Monthly Archives: December 2011

Coffee Trends According To Zagat

Coffee Trends According To Zagat

In the specialty coffee industry, it’s our job to know what’s trending: what methods for roasting, brewing and selling coffee will appeal to customers, how to properly represent coffees with roast profiles, etc. Nonetheless, it’s nice to get some validation … Continue reading

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Specialty Coffee Breaks Through in Beijing

Specialty Coffee Breaks Through in Beijing

Ocean Grounds, our coffee roasting/retailing client in Beijing, recently got a great writeup in a local blog. We were there for their grand opening a few weeks ago, an exciting event that had Beijingers lining up for some beautiful single origin specialty … Continue reading

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Video: Direct Trade Coffee in Ethiopia

Beautiful video on direct trade coffee in Ethiopia by one of our partners at origin. They call their efforts “Operation Cherry Red,” which, as you can guess, means smaller lots, and the best coffees that can be grown here. And … Continue reading

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Make Great Espresso at Home

Make Great Espresso at Home

Making quality espresso is both an art and a science. It requires great care and consciousness on the part of the operator. When purchasing an espresso machine, look for temperature capabilities around 195-204 degrees Fahrenheit, and pressure capabilities close to … Continue reading

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See Brewed Behavior at These Coffee Trainings and Trade Shows

See Brewed Behavior at These Coffee Trainings and Trade Shows

March 25-29,  Q Grader Exam/SCAA Advanced Cupping Course – Athens, Greece April 11-14, Specialty Coffee Association Exposition – Boston  April 22-26, Q Grader Exam/SCAA Advanced Cupping Course – Minneapolis Summer School at Brewed Behavior – Kansas City November 4-8,  Brazil Early Harvest Cup of Excellence – Varginha, … Continue reading

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