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Kaffa's Coffee Theory

A Short History

The human have been drinking coffee for more than 500 years, but espresso has got only about 60 years. In most time of this 60 years, it is only made and served in Italy and some other countries in south Europe.

For the most part of the world and most coffee professionals of the world, the history about espresso may be started only around 1990. It means that we are all starting to learn and to know…


Added by Peter Tam on January 29, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

Snowed In!

Wow, what an amazing storm we had Sunday night! We, here in Kennewick, got 9 inches of snow and that's on top of an inch of ice. There is one disadvantage of being a mobile espresso business and that's when the roads are bad, you're not making any money.

So here I sit two days later, unable to get my truck out. I have so much ice around my truck, from the freezing rain and melting snow, that I don't think I'm going to get out anytime soon.

Last week I had to battle single digit…


Added by Jo Bowlin-Johnson on January 29, 2008 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

My dark love affair

I have a headache. I moan to Carl about this, but he is not impressed."I don't believe such a thing exists." he says. This is because I have a caffeine headache, or rather, a lack of caffeine headache. I didn't sleep particularly well last night, and this morning I had to get up unhealthily early for me, rush round trying to pack everything up for the weekend, and then leg it to the station to catch a (late) train at 8.14. I did not get time to make coffee. Further more, as a conscientious,… Continue

Added by Bel Townsend on January 29, 2008 at 5:44am — 1 Comment

Quest for the Perfect Chai Latte

I am on the lookout for a winning Chai Latte combination. I am working with a very nice spice tea (the 500 Mile Chai blend from Gong Fu teas), milk and have been tampering with what to sweeten it with. Honey just doesn't seem to bring out the spices in the tea as much as a small blast of cinnamon syrup does. Any suggestions from anyone out there?

Added by Melisa on January 28, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Going to Oslo

on Wedensday I'm going to Oslo, looking forward to it, I will be so hi afterwards, will try an get some green beans at Mocca or at Tims place, roasting is the new skill I will achieve.

It will be pleasant to get an espresso from Tim and Robert and Mie and Gunnhild and many more.

I will try to get as many new impulses as possible on that trip. will be there till sunday.

and this summer I will be going to the Florida keys to visit a friend of mine who is a doctor there. so does… Continue

Added by anders aasen on January 28, 2008 at 10:17am — 7 Comments

Loose Leaf Chai - We need your help!

So, Evoke is interested in serving Chai Tea and Chai Tea Lattes using
premium loose leaf chai. I know there are several cafes around that are
using loose leaf chai even in their lattes.

We have tried several but cannot get it to steep well in the milk.

Any suggestions? bold

Added by Jason Duncan on January 27, 2008 at 5:15pm — 21 Comments

Where the wild things are

I love being the last one out of the shop. Last night I had just

left the shop when I remembered that I had left my cell phone charger

and, when I got back into the shop, I found myself surrounded by

slumbering beasts of burden. The GB5 squatted there on the

counter with its two eerily glowing oval eyes. The Clover

persistantly reminded me to "Stir in cleaner" while the water tower and

the Anfim peeked at me with their little red eyes. In the dark I

could feel… Continue

Added by Joe Stormer on January 27, 2008 at 3:54am — 3 Comments

week #3

So our first 2 weeks went pretty well. No advertising , just word of mouth and a very thirsty downtown business crowd. Each day, except MLK day, which was slow, we have seen an increase in numbers. People are pretty grateful to have a 'real' coffeehouse in town. People also have been looking for a lunch spot, and I have to pay the bills, so on Monday we will add soup and panini to our modest menu offerings. I am trying to strike the balance , staying focused on our outstanding espresso and… Continue

Added by peg bono on January 26, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

An Update of the Spring Break Trip.

Fly from Seattle to Milwaukee. i have a lay over in Minneapolis and unfortunately not long enough to check any cafe out.


Alterra Coffee - Working with Scott Lucey


Ancora Coffee - visiting with Ryan Baughn

Not sure yet, I imagine I can hang out at my friend's cafe at EVP. I still am getting to know about EVP, my friend that I am visiting has been working with them for several years. They roast their own coffee and have some pretty nice… Continue

Added by Sasha King on January 26, 2008 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

May I share my heart?

My introduction to the world of Guatemalan coffee came a short 15 months ago. I really had zero information about coffee, let alone the world associated with it. I am so thankful that my eyes have been opened to the beauty of the world behind my little cup of coffee.

Of course, Guatemalan coffee is superb; every cup is a new beginning for me as I experience the flavor each time anew. It is so multifaceted. It is easy to sell for me, as it sells itself. I could never…


Added by Jan Wardeska on January 26, 2008 at 4:54am — No Comments

oh my god!

oh my god, the coffee shop is almost done!!!!!!!!!

Added by Dan Griffin on January 25, 2008 at 3:54pm — 7 Comments

Barista Exchange v2.0 + Updates

As many have noticed we have a new header and overall design for Barista Exchange. I will be experimenting with the best look and feel for the site as it continues to grow.

we are no longer in BETA mode! woohoo. I will be introducing new functionality each month. A couple things I am working to add soon are:

• Google map/location finder. This is a huge task but I am hoping to

create something like this soon. This may also… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on January 25, 2008 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Direct Relationships Flourish in Honduras

Posted by: Mary Dally-Muenzmaier

Stone Creek Coffee's owner and founder, Eric Resch, just recently returned from the lovely and enchanting country of Honduras--a land rich in cultural and coffee growing history. While there, he spent three days visiting microenterprises, including multiple coffee co-ops.

One such co-op…


Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 25, 2008 at 10:06am — No Comments

Our Reviews Just Keep Getting Better

Posted by: Mary Dally-Muenzmaier

Local tech head Matt Caton started a blog called Table for Two (and a half): A Milwaukee Family Dining Review back in September of 2007 and since then he's been posting reviews of Milwaukee restaurants, running the culinary gamut from Indian to Thai to American. While his blog focus is fixed on family friendly restaurants--he and his wife have a three year old son--he also looks…


Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 25, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments


Since i already have a blog up and running on blogger i'll just post the link to it here and save myself some trouble. if your interseted click away:

Added by Morgan on January 24, 2008 at 6:58pm — No Comments

how a good cafe ... can be like a good blog

I received an email from Peggy of Rock Creek Coffee Roasters this afternoon and thought I'd share the link. It is interesting how the author compares what people may be looking for in a cafe, to what they may also be looking for in a blog or website.

After reading the post I was curious to apply some to Barista Exchange ... first impression, friendly environment, interaction with the… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on January 24, 2008 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Cupping the Cold Away

Posted by: Mary Dally-Muenzmaier

We're not gonna lie to ya, kids, it is crazy cold out there. In fact, it's colder than the glare your mother gives you when she finds out you did something dingbat dangerous when you were young but never told her about and she's missed her chance to punish you for it because you're all grown up now. Come on, you know that glare--it is cold.…


Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 24, 2008 at 10:22am — No Comments

It's Official!

I'm heading to Guatemala! I'll be leaving Feb. 4th to start a coffee internship/apprenticeship thingy with Mike Roberts down in Panajachel Guatemala! So if you're in the Pana area for the next month or so, stop by Crossroads Coffee and say hello!

Added by James Spano on January 23, 2008 at 10:23pm — 3 Comments

1st Bar Shift

My 1st bar shift today.

Yikes it went okay a little stressful.

I am learning the menu and the drinks they offer.

hopefully the next shift will be better.

I had a good time.

It was cool I have alot of practical development as a home barista with professional equipment.

Working the bar is a totally different experience.

I did get some nice latte art on a couple of drinks.

Adjusted the grinder finer when no one was looking so the shots where not… Continue

Added by Jason Casale on January 23, 2008 at 10:50am — 3 Comments

useless spoons.

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” –T.S. Eliot.

People come to coffee shops to talk. Everyday I make drinks for long lost duos, newly kindled fires and open wound revelers. The most common chair formation at any coffee house happens to be tables built for two. Two people fit well into a heart-to-heart conversation. Friends come to sit down, perk up and get real with each other.

Currently I am typing in another coffee shop down the street… Continue

Added by Chris Gorney on January 21, 2008 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

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