Archive for the ‘Coffee’ Category

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

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

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

On The Road: Segovias & Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Our own Carolyn Skye (creator of the legendary Skye’s Mountain Blend) and Green Coffee Buyer Bob Benck visited Nicaragua to check in on two of our favorite green coffee producers; the Santo Domingo Co-op and the Miersch family. These two producers are responsible for our Organic Nicaragua, French Roast, and Organic French Roast. Here are Read more