Welcome back! Happy Canada Day // 4th of July! I hope you manage to take some time to sit in the sun and drink a lot of coffee. Before we get the the beans, some administrative details. First: if you missed the ship date for July, have no fear! There are leftovers of these beautiful … Continue reading July Coffee
For the last week or so, I have been very comfortable leaving the house in a t-shirt. Is this… summer? This month, our theme is “coffee bags that are white”. Just kidding, but it turns out that is what you’re getting. Pairs well with your summer-only white pants. Among our white-bags we have two Canadian roasters … Continue reading June Coffee
New Orleans is more than Mardi Gras and the French Quarter. In fact, when I visited in late February, I only spent one afternoon in the party-all-the-time Bourbon Street neighborhood known for its loose alcohol and clothing policies. I spent the rest of the week exploring the neighborhoods on the west side of the … Continue reading New Orleans Coffee+Travel Guide 2019
If you are still in school like me, then May probably means the end of regular scheduled classes. To me, it also means I get to start having my morning coffee on the outside balcony which is my favorite thing. This month I get to share three coffees with you that paired exceptionally well with … Continue reading May Coffee
Cupping for clarity Cupping is the way the coffee industry grades coffee… and it’s hilarious. Not that it’s not important or that it’s done in a stupid way, it just looks silly. Here is an abridged version of the Specialty Coffee Association protocol; Cupping Glasses Cupping vessels shall be of tempered glass or ceramic material. … Continue reading Cupping with a french press?
Coffee roasting; how complicated could that be? Just heat some beans until they turn brown, and you’re good to go. I recently found some local green coffee suppliers and realized I can buy small quantities for a fairly reasonable price. So I decided I would build my own coffee roasting setup. This is my journal. … Continue reading DIY coffee roasting [Part two: roaster designs]
In March I visited Boston for a meeting of the American Physical Society. The conference hosted roughly 10,000 physicists for 5 days, talking about new and exciting research. When I wasn't steeping myself in science, I percolated through the city to find great coffee. My favorite this month has got to be the Kenyan from … Continue reading April Coffee