Coffee Blog

  • Spring Tastes

    Matt Brock
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    It happened. After a Winter that seemed like it would never end my taste has officially switched back to lighter more tea-like coffees. This is in spite of a sub freezing night in mid-April. I assume my theory was correct and my taste desires do go through a change along with the seasons. I am looking forward to some great lighter Ethiopians again this Summer but there are three things I want to check off my “must try” list this season. 1) The Cold Bruer is one of the newer entrants into the ever growing iced-coffee space. I have not used one yet but they look really awesome. 2) I…
  • One Month Coffee Embargo Update

    Matt Brock
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    So, that one month coffee embargo?, that didn't happen. After moving I literally couldn't find my roaster for a few days. Let's just say I wasn't as good as my wife was about labeling boxes properly. The good news is I found out. The bad news is I haven't had a chance to fire it up yet. Two snowstorms, a wind storm, a dog's operation and other things associated with move have severely cut into my potential roasting time. Its too easy to find excuses to not do things. Even things that I find fun. I have always been the type of person who can't fully enjoy things unless "everything…
  • Your Own Ceremony

    Matt Brock
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:28 am
    At the end of a recent post I posed this question… Do a majority of people not know what "good coffee" tastes like or are the minority so blinded by their passion for making coffee more "perfect" that they have lost sight of what is really important about a cup of coffee? Unfortunately, it is one of those questions with no answers. But, I have come to a conclusion of sorts and the answer lies in the oldest of all coffee preparations. The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. As great as Ethiopian coffee can be most of what they drink in Ethiopia is not that great. Because they can get more money…
  • Peter Giuliano on Joe Rogan's Podcast

    Matt Brock
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I am always amazed at the diverse topics and guests Joe Rogan has on his awesome podcast. I was delighted that he had Peter Giuliano on recently for over two hours of coffee talk. It is a great listen. The awesome part is that a shit ton of Rogan's listeners who had never heard of Peter or the SCAA were exposed to both this week. Joe Rogan's podcast is one of the biggest out there and this is a big win for specialty coffee. Go listen.Permalink
  • UP Coffee

    Matt Brock
    8 Mar 2014 | 5:02 am
    If you have a Jawbone UP band then you should definitely check out Jawbone's new app UP Coffee. Actually, even if you don't have the UP Band you should check out the UP Coffee app. It's free in the Apple App Store and it is a neat little tool for tracking your coffee intake. If you have the UP band then it integrates with your sleep tracking to give you a better idea of how your body handles caffeine. It is in it's infancy but Jawbone hopes to make the app better over time as they accumulate more user data.
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    Best Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews

  • Best Iced Coffee Maker

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    For someone who lives for the pleasure of finding every brewing method to have a perfect cup of morning coffee, iced coffee is a top priority in the hot summer. The cold brewing technique can let you have a wonderful cup of iced coffee. Maybe you never heard about iced coffee before and wonder why people wait a whole night for this kind of coffee. Ok, you would like to get to know that cold brewed coffee is more delicious and smoother to drink for it contains less acidic. It is also very convenient to brew your own iced coffee, which you just need to find a best iced coffee maker. For the hot…
  • What is the Best Tasting Coffee Maker

    21 Mar 2014 | 11:56 am
    A perfect coffee maker will offer you a good tasting cup of coffee. A best tasting coffee maker is not a matter of how much it costs, but all about if it can satisfy your taste. So the most expensive brewer does not always mean that it will provide the most tasty coffee for you. You do not need to spend unnecessary money to buy an expensive machine, and all you need to do is find the most suitable coffee maker for your taste. Maybe you are a bit confused about how to choose a fit brewer. There are so many products on the market, which lets you hard to make a decision. Fortunately, there are…
  • What is the Best K Cup Coffee Maker

    9 Mar 2014 | 5:53 am
    K-Cups provide us the most convenient to have a cup of fresh coffee. All you need to do is put the K-Cups into the cartridge and then slide the mug underneath, finally, hit serve. These are the whole steps of making a cup of K-Cup coffee. It is really easy, is not it? So you maybe ask what is the best K Cup coffee maker? There are lots of coffee machine in the market, which some are high quality while some are not deserve that money. We cannot ignore the brand of Keurig when mentioning K Cup coffee maker. Why we call this type of coffee as K Cup? The name derived from the “K” in…
  • Coffee Cream, Do you have heard it? You Must Like It.

    24 Feb 2014 | 7:26 am
    Do you listen to the song called I Love? Whether you know what is coffee cream that was mentioned in this song or not? Isn’t cream too heavy to add it in coffee? Do people add real cream to coffee drinks, or is it only an expression? Make you feel confused about these problems? Let me tell you the answer. In fact, cream people add to coffee are not usually thought of as “cream”. Because most cream (like clotted cream, heavy cream and whipping cream) is too heavy, and it would often overpower the coffee in both texture and flavor. Now that, what is coffee cream? In reality, it is a light…
  • The Complete Knowledge of Coffee

    14 Dec 2013 | 12:59 am
    As we all know, the roasted seeds, coffee beans of the coffee plant, can make coffee which is one of the most popular beverages in the world. There is a lot of benefits of drinking coffee. The coffee plant can be cultivated through all over the world including Central and South America now. The flesh will be removed and discarded after the berries of the plant are harvested, only leaving the seed. Owing to the beans’ color is grey-green before they are roasted. They are called green coffee. People will sell and ship the green coffee because they are usually pretty shelf steady. The…
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