Discovering Coffee


I’ve already introduced my current favorite brewing method- the V60 Pourover. Today we feature the AeroPress, which has been Ernest’s favorite for a while. What does he not like about this thing… it’s super simple, easy to use and clean, travel-able, and once you know how you like it, can make a delicious cup without being super precise (bringing out the scale, timer, calculator, and whatnot). The Aeropress is...

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One year ago, I could say I didn’t even really like coffee. I’d go for a flavored latte or (*gasp*) a Starbucks frappuccino. But I just hadn’t found what I liked yet. This has been a fun journey so far, and I’m constantly finding there are so many options and different ways of coffee out there. That leads me to one of my current favorite brewing methods: the pourover. And I like it black… I know right?...

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Cupping is used to taste, inspect, and categorize a few coffees at one time with the broad goal to make sure each customer gets a quality inspected cup. Doing this on a regular basis also develops your palette to recognize tasting notes and spot defects and irregularities. I’m definitely new to this side of coffee, but now that we’ve learned how to cup, I’ve downloaded my tasters wheel and am ready to do this more...

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  We started exploring the topic of specialty coffee (so read this first), and are continuing with some impressions as we’re journeying and finding our place through this industry. The world and heart behind specialty coffee is thus far exciting, and we’re most inspired by roasters and shops who find the delicate balance between the craftsmanship of coffee and their passion for people. We’ve all been to...

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A few months ago when the journey to start a coffee shop had begun, we had no idea about coffee. All we knew is we wanted to have a coffee shop centered around people, whether they need a place to read with a good brew, or a place to catalyze life-changing relationships. We would say, “we’re not just in the business of coffee, but in the business of people,” and simply desired to be a spot for the community....

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As I’ve been spending a lot of time writing our business plan, Ernest has been busy with some projects of his own, and we can’t wait to share about these in the next coming weeks, starting with today! Ernest began exploring bottomless portafilters for our La Marzocco machine and really wanted to try one out. Instead of buying one, and waiting for it to ship, he decided to take on the task of turning our regular portafilter...

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