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How to make cascara chocolate

This is a project I’ve been working on for a quite a long time, and I want to share it now. This is the process to turn cascara into something like …

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Wenn Kaffee bitter schmeckt

Wer Fairtrade-Kaffee trinkt, macht die Welt mit jedem Schluck ein bisschen besser. Stimmt, oder? Neue Untersuchungen zeigen: Wir machen uns was …

Yes, You Can Make Real Cuban-Style Coffee At Home

It's all about the crema.<p>The recent ease on Cuban import restrictions means that for the first time in 50 years, the U.S. will be able to get its hands on <i>real</i> Cuban coffee beans. Considering how big the coffee culture is in Cuba, this is almost more important than the cigars.<p>Nespresso is …

Aquiem is Literally Water for Coffee

Most coffee professionals recognize that water quality plays a huge role in the quality of the coffee they serve, as well as in the longevity and …

Coffee

How Does Altitude Affect Coffee’s Flavour Profile? 2 Must-See Videos

What are the effects of altitude on coffee flavour? What’s so important about coffee grown at high elevations? These three videos outline how …

Coffee

The Japanese Master Roasters Ignoring the Third Wave

For coffee lovers, Cafe de l’Ambre is easily the highlight of a visit to Tokyo. It’s the kind of coffee house that changes the way you think about …

10 Reasons Fair-Trade Coffee Doesn't Work

I see you, smugly smiling over your morning cup of fair-trade coffee, gratified at the unimaginable impact your thoughtfully chosen beans must be bringing to poor coffee growers overseas.<p>Well, think again.<p>The academic evidence for any positive effect of fair-trade coffee on coffee growers is mixed …

3 Delicious Coffee Mocktails From Madcap Coffee

‘Tis nigh Negroni Week, the annual charitable co-branding event from Campari and Imbibe Magazine. While mostly happening in the bar world, the …

Coffee

On Farmworker Inclusion in the Coffee Supply Chain

We regularly follow Michael Sheridan of the Coffeelands blog. A recent post includes a must read SCAA White Paper on Farmworker Inclusion. Here’s a …

Coffee

Coffee Farming and Beekeeping in Latin America: A Path to Food Security

<i>La Roya</i> hasn’t just been ruining coffee production; it’s been ruining lives. Luckily, Food 4 Farmers is taking it on themselves to help give coffee …

Omni Roasting

Rebel Deeds leans in to take one last whiff from the trier of Sunergos Coffee’s seventy-kilo Petroncini coffee roaster. Returning the trier to its …

Coffee

How Coffee Processing Affects the Flavor in Your Cup

As much as the best baristas in America can control a cup of coffee when the kettles are steaming and the scales are beeping, the fate of a bean is sealed far earlier, while still in its green state some thousands of miles aways.<p>A number of factors result in a bean's suggested notes of caramel, …

Ethiopia's vulnerable tropical forests are key to securing future of wild coffee

Coffee is the drink of choice for millions of us. But the world’s second-most traded commodity originates in Ethiopia – and its home is under …

Ecology

Sustainable Trade Project with Marianela Montero

Credit: Empresa Líquida, Costa Rica for Sustainable Trade Project<p>Even though we spend our entire lives living on coffee farms. There is so much we …

Sustainability

Coffee Science: Everything You Need to Know About Milk

Being a barista is a specialised craft revolving around three main products: <b>coffee, water,</b> and <b>milk</b>. The science behind espresso has already been …

Are You Becoming a Specialty Coffee Roaster in a Non-Specialty Area?

Becoming a roaster can seem difficult; becoming a roaster in a rural area can seem <i>impossible</i>. Yet as a rural specialty coffee roaster in an area …

Relationship Coffee: What Makes Sasa Sestic’s ‘Best Of’ Auctions Special?

It is by no means an exaggeration to dub the Cup of Excellence (COE) awards “the Oscars of the coffee world”. Yet is there room for another awards …

Mixtape #002: Music Vibes at the Five Elephant Roastery

Mixtape series have been started as a fun tool, bringing you music that allows you to get a feel of a coffee place or, in case you have already been, …

Coffee

How to make coffee when you have no coffee maker

Whether you've broken your Chemex or just don't own a coffee maker, this is a great way to make a drinkable cup of Joe in a pinch.<p>So you broke your coffee maker. It happens. After all, they're usually made of fragile glass or ceramic. They're bound to break sooner or later.<p>So how do you continue to …

The Espresso Compass

The Espresso Compass is a little more complicated than the Brewed Coffee Compass. Last year I wrote a series on Espresso, culminating in a video …

The ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ Solution to the Capsule Sustainability Problem

Used Nespresso capsules<p>There’s a reason an anti-capsule campaign would state that the number of discarded capsules in a given year could circle the …

Processing Improvements: The Key to Specialty Grade Naturals

Natural coffees may be one of the oldest forms around, yet it’s only in the last couple of years that they’ve been able to enter the specialty coffee …

Farm to cup: Sacramento chef goes 3,000 miles to buy specialty coffee beans

Sacramento chef <b>Patrick Mulvaney</b> routinely travels to meet and strategize with the farmers and ranchers who supply fresh ingredients for his popular …

Coffee

3 Tricks You Never Thought of Doing With Your AeroPress

As AeroPress lovers, we’re always looking for tricks to ‘pimp out the press’ and take our AeroPress brewing recipes to the next level. The three …

Coffee

How a Specialty Estate in Ecuador Transformed a Community

In 2010, Magda Zabala traveled from La Perla, a tiny community in the Northwest of Quito, to the Ecuadorian capital. The trip was about two and a …

The science behind a good cup of coffee | Ars Technica

Here’s the data behind making a healthy, flavorful cup of joe—from beans to brew<p>Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, with countless …

Coffee

Idaho’s Shaakwave Coffee Roasts By Sound, Smell and Heart

Michael Shaak. All photos courtesy of Shaakwave Coffee.<p>Any basic overview of the coffee roasting process will touch upon how it involves several …

How to Organize a Latte Art Throwdown in 7 Steps

You’re surrounded by baristas, you’re on the next match, and you’re telling yourself: <i>I do this every day at the coffee shop. Everything is going to</i> …