Roasting coffee is both an art and science, and any roaster may favor one over the other in their roasting techniques. Personally, I like to think of coffee roasting as more of a fine art - similar to playing music. There is no hard and fast, right or wrong way to roast. The experience of sourcing beans, sample roasting them, brewing the cup properly, and enjoying the experience, is what roasting is all about. Similar to a musician who locks himself in a cabin in the woods to write and record a brilliant album, he hits a point where he's ready to share his art with the world. Roasting is my art, and I enjoy sharing it with anyone who's interested.
It is with that sentiment in mind that we want to share our #KnowYourRoaster movement. Coffee has a distinct way of bringing people and ideas together in the simplest and most intriguing way. It has been our mission since the day we opened, to stir a desire in our community of coffee lovers (and beyond) to get to know the roaster who is responsible for crafting the coffee they enjoy.
Don't be mistaken. Coffee, just like most food in your pantry, is not known for aging gracefully. When stored improperly and left unused over time, coffee beans grow stale and lose their flavor. Even worse, some store-bought blends may already be old before you even check out.
Pour-Over coffee brewing methods have become an increasingly popular brewing option for home coffee enthusiasts and coffee shop baristas alike. Pour-Over Brewing provides the ability to control every variable in the brewing process, create the perfect cup based on personal preference, and highlight the uniquely distinct characteristics of every coffee brewed. This raised awareness and popularity of Pour-Over Brewing has resulted in the creation of innovative new devices as well as the resurrection of old brewing methods. Here, we'll talk about our favorite Pour-Over brewing methods, and the differences between them.
Ahh, the holiday season. As the temperature drops, the snow begins to fall, and the sweet smell of baked goods begin to fill your home, the search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones commences. Don’t worry, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide for the coffee lovers in your life.
These gifts are affordable, personable, and full of caffeine!