Not necessarily surprising that someone who only likes tame coffees likes more distinct tasting coffees espresso extracted with milk added. Properly steamed milk smoothes, mellows and transforms espresso extracted coffee into a beverage that is totally different from espresso.
I would be highly surprised if someone who preferred tame coffees actually liked espresso, especially espresso from beans with more distinct flavor characteristics. FWIW espresso extracted coffee is the… Continue
Added by Mike McGinness on May 31, 2009 at 11:52am —
Last night was a doozie. Good food, (feta/onion embedded hamburgers, roasted asparagus with lemon-garlic butter, oven fries and BOOZE!!!) and awesome friends, board games were played and plans for more of the same next week envisioned. Gabbie and Brian are coming with Lenore and I to Olympia for the Latte Art Throwdown, Gabbie is entering, Brian and Lenore are the cheering section. It took me a few hours this morning to recover from our party, but all has returned to normal (except the dishes).… Continue
Added by Andrew R. Tucker on May 31, 2009 at 11:30am —
Added by Melissa Allison on May 29, 2009 at 3:42pm —
Added by Melissa Allison on May 28, 2009 at 6:07pm —
I have decided to, after all these years of being a barista, to get a certification. It turns out that I know all the things that are pertinent in the study handbook, and it would be a sad day if I failed the test. However, brushing up on the little details never hurts, and I found it to be a good training tool for me in the future when I need to hire a new body to man the bar. My goal is to take this test during Coffee Fest this year, and then work on greater certifications in the next year to… Continue
Added by Andrew R. Tucker on May 28, 2009 at 9:59am —
We, and by that, I mean Temple Coffee, is hiring. For both (cross fingers) locations. Shoot an email/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Added by Benza Lance on May 25, 2009 at 6:22pm —
Kafes Guatemala now has a house for visitors in Antigua Guatemala, if you don't want to spend to much money in hotels or you have a big family or group, we have a nice house in town. The house can hold 14 people. 10 minutes from the coffee plantation, for prices email me at email@example.com…
Added by Pablo Castaneda on May 25, 2009 at 2:41pm —
So, I worked for about an hour today...making drinks.. I did get the schedule up and posted for the coming weeks, and realized my presence was not needed for the majority of the afternoon.
Breakfast was cooked for Lenore and me, we had Poor Knights of Windsor (look it up) and I had an additional omelet. Like you guys really care. But what is meaningful is that Lenore requested coffee, which is a rarity. I am always happy to oblige, and got water heating for the trusty French Press I have… Continue
Added by Andrew R. Tucker on May 24, 2009 at 1:21pm —
Hey everyone my buddies band is playing some shows in Portland at Duke's Landing and Floyd's Coffee. If you can head out to one of the shows would be a good time. Here is a link to their website to see all the shows and hear some of the music.
Added by Jason Calhoon on May 24, 2009 at 12:58pm —
Moscow, ID has emptied out. The students who graduated last weekend have left, the students who were here for the semester have left too. The die hards who are staying for the summer have left for Sasquatch. A handful of locals have stopped in, left, and now the 'campers' who use One World as their second office are getting here. Josh is carrying the bar without my assistance. His last two hours on our payroll are coming to an end.
I started managing One World Cafe' in July of last year,… Continue
Added by Andrew R. Tucker on May 24, 2009 at 8:58am —
Added by Melissa Allison on May 23, 2009 at 2:00pm —
The coffee arrived in a huge truck that parked up on Parnell Road. It was a monster and its presence somewhat irked our new neighbours. Despite the size, the truck was only accompanied by one strong and nuggety driver. Between the two of us we managed to get the pallets of coffee off the truck and down into the brick courtyard that stands in front of the roastery. My Indonesian days had prepared me well for this- 60kg sacks are pretty normal loads… Continue
Added by Alun Evans on May 23, 2009 at 1:08pm —
Soy milk, what works and what doesn't?
Monin, the new purees that just came out?
Is there a frappe powder that doesn't taste like powder?
Whats new and exciting out there?
Added by David Davenport on May 22, 2009 at 9:47am —
The world of milk is an interesting one. Until I got involved in compeition I had no idea how complex and varying the qualities of milk are based on their nutritional sources and processing. It's amazing to taste milk as it shapes your coffee for capps and becomes a tool of texture and taste symmetry. However, bad milk is more than capable of derailing an otherwise wonderful coffee experience.
The other day I was in a hurry to catch my shift at the bar I work at. I stopped by the… Continue
Added by Chris DeMarse on May 21, 2009 at 10:55am —
Added by Melissa Allison on May 21, 2009 at 10:03am —
Uh, what can you say about Kenya that hasn't already been said...
Deeply layered, exotic and satisfying is this lovely peaberry from Kenya. Ruera Estate is in the Thika district near Nairobi at an elevation just under 5000 ft from the usual rich red loam soil, shade grown and both Utz and Cafe Practices certified.
Texture- syrup and buttery yet still juicy and refreshing with a slight grit.
Flavor- on the grind the sweet fruity tomato and… Continue
Added by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 21, 2009 at 9:33am —
I know I can complain, its -7c down around Christchurch today with the wind chill factor put into the equation. Auckland, by comparrison, is a tropical 9c in the plus. As I look out the window, the water from the fountain is still flowing- which is a good sign. Its a long way away from Jakarta's 32c days- 365 days a year... but really the change is kind of refreshing.
We are still waiting for our greens to clear MAF's very tight border controls. With the Kiwi economy beng based on… Continue
Added by Alun Evans on May 20, 2009 at 8:10pm —
Posted by: Katie Pope
Summer is just around the corner, and as the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer, it's time to introduce this year's Summer Blend. This year's Summer Blend is the perfect combination of coffees from El Salvador and Ethiopia to carry us into this fantastic season.
Our Green Coffee Team had this to say about the new blend:
'Grown on the Las Nubes farm in the mountains of the Santa Ana region in El Salvador, this coffee brings notes… Continue
Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 19, 2009 at 11:30am —
Added by Melissa Allison on May 18, 2009 at 9:29pm —
An intrepid band of home roasters has put together "Kick it up for Coffee Kids," an online auction to benefit Coffee Kids. The group is offering over $3,000 worth of items throughout the month of May.
Items include: five home roasters, a top-flight Zass 580, top-shelf specialty greens, industry magazine subscriptions, logo and design work by Dillanos, a gorgeous shop sign to be personalized, coffee preps (Yamas, Chemex, Bodum, Bunn) and lots more. Forty separate items will be… Continue
Added by Coffee Kids on May 18, 2009 at 2:00pm —