The Art of the French Press

The French Press is a daily brew method for many people. It boasts easy and repeatable brews with very little measurement to achieve delicious brewed coffee. Maintaining the brewing hardware is easy and the cake can be dealt with easily if it is not left too long in the beaker. I started writing this article Read more

Coffee Education, Home Brewing

Meet Our Green Coffee Buyer Bob Benck

What do master coffee cupping and roasting skills, a keen knowledge of economics, speaking Spanish as a second language, and company loyalty all have in common?  They’re all traits that help define the character of our coffee buyer, Bob Benck.  Bob has been at Batdorf and Bronson long enough to have had an influence on Read more

Coffee, Our People

What are coffee defects?

A Guatemalan beneficio, or coffee mill, in the middle of August is a bit of a lonely place. The coffee is unripe on the trees and except for the occasional worker walking by outside with a cart full of pruning debris, the whole place feels rather empty. There are a few bags of coffee stacked about. Read more

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Coffee Bloom

If coffee could talk when it comes out of the roaster it would say, “I’m feeling a little gassy.” The difference between green unroasted coffee beans and brown roasted coffee beans is significant, not only in appearance and size but in density and chemical composition. Like cooking in general, the roasting process is transformative, turning Read more

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Meet our Customer Service Manager, Jenya Campbell

What do 110 pound Scottish Deerhounds, that grow to 32 inches tall and were bred to stalk deer in the highlands- and some of the best coffee in the world drunk by some of the best customers in the world have in common? Jenya Campbell, our Customer Service Manager can tell you. We are, here Read more

Olympia, Our People

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

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