Single Origin Sunday: El Salvador
Twenty bucks a bag for a Single Origin? That’s what today’s retail consumer is going to have to shell out for 250g of quality, Central American goodness. And I wasn’t too disappointed about what I got. Certaintly, there is a mystique surrounding the idea of a ‘Single Origin’. For one thing, it markets well, perhaps borrowing from the sophistication of a Single Malt...
Roasting 101 →
Awesome free articles on the foundations of roasting, cupping, distribution and packaging from specialty trade magazine ‘Roast’. Got onto these guys thanks to stumbling on a dog-eared copy at Mecca, Haymarket.
Cup of GI Joe
“Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment.” - 1861 U.S. Army Field Regulations A bunch of poor civil war coffee drinkers must have suffered horribly (on top of everything else) before the brass woke up to this little doozy. Value your water source just as much as your beans or you might end up drinking shit. * Authors Note: I didn’t know this until...
Laying down some ground rules... →
A Latte Nightmare!!! →