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Great Coffee for Everyone!

Max D.
12/1/17
Coffeehouses are seen differently by everyone. You might feel inclined to define a coffeehouse by what it serves. A latte, an espresso, a frappe, a smoothie, a cup of tea, or a cup of coffee all go a long way to define the values of its shop, be it speciality, commodity, or otherwise. You might go so far as to define a coffeehouse by its aesthetic. A fireside armchair on the second story of a tranquil coffeehouse means something completely different than a stool and counter under the bright florescent lights of a modern coffee boutique.

Variables Involved in Roasting

Chris P.
11/29/17
The roasting process can be very fluid and different approaches may need to be considered on a day to day basis in order to achieve a specific roasting profile. There are many variables to consider before you even drop green “unroasted” coffee into a roaster. The first of course is the coffee itself. Where does this coffee come from? What elevation was it grown at? How was this coffee processed (washed, semi-washed, natural)? What is the bean density and moisture content? What is the coffee varietal? What is the age of the coffee?

Coffee beans vs espresso beans?

Rene H.
10/9/17
What's the difference between coffee beans and espresso beans? I get asked this all the time and the answer you’ve all been waiting for, drumroll please…..