Celebrating Traditional Excellence: Classic Coffees from Central America

Red Bourbon cherries growing on Gloria Rodriguez’s Finca Nejapa in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec growing region, El Salvador. Courtesy of Chromatic Coffee.For the majority of North Americans, the classic coffees of Central America constitute the necessary experience of fine coffee.… Read more “Celebrating Traditional Excellence: Classic Coffees from Central America”

Everyday Single-Origin Coffees: At the Intersection of the Familiar and the Exceptional

Spreading coffee fruit for drying in Ethiopia. Courtesy of Royal Coffee NY.While there is much to be said for the new and different in coffee — for surprising new cup profiles generated by the latest processing methods, tiny several coffee produced from newly rediscovered tree varieties — there is also a lot to be said for the pleasures of consistency.… Read more “Everyday Single-Origin Coffees: At the Intersection of the Familiar and the Exceptional”

Reflections on the Art of Coffee Blending: Daily Drinkers With Personality

What Is Different, And What Has Stayed the Same?The fact that we no longer get the phone to buy coffee by mail regardless of, one major alter remains in the large number of coffees available to consumers.… Read more “Reflections on the Art of Coffee Blending: Daily Drinkers With Personality”

Brazil Naturals: Tradition and Innovation

Mill committed to smaller-lot specialized coffees at Ipanema Farms in the Sul de Minas growing region, Brazil. Courtesy of Ipanema Farms. When I initially opened a specialty café in Berkeley, California 40 years back, a Brazil constantly appeared amongst the fundamental whole-bean coffee offerings in the 10 approximately glass-fronted bins that held our whole-bean coffees.… Read more “Brazil Naturals: Tradition and Innovation”

Kicking Horse Coffee Review

This is a review of Kicking Horse Coffees. We review Cliff Hanger espresso coffee, Kick Ass Dark, and Grizzly Claw for darker roasts and Three Sisters for medium roast. I’ve been brewing their coffee beans for a while now, on and off, along with other two of my favorites.… Read more “Kicking Horse Coffee Review”