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Coffee

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Keeping It Fresh- Part 1

by Colter Jones 12.07.2011

‘Fresh’ is a term in coffee that has been overused by retailers and consumers alike, to the point that it doesn’t mean anything anymore. What is freshness? Roast dates have become a popular trend amongst quality coffee companies in order to educate the consumer about the importance of having coffee that is roasted recently. The […]

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What Do Food Nerds Want for Christmas?

by Mette-Marie Hansen 12.01.2011

I will answer this question for you very soon. For the first time in my life, the pros of actually writing for something like a food blog manifested in some nice PR people offering me the opportunity to test the Nespresso Latissima machine at home for a couple of weeks. As I taste and research […]

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Coffee Class

by Colter Jones 11.08.2011

I recently had the pleasure of teaching a group of Korean Buddhist monks a weeks worth of coffee classes to help them improve upon the coffee that they were making at the Bongeun-Sa temple in Seoul. Forgive my ignorance but I was unaware that monks were able to drink coffee but it turns out that […]

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Climate Change Challenging Specialty Coffee

by Mette-Marie Hansen 10.19.2011

(Images by: Mette-Marie Hansen) Our climate is changing. This might not be shocking news to you over your morning coffee, but as a coffee buyer, I get to meet farmers and producers who are facing the difficulties of a changing climate year round. It is the small business’ job to rant about the big guys, […]

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Coffee In Restaurants

by Mette-Marie Hansen 10.06.2011

I eat out a lot – dinner, desserts, wine, cocktails, coffee. Unfortunately, if I do have a cup of coffee after dinner when I eat out, I am most often disappointed. I can handle the 10pm caffeine infusion, as much as I can handle the wine or booze–it is most often the preparation or lack […]

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Coffee Vernacular

by Colter Jones 09.25.2011

(Image by: Brian W. Jones) The way that we package and present coffee says a lot about our approach towards the beverage. As a barista I like to have as much information as possible about my coffee, but I can definitely understand how a smattering of information can seem pretentious to the common customer who […]

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Coffee Certifications

by Mette-Marie Hansen 09.19.2011

“Is Your Coffee Fair Trade and Sustainable and Organic?” I just got this question from a concerned consumer, and she was raising valid questions about well known certifications and buzz-words. The question is simple, and doesn’t require more than a yes-or-no, but as much as I love coffee, I love the opportunity to discuss and […]

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Contest Winner! “Coffee Story: Ethiopia”

by Editor 09.16.2011

Tracey Charette, you are the winner of the Coffee Story: Ethiopia book. Congratulations!

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Coffee Story: Ethiopia

by Editor 09.07.2011

If there ever was such a thing as the perfect coffee table book, this would be it. I have ONE FREE COPY ($65 value) of Coffee Story: Ethiopia to giveaway. Come inside for details…

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“Revolver Coffee” Opens on Cambie Street in Gastown

by Mette-Marie Hansen 09.02.2011

Perhaps no one in the Giannakos family thought they would end up with a state-of-the-art coffee shop in downtown Vancouver when they opened Cafe Crema in West Vancouver back in December 2006. But this weekend, Revolver Coffee is set to open on 325 Cambie Street in Gastown after many months of build-out. The design is […]

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Why Not Wet Grind?

by Colter Jones 08.25.2011

A video was recently posted of David Walsh talking about the possibility of wet grinding coffee to prevent some of the limiting factors that modern grinders present us with. David is one of the minds at Marco that helped to create the Über Grinder and the Über Boiler, which are two devices in an elite […]

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Coffee at Auction

by Colter Jones 08.09.2011

The Cup of Excellence is a program that has been developed to promote specialty coffee in a very transparent and unbiased manner. Respected judges are invited from all over the planet to grade coffees that are submitted into the program. After the coffees are graded the farm and varietals are revealed and put up for […]

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