August 2010 Blog Posts (13)


since everyone else is going back to school now,
it means I'm basically working just short of overtime.
my schedule seems to be consistent; monday and tuesday off,
then five days on in a row.

Added by nora peterson on August 31, 2010 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

what ive learnt about making coffee today #3

well more like what ive learnt about coffee yesterday and cant be bother blogging until today.

finally found out what a doppio ristretto is

doppio mean 2

ristretto mean restricted.

essentially it half a short black. as i recall, its around a 10 second extraction which gives it a fuller coffee flavor.

an espresso should have you tasting it around the whole tongue and it needs to be enjoyed straight away otherwise itll turn bitter and sour.

know your… Continue

Added by Jason Tam on August 29, 2010 at 1:45am — No Comments

Soaking Sumatra Beans in Cold water

I wanted to grow my own coffee plant and this the first experiment i did. I soaked 10 Sumatra beans in cold water to hydrate them (a theory i gotten from no where). This morning it's "bloated" and seems like some roots emerging from the coffee seeds. Next step is to plant in in fertile soil back at home. It takes about 5 to 8 weeks for the young sapling to grow. Let's wait and see if it will…


Added by Noribsham Bin Ibrahim on August 23, 2010 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

what ive learnt about making coffee today #2

always stay cool, calm and collected no matter how stressful the situation is.

Added by Jason Tam on August 21, 2010 at 5:50am — No Comments

what ive learnt about making coffee today #1

much like all things in life, ive learned that coffee is a ever learning process to a perfection where no one apart from god himself can ever achieve. so i strive to create a good cup of coffee which im currently learning to do and i hope by documenting my learning experience via a impersonal online diary can help with my journey somehow...

wish i could have started this at the beginning of my epic coffee saga but hey three weeks barista experience is close enough to the… Continue

Added by Jason Tam on August 20, 2010 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

Atlanta's Disloyalty Card has been unleashed to the world!

Following the success of the London and Seattle Disloyalty Cards, Atlanta becomes the third city in the U.S. to encourage coffee lovers

to branch out into the larger city and discover new and different shops.

The Atlanta Disloyalty Card… Continue

Added by Jason Dominy on August 17, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Asheville TNT 8.19.2010 7pm @Dripolator Coffee Bar

Added by scott satterwhite on August 16, 2010 at 12:14pm — No Comments

A quick Rochester Visit

I love this store! It's enormous:

Originally a car dealership, the Rochester store is still called Spot “Chevy”. It somehow manages to feel comfortable rather than cavernous, despite the size. This

store doubles as a gallery space for many artists, and they have lots

of room for doing music acts as well.…


Added by Jacob Casella on August 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Espresso Apollo and some thoughts on 'spro culture.

One of the guys that works with me at Spot Elmwood was headed down to Philadelphia for a few days, to visit the Mutter Museum of Medical Oddities among other things. When I learned this, I immediately gave him directions to go to Ultimo coffee (it's possible I may have also instructed him to hit on Aaron Ultimo for me if possible). And, knowing that they have Counter Culture coffee, I was hoping he could pick me up a pound of that… Continue

Added by Jacob Casella on August 14, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Ethiopia Wollondi available

Ethiopia Wollondi, Naturally processed coffee similar in profile to Yirgacheffe
On the map: Wellega, western Ethiopia.

Wollondi is a naturally processed coffee project being cultivated by Ninety Plus Coffees.

Grind- purple fruit, grape candy, lemon, blue and blackberry, melon and carmelized cane sugar.
Wet- honeydew melon, lilac, blueberry, grape, warm sugar.
Body- on…

Added by on August 13, 2010 at 10:42am — No Comments

Buffalo Brewing Blog

Buffalo Brewing is a blog about the coffee and coffee-house scene in Western New York. I'm based out of Buffalo. I want to encourage the growth of specialty coffee and good

third places in my city and beyond, by encouraging education and a

sense of community on both sides of the counter. I also want a place

to put my thoughts/rants/opinions/questions about coffee and cafés

down where they can, in theory, be publicly ridiculed.…


Added by Jacob Casella on August 12, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Battle Scars, Grinder Ideas

I thought I was pretty clever, coming in to work before 5am to swap out the burrs in our main coffee grinder. One hour and a number of odd complications later, I was starting to sweat at the thought of all those coffee orders just over the horizon...fortunately, I got everything brewing in time. Our fix-everything-man came by and helped me figure out the problem: turns out I was just being too gentle in trying to loosen a bolt. Gentleness aside, I did manage to stab myself pretty good with a… Continue

Added by Jacob Casella on August 12, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

USA's "Most Influential SocialMedia" Voice in the Restaurant Industry Speaks at Social Media Club PDX Aug 11


Social Media Club Portland (OR) hosts Paul Barron, Publisher of Fast Casual Magazine and the USA Restaurant Industry's "Most Influential" Social Media Voice.…


Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on August 4, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

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