The Deal With Instant Coffee Part II

The road to recovery, or at least double digit consumption, for instant may have begun in 2009 when the world’s largest coffee retailer introduced instant coffee, which they said they had been developing for 20 years and which they said could compare to the taste of brewed coffee. Whether the claims about taste are based Read more

Coffee

The Deal With Instant Coffee Part I

When Robert Falcon Scott set out for the arctic in 1901, he carried a version of instant coffee. If you’ve ever left a small amount of coffee in a cup on the workbench in the garage and forgotten about it for a week or so, the dry coffee you find at the bottom of the Read more

Coffee

What’s So Clever About the Clever Coffee Dripper?

Manual brewing methods have increased in popularity over the last seven years, beginning with baristas who prefer to create coffee drinks rather than simply push buttons. With machine brewing the person brewing is responsible for weighing, grinding, and pushing a button. They have very little influence on the quality of the resulting coffee compared to Read more

Coffee, Coffee Education, Home Brewing

Meet ATL Roastery Manager and Senior Roaster, Brad Lawrence

In the spring of 2004 a tall gentleman with thick, horn-rimmed glasses came into our Atlanta Roastery to interview for a production position.  He had a quiet, yet confident demeanor and his communication style was polite, if not slightly reserved.  As two of us conducted the interview we quickly learned that that this guy had Read more

Atlanta, Our People

Rwandan Coffee Emerges

It is difficult to talk about Rwandan coffee without talking about the tragedies from which the coffee farming sector in that country recovered. Many coffee growing communities were decimated during the genocide 20 years ago and coffee farms were abandoned. Then, just when coffee growers were starting to rebuild and reestablish their farms and mills, Read more

Coffee, News, Sustainability, Travel

How to Brew Green Tea

We are accused of being obsessed with coffee, to which we retort: “We can be obsessed with other things too, like tea!” Our Northwest Outreach Coordinator, Joshua Russert, a tea obsessive from way back, gives us an overview of brewing green tea.  All true teas come from the same plant; Camelia sinensis. There are two Read more

Tea