What is Relationship Coffee?

Many roasters use the term “direct trade” to describe some or all of the green coffee they purchase for roasting, and there are numerous definitions of direct trade among roasters. At Batdorf & Bronson we use the term “Relationship Coffee” to describe not only the obvious, that we know the farmer personally and have visited Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Sustainability

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