The Biography of the Specialty Coffee Bean

The coffee bean. Placing it into a grinder and pulverizing it into grounds is a dramatic transformation, to be sure, but it really pales in comparison to all the things your friend, the coffee bean, has been through before it arrived in your kitchen. Your coffee bean was born on a tree, inside fruit, a Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Coffee Stories

Easy Refreshing Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is good, if no one has told you yet. It’s coffee, and it’s iced. It’s good. At our Dancing Goats coffeehouses, Iced Coffee orders increase dramatically as the weather grows warm and by high summer we will be slinging so much coffee over ice it can give you a brain freeze just thinking Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Home Brewing

TNTNW at the Olympia Coffee House!

Ooh what fun! Last week we were thrilled to host the Thursday Night Throwdown (TNTNW) latte-art competition at the Oly coffee house. There was an excellent turnout with many competitors for the awesome prizes provided by our sponsors. Our friends over at Espresso Parts wrote an awesome summary on their blog so make sure you Read more

barista competitions, Events

Pour Over Coffee

Brewing Great Coffee at Home is Still One of Life’s Most Economic and Simple Pleasures In recent years, methods for pour over coffee have become popular; but the first step is still buying your coffee. The coffee aisle has become a mosaic of cans, bags, boxes and bins offering a seemingly endless variety. But if Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education