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, Exploring Coffee, 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 Local, Coffee Stories, 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, Coffee Education, Coffee Stories, Exploring Coffee, New Coffees, 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