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What Does Coffee Have To Do With Submarines?

Prior to passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, truth in labeling wasn’t a thing. For coffee, that meant you could say the coffee was from anywhere. Coffee drinkers liked coffee from exotic places, like Mocha or Java. (or a blend of both!) For much of the later part of the nineteenth century Read more

This is Whirling Dervish

The history of coffee is full of tales, both legend and recorded fact. There are spies and smugglers, kings and knaves, revolutionaries and reformers. But it is the origin stories that are the most mysterious, shrouded in myth. Two of our most popular coffees are based on stories that reach back to the beginnings where Read more

A Coffee For Every Season

We all know that taste is subjective and preferences are exactly that, preferences. We present here some ideas on coffee and seasons by way of inviting you to explore. Of course all our coffees can be enjoyed at any time, but here are some thoughts on discovery and our coffee throughout the year. Winter When Read more

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