Archive for the ‘Coffee Education’ Category

Coffee’s Appellation Trail

One of the extraordinary things that happens when you drive from Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala (to visit friends at Finca El Valle, for example), aside from surviving sketchy lane changes made by local buses, is something invisible. You cross a line, unknown to most people but well defined in the minds of that region’s Read more

Comparing Common Home Brewing Methods – Part II

In Part II of his post on home brewing methods our West Coast Trainer & Educator, Andrew Tucker-MacLeod, writes about the Clever Dripper. the Hario v60 Cone and the Kalita Wave. Read Part I here. Clever Dripper: This method uses a wedge shaped filter similar to a cone, and a brewer body with a valve on the Read more

Comparing Common Home Brewing Methods – Part I

Andrew Tucker-MacLeod, our West Coast Trainer & Educator, writes about various home brewing methods and the different experiences they deliver.  All coffee brewing methods employ some filtration to separate the grounds from the finished brew and are designed to control the time which water is in contact with the grounds. Separation of the finished brew can occur 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

Easy Refreshing Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is good, if no one has told you yet. It’s coffee, and it’s iced. It’s good. At our Dancing Goats coffeehouses, Iced Coffee orders increase dramatically as the weather grows warm and by high summer we will be slinging so much coffee over ice it can give you a brain freeze just thinking Read more

Pour Over Coffee

Brewing Great Coffee at Home is Still One of Life’s Most Economic and Simple Pleasures In recent years, methods for pour over coffee have become popular; but the first step is still buying your coffee. The coffee aisle has become a mosaic of cans, bags, boxes and bins offering a seemingly endless variety. But if Read more