October 5, 2016

VIDEO: George Howell’s Coffee 101


What’s the difference between a Kenya AA and a Kenya AB? Will coffee ever come with vintages? How does latitude affect altitude?

This video from specialty pioneer George Howell takes us through all the basics (and not-so-basics) of coffee: single origins, deciphering coffee labels, altitude, varietals, harvesting dates and seasonality, and even certifications.

If you’re new to the third wave scene, it will answer all of your bean-related questions.* And even if you’ve been drinking third wave for a long time now, we reckon you might find something that will surprise you.

*Note: it doesn’t cover grinding or brewing. For that, check out here and here.

George Howell’s Coffee Bean Fundamentals

SEE ALSO: To Freeze or Not to Freeze, That Is the Coffee Question

Feature photo credit: Tommy Sea

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