Archive for the ‘Coffee Education’ Category

Coffee Brewing Blunders

Even coffee professionals make coffee brewing blunders on occasion. Everybody makes mistakes and when it comes to coffee, mistakes (or inattention more than likely) can make a stellar coffee less than great at any point, from the coffee farm to the coffee in your cup. Let us assume your coffee was grown under excellent conditions, Read more

Coffee and Dessert

Martin and Lewis. Peas and carrots. Dick and Jane. Flotsam and jetsam. Salt and pepper. Lewis and Clark. Sweet and sour. Stars and Stripes. COFFEE AND DESSERT! Surely, coffee and dessert deserves a place among the greatest pairings in life. Indeed, for coffee lovers, dessert without coffee is like half a story, like Bert without Read more

Tasting Coffee Part 2

In Part 1 of Tasting Coffee we didn’t talk about taste we talked about smell. In Part 2 we finally taste. Tongue! Finally, enough with the nose, move on to the main event, tasting coffee. To a large degree, tasting coffee is an assessment of the extent to which the coffee delivers on fragrance and aroma.  Read more

Tasting Coffee Part I

Drinking coffee can be and is for millions of people every day one of life’s simple pleasures, but for some people, drinking coffee might be simple but tasting coffee is not. If you just want to enjoy your coffee, more power to you. If you want to explore your coffee you can taste like a Read more

Coffee in the Garden

In our realm of the coffee industry we create an amount of “waste” or byproduct that would be expensive to dispose of in our refuse containers and it is not really trash.  So, what do we do with it…..we give it away for FREE!  And free is my favorite price for most anything, especially for Read more

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