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  • Do Inconsistent Roasts Matter

    Roast Lab Coffee Blog
    Matt Brock
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Since we moved in March I have been able to roast in our garage which is an overall much better experience than trying to do it in a kitchen. I have had some really good success with a couple of Costa Rica Helsars from Sweet Maria’s. The one thing I did have to account for, although only slightly, was the change in the ambient temperature. The garage is much hotter (or colder) than the house. This has shown to change my roast times a bit. But, since I tend to roast more on sight and sound than on specific “recipes” it isn’t a huge problem. I continue to use the FreshRoast SR500 and I…
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    Danijela
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    STARBUCKS 1. Save 10% on all Starbucks K-Cups for a limited time only! Use code KCUPS10. Online only. Valid 7/22 – 7/27. 2. Get a FREE bag of Starbucks Kati Kati Blend ($13.95 value) with a purchase of Starbucks Pour-Over Iced Coffee Brewer ($29.95). KEURIG 1. Save $6.00 on every 4 boxes of k-cups and […]
  • Recipe: Coffee Brownies

    Daily Demitasse
    Jennifer
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    This is a guest post from Elly McCausland that was originally posted on AO at Home. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our guidelines. These are everything you want from a chocolate brownie, but given added depth with a generous dose of (concentrated) black coffee. There’s melted butter and chocolate, […] The post Recipe: Coffee Brownies appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • 2014 JM Smucker’s Corporate Responsibility Report

    Coffee & Conservation
    JulieCraves
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is it Groundhog Day? Another tired sustainability report from the owner of Folgers.
  • From Bean to Cup – How Coffee is Harvested and Processed

    Handloom Blog
    James
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    As I’m sure you all know coffee beans come from the coffee (coffea) plant. However, you may not know that they’re not actually beans. Beans technically can only come from Legumes. Coffee beans, like cocoa beans, simply get their name because they look like true beans. However, they do share a similarity other than appearance, both true beans and coffee (and cocoa beans) are seeds. Coffee plants grow fruit know as cherries and it’s within these cherries that we find the beans. Usually a cherry will contain two beans, grown flat against each other like two halves of a peanut, although…
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  • One Thousand and one Words about Turkish Coffee

    Natasha Williams
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A Best Friend And here it sits in front of me my little demitasse cup of bittersweet dark crown mud, my addiction, the best friend of my every lonely night when everyone on earth seems to be asleep and I have to stay up sharp to work, like tonight typing my thousand and one words about Turkish coffee. A sip of inspiration and let it flow….. Bach Remembered ….”Ah, how sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine! I must have coffee….” these are the words from KAFFEE KANTATE composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1732. True,…
  • Sherwood SMF-1000 Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer Review

    Chris Arnold
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    When I reviewed the LifStyl Milk Frother, I thought I had found the perfect solution to steamed milk, without having to resort to using my espresso machine to make an entire pitcher. It also allowed me to make hot milk without any foam, which is awesome for when you don’t want all that foam. Enter the Sherwood SMF-1000 Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer for Cappuccinos and Lattes. It is a white unit, with color accents available in Red, Orange, Green, and Purple. With it’s higher price tag, can it compete with the LifStyle Frother? What additional functionality does the Sherwood…
  • The Upside Down AeroPress Coffee Brewing Tutorial

    Michael Allen Smith
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:55 am
    When it comes to brewing coffee with the AeroPress Coffee Maker, there are two main methods. The first method is described both in the directions that ship with the Aerobie AeroPress as well as our AeroPress Coffee Maker Tutorial. It is the regular top down straight-forward brewing method. The second method is known as the inverted or upside down brewing method, which I will highlight in this brewing tutorial. The experts are split on which method is best. According to the article The Invention of the AeroPress by Zachary Crockett, “about half” the winners of the AeroPress World…
  • Inanimate Objects Comics #46

    Todd Zapoli
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Previous: Inanimate Objects Comics #45 Inanimate Objects by Todd Zapoli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to add this comic to your website, provided you attribute by linking back to INeedCoffee.   The post Inanimate Objects Comics #46 appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Stovetop Espresso Brewing Tutorial

    Michael Allen Smith
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This is a quick tutorial on the stovetop espresso maker. It is also known as a Moka Pot and is sold under the name Bialetti. A stovetop espresso machine isn’t a true espresso machine, in that it can’t produce an espresso extraction with the same level of pressure as a true espresso machine. From the Wikipedia: Moka pots differ from espresso machines in that they brew under substantially lower pressure – 1.5 bars rather than 9 bars – and use hotter water – a mix of boiling water and steam at above 100°C (rather than 92°-96° of espresso machines), similar to…
 
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  • Reconnecting in Matagalpa, Nicaragua

    kristina.morris
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    By Summer Lewis Summer and Mayling in 2014 International Program Director José Luis and I visited our Nicaraguan partners CECOCAFEN and SOPPEXCCA this past May. I was excited to go, since I was last in Nicaragua in 2007 while working with Equal Exchange, a fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate company. While that learning trip was all too short, I was still strongly impacted. It’s one thing to talk about collaboration and improving livelihoods, but a whole other thing to meet first-hand the farmers producing coffee that my company imported, roasted, and that I promoted in my job. Likewise,…
  • CycleAmerica is coming to the West Coast

    kristina.morris
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    In 2011, British fundraisers Steven Prime and Dayle Walker cycled 3,000 miles, from North Carolina to California, in 32 days to raise money for coffee-farming families. This August, Steve and Dayle will return to North America, along with their friend Nathan Ellis, to ride 1,400 miles from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California in 19 days. “We are thrilled that Steven is once again riding through the US for coffee-farming families,” said Executive Director Rebecca Singer. “The money he raises will go toward projects that put food on families’ tables, provide…
  • Six questions with MICE and BeanScene magazine

    kristina.morris
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
      Sarah Baker (left) and Christine Grimard of BeanScene magazine at MICE2013 charity dinner for Coffee Kids   The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) and BeanScene magazine have supported Coffee Kids since 2012 through a charity dinner, tradeshow sponsorships, media coverage and various fundraisers. Their support has been instrumental in the success of Coffee Kids’ annual food security campaign GROW it Forward. This year, they sponsored Coffee Kids’ presence at the MICE2014 tradeshow and raised funds through various activities. Sarah Baker, editor for BeanScene magazine,…
  • World of Coffee Event, Rimini 2014

    kristina.morris
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    By Rebecca Singer It was an incredible evening. The setting was exquisite—a pristine beach on the Adriatic coast across from the elegant Grand Hotel Rimini. The weather was ideal–warm with a refreshing coastal breeze. The arrangements were perfect—made by the incredible team of SCAE party organizers and executed flawlessly by the hotel staff. The generous investment of the party sponsor, CMA, showed in the high quality of the setting, food and drink. The Latte Art Throwdown, expertly emceed by Heather Perry of Klatch Coffees and judged by Ken Olson of Barista Magazine, produced a…
  • Measuring up to expectations

    kristina.morris
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    By Katie Oberwager I’ve learned a major lesson about international development over the past nine months: you can do hundreds, even thousands, of projects and that’s great, but if you don’t return to those projects on a regular basis to evaluate their success and make necessary adjustments then you might as well pack up and go home because your work is worthless.  Ok, maybe “worthless” is a strong word, but what I mean is that it doesn’t matter how many projects you implement if you are not monitoring and evaluating those projects. This is why I spent the last nine months in…
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  • Three New Destination Starbucks Cards

    MaryKersbergen
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    It was your ideas that inspired us to create our first series of destination Starbucks Cards more than seven years ago, and it’s your continued enthusiasm that keeps us creating more every year! This summer, we welcome three new Cards to the series – Seattle, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Plus brand new designs for Washington D.C., Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Orange County, and Canada.So whether you’re a devoted card collector, or just like displaying a little hometown pride, be on lookout for these beautiful cards available year-around in select…
  • More walk-up windows

    sbx_sally
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    There’s nothing like soaking up some fresh air on a warm summer day. And with so many ideas centered around building more walk-up windows, it seems you agree. Whether you’re on a walk with your dog or friends, or taking a break from a bike ride, walk-up windows let you enjoy your favorite drink without missing a minute of that glorious sunshine (and without having to lock up your bike). We currently have many locations across the country that feature a walk-up window. These little portals of goodness first appeared in our container store in Tukwila, WA. and with plans to build…
  • 8 Reasons I’m Obsessed with Lunch at Starbucks this Summer

    Philine C
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Whenever I say I work on the lunch team at Starbucks, 85% of people (Yes, I did just make up that percentage, but it felt right) respond with, “You know what I wish you guys would add?...” And we get it. You’re right Lovelife2013 and SBW.  It’s time. That’s why I’m excited to share the awesome additions to our summer lunch line-up: Old-Fashioned Grilled Cheese and Turkey Pesto Panini.  And with that, I’d like take a second and officially go over 8 reasons I’m obsessed with lunch at Starbucks this Summer:1. Old-Fashioned Grilled…
  • Evolution Fresh™ Smoothies Now Available in San Jose and St. Louis

    Rene A
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:23 pm
    We’ve learned a lot on My Starbucks Idea about the kinds of smoothies you like—all-fruit and veggie juice, good for before or after a workout.  And we loved the idea of making a super delicious and nutritious smoothie. So we joined forces with the people who know fruit and veggies the best—our Evolution Fresh team!Starting in San Jose and St. Louis stores this summer, look for our new smoothies made with cold-pressed* Evolution Fresh juice and nonfat Greek yogurt. Using cold-pressed juice allows us to make our smoothies with 100% fruit and veggie juice with no added…
  • Introducing Fizzio™ Handcrafted Sodas

    Peter E
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    Lots of great ideas have come through about adding more iced beverages to our menu—we loved hearing your thoughts, and we’re thrilled to let you know about our new line of iced drinks! At select stores, look for Fizzo™ Handcrafted Sodas—it’s a whole new kind of soda, made with premium ingredients, no high-fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, and no artificial flavors. And each soda is crafted by hand, made one-at-a-time right when you order it. We have three classic flavors, each with a signature twist: Golden Ginger Ale with real ginger, citrus, and brown…
 
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    Pure Coffee Blog

  • Barista Parlor

    Bill
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Barista Parlor Location: Nashville, TN WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] It's been some time since I have been able to get on down to Nashville, and since my last visit, several great coffee establishments have sprung high into the atmosphere. Possibly the most recognizable, due to the giant orange garage doors, mammoth footprint and
  • Fill in the Coffee Map!

    Bill
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Over the past 8 years of its life, the Pure Coffee Blog has existed to mine out and celebrate great coffee establishments all over the globe. In the beginning, much of my content was local, basically the Philadelphia area. Then I moved out west, and from there I used every opportunity no matter where I roamed to go out of my way and find as many great coffeehouses as possible. Today, I can
  • Mugged: Kona Fancy [Kona Coffee Purveyors]

    Bill
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Subject: Kona Coffee Purveyors Coffees Mugged: Kona Fancy Rating [see key]: 4+ Like most people who love travel and tropical paradises, I verily yearn to visit the lovely islands of Hawaii. Especially when my house freezes and plummeted temperatures induce depressions, I pine for the crystal waters and volcanic sand of the Pacific.  But one aspect of the islands I have had quite a
  • CC: Hi-Collar

    Bill
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Subject: Hi-Collar Location: Manhattan, NY No WiFi Rating: 6+ [see key] When most people think of stopping by a coffee establishment for their morning fix, the majority think of a large, spacious room where they can sink into isolated bliss with their laptop. In most parts of the country, this model knows no rival (so fear not freelancers and budding authors!). But slowly over the past few
  • Mugged: Colombian Antioquia [Serda's]

    Bill
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Subject: Serda's Coffee Company Coffees Mugged: Colombian Antioquia Finca Majagual Estate Micro Lot Rating [see key]: 6+ When most folks think of towns made famous for their coffee scene, one does not usually pick Mobile, Alabama. Located right on the Gulf, a short drive from New Orleans, the area is home to a handful of local coffee establishments making their way in the balmy
 
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  • Customer Reviews General Commercial Coffee Percolator 60 Cups 11 Qt Model Gcp60

    jillazc
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Product Details | Shipping & Delivery | Special Offers General Coffee Decanter Warmers and Pourover Brewers are the ideal solution, to keep your coffee fresh, hot and ready to serve! Bowlers and Percolators offer a variety of sizes to meet your demands. All units are styled for the…
  • Sanvn 400w Semi Automatic Cup Sealer with LED Display Tea Coffee Cup Sealing Machine Bubble

    jillazc
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Product Details | Shipping & Delivery | Special Offers How To Use: Please refer to the following product user manual http://www.jinlantrade.com/ebay/zf07capsealing/zf07.pdf Technical Parameters Power: 400W Cup Sizes: 300ml, 500ml, 700ml Cup Sealing Diameter: 9.5cm Temperature Range: 0ºC …
  • Reviews Rockline 56-50B 1/2 Gallon Urn Paper Coffee Filters (15-0261) Category: Coffee Filters

    jillazc
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Product Details | Shipping & Delivery | Special Offers Rockline 56-50B 1/2 Gallon Urn Paper Coffee Filters (15-0261) Category: Coffee Filters. Great replacement paper filters to keep your coffee going!… [Read more here...] Produc features : 1/2 Gallon Urn Paper Coffee Filters Part…
  • Chemex Bonded Pre-folded Unbleached Square Coffee Filters, Set of 200

    jillazc
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Product Details | Shipping & Delivery | Special Offers Enjoy the bold flavor of a freshly brewed cup of coffee at home with this set of 200 Chemex bonded unbleached pre-folded square filters. Made in the USA, these filters are constructed from durable paper and are 20-30 percent heavier…
  • SoCal Family-palooza, Part 1

    emilyrockstheroad
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Hello! Everyone is taking some downtime this morning from the family adventures so far, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up on all the SoCal craziness that’s been happening around here. Also, I’m experimenting with Photobucket to save/archive my pictures. I have no idea what the best way is to import them into WordPress, but since I have about 2000+ photos now loaded, I had better figure it out. Oh, and they all need to be organized and tagged, too. Project! We arrived in San Diego in one piece Saturday afternoon. As soon as we got to the house, Squish made…
 
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  • How much is your coffee costing you?

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Use this online calculator to see how much your coffee is REALLY costing you.Brought to you by USA Today.Remember for your FREE sample of liQuid heaVen visit us at http://liquidheaven.blospot.com
  • 5 things you need to know about your coffee

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Five hundred billion cups of coffee are consumed every year worldwide, but few people know much about the world’s second most traded commodity (behind oil!). So here are five quick facts about how coffee gets from farms around the world to you.1.     Coffee comes from a fruit. If you’ve never seen a coffee plant in person, it’s pretty amazing. Coffee plants grow around the world, but the best coffee is grown in mountainous regions that receive predictable and abundant rain. Once a year, these plants sprout a bright red, cherry-like fruit. Farmers in Central America, for…
  • Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Americans’ taste in coffee might be getting more high-end—with a growing fixation on perfectly roasted beans, pricier caffeinated concoctions, and artisan coffee brewers—but it turns out a surprisingly big part of the world is going in the opposite direction: towards instant coffee. Sales of instant coffee—the kind that dissolves in hot water and has been popularized by brands like Nescafe—have nearly tripled since 2000, according to data from market research firm Euromonitor. The world consumed nearly $31 billion-worth last year, and is expected to drink more than $35…
  • The Scoop® Single-Serve Coffee Maker by Hamilton Beach

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    If your playing with Keurig K cups...this will pay for itself in no time!Sell your Keurig on Craigslist and buy this! Start saving money brewing REALLY good coffee!The Scoop® Single-Serve Coffeemaker goes where no coffeemaker has gone before, brewing hotter, faster and better-tasting coffee than most gourmet machines out there. And, its benefits don’t stop there. The Scoop® Coffeemaker utilizes the simplicity of ground coffee and brews a customizable cup quickly: an 8 oz. cup in less than 90 seconds or a 14 oz. travel mug in under two-and-a-half minutes. Aside from its versatility in…
  • Coffee could prevent retinal damage in people with Diabetes

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    While a recent study reported that coffee might help to prevent type 2 diabetes risk, here's another reason to stick with your morning caffeine fix: New research suggests it might help prevent eyesight deterioration that can occur in diabetics.The key ingredient responsible for this protective benefit is chlorogencic acid (CLA), a powerful antioxidant, say researchers from Cornell. The team studied mice whose eyes were treated with nitric oxide, a substance that would create oxidative stress and free radicals, thereby contributing to retinal degeneration in the eyes. Mice who were pretreated…
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    Arizona Coffee

  • Video: Firecreek Coffee Company

    Chris Tingom
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    I recently wrote about my visit to Firecreek Coffee Company in Flagstaff, AZ. I took some quick video on my visit to the coffee shop and a sharing that video now on YouTube. Firecreek Coffee Company is a super cool place to visit, it has that old-time coffee shop charm, but without the dust and cobwebs. Firecreek Coffee Company 22 E Route 66 Flagstaff, Arizona 86001 Phone: (928) 774-2266
  • Jolta Java in Scottsdale closes

    Chris Tingom
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Jolta Java, a long-time coffee house / cafe in Scottsdale has closed. We were heading over there on Saturday morning for breakfast, when we noticed the doors were locked, and the landlord had attached a sign to the door. The owner, Jonathan, was inside clearing out the store. Most of the store was empty, except for some leftover menu boards, and equipment. While Jolta Java has never been called “third wave,” it did have a tremendously loyal customer base in Scottsdale, and staff members were always nice and pleasant. We’d go every month or so, because it was close to our…
  • FAEMA E61 espresso machine at Liberty Market turns 49

    Chris Tingom
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The FAEMA E61 espresso machine at Liberty Market turns 49 years old on Tuesday, July 22nd. And, to celebrate, they’ll be giving away classic espresso drinks (espresso, macchiato, and cappuccinos, for drinking in ceramic mugs) all day long! If you’ve never been to Liberty Market, you should check out this photo-post I published a couple of years ago after one of my visits. They have just absolutely fantastic food, and a dedicated espresso bar inside the restaurant. Joe Johnston emailed Arizona Coffee with the following description of their espresso machine, which is, to my…
  • Firecreek Coffee Company in Flagstaff

    Chris Tingom
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    In the downtown area of Flagstaff, facing Route 66, is the entrance to Firecreek Coffee Company. This location opened in April, 2013 and just recently celebrated its 1st year in operation. Firecreek Coffee Company also has a location in Sedona, and previously had a location in Cave Creek. Firecreek Coffee has a fairly large roasting operation. On a recent weekend in June we were on our way to Arches National Monument in Utah, and from there over to Denver, Colorado. So, we naturally had to make our way towards Flagstaff. I knew immediately where I wanted to go — Firecreek! Upon first…
  • Silent Flight Coffee Delivery

    Chris Tingom
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you’re lucky enough to live in Tempe, AZ, you can be a part of the recent launch of Silent Flight Coffee Delivery. They’re making 64 oz Growlers of ready-to-drink iced coffee that they’ll deliver to your door for $25. The price per delivery drops if you subscribe and receive weekly deliveries. To have iced coffee delivered every week for a month costs $90. For now, all deliveries are done on Sunday mornings, and deliveries are limited to the immediate Tempe area around the 85281 zip code. They’ll deliver to both residential, and commercial locations. They’ve…
 
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    Daily Demitasse

  • Recipe: Coffee Brownies

    Jennifer
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    This is a guest post from Elly McCausland that was originally posted on AO at Home. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our guidelines. These are everything you want from a chocolate brownie, but given added depth with a generous dose of (concentrated) black coffee. There’s melted butter and chocolate, […] The post Recipe: Coffee Brownies appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • A Short History on Coffee

    Jennifer
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Today’s post is by guest writer, Nick Huxsted, with his short History of Coffee. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our writing guidelines.  How it all started There are many myths about how coffee was first discovered, but the most captivating for its apparent humble beginnings and the sheer strangeness […] The post A Short History on Coffee appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Flatlands Coffee, The Final Stretch

    Jennifer
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    As an Entrepreneur, it’s exciting when others share your passion and want to start their own business doing what they love. Especially in the same industry. I can’t help but root for them. Which is no different with Flatlands Coffee.   Not only will they focus on Multi-roasters and hire Competition level Baristas, the layout […] The post Flatlands Coffee, The Final Stretch appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • 3 Dark Roast Coffee Myths

    Jennifer
    17 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    I get asked for dark roast coffee multiple times a day. The most common reasons for coffee lovers are looking for a “bold” coffee, more caffeine or a “smooth” coffee. Most don’t know the truth about dark roasted coffee. Do you? Let’s break down these 3 most common misconceptions and be better prepared when ordering […] The post 3 Dark Roast Coffee Myths appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Interview with AJ Viola from BREW

    Jennifer
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Something is BREWing up in Raleigh. This month, I talk with AJ Viola about starting his new venture, BREW and how it’s different from most coffee bars and the process getting there. DD: When did you start drinking coffee? AV: Well, that depends on your definition of coffee. I started drinking coffee at around age […] The post Interview with AJ Viola from BREW appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
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    Casa Espresso

  • Benefits of a Coffee Machine with a Temperature Control System (TCS)

    Casa Espresso
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Espresso is normally brewed with water at a temperature range of somewhere between 88 to 95 degrees. A coffee machine that offers the barista control over water temperature is vital for difficult coffees, such as single origins and lighter roasts, but equally as important is the machines ability to stabilise the temperature. Skilled baristas keen to produce consistent tasting drinks will try to mitigate these effects that unstable brewing temperatures may have, but due to the variability in coffee extraction, no barista can tell exactly what the temperature is within the group head. To aid…
  • How to Steam Milk – Our Guide to Milk Steaming

    Casa Espresso
    29 May 2014 | 2:21 am
    Before you can create those wonderful latte art designs you dream of forming on top of your coffee, you need to steam the milk to create the frothy, creamy texture. In this post we break down the steps involved with milk steaming, pinpointing areas which can negatively impact on how your final drink turns out and provide a structure that you can follow and practice to help improve your barista skills. Although it can often be over complicated, in reality milk steaming is a quick, simple process that constitutes: Adding heat to the milk Introducing air to the milk (also known as…
  • Caffe Culture Show 2014

    Casa Espresso
    22 May 2014 | 2:04 am
    Last week the Casa Espresso team visited Caffe Culture show held at the Olympia in London. Caffe Culture is the only event in the UK dedicated to the café industry and is a great for businesses to meet new suppliers that will hopefully help drive customers through their doors. With a host of businesses in the food and drink industry showing their wares to prospective trade customers, the event is one we were extremely eager to check out, not least to get up close and personal with Sanremo’s hotly tipped professional coffee machine, Opera. Taking a Step Back in Time Upon entering the show…
  • Guide to Coffee Machine Sizes & Output

    Casa Espresso
    19 May 2014 | 5:45 am
    Those researching commercial espresso machines for the first time very often ask us for help and guidance as to which size of espresso machine they require. Like many important business decisions affecting cafe and coffee shop owners, the answer is not easily reached. We’ve put together this mini guide on coffee machine size to give you a greater understanding of the role groupheads play in espresso based drink production, The guide also looks at which other factors influence output and what considerations you must make when determining which size machine is right for your business. What is…
  • New Branding & Coffee Introduced at the Northern Restaurant & Bar Hospitality Event in Manchester

    Casa Espresso
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:44 am
    We’ve just returned from another fantastic Northern Restaurant & Bar event in Manchester. As the largest hospitality exhibition in the North, thousands of visitors experienced the delights from across the food and drink sector over the 2 day extravaganza. As regular exhibitors at the event, this years was a little more exciting as we had some important news to share. With lots of careful planning and plenty of coffees we have developed a new brand identity, which visitors at the Northern Restaurant & Bar event were able to get a glimpse of first. Alongside our new image we had…
 
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    Handloom Blog

  • From Bean to Cup – How Coffee is Harvested and Processed

    James
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    As I’m sure you all know coffee beans come from the coffee (coffea) plant. However, you may not know that they’re not actually beans. Beans technically can only come from Legumes. Coffee beans, like cocoa beans, simply get their name because they look like true beans. However, they do share a similarity other than appearance, both true beans and coffee (and cocoa beans) are seeds. Coffee plants grow fruit know as cherries and it’s within these cherries that we find the beans. Usually a cherry will contain two beans, grown flat against each other like two halves of a peanut, although…
  • How to Steam Milk – The Beginner’s Guide to Frothing

    James
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    If you’re a regular reader of our blog, hopefully you’ve already become pretty good at making espresso and diagnosing extraction problems. Now its time to learn how to steam milk, so you can then make drinks like: cappuccinos, lattes, flat whites and macchiatos. For the budding home barista, frothing milk is actually quite hard. Most domestic espresso machines don’t have the power of their commercial counterparts; they can quite literally run out of steam mid-way through. Also many machines are fitted with frothing aids, which don’t make good microfoam. Theory of Milk Frothing The aim…
  • 5 Shades of Tea – How Tea is Harvested and Processed

    James
    6 Jun 2014 | 3:06 am
    The process of turning leaves from an evergreen shrub into a tasty hot beverage has been refined over 1000s of years. The Chinese started drinking tea at least as early as 1122BC and will have undoubtedly started experimented with different harvesting and processing techniques very soon afterwards in order to make the perfect cuppa. Differing techniques, as you’re about to find out, having a huge affect on the final flavour of the beverage; growing the tea is only half the job! Harvesting Tea Tea destined for the speciality market needs to be handpicked to ensure its quality. It’s no good…
  • Why Does the Coffee from my Moka Pot Taste Burnt and Bitter?

    James
    23 May 2014 | 2:04 am
    Many professionals in the coffee industry frown upon the Italian classic stove-top espresso maker (often called a Moka pot), claiming it makes burnt and bitter tasting coffee. So much so, that there aren’t many speciality retailers out there who sell them. However, I’ve always believed that using the right techniques, Moka pots can produce a really tasty coffee, with a rich body and flavour (espresso-styled but not espresso). And because their cheap compared to an espresso machine, take up little room and are simple to use, they make an excellent alternative. Awesome Moka Pot Video So I…
  • How Coffee and Tea Conquered the World

    James
    14 May 2014 | 6:54 am
    It’s interesting to think that two different plants, found originally growing wild in the jungles of two different countries are used to make two of the most popular drinks in the world. Coffee and tea have made quite a journey (and many interesting stories and legends) from their respective beginnings in Ethiopia and Yemen to being commonly found in almost every single country on the planet. Coffee and tea both have religion to thank for kick starting their world conquering journey. Perhaps this is due to them both having perceived medicinal benefits (much of the history of early medicine…
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  • The 20 Most Popular K-cups (Among our Readers)

    Danijela
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The following is a compilation of the most purchased k-cups on Amazon – by our community. Here are the most popular ones from the last quarter. Popular regular k-cups 1. The Original Donut Shop 2. Green Mountain Dark Magic 3. San Francisco Bay k-cups (all varieties) 4. Green Mountain Breakfast Blend 5. Coffee People Jet […]
  • Current deals & coupons

    Danijela
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    STARBUCKS 1. Save 10% on all Starbucks K-Cups for a limited time only! Use code KCUPS10. Online only. Valid 7/22 – 7/27. 2. Get a FREE bag of Starbucks Kati Kati Blend ($13.95 value) with a purchase of Starbucks Pour-Over Iced Coffee Brewer ($29.95). KEURIG 1. Save $6.00 on every 4 boxes of k-cups and […]
  • Anatomy of my favorite travel mug

    Danijela
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Mason jars are ideal as travel mugs and here’s how you can build your own for less than $5.00. After I wrote about what tools I use to make coffee, I got several requests for a post about what travel mugs I use or can recommend. And, even though I have a huge collection, I […]
  • Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee

    Danijela
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Dulce de Leche iced coffee comes together quickly and easily, and is perfect if you love caramel… The recipe is delicious with the homemade dulce de leche. You can prepare it in advance, it makes a full jar and you can store it in the fridge for one month. I always use this dulce de […]
  • Giveaway : Recycle A Cup & box of K-cups (Closed)

    Danijela
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Good Monday morning! Today we have a new giveaway and this one is from Recycle A Cup. If you normally cut, open, clean, reuse or recycle empty k-cups, this is the perfect giveaway. I hope this new little tool will help & simplify the process… “The Recycle A Cup is a new accessory for Keurig […]
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    Coffee Bean Direct Blog

  • 5 ways to Enjoy Your Coffee Cold

    Kate
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Last week’s post explained how to adjust our hot steeping instructions to make loose leaf iced tea, and it’s only fair to give coffee its due. Even if you already brew and drink it by the bucketful, there’s probably something on this list you haven’t tried. 1. Over Ice …and in a glass. It sounds obvious, but there are many ways to skin a cat. The lazy version: pour hot coffee brewed the usual way over ice. If you’ve ever ordered iced coffee and it wasn’t on the menu, this is probably why you were disappointed. Hot brewing typically produces a…
  • Loose Leaf Iced Tea: You can brew it!

    Kate
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    For most tea drinkers (in this country anyway), tea equals tea bags. Unless you’ve happened upon a bum bag, you may have never seen what’s inside. And if you have had one bust open, you probably think that tea is a dusty mess. If your pursuit of a better cup has led you to loose leaf teas, you know that’s not so. Whole tea leaves are quite a bit larger than anything you will find in a tea bag. Why is this important? The aromatic oils responsible for flavor evaporate quickly when tea leaves are broken. Whole leaves retain their flavor longer and a larger bag, or no bag at all…
  • So Long to a Great Month

    Kate
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:48 pm
    June is a month full of the promise of summer fun and we’re a little sad to see it go. About a third of our staff has a birthday in June which made for a cake fueled roller coaster of a good time and a professional atmosphere like the one pictured below. Our annual kickball game divided us into two blood thirsty, trophy-eyed groups. Mouthy underdog team “Cat Attack’s” brave but ineffectual fight against “Unicorn Slaughterhouse” made for an exciting viewing experience. Of course as always, the real show was in the office rivalry.  The winners, above. The…
  • What’s New for June

    Kate
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:59 am
    June is a beautiful month, especially the June I fantasize about in February, which does not include hay fever. That is a surprise every year. This June is extra-special because it marks our tenth anniversary. Ten years of roasting, blending, and creating some of the most unique flavors out there! We’re celebrating with cake, and not the ten year old frozen kind. Some of our featured flavors in June: Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cake If you’re a tea drinker too, celebrate the warm weather with a pitcher of Blueberry Lemon Cake iced tea (it’s great hot too). Blueberry Lemon Cake…
  • Tea Sangria

    Kate
    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…
 
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    The Pilot's Blog

  • Benefits of using a reusable coffee mug vs a paper cup

    BeanPoster
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Most coffee drinkers consume coffee every day. If you stop by your favorite coffee shop every day, that’s at least 7 cups being used and eventually wasted every week. That’s over 300 cups annually and that doesn’t even take into consideration other consumables being served in paper cups on different occasions. Here at The Roasterie we have a variety of mugs and travel mugs to meet your coffee-drinking needs AND help save the environment. So, why should you use a reusable mug to contain your favorite morning beverage? Here’s our opinion: Environmentally friendly If…
  • Your Coffee FAQ Answered

    BeanPoster
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    While the most frequently asked question we receive here at The Roasterie is in reference to what kind of coffee we would recommend, occasionally we receive questions of a more educational nature. We asked our Roasterie experts what their most frequently asked questions were and this is what we found out. Below are the answers to a few coffee-related questions that you’ve probably been wondering about: 1. Is coffee dehydrating? Drinking caffeinated beverages does not cause fluid loss.  Coffee can actually be just as hydrating as water.  The diuretic effect of caffeine is not strong…
  • Cupping Missouri: A celebration of fine roasters from the Show Me State

    BeanPoster
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last Friday night we had the opportunity to join other roasters in “showcasing” our coffees among other roasters within Missouri, the Show Me State.  The event was hosted by Sprudge.com and Blueprint Coffee in St. Louis. Several roasters from across the state of Missouri submitted coffees for tasting. Overall, there were around 5 different roasters represented on the table, many of which were from the St. Louis area.  It was well attended with around 50 to 75 or more people passing through during the event.  Sprudge was there helping DJ and Blueprint coffee supplied treats for…
  • The Roasterie Coffee Spotlight: Fair Trade Organic

    BeanPoster
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Many times customers ask for either Fair Trade Certified coffee or Organic Certified coffees. Here at The Roasterie we offer coffees with both certifications.  Today all of our Fair Trade Certified coffees are also Organic Certified. Fair trade certification helps farmers achieve better trading conditions and promote sustainability.  It is sustainable because when farmers can make a better living from their work, they’re better able to invest in their land and achieve the things they need to produce a quality product. Fair Trade Certification can have a huge impact on the lives of…
  • Try our new sandwiches and salads from Baked In Kansas City!

    BeanPoster
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    If you haven’t heard the big news, we have great new additions to our Café food menu! We are excited to now offer sandwiches and salads from Baked in Kansas City—a unique Kansas City bakery experience. The newest food additions can be found at all Roasterie Cafés! Here is a sneak peak of our new additions: Sandwiches: Ham & Bacon Marmalade: Who knew you could make a jam with bacon? This delicious sandwich is made with cure 81 ham, bibb lettuce, muenster cheese, and bacon marmalade on tasty brioche bread. Turkey and Brie Sandwich: Take a bite of this delightful sandwich made with…
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    Coffee Maker Plus

  • Breville BES870XL Barista Express Expresso Machine Review

    Admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:22 am
    The post Breville BES870XL Barista Express Expresso Machine Review appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It Breville Barista Express Review for Bes870XL This post is about Breville Barista Express Review for Bes870XL, you may also would like to check some other espresso machines from Breville, such as Breville barista express espresso machine Bes860xl review here, and Breville BES900XL here. For one who wants to be an expert barista, I strongly recommend this Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine.
  • Reviews of Bunn Velocity Brew BT

    Admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    The post Reviews of Bunn Velocity Brew BT appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItBUNN Velocity Brew Review  10-cup in 3 min? Well, it sounds great for heavy coffee drinkers who consume coffee so frequently that they cannot afford to wait for every brew. The Bunn BT Velocity Brew seems to be made for them. BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Coffee Brewer The coffee making machine has some manifest advantages. First of all, It makes 10 cups of coffee within 3 minutes, which is really awesome. Second, the taste of the…
  • Types of Coffee Makers

    Admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    The post Types of Coffee Makers appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItMain Types of Coffee Makers There are mainly four types of coffee makers available on the market, including percolator, automatic drip, French press and espresso maker which have their own advantages and disadvantages. 1. Percolator Percolator is the first type of coffee makers with mass production on the market. It has developed rapidly in the last century, but still has its own fans even today. Most percolators are made by stainless steel…
  • Reviews for Capresso Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine 2014

    Admin
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The post Reviews for Capresso Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine 2014 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItWhy We Choose Capresso Coffee Maker? Capresso Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 This post is for Capresso Espresso Machine Reviews and Capresso Coffee Maker Reviews, you could find the main bestselling espresso machines and Coffee Makers from Capresso. And you could find more Coffee Maker Comparison info here and Espresso Machine Comaprison info here. The word Capresso is the combination of the words…
  • Process of Coffee Roasting

    Admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    The post Process of Coffee Roasting appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItRoasting the Coffee Coffee Roasting You can try different ways of roasting for experimentation purposes and find out which coffee has the best flavor once roasted and which method brings the best flavor. These are the phases of the process: a) Yellowing In the first phase, the color of the coffee slowly changes from green to greenish, then yellowish and yellow. b) Steam Beans start to smell like grass and release steam because the water…
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    Coffee Brew Guides

  • Backpacking with the Gino (Not Sprinting)

    Garrett Oden
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Two weeks ago my new toy, the notNeutral Gino Dripper, arrived in the mail. As giddy as I was, I knew it would take a few attempts before I was able to nail down a solid recipe, but I didn’t think it would take more than a couple days. I have a website after all. Shouldn’t I have been able to master the Gino quickly? Nope. Learning new brew methods should not be a quick sprint, but a slow journey. It’s the difference between racing around a track and backpacking through the mountains. Nothing is really pretty about a track, or the people surrounding it for that matter. But…
  • Stone Creeks Coffee’s Case Study: Processing and Flavor

    Garrett Oden
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    If you keep up with the specialty coffee industry, even just a little, you probably heard about Stone Creek Coffee’s cool new package idea: one coffee processed three different ways. Might sound gimmicky, but this has been one of the most insightful packages of roasted coffee I’ve ever received! The Guatemala San Sebastian Box Set includes three 8oz bags of a single coffee from Finca San Sebastian from Antigua, Guatemala. Each of the three bags holds the same bean, but feature different processing methods: washed, semi-washed, and natural. For a basic overview of the different…
  • Coffee Brew Guides is Now Partnering with Guddina Coffee!

    Garrett Oden
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Coffee brings people together, there is no arguing that, and this is especially true of the specialty coffee industry. It is an industry that admires and values personal relationships and collaboration, growing and exploring through common experiences and interests. Tim Dean of Guddina Coffee and I somehow stumbled into a common appreciation of one another over the last several months that has spanned beyond coffee and into the mundane and mysterious. I have grown to respect his work ethic and vision to an immense degree. His vision for Guddina is one that makes the world a better place.
 
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    Roast Lab Coffee Blog

  • Craft Coffee

    Matt Brock
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    A number of years back I got into craft beers. I dove dip into the community for a little while. I never tried my hand at brewing but I tried a lot of different beers. I went away for a couple of years and gave up beer completely. I gave up grains/wheat/gluten completely. Well, I returned a couple months ago. While I am still Paleo and never eat wheat, I do have a few craft beers every weekend. The return has been great but what I found amazing was how much growth the craft beer industry went through over those couple of years. Smaller breweries are barely small now. The distribution seems to…
  • Led Astray

    Matt Brock
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    I have been roasting on a much more consistent basis for the past couple of months. Why did I go through a period of months where I roasted very little? I got spread too thin with trying to keep up with the “coffee world”. I was too interested in what new devices were popping up on Kickstarter. I was pre-occupied with trying coffees from tons of different roasters (although this really helped me improve my palette for tasting coffees). And, I cared too much about what new things were happening in an industry that quite honestly is growing too fast to keep up with. You see, I got away from…
  • Do Inconsistent Roasts Matter

    Matt Brock
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Since we moved in March I have been able to roast in our garage which is an overall much better experience than trying to do it in a kitchen. I have had some really good success with a couple of Costa Rica Helsars from Sweet Maria’s. The one thing I did have to account for, although only slightly, was the change in the ambient temperature. The garage is much hotter (or colder) than the house. This has shown to change my roast times a bit. But, since I tend to roast more on sight and sound than on specific “recipes” it isn’t a huge problem. I continue to use the FreshRoast SR500 and I…
  • RoastWatch

    Matt Brock
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:27 am
    I spent hours scouring the web and app store last year looking for a roasting app. Finally, here is one. RoastWatch is a simple, yet powerful iOS tool to help you track and log your coffee roast profiles. — Coffee Compass I will be using the app this week.
  • I Bought A Coffee Plant

    Matt Brock
    11 Jun 2014 | 11:33 am
    No, I do not actually expect to harvest coffee beans from this guy. But, when coffee plants thrive they can make great houseplants. Their shiny leaves are extremely nice to have around. I called my local nursery and they do not sell coffee plants. That wasn't a suprise. I was suprised, however, to find one on Amazon. I have had it for a few weeks and it is adding new leaves every week.
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  • Krups F20342 Coffee Grinder Review

    Amit
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Your coffee grinder can make a huge difference in the quality of your coffee brew or espresso. Nothing beats the taste of coffee made from freshly ground beans, however, if the grounds are uneven, too fine, or too coarse, your coffee or espresso will be ruined! That is why it is important to select a good coffee grinder for home use. The Krups F20342 Coffee Grinder promises to consistently deliver the perfect grounds whenever you use it. Naturally, we won’t just take their word for it, so we tested this model for efficiency and consistency, and here are our results. Features Twin stainless…
  • Hamilton Beach Espresso Coffee Maker 40715 Review

    Amit
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Hamilton Beach is a well-known manufacturer of kitchen appliances, though not traditionally known as a maker of espresso machines. So when we got wind that Hamilton Beach was venturing into the espresso coffee machine business with their Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker 40715, we figured we’d give it a try to see if their espresso maker is of the same high quality as their other kitchen appliances. Naturally, we had high expectations for this unit, considering Hamilton Beach’s Coffee Makers a good reputation in the kitchen appliances market. After all, if they make good appliances, then we…
  • How to make Liqueur Latte Espresso Martini at Home

    Amit
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    This creamy martini recipe is deceivingly delicious, and quite potent; so don’t be fooled by its wonderful taste! The liqueur latte espresso martini is inspired by the almond and vanilla latte, with alcoholic add-ons that introduce some zing to this chilled drink. The ingredients in this martini almost mirror those of a latte, so if you like lattes, you will definitely love this drink! The Irish cream in the recipe would represent the milk or cream in a latte, while the vanilla vodka and almond liqueur provide the vanilla and almond flavors respectively. The espresso adds just the right…
  • Top 5 Cheapest Grinders for Home

    Amit
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Grinding coffee at home is one of the simple ways to upgrade your coffee to a better taste. If you are looking for a new coffee grinder, but don’t have a big budget, we have the best solution to your grinding dilemma! We have picked out the top 5 home coffee grinders under US$100 that will produce an even grind for making delicious coffee or espresso. DeLonghi Stainless Steel Burr Coffee Grinder This automated coffee grinder is from the highly respected DeLonghi line of products, and much like most DeLonghi machines, it delivers high-quality results that betray its cheap price. It has a…
  • Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine Review

    Amit
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    The Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine is a super automatic espresso and coffee maker that hails from the reputable line of Gaggia coffee machines. It promises to quickly deliver excellent espresso and other coffee drinks at simply the touch of the button, which has us quite intrigued! That is a coffee-lover’s dream – to have great coffee without all the effort it takes to make a good cup. Given the popularity and high standards of the Gaggia Company, naturally we have high expectations for this unit. Moreover, super automatics tend to be more expensive than other types of espresso…
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    Espresso Grounds

  • Top 10 Alcoholic Coffee Drinks & Best Coffee and Alcohol Recipes

    Samantha
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Generally when one thinks of coffee, they begin to imagine their morning cup of “Joe”. It’s that warm, steaming cup of addiction that tantalizes your mind with the sweet promise of misplaced motivation. That jittery nudge is sometimes all we need to kick start our day as we tip our mugs to the coffee gods. Can you imagine anything greater? Well, someone did and all we can say is… Cheers! Coffee and alcohol come together to challenge our taste buds and our inhibitions. The coffee cocktail is making a big splash, which just gives us one more reason to crave that java. As coffee rides…
  • Which Countries Prefer Instant Coffee to Fresh Coffee?

    Kyle
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A new chart released by Euromonitor International shows that a large portion of the world now prefers instant coffee to fresh coffee. Yes, you read that right. I was shocked too. I’d think that everyone would prefer fresh coffee because instant coffee is used more for its convenience than its quality. But I guess the real reason why countries such as China and Russia prefer instant coffee is that they are predominantly tea drinking countries. Coffee isn’t as important in these cultures so if anyone is craving a cup of Joe, they would likely reach for an individual packet of…
  • No Wi-Fi in Coffee Shops is Becoming More Common

    Kyle
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Has the purpose of a coffee shop been blurred? Are we now more focused on the peripheral services and not the real reason we SHOULD go to a café – to drink coffee? Yes, many people do use coffee shops as their haven to work, study or just bend someone’s ear. And the primary reason that it’s so easy to get stuck in one is that the Wi-Fi is free. Of course this attracts squatters who just set up shop and stay for hours on end. And the fear of many café owners is that when all the seats are taken, it can potentially drive incoming customers away. Most cafes have implemented systems or…
  • Swan – Latte Art #2

    Kyle
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Today’s featured latte art is a gorgeous swan design. The technique looks like a combination between a leaf and a tiny heart. However, I love the understated design and the choice to not add extra details such as eyes and textured feathers was a good move by the artist. The swan latte art is simple, elegant and displays the coffee artist’s skill and restraint.
  • Coffee Artist Makes Portraits in Latte Foam

    Kyle
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:43 am
    Tumblr produced a short video about a coffee artist who makes stellar portraits. The talented Barista artist, Michael Breach, said that he started getting creative with the designs while he was working by himself in the back of a hotel with an espresso machine. He found that he could manipulate the milk and create more than just the standard hearts and leaves. Watch the video to hear his full story.
 
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