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The Great Coffee Debate 1st Meeting

Coffee growing, purchasing certification practices, roasting, packaging, blends versus single-origin and preparation methods as well as consumer education played out with big coffee industry players over a three hour period in New York City this past week. All they need to do to improve is add the farmers who grow it and consumers who brew it to the discussion. Continue reading

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Grinding: Coffee Brewing’s Misunderstood Ingredient

Coffee must be ground to be brewed. Grinding breaks the coffee into smaller particles. The smaller the particles, the more oils can be extracted within a set period of time. If two same weight portions of ground coffee are brewed, the finer ground portion will offer more flavor. When coffee is ground, it exposes surface area. The finer the grind, the more surface area is exposed. In this way, grind is simple. Continue reading

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Roasting For Flavor or Roasting For Statement: Is This Light Roast or Sushi?

…if a Starbucks roast is the soft-focus impressionism of Monet, George Howell’s have become the photo-realism of Bechtel. I guess I’m looking for the romantic portraits of a Rembrandt. Continue reading

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Sowden SoftBrew: A Brewer Disguised As A Teapot

What I liked instantly is its sense of design. It has, as they say in the car business, curb appeal. I brought it out a few times for visitors, and everyone wanted a cup of coffee made with it. They also asked what it was and how it worked. So, the good news is it’s an attention-getting and attractive design. The bad news is no one knows how it works, which in terms of retail usually spells disaster. Continue reading

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Trifecta = Coffee HD

I reported I’ve had one of the best-ever cups of coffee three times this year. Each time it happened to be after drinking coffee brewed in a new technology, one I think is destined for greatness. The Bunn Trifecta promises … Continue reading

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