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Exploring Components of Taste

Part 1 -Evaluating Coffee Acidity Acidity, body and aftertaste are common terms used in coffee culture, when we describe some of our sensory experiences. In our trade it is of the utmost importance to be able to differentiate these elements, using universal terms, so that our coffee is consistent. Our May public cupping will be Read more

Coffee Ambush- Intel!

While on my Portland/Olympia/Seattle trip, I had the opportunity to do some Coffee Ambushes. I was very excited about this, because I’ve not done them outside Atlanta and Nashville up to this point, and the thought of doing them elsewhere is really cool. And the three companies I chose were handpicked because of what they Read more

Batdorf Atlanta hosts a Miracle Berry Flavor Tripping Party!

Last week, we hosted the first of our Miracle Berry Flavor Tripping Parties. For these, I partnered up with our good friends over at Scoutmob, since this is right up their alley for adventure. We had 150 people (plus about 15 who volunteered for the event, including an amazing amount of help from our friends Read more

Scorched!

As a coffee trainer I am exposed to different makes and models of espresso machines almost daily.  New models allow expert baristas additional options: adjust pump pressure during extraction, pre-infusion, etc.  Yet the vast majority of these machines brew at, or very near, 200F. Older espresso machines, along with some new La San Marco’s, use Read more