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Bicycle Commuter T-shirt Design Contest

Help us design our team’s t-shirt for this year’s Bicycle Commuter Contest and you could win a three-month coffee subscription!

Cold Coffee

Cold Coffee. It’s usually what I find at my desk after I have been distracted by other tasks besides drinking coffee. I pour a cup, I sit at my desk and then before I know it I have cold coffee. Cold Coffee is usually an unpleasant surprise,when you drink what you think is piping hot Read more

Scorched!

As a coffee trainer I am exposed to different makes and models of espresso machines almost daily.  New models allow expert baristas additional options: adjust pump pressure during extraction, pre-infusion, etc.  Yet the vast majority of these machines brew at, or very near, 200F. Older espresso machines, along with some new La San Marco’s, use Read more

Podcast, Episode 4: Relationship Coffee

    Batdorf & Bronson Podcast: Relationship Coffee  Download: Batdorf and Bronson Podcast: Relationship Coffee (4.4 mb) Bob Benck, Batdorf & Bronson’s Green Coffee Buyer discusses the ways Relationship Coffee connects producers to consumers and consumers to coffee’s supply chain. Central America’s harvest is underway and Bob recently returned from Finca El Valle in Antigua, Read more