Archive for the ‘Coffee Stories’ Category

The Biography of the Specialty Coffee Bean

The coffee bean. Placing it into a grinder and pulverizing it into grounds is a dramatic transformation, to be sure, but it really pales in comparison to all the things your friend, the coffee bean, has been through before it arrived in your kitchen. Your coffee bean was born on a tree, inside fruit, a Read more

Coffee Story: Sulawesi Toraja “Mamasa”

With less than a week to go before we begin production roasts I asked Bob Benck, our Green Coffee Buyer, if he would share his excitement with the B&B fans. Here is what he told me: I began roasting coffee at Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters in January of 1996.  Under the watchful eye of Read more

Coffee Story: Tanzania PB Kilimanjaro Mlama Estate

We are all pretty excited about our latest Voyager offering over here at B&B. I asked Bob how he discovered this coffee and what made him want to buy it, here is what he had to say: The Tanzania peaberry is what I consider to be a long lost classic here at Batdorf and Bronson. Read more

Farm Update from our Green Coffee Buyer

Here is the latest report from Bob, on his recent visit to Guatemala! I recently traveled to Antigua Guatemala to visit with our producer partners, the Gonzales family of Finca el Valle. We hammered out our contract for the upcoming year and discussed current challenges they face. The harvest is slowly starting, the first delivery Read more