April 01, 2020

Brew Diligence Day Three: Homemade Syrups

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our at-home coffee education series. With many beloved coffee shops temporarily closed, a lot of people may be missing their go-to lattes. While brewed coffee at home is delicious, there’s something special about a sweet coffee treat with your favorite flavors and hot milk.  Luckily, it’s super easy to make your own syrups for flavoring your at-hom...
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March 26, 2020

Brew Diligence Day Two: Cleaning That Icky Equipment

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our at-home coffee education series. Many of us are finding ourselves brewing more coffee than usual at home, or digging deep within our cabinets to bust out The Coffee Maker That Time Forgot. Giving your brewer a deep clean will keep it running smoothly and keep your coffee tasting its best. How to Clean an Automatic Coffee Maker NOTE: This method...
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March 20, 2020

Brew Diligence Day One: Sensory Exercises

Welcome to Brew Diligence, our new at-home coffee education series for the bored, trapped, and curious. We’ve got a number of fun things you can try all lined up, starting with today’s installment: Sensory Exercises. Our coffees always have one ingredient: coffee. But have you looked at a bag of coffee and wondered how we decide on flavor notes like brown sugar, guava, or hi...
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March 18, 2020

3 Ways to Support us During COVID-19

With our café and many of our partners closed, we are really in uncharted territory.Here are 3 things our Metropals can do to show support right now: 1. We’re still roasting, order online! Great coffee, roasted fresh, just for you. Both one-time orders and subscriptions help us a lot, and always check our top banner for coupon codes! You can also buy café gift cards to use ...
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March 06, 2020

Single Origin Release: Kenya Handege

The Ritho Farmers’ Cooperative Society is situated on a steep hillside overlooking the Thiririku River in the town of Gatundu. This lot is from Handege, one of the society’s two washing stations or ‘coffee factories.’ Ritho has been in operation since 1995 and is run by CEO Lucy Maina along with a board of 9 farmer members, each representing a growing region that delivers to...
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February 21, 2020

Single Origin Release: Ethiopia Suke Quto

Tesfaye Bekele, the head of the Suke Quto Farm in the Guji region of Ethiopia, saw an opportunity to start his own farm after a wildfire nearly destroyed a nearby forest. Bekele distributed shade trees and coffee seedlings to roughly 150 locals so as to replant the forest and begin his dream of owning an environmentally friendly coffee farm and providing sustaining income to...
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