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Winter Coffee Cocktails

Winter Coffee Cocktails

Feb 19th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour
As the temperatures drop and snow blankets the ground, we yearn for something to bring us warmth and comfort. In the morning, that often comes from the first piping-hot sip of coffee that rolls down the throat. In the evening, a cockt …
Espresso 101: What is it?

Espresso 101: What is it?

Oct 29th 2020 Written by Chris Elliott
Many know espresso as a cranial kickstart. For some, it’s a daily delicacy, the elixir of life itself. To others, though, it’s a mystery. If you spell espresso with an “x,” you can’t tell a frapp from a capp, or when I say “demi,” you think “Moore, …
Basic Coffee Brewing Principles

Basic Coffee Brewing Principles

Oct 28th 2020 Written by mike.greene
The basics of how to brew coffee at home. How to choose your coffee beans, use good water, and find the right recipe.Before I got my first job as a barista I marveled at what seemed like alchemy going on behind the counter. The clinking of coffee be …
Three Coffee Drink Recipes for Spring

Three Coffee Drink Recipes for Spring

Feb 27th 2020 Written by mike.greene
Three coffee (or coffee-adjacent) drink recipes meant to help you welcome in the Spring season with fresh ingredients and refreshing flavors.As Winter transitions to Spring there’s so much to look forward to—farmer’s markets buzz again, trees and …
The Complete Guide to Pouring Latte Art

The Complete Guide to Pouring Latte Art

Jan 30th 2020 Written by mike.greene
A complete guide from beginner to more advanced designs, highlighting what you need and what you need to know to pour latte art. Even if the only requirements for a tasty milk beverage are delicious espresso and luxurious milk, so often the piece de …
Unboxing & Using Your Baratza

Unboxing & Using Your Baratza

Jan 7th 2020 Written by mike.greene
Getting started with your Baratza grinder. Includes, unboxing, set-up, and operation of Virtuoso, Encore, Sette, Forte, and Vario grinders.Getting new gear is always exciting, but a new grinder can be an absolute gamechanger. Few things, if anything …
Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Flat-Bottom Brewer

Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Flat-Bottom Brewer

Jan 7th 2020 Written by mike.greene
How to brew with your Kalita wave, December Dripper, Gino and more, using an explanation of extraction, strength, and the variables you can use to make better coffee.I’ve been a disciple of the flat bottomed brewer for years now, waxing poetic to any …
Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your French Press

Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your French Press

Jan 6th 2020 Written by mike.greene
How to brew with your french press, using an explanation of extraction, strength, and the variables you can use to make better coffee.There aren’t many purer representations of the wonders of full-immersion coffee brewing than the french press. Resu …