The French Press De-Mystified: Using the French Press Method for Brewing Your Specialty Coffee Beans Immersing yourself in the world of barrel aged coffee, single origin coffee, and specialty coffees from around the world is like discovering a whole new universe of styles and flavors. But as you explore your options, you may find yourself spending more … Continue reading The French Press De-Mystified: Using the French Press Method for Brewing Your Specialty Coffee Beans
School survival tips: It’s easy to get used to the relaxed, stress-free mornings that characterize the summer break. With no school to go to, your children can take some time for themselves — and so can you. But when the back-to-school insanity returns, stress levels can often return with a vengeance. There’ll always be an element of … Continue reading 6 Back to School Survival Tips for Busy Parents
How the Region of Origin Affects the Flavor of Your Coffee Beans How do you like your steak cooked? Do you prefer dry or sweet white wine? Do you like spicy Mexican food, or do you prefer things on the milder side? We all eat pretty much the same foods and drinks, but how we … Continue reading How Coffee Beans Vary in Taste by Region
Specialty Coffee Around the World Specialty coffee means different things to different people. For some Americans, it's nothing more than a quick gulp of liquid caffeine. Other individuals are genuine aficionados who love exploring barrel aged coffee, geisha coffee, and any other great single origin coffee beans they can get their hands on. Different brewing … Continue reading The Wide World of Specialty Coffee: Different Tastes for Different Cultures
5 Ways Cold Brew Is Superior to Iced Coffee Cold brew is all the rage in hipster coffee shops around the world right now. And slowly but surely, it is becoming the cold coffee drink of choice among casual drinkers. But it’s important to make the distinction between cold brew and iced coffee, as they’re very … Continue reading 5 Ways Cold Brew Is Superior to Iced Coffee
If you're so passionate about your decaf coffee that you hold a craft coffee subscription so you can have regular access to the nicest single origin coffee beans on Earth, you're probably a purist in the best sense of the word. But do you find yourself scanning right past the decaffeinated options among the specialty … Continue reading Discovering the World of Decaf Coffee
Today's coffee drinker can choose, not only from many types of specialty coffee beans, but also from many popular brewing methods. Let's examine how to brew coffee at home by comparing some of the most common coffee making devices and techniques. Drip Coffee Makers Drip coffee makers offer convenient, automated performance, often including programmable brewing … Continue reading Comparing Home Coffee Brewing Methods
The Moka Pot is an iconic brewing device that can be found in nine out of ten kitchens throughout Italy and in homes all over the world. The device itself is a stovetop espresso maker, and it's name comes from the city of Mocha in Yemen. The Moka Pot was patented by inventor Alfonso Bialetti … Continue reading How To Brew Coffee At Home Using a Moka Pot
If you're like most adults, you enjoy drinking coffee every day, whether it's one cup or a whole pot. But how much do you really know about coffee? More specifically, what's the difference between dark roast and light roast? Is light roast coffee stronger than dark, or is it the other way around? And is … Continue reading What’s The Difference Between Light Roast Coffee and Dark Roast Coffee?
Ah, the warm, sweet, oaky smell of bourbon whiskey. If you’re a lover of craft/specialty coffees, chances are good that you also appreciate craft beer and/or craft spirits. That’s certainly the case for me, which is why as a specialty coffee roaster I’ve been an avid collaborator with craft brewers and distillers in my business. … Continue reading What Is Barrel-Aged Coffee, And How Is It Made?