Photo Album: Hilary Yarbrough in Costa Rica

Recently our all-star retail management team spent some time in Costa Rica learning about coffee production and processing at the origin.Talented photographer and coffee-bar manager Hilary Yarbrough brought her camera and has shown us what things are like on a coffee farm in Costa Rica. We have a more detailed trip report on the way, but Read more

Coffee, Travel

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

Coffee, Coffee Stories, New Coffees

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

Ask A Barista, Coffee

Events: Batdorf & Bronson Brews with the Best at the Big Western

Just this last weekend, 4 of us flew down to Los Angeles to compete and judge at the Western Regional Barista & Brewer’s Cup Competitions. Representing her skills, her café, and B&B roasted Colombian beans – Stacy Wood-Burgess took to the stage for the first time last weekend, presenting  a panel of judges with 4 Read more

barista competitions, Events, News