The Madness of Kopi Luwak Coffee

Around the time that Journalist Charles MacKay published Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds in 1841, in which he discussed the Dutch “Tulip Mania” of the early 1600’s, a similar supply and demand driven phenomenon was emerging, again among the Dutch, but this time among Dutch Colonists in Sumatra. Unlike Tulip Mania, which Read more

Coffee

Visiting Coffee Farms with Atlanta Chefs

Our coffee buyer, Bob Benck, travelled last month with some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and Batdorf partners. They visited a few of the coffee farms that make our amazing coffees possible.  Recently I traveled to visit three of our supply partners in both Costa Rica and Guatemala.  This is not unusual for me, I regularly Read more

Atlanta, Coffee, News, Travel

Introducing Our Newest Roaster Alex Maes

Alex Maes is a legend in the Atlanta coffee community. He started pulling shots in a small coffee house before moving to Aurora Coffee for several years where he perfected his skills as a barista. Eventually, Alex found himself irreversibly immersed in the coffee industry and started working at the Dancing Goats Coffee Bar before joining the Read more

Atlanta, Coffee, News, Our People

Stevens Pass: A New Season

When I was 10 years-old I was initiated into the world of alpine skiing, riding a bright yellow school bus full of (mostly) happy youngsters up winding Highway 2 to Stevens Pass Ski Area. We looked up at those gleaming white peaks as we stepped off the bus into the crusty snow of the parking Read more

News, Olympia

Dancing Goats at Ponce City Market Atlanta

When our owners first toured what has been transformed into the Ponce City Market over three years ago, it was a mess. The hulking brick shell of what was once a Sears & Roebuck store, distribution center, and regional office had been mostly empty for 30 years. But Jamestown Properties had a vision for what Read more

Atlanta, News

Batdorf and The Atlanta Film Festival, a Great Partnership

We love supporting companies and organizations who share our ideals whether they make coffee or omelets or evenings. Once we got to know the folks with the Atlanta Film Festival we knew we were kindred spirits.  The Atlanta Film Festival–one of only two-dozen Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the country–is the area’s preeminent celebration of Read more

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