Small batch coffee roasting -- it is marketed as the best way to roast coffee and the only way to prepare specialty coffee -- but what does small batch really mean and is it better than say a medium or large batch? The answer may force you to rethink everything you thought you knew about... Continue Reading →
Coffee is bad for your health, dark roast means strong, decaf is caffeine-free ... that's just the start of the deception. Myths, lies, and down right terror-inspiring tales of our favorite black magic brew have been deceiving devotees and abstainers for decades. It’s time you learn the truth.
Yes, you can roast coffee in your home! While home roasting cannot, unfortunately, save you from a morning "I'm out of coffee" meltdown, it can be a fun, satisfying way to learn about your favorite beverage.
Strong, dark, bold, and caffeinated! These four words may sound great together but whether they go together really depends on the combination of coffee type, roast, and grounds-to-water ratio when brewing. n this blog, we break these terms down and hopefully, bust the myth that strong and bold means dark and power-packed.
Have you ever put a mint in your mouth and taken a sip of water or coffee? If so, you’ll know that the mint (and the drinks) taste very different solo and once paired. The same is true for our beloved brew. Each coffee has a myriad of base and upper notes that change as... Continue Reading →
When I hear people say "I only like dark roasts", I want to sit them down and explain how differences in bean aspects, roast, and origin collectively create a coffee's profile. In my experience, once equipped with this knowledge, palates expand and a world of new choices opens to the coffee drinker. Before delving into the... Continue Reading →
We all know that a great single origin coffee is a treat but there is a lot to celebrate in a perfectly balanced blend. While all roasters strive to skillfully guide each bean to its highest degree of balance and complexity, blending requires a thorough mastery of a) each bean's natural dominant, secondary, and tertiary... Continue Reading →