February 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Coffee Folk In-depth Coffee and Espresso

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Added by Matt C. Reynolds on February 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Failing is not an option

So my quest for the perfect Macchiato is so so so hard when you don't have the right equipment and skill:  

My lust for learning drives me to madness. I look at my counter and see shinny stainless steel. I smell the sent of fresh roasted coffee, and my boldness once again wells up inside of me.  The internet, with all its vast knowledge drives me to continue on my journey, But battle after battle my mind grows tired and doubtful. Oh to win the day and see that milky, painted sweet…

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Added by Matthew on February 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Working on my micro foam

Well....  My force powers are on the increase.    After a few weeks, and a lot of milk in the drain, my quest for making micro foam is growing more productive.  No, I am not a pro at it, not even close. But it tastes a little sweeter, and feels a little better.   That is an improvement, believe me.  Sooner or later I will actually enjoy my drinks, well I enjoy them now but I will enjoy them more.

 

Below is last night’s Macchiato.  Still not…

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Added by Matthew on February 17, 2011 at 7:12am — No Comments

I'll be *trying* to update from Cafe Du Monde during Mardi Gras....

I'll be working (alot) at Cafe Du Monde during Mardi Gras (starts this Sat, the 19th) but if you don't see my updates, it means things got a little too hectic :)

Happy Mardi Gras!…

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Added by Mark Mayhew on February 16, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

New blog post:   The La Marzocco Strada in Sweden's WBC Qualifier Barista Cup: Hit or Miss?   www.portafilth.com  

New blog post:   The La Marzocco Strada in Sweden's WBC Qualifier Barista Cup: Hit or…

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Added by Oscar Nyman on February 15, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Bad Coffee Morning

Wow...   So I thought I would check out my new local coffee establishment this morning on my way to work.  I ordered an Iced Doppio.  "Whats a Doppio" the woman asked me.  At first I thought, are you kidding me, but then I gave her the benefit of the doubt and just explained. I said, "Just give me 2 shots of espresso over ice". She looked at me with a blank expression.  "Do you want cold brew" she asked. I said "no, just two shot of espresso over ice". She said: "I think you mean cold brew… Continue

Added by Matthew on February 14, 2011 at 6:45am — 2 Comments

Coffee Fest Chicago (new blog)

Good morning Chicagooo Coffee Fest!!!

 

In seven days, we'll be broadcasting live from the Windy City as the  60th Coffee Fest kicks off on Navy Pier.

 

The…

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Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on February 10, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Santa Lucia Naranjo, Costa Rica

Today I was delivered my Coffee from Square Mile from the UK. I was sooo pumped to try it! I must say that the label and description is perfect! 

 

I'm really interested to see how this Santa Lucia compares to Madcap's Santa Lucia. 

 

Madcap = amazing Gr, MI coffee bar. Check it

Added by John Gibbons on February 9, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Adapting

Currently I'm studying abroad in Spain. I've gotten used to stovetop espresso since that's all they have. I have some Santa Lucia, Naranjo on it's way from Square Mile from the UK. Unfortunately, my V60 cracked during the flights, but luckily it still works. I also desperately need to buy some new filters.

Added by John Gibbons on February 8, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Iced Mocha coffee with rum



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Added by Dominika on February 8, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Iced Americano coffee drink

 

This iced Americano is based on one of the simplest coffee drinks…

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Added by Dominika on February 7, 2011 at 5:29am — No Comments

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