A new article from Gabriela Cordon, a coffee expert from Guatemala:
"... That is Quauhtlemallan, a "nahuatl" word the Toltecas used to use to name Guatemala. It is not just a nice name. One visit is enough for you to see the luxurious vegetation that covers the highest picks of Central America and 33 majestic volcanoes. In such a mystic small place, almost the same size as the state of Tennessee, not only the Mayans built one of the most outstanding civilizations of the Americas, but… Continue
Added by Eyal Rosen on August 31, 2009 at 11:44pm —
I am wandering how many baristas out there are using Big train products or what you suggest as a better option?
Added by Leland Ulrich on August 31, 2009 at 11:19am —
Batch twelve is dancing in the fire as I type. Good day roasting a quick 96LBs. Ok relatively quick, but 4 hours not bad for this little USRC 3k.
I'd hoped to have the coffeehouse open at my Roastery location next Saturday but alas ain't gonna make it. Still too much to do including too many government hoops not quite jumped through yet.
Now to change hats to finish carpenter or is it plumber, cutting a hole in the backbar counter for one of the sinks. Tomorrow will… Continue
Added by Mike McGinness on August 29, 2009 at 5:12pm —
I'm amending my last blog, it's not only been a rough week at our shop, but a rough month.
This week I was starting a morning shift as barista after a few days off, and I was really looking forward to rocking the shift. (And to fully clarify, when I've been away from the espresso bar for any amount of time I feel as if my world isn't right until I'm able to pull a few shots at the vary least.) We just started to get our morning rush of regulars when I noticed that my steam wand was putting… Continue
Added by Cherie on August 28, 2009 at 2:52pm —
We're proud to announce a special promotion in our shop right now. Get your favorite college student or (barista who might be headed back to school) on the right foot by sending a Coffee Kids Off-to-College Gift Check out our shop for information at http://www.coffeekids.org/shop.
For $50, we will send a Coffee Kids mug,… Continue
Added by Coffee Kids on August 28, 2009 at 10:13am —
I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this great article on Mid-City Caffe while I was reading the newspaper on the Metro.
A NEW CAFE HAS been brewing on 14th Street NW, in the space above Miss Pixie's furniture shop. Dubbed Mid City Caffe, the shop — the brainchild of graphic designer Fernando Acha and Mick Mier, owner and designer of D.C.'s 1905 restaurant — has a wholly retro vibe.
The space hasn't strayed far from its auto-shop roots, with… Continue
Added by Tony Bowles on August 28, 2009 at 9:35am —
I have a custom built, commercial spec 10x20 building with 2 drive-thru serving windows for sale. It is built on skids and moveable. Equipment for sale includes a La SanMarco tall 3-group head espresso machine and grinder, Selby Soft SP1 POS system. The location is Converse, Texas a suburb of San Antonio.
Added by Brenda on August 26, 2009 at 7:55am —
Hurry! The survey ends Monday, August 31st!
Added by Fresh Cup Magazine on August 25, 2009 at 9:28am —
We talked a bit about the effects of climate change on coffee lands briefly in a blog entry in May
, but the issue was given more attention in a recent article on Reuters.
Added by Coffee Kids on August 24, 2009 at 9:55am —
I enjoy Element Coffee. It is a quaint place where you can show up and have great service and great coffee. I am going to get your tacos in a little bit. Establos is a good Mexican market to get freshly made carne asada tacos. The Dodgers apparently are doing pretty well lately. I am not big on a specific team in the Major Leagues, but I do enjoy watching a good baseball game if I have time. Well take care.
Added by Keelan Vanvales on August 21, 2009 at 3:26pm —
i don't think we speak of the same espresso bar. the one i visited is located on hamilton street. i didn't see a "fake roaster" and the few times i've visited (on different times of the day) there was no sixteen year old behind the counter. i was just there this morning and the barista pulled me one of the best 49th parallel i've ever tasted. the finish lingered for quite a while and it really made my day -- i even mentioned it to the crew with whom i was working. again, i… Continue
Added by Von Flores on August 20, 2009 at 7:56pm —
Added by Melissa Allison on August 19, 2009 at 5:48pm —
After the difficult second album ‘Sweet as Syrup’, prog-rock legend, coffee raconteur and maestro of all things flavoursome; Sweetbird, is taking to the road to allow his many adoring fans the chance to sample why the little bird from across the pond is such big news.
The ‘Born to be Sweet’ tour has already played out to a packed crowd at the Southwest Food Service Expo (Dallas, Texas June 2009) and the next leg of the tour looks to build upon the growing popularity of Sweetbird and… Continue
Added by Sweetbird on August 19, 2009 at 7:24am —
Added by Melissa Allison on August 18, 2009 at 10:41am —
Mid City Caffe Opens
Another fancy coffee place, thank goodness!
By CARISSA DIMARGO
Updated 3:00 PM EDT, Mon, Aug 17, 2009
After several delays, Mid City Caffé finally opened Saturday at 1626 14th St. N.W., a floor above the quirky (read: hot pink) Miss Pixie's Furnishings and Whatnot.
We're kinda holding our breath to see how a second-story coffeeshop will fare on 14th, but if they fail, don't blame the coffee, which comes from Durham, N.C.'s Counter… Continue
Added by Tony Bowles on August 18, 2009 at 6:26am —
San Franciscan SF-75.pdf
We recently installed a new roaster, thus have several pieces of equipment for sale. Please shoot me a e-mail if you're interested.
- 75lbs SanFranciscan
- 25lbs SanFranciscan
- Mira Pack Frac Pack Machine
- Other Misc
visit the following for pictures http://picasaweb.google.com/siolgnal/RoasterPictures#
Added by Josh Ferguson on August 17, 2009 at 7:40pm —
Having a rough week (or two) at the shop lately. Everything from power outages, fridge meltdowns, and newbie trainiees repleacing the hoards of darn good employees leaving for school. Good news is I get to do more training (I LOVE sharing the passion,) bad news is my energy is sapped by the other stuff.
Added by Cherie on August 17, 2009 at 3:52pm —
My espresso machine is leaking out the left side, ( pod ) even when the machine is off. I am very new to this stuff and was hoping that it would be an easy fix maybe I can do it myself. I wanted to now if this has happen to anyone. Thanks and keeping my fingers crossed because my fridge broke last night to!
Added by Joyce Campbell on August 17, 2009 at 8:54am —
Last night, the OWC crew got together and cleaned the bejeezus out of the shop. It was an exorcism of old looks, old dust, as a way of welcoming our fall hours and new batch of students to get to know and serve. The U of I school year starts next Monday, meaning there's one week until we are in a deluge of students wandering the streets looking for good coffee, a study space and new friends. Six days remain until the Throwdown here in Moscow, ID, and I am so excited. I have all my prizes lined… Continue
Added by Andrew R. Tucker on August 17, 2009 at 7:04am —
this place reminds me of hamilton, ontario. the weather has been pretty crappy. nonetheless, i managed to walk around to find a couple of decent coffe shops.
i walked into AEGEAN COAST coffee and tea. the reception was, at first, luke warm but the manager (i don't remember her name....oops) came up to my table after a while and chatted me up. she was very nice and quite pleasant. but most importantly, i noticed that they were pulling 49th parallel (organic and epic). i have used epic at… Continue
Added by Von Flores on August 16, 2009 at 10:51am —