May 2009 Blog Posts (45)

Ahhh, after dinner Esmeralda Gesha Americano after a busy Saturday

Popped by the cafe this morning shortly after opening intending to just restock the whole bean shelf and buzz back to the roastery and fire up the USRC. Finally got out of there 'bout noon. Not a bad thing being busy and needing to help at the bar to be sure!

Gotta say, again, I do love my little USRC 3k workhorse. 128LB greens 16 batches 6 hours later left and returned to the cafe to restock the bean shelf again! Dadburnit if Ben didn't let people buy a bunch more… Continue

Added by Mike McGinness on May 2, 2009 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Cupping for the best Antigua coffee region competition 2009.-

On 21 March 2009 , I participated in the coffee tasting session during which we chose the best cup from the finca to represent this year’s harvest. The finca Filadelfia won the Coffee Producers Association Genuine Antigua (APCA) competition as the Best Antigua Region Cup of 2009. It took us almost 6 hours to find the best blend and taste from among all the coffees of the plantation, tasting over 30 cups! I remember that day I didn’t have LUNCH until 5pm ; we were tired but happy.

The… Continue

Added by Pablo Castaneda on May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

SCC is awarded the Ethical Business Leadership Award

Posted by: Christie Boivin

Stone Creek Coffee has recently been awarded the 2009 Ethical Business Leadership Award for Environmental Stewardship from the School of Business and Legal Studies at Concordia University. Here are some of our initiatives that we have been recognized for:

• Ethical:

-Socially Responsible Coffee Certification System

-A Fair Trade licensed roaster

-Buying Direct- establishing direct relationships with farms

-Supporting the… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 1, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

World Fair Trade Day: Saturday, May 9, 2009

Posted by: Jess Imig

World Fair Trade Day is upon us!!!! 8 days and counting! Lots of thanks go out to the Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition for organizing this event locally and for sponsoring the World Fair Trade Crawl. World Fair Trade Day is a global effort to recognize fair trade practices and products. Globally, the US will celebrate with 80 other countries, and locally Stone Creek Coffee will be celebrating with 30+ local, Milwaukee businesses through the World Fair Trade… Continue

Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on May 1, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

"Kick It Up for Coffee Kids" Benefit Auction, during May at

Lots of great items for homeroasters and more!!!

Throughout the month of May 2009, is conducting auctions on a wide variety of items, many of which the specialty coffee industry donated with jubilation. Items up for bid range from assortments of top-quality green coffee, to magazine subscriptions, grinders, brewers, roasters and much, much more; all proceeds going directly to Coffee Kids.

Coffee Kids® Grounds for Hope was born out of the specialty coffee… Continue

Added by Chad Sheridan on May 1, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

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