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Great Coffee -- It's Not an Accident (Part 3)

Here is the third installment from my future shop's Facebook page...

So what's the big deal with specialty coffee? What separates it from the coffee you find on the shelf at the supermarket? Why do some people (including me) feel it is worth the extra expense to buy fresh, roasted coffee beans that have yet to be ground?

Well, let's start by talking about coffee as a plant. There are two basic kinds of coffee: robusta, and arabica. Robusta currently makes up… Continue

Added by Paul Yates on January 5, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Great Coffee -- It's Not an Accident (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of my continuing informational note series on my future shop's Facebook page...

You've heard it before, probably countless times.

"I wish coffee would just taste as good as it smells!"

And I can understand that, really.

I have had coffee that smelled awesome. But when I tasted it....ICK. It was either too weak, too strong, too bitter, too cold....what a letdown! Some of you non-coffee drinkers, reading this because you are hoping… Continue

Added by Paul Yates on January 4, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Great Coffee -- It's Not an Accident!

I wrote this in the note section on my Facebook page as part of a series of informative articles, intended to help my future customers understand what I was trying to accomplish.

Making a great cup of coffee is no accident. It requires at least a basic understanding of coffee, and its extraction. The great thing about this is that anyone can learn it. A lot of coffee brewing is common sense, when you really think about it. But coffee brewing is not where great coffee… Continue

Added by Paul Yates on January 2, 2010 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

It must be a sign!

Early Friday morning, my wife and I welcomed our fourth daughter into this world. Lindsey Cathryn is a beautiful little thing, but she has something none of my other girls had.

She has a birthmark on her left arm that resembles a coffee bean!

One of those things that makes you go, "Hmmmmmmm..."

Added by Paul Yates on August 10, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments

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