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Grinding Coffee Beans at Home Part II

In Grinding Coffee Beans at Home Part I Andrew wrote about the sadness of blade grinders and introduced us to the burr grinder. In Part II he goes into detail on burr grinders. Look for steel or ceramic burrs in an easy to clean enclosure. A removable whole-bean coffee storage “hopper” that feeds directly into the Read more

Grinding Coffee Beans At Home Part I

The Sadness of Blade Grinders While making a cup of coffee needs fresh roasted coffee, clean water just off boil, and a few minutes time, the most important thing most folks at home don’t have on their counter is a true grinder. I understand the indignation you must feel by reading this: “I have one! Read more

Ask A Barista: Alex Maes

We’ve sat down again with another all-star Barista: Alex Maes. He has seen a lot from his place behind the bar, and he shares some of his favorite insights (including a 170 gram sugared Americano) below: Q: What sort of trends have you seen lately in drink orders? A: “Holiday” drinks always seem to move Read more

Ask A Barista #2: Taylor

Once a month we  sit down with a wonderful barista and ask them coffee related questions, then share their answers with you here. So without any further delay here is Ask A Barista #2 Taylor Q: Who are you? A: Taylor MacLeod Q: Where do you work? A: Batdorf & Bronson’s Capitol Way Coffee House Read more

Ask A Barista #1: Shoshanah

We’ll be launching a few new columns on the blog soon, and we’re kicking things off with the new ‘Ask A Barista’ column. Once a month we will sit down with a wonderful barista and ask them coffee related questions, then share their answers with you here. So without any further delay here is Ask Read more