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A Case Study on a Case Study on the Effects of Roasting on Flavor

The Stone Creek Coffee Roasters Roasting ‘Case Study’<p>It never ceases to amaze me the number of people I encounter who drink coffee on a daily basis, …

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Coffee’s Next Generation of Roasters

After the success of once-scrappy roasters, such as California’s Blue Bottle and Portland’s Stumptown, a new generation of small shops is reshaping America’s coffee obsession<p>ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO, a handful of small-time roasters set out to revolutionize their industry by approaching a cup of coffee …

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An Argument for ‘Polished’ Immersion Brewing for Your Brew Bar

Kong Coffee is an in-development brewing device that is based on the cupping process and shares principles with the “polished immersion” concept.<p>For …

You May Be Interested In This Hockey Puck Lookin' Coffee Tamper

The razzle dazzle big stage of the World Barista Championship is home to many innovations: vacuum sealed espresso shots, sous vide geisha beans, …

The Test Roast Solubility Quality Check

The cupping protocol with the same grind setting, water temp and brew ratio is well established and international. Scott Rao uses it. So do we. He …

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Coffee Extraction and How to Taste It

This post will cover some basic extraction theory and the tastes associated with over, under and ideal coffee extractions.<p>Extraction is arguably the …

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The Art of Pour Over Coffee by Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

V60 - Brewing Guide

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

Coffee Review, which has been reviewing coffees on a 100-point scale since 1997, has released its second annual list of top roasted coffees. The …

The Cost of a Cup of Coffee: Where Does the Money go? - Specialty Coffee Association News

<i>by Maria Hill, Say Hey Girl</i><p>Over the past few years, the specialty coffee industry has experienced a fluctuating market with coffee prices trading …

Chemex Shocks World With High Concept $350 Coffee Maker

Holy moly. The Chemex folks have pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a surprise coffee brewer OUT OF NOWHERE. This new machine is dubbed “The Ottomatic”, …

Bitter coffee today? Try changing the colour of your cup

Taking the principal one stage further, and given the conversation with the barista, we proposed that brown may be associated with bitterness (or, …

Steal this job: Craft coffee roaster

<b>Name:</b> Chris Vigilante, 27<p><b>Salary:</b> $40,000-$50,000<p><b>Position:</b> Founder of Vigilante Coffee Co. (4327 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, Md.; 240-696-1841)<p><b>What he does</b><br>In July, Vigilante opened a cafe and roastery in Hyattsville, Md., where he sells pour-overs, flat whites and cappuccinos made with rare and …

A Visit to California’s First Coffee Farm

[soundcloud id=’176911979′]<p>In California, local food has two pitfalls: coffee and chocolate. At best, people can hope that the beans were roasted …

The Science Of The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Plenty of baristas have fine-tuned the process of making espresso, but really there are only a handful of variables they can control:<p>1. Coarseness of the grind<p>2. Temperature of the extraction<p>3. Extraction time<p>4. The all-important coffee-to-water ratio<p>Coffee roasters and barista schools have …

These Australians Have Created a Controllable Flow Hot/Cold Combo Brewer

The cold drip brewing setup<p>Two Queensland coffee companies have joined forces to create a single brewing device that incorporates three separate …

Camp Caffeine: Lessons in Outdoor Brewing

Something about sitting atop an unexplored peak to watch the sunrise while enjoying your favorite coffee just feels right. Maybe it’s the …

Defining What is the God Shot

There's a phrase that's been in use only for the past few years, and one that was started in the newsgroup alt.coffee: the God Shot.<p>It's almost …

The Nordic Approach to Coffee Processing (with video)

Nora Hindar (left) and Fred Kasigwa (middle) during the construction of the Motherland Farmers washing station. Photo by Nordic Approach.<p>There is an …

Handsome Coffee Alums Launch Curated Brewing Company, Outpost Coffee

The Hario v60 gift guide curated by Outpost Coffee<p>Three L.A.-based entrepreneurs who came together over coffee packing and barista training in the …

Meet Your Maker: Counter Culture Coffee

<i>We think every merchant we work with for Provisions is special -- but when we find one with a great story, we'll be featuring them here. Because we want to tell the world about our favorite makers.</i><p><i>Today: Meet Counter Culture Coffee, meet their mission, and then meet their beans.</i><p>Many of us do not …

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The Beauty of Backcountry Coffee Brewing

A breakfast spot with a view is ideal when I’m in the outdoors. Actually, it’s not ideal; it’s a flat-out requirement. Even on a simple day hike, I’m …

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Small Roasters, Unite!

Being a small roasting company has its advantages. Some of the perks are small-batch sizes, lower overhead, perhaps a more artisanal approach to …

Extreme Outdoor Coffee Brewing? There's A Blog For That.

Portland, Oregon based barista Bethany Hargrove (Barista) has stunned us in the past with fabulous barista competition routines. We met up with her …

Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee with These Brewing Ratio Charts

The ratio of coffee to water is key to making a great cup of joe. The Black Bear Micro Roastery has made a chart for easy reference, showing you the …

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Meet Will Shurtz, the 22-Year-Old Helping Shape Coffee in Greenville, S.C.

Will Shurtz of Vagabond Barista and Methodical Coffee<p>Will Shurtz always figured he’d be going to college, but at age 17, plans changed in a big way …

Perc Coffee Roasters: On A Rocket Ship Since 2010

Philip Brown at work with the Diedrich CR-25<p>“We’ve been on a rocket ship since 2010,” Philip Brown says of his four-year-old company, Perc Coffee, …