Café Luwak does it in downtown Ypsilanti Michigan and it does it well. They offer a small, but tasty selection of coffees to drink, but are the only café in the area that brews straight up Kopi Luwak coffee.
Kopi is the Indonesian word for coffee and Luwak is the local name of the Asian Palm Civet from Sumatra. It is the most expensive coffee in the world; $200 a pound. Why you ask? Well it comes from the digestive system of the Civet. And I really don’t want to go any… Continue
Added by Sandee Rodriguez on May 31, 2010 at 5:19pm —
Hey everyone! This year we will be having the Spring Coffee Fling on Sunday, the 13th of June at Spuyten Duyvil. We will meet in the back garden starting at 6pm until they kick us out. For those of you new to this Fling thing, a few of us organize a bi-annual gathering of the amazing people that surround our beloved brown-bean beverage, Coffee! This industry has some awesome folks working in it! You really don't even have to work in a coffee based profession to Fling. Feel free to join us for a… Continue
Added by Ed Kaufmann on May 31, 2010 at 1:14pm —
Background: Mugsies is nestled in the downtown district of a small community in western Pennsylvania about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. It caters to a hybrid customer base of college students from the fairly prestigious Westminster College and rustic local farmers. On weekends, the relatively small cafe can often be crammed, as the shop regularly features several local musicians such as Adrienne Nightingale, David Bailey, and Randy Niles. For several years,… Continue
Added by Doug Rice on May 31, 2010 at 7:31am —
"Back in the days of the Boston Tea Party, drinking coffee became an act
of patriotism as Americans protested the excessive tax levied by King
George III on their tea. The Continental Congress, as a result, made
coffee the national drink. Coffee houses soon became gathering places
for people such as Paul Revere, John Adams, George Washington and others
known as the Sons of Liberty."
Added by Tony Bowles on May 21, 2010 at 7:56pm —
Ok, so my 10 year plan was to open a Roastery and 5 or 6 coffeehouses each a couple years apart. Now 2 years 6 months 21 days into the plan. Opened coffeehouse number 2 at my new Roastery location NY Day 4 months 21 days ago right on schedule.
Just got the seller signed purchase contract back for number 3 today, scheduled to close next Friday May 28th. Wasn't looking for it, just fell in my lap May 4th. Which I atribute to constant quality focused hard work and the Man… Continue
Added by Mike McGinness on May 21, 2010 at 6:40pm —
Two Colombian Estate Coffee Blend.
Narino and Cauca.
Texture- root beer, effervescent, bubbly.
Flavor- what diner coffee wishes it could be. The classic Colombian profile or "diner coffee" as some call it is on display in a great way. We took two Colombian S.O. Estate coffees that each cupped nicely but were not the full package that we would like to offer as a single origin and combined them. The… Continue
Added by email@example.com on May 21, 2010 at 9:30am —
Brazil S.O. Fresh crop arrival.
Farmed by Eduardo Macaubus in the Brazilian Highlands, Minas Gerais.
Texture- cleaner than last years. Like orange juice with a bit of dust from peanut skins.
Flavor- Last years single origin we featured from Marimbondo was all about the hazelnut. This coffee from Eduardo Macaubus follows suit but just not as obviously. The front features a tingle of sweet orange… Continue
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Added by Mike Spence on May 19, 2010 at 1:45pm —
When the mocha comes along, you must whip it. Put on your red dome stair-looking hat and admit that you are not men, but Devo. Well Mark Mothersbaugh, former front man of Devo, coffee lover and now entrepreneur of Mutato Muzika is all wrapped in one.
He’s been at the grind of new wave music since the 80’s with the well known group and now his music can be heard in commercials, cartoons and movies. He loves the vibe of music and the one coffee gives him. And how appropriate is that;… Continue
Added by Sandee Rodriguez on May 19, 2010 at 11:06am —
Competitors for the Latte Art Competition at Coffee Fest Minneapolis have been announced. Click on the url-link above "Bracket". Also attached as a jpeg image.
Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on May 12, 2010 at 9:04pm —
Step back in time to the 1920’s, a place with a Bohemian vibe and décor with a strong 20 something hangout and smooth espresso and you’re standing in Café 1923 coffeehouse in Hamtramck Michigan. Located on the corner of Dubois and Holbrook street, the experience is like being at grandma’s house; two rooms of comfort and warmth. If inside doesn’t seat you, the backyard has tables and chairs to… Continue
Added by Sandee Rodriguez on May 11, 2010 at 8:32am —
Added by Fresh Cup Magazine on May 10, 2010 at 10:18am —
In the heart of downtown Ypsilanti, nestled between the library and an unoccupied building, is the coffee brilliance know as Bombadills. Bombadills has been there for five years now and is run by Peter Rinehart. It is a cozy place to eat, caffeinate, mix, mingle, and meet. It is brewing at 217 West Michigan Ave.
You might be lucky and get a front parking spot, if you’re a fan of parallel parking, or there’s a small lot behind the building. Seating is plenty with tables and… Continue
Added by Sandee Rodriguez on May 8, 2010 at 7:25pm —
To anybody that may be reading this, my name is Phillip Prass. As of today, May 9 of 2010, I am 20 years old and working at a Boston Stoker's coffee shop in Dayton. I came across Barista Exchange due to a work bulletin and registered almost immediately.
I've recently come to find a niche in the coffee industry, one where I hope to open a shop of my own.Hopefully this occurs down the west coast, but who knows.
I suppose the point of this blog is to introduce… Continue
Added by Phillip Prass on May 8, 2010 at 4:25pm —
Baristas around the world team up with Coffee Kids to support coffee-farming families
Baristas from over 50 countries will compete for the honor of World Champion Barista at the 11th Annual World Barista Championship (WBC) in London, England, June 23-25. The event will also feature efforts to raise awareness and funds for Coffee Kids, an international nonprofit dedicated to helping coffee-farming families.
This year, the WBC will be held in conjunction… Continue
Added by Coffee Kids on May 8, 2010 at 9:13am —
In the latest Los Angeles Times Magazine, food writer Lora Zarubin goes on a bit of a tirade about the “fetishization” of specialty...Read more.
Added by Fresh Cup Magazine on May 7, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by Sandee Rodriguez on May 6, 2010 at 8:28am —
Read it online at www.freshcup.com
Added by Fresh Cup Magazine on May 4, 2010 at 10:24am —
The 2nd Annual Homeroaster's Auction began on Saturday, May 1st. There are over 77 amazing items that will be auctioned off throughout the month of May. Last year's auction raised over $5,600 for Coffee Kids. Companies and individuals from the specialty coffee industry have donated an assortment of top-quality green coffee, magazine subscriptions, grinders, brewers, roasters and much more, with all proceeds going directly to Coffee Kids.
The auction will be hosted by the… Continue
Added by Coffee Kids on May 3, 2010 at 8:30am —