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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
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
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
This past weekend, I had the privilege of competing in this year’s NW Regional Barista Championship that coincided with the Second annual NW Brewer’s Cup competition. Baristas from all over the Northwest region ( Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), gathered at the Tacoma Convention Center for this annual competition. Most of the competitors in Read more
Batdorf & Bronson Podcast: Barista Competition Download: Batdorf and Bronson Podcast: Barista Competition (6.2 mb) Join Batdorf & Bronson Barista Competitors Chandler Rentz and Emily Jackson as they discuss: Preparing for Barista Competiton The business case for supporting baristas who want to compete How competition improves quality and customer service Their experiences as Read more