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January 31, 2023

Does grinding frozen coffee damage your grinder?

In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of specialty coffee shops and roasters freezing roasted coffee beans. There are several reasons for doing so, but the main argument is simple: to preserve freshness for as long as possible. Traditionally, storing roasted coffee in a cool and dry place has been the most common way of maintaining freshness. However, in light of the numerous benefits of freezing coffee, it… read more

In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of specialty coffee shops and roasters freezing roasted coffee beans. There are several reasons for doing so, but the main argument is simple: to preserve freshness for as long as possible.… read more

December 16, 2015

Ultimate Coffee Santa’s Wishlist – Level 2: Under the Tree

Did you miss us? We’re back, just like we promised—and with all of the stuff you or the coffee geek in your life wants needs...

December 11, 2015

Ultimate Coffee Holiday Wishlist – Level 1: Stocking Filler

? Santa Baby, just slip a 90+ geisha under the tree for me… Santa baby, an Acaia scale too, in light blue… ? Whether you’re...

November 18, 2015

The Science Behind Coffee Acidity

Evaluating coffee acidity can be tricky. I experienced this firsthand during my first cupping session, 7 years ago. “Mm, cranberries, with a distinctly orangey acidity…...

November 4, 2015

The Flat White & the Fake White: Can You Tell Them Apart?

It’s mysterious, hip, and what everybody seems to want. It can cause consternation for baristas who don’t actually know how to make it. It’s grounds...

October 26, 2015

How Can Your Smartphone Improve Your Coffee Experience?

Look around you. New technology is everywhere, and we’re not just talking about people instagramming latte art. No, we’re talking about the way it has...

October 12, 2015

5 Steps to Taking Eye-Popping #Coffee Photos

What got you into specialty coffee: the prospect of the most delicious cup you’d ever had or the incredible photos you kept seeing of it?...

October 9, 2015

Vacpot Syphon: The History & Brewing Guide

Total immersion brewing and filter/drip brewing are two worlds that rarely connect. Enter the syphon (also known as a siphon or a vac pot brewer)....

September 8, 2015

What Roast Dates Can Tell You About Your Coffee

Desperate for freshly roasted coffee, but not sure exactly how fresh is best? Its roast date can tell you something, but not everything. Read on,...

August 24, 2015

Arabica And Robusta: What’s The Difference?

Coffee’s has a rich, fascinating history. With third wave coffee, enthusiasts want to know about every step of its creation: the producers that manage the...

August 17, 2015

Kalita Wave: The Story & Brewing Guide

Kalita Who? The Wave is another offering from Kalita Co., the family-owned Japanese company which has been making coffee equipment since the 1950s. The Wave’s...

July 22, 2015

Hario V60: The History & Brewing Guide

They say the soul of the perfect cup of coffee is in the brew, and the V60 dripper really does make a beautiful brew. So what...

May 18, 2015

How Does Coffee Affect Your Brain? Are You Addicted to Caffeine?

Yawns are the body’s silent screams for coffee. *AGREED!* I was curious to find out how little coffee beans that were perfectly picked, roasted and...

January 20, 2015

Why you shouldn’t drink instant coffee

In the US, 7% of people drink instant coffee. In the UK, 77% do. And while I may be a Brit, I’d like to tell...


Which Filter Brew Method Is Best for You?

So, a Popular Question Is; “I Like My Coffee This Way – What Brewing Method Should I Use?” Well, our answer would always be to...