Archive for the ‘Coffee’ Category

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

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

Coffee Drinking Statistics

It’s springtime, when flowers and coffee drinking statistics are in bloom. For sixty years the National Coffee Association (NCA) has published a drinking trends survey each spring. In the last few years, Zagat’s has jumped in and also publishes the results of a survey in the spring. An important difference between the two surveys is Read more