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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

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

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

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