Apologies if you've all read Joe McCarthy's thoughtful piece on coffeehouses and community. Here's my roundup
, including a link to his full post.
Added by Melissa Allison on November 30, 2009 at 6:16pm —
The endless blue ocean that is the Arafura Sea meets Papua with a violent shudder of breaking surf on rocky beaches. Papua simply rises out of the water like some strange prehistoric animal. Ponderous, enormous, mysterious. The mountains climb endlessly, effortlessly towards the sky. These are some mountains: craggy, monumental- a darker kind of bruised and violent blue. This is a land stuck in time.
And the Jungle. Having traveled all over… Continue
Added by Alun Evans on November 29, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Added by Brian Thayer on November 26, 2009 at 7:56am —
Greetings Coffee-Lovers! I really need your help! If you have 3 spare minutes to fill out a super-brief survey, you could likely win a $50 Amazon gift card
! Sounds good, right? Technically, that's $16.67 for each
minute of your time!
My team of 5 undergraduate business students are studying the coffee industry and we need cafe owners who have purchased espresso equipment to help us analyze that buying process & a couple of other questions. If you choose to… Continue
Added by PLU Student Team on November 26, 2009 at 7:00am —
Looking for the perfect greeting card this holiday season? Thanks to Urnex for underwriting the printing, we have Coffee Kids holiday cards available. The cover features a beautiful image of a coffee plant by photographer Dorie Hagler from her photo documentary, Behind Every Cup.
A set of ten (10) Holiday Greeting Cards costs $15 plus shipping and handling. (Inside message: Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and prosperous New Year!) Contact us to place your order at… Continue
Added by Coffee Kids on November 25, 2009 at 9:31am —
Added by Billy Kangas on November 25, 2009 at 5:00am —
As the majority of the country starts to save up for the Holidays, I’ve started saving right along with them, but for a completely different reason: I’m moving to the West Coast.
I’m truly excited about the move. Sure it’s a fresh start in a new city, with new people and new surroundings, but that’s not my main reason for excitement. I’ve never felt truly challenged as a barista before, and I am… Continue
Added by Bryan Wray on November 24, 2009 at 11:10pm —
Manuals for the Linea AV espresso machines: Operation and Technical
Linea Operating Manual.pdf
Linea Technical Manual.pdf
Added by Brian Thayer on November 24, 2009 at 11:02am —
I thought this was quaint:
imbibe drink tutor.pdf
Added by Brian Thayer on November 24, 2009 at 10:52am —
We are thrilled to feature on ROASTe Kickapoo Coffee. Roast Magazine 2010 Roaster of the Year!
Check them out here: http://bit.ly/6ZlC3F
Added by Eyal Rosen on November 24, 2009 at 7:15am —
I blogged on this after a customer asked this question this week. She had been told that Good coffee will never need sugar. Read below and tell me what you think....
A great customer of Star Gardentown Cafe - Toowoomba - was told that ‘good coffee does not need sugar’, is this true? I have to say that there is no definite answer to this one. There are times where it is a well defined ‘Yes’ and others where you wouldn’t dream of it. I guess the first question that needs to be… Continue
Added by Dave_G on November 23, 2009 at 8:17pm —
Check out the gorgeous gobbler
. Send more and we'll have a vote!
Added by Melissa Allison on November 23, 2009 at 4:03pm —
I just read a story that illustrates quite well the battle some of us face by choosing to serve only the highest quality products like not using airpots.
Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and… Continue
Added by Mike McGinness on November 22, 2009 at 9:11am —
One day it seems the shelves at the grocery store across the street where we sell our Sasquatch coffee are full. A customer just came in to our store and told me there is a one Jar of coffee left and a couple of bags. What is up. Don't get me wrong it's all good. When it rains here in Stevenson Washington it pours. Not just rain, which by the way it is dumping out side right now just as the Farmers Almanac predicted. I digress.
I'm a coffee roaster. I roast with a Probat 5L or a 10lb… Continue
Added by Joseph Robertson on November 21, 2009 at 9:39am —
Lets see I'm working or was working / on my feet , 7 days a week 14 hours a day....Now I'm down to 6 days or there abouts....A little time now for sales and marketing...YES the fun part....
Added by Joseph Robertson on November 19, 2009 at 2:19pm —
From November 10th till 12, the first national Barista Championship of UAB took place during the Specialty Coffee and Tea Convention 2009 at the Al Bustan Rotana Convention Centre in Dubai. The baristas had to pass a preliminary round and the best six classified ones passed to the final on November the 12th. An international judge team was responsible for the evaluation, Head Judge was Scott Conary and among the international judges team we could find Ben Bicknell, Sonya Grant, Ellie Matuszak,… Continue
Added by Birgit on November 19, 2009 at 12:16am —
There's a gobbler here
by Jared Mockli of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup and Starbucks. And another one here
by Fremont Coffee's Christian Morris.
Added by Melissa Allison on November 18, 2009 at 11:03am —
By José Luis Zárate, Coffee Kids International Program Director
In mid-October, I visited our partner ICSUR
in Chiapas, Mexico. Men and women there are learning to raise chickens and edible mushrooms and to utilize traditional medicine for common illnesses. Their edible mushroom project, which was financed by Coffee Kids in the past, became completely self-sustaining last year. It was great… Continue
Added by Coffee Kids on November 18, 2009 at 9:42am —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
contact: Jeff Vojta, President
company: Stockton Graham & Co.
Stockton Graham & Co. Launches Blog for Coffee and Specialty Beverage Retailers
November 16, 2009 – Raleigh, NC - Stockton Graham & Co. today announced the launch of its blog, “Graham’s Gazette”, at http://stocktongraham.wordpress.com/
. The blog is… Continue
Added by Wendy Coulter on November 17, 2009 at 12:48pm —
What is cupping?
Cupping is the industry term used for the process of analyzing a coffee based on its sensory qualities – for example, its aromas and flavors. For our cuppings at Equal Exchange, roasted samples of coffee are divided into six different glasses of equal amount and grind size, steeped with hot water (198 to 205 degrees), and slurped (or aspirated) from a spoon for about 35 minutes.
Aspiration is the process of slurping a beverage across the tongue with force, in a… Continue
Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on November 17, 2009 at 2:41am —