Posts Tagged ‘HOME BREWING’

Keep Coffee Beans Fresh at Home

When we speak about how to keep coffee beans fresh at home we must first talk about how your coffee came to arrive in your home. Hopefully, not too long ago your coffee was inside a cherry on a coffee tree (it’s actually a plant but “tree” is more poetic). If it is specialty coffee, Read more

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

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

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

Easy Refreshing Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is good, if no one has told you yet. It’s coffee, and it’s iced. It’s good. At our Dancing Goats coffeehouses, Iced Coffee orders increase dramatically as the weather grows warm and by high summer we will be slinging so much coffee over ice it can give you a brain freeze just thinking Read more

Pour Over Coffee

Brewing Great Coffee at Home is Still One of Life’s Most Economic and Simple Pleasures In recent years, methods for pour over coffee have become popular; but the first step is still buying your coffee. The coffee aisle has become a mosaic of cans, bags, boxes and bins offering a seemingly endless variety. But if Read more