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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 introduced you to our first piece of equipment a while back- our La Marzocco Linea– and today we’re excited to share the first piece of furniture Ernest has been working on for our shop: the community table. We weren’t expecting to build our furniture or anything in the beginning. We knew the look we were going for involved raw wood, among other things. We started our shopping list, visited some furniture stores,...

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DIY Espresso Machine Makeover We already love our La Marzocco machine. And since it’s such a special piece of equipment, probably the most expensive in our shop and necessary to the coffee craft, we wanted to give our Linea some extra attention and make her stand out with a little makeover. Some coffee shops have their machines custom painted and designed, or add special features and lighting options. We wanted ours to...

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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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