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    Perfect Daily Grind

  • Exploring the evolution of Jamaica’s coffee industry
    The Caribbean has a rich history of coffee production. In fact, some of the earliest commercial coffee farms were established in Jamaica and Haiti in the early 18th century. Jamaica in particular is widely known for its Blue Mountain coffee, which is some of the most expensive and sought-after coffee... Read more »
  • VideoWhat is Sidra coffee?
    Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of using rare coffee species and arabica varieties in World Coffee Championship (WCC) routines. While the highly-prized Gesha variety has long been a favourite of many competitors, more and more of them are now choosing lesser-known coffees. One of... Read more »
  • How can coffee roasters attract new wholesale customers?
    For many roasters, one of the biggest challenges they face when scaling their businesses is finding wholesale customers. Strong competition from larger, well-established roasters – who often have better access to more equipment and resources – can make it difficult to establish new working wholesale relationships. However, many smaller roasting... Read more »
  • Coffee News Recap, 30 Sep: SCA announces 2022 WBC and WBrC winners at MICE, new study links daily coffee consumption with increased longevity & other stories
    Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories. Mon, 26 Sep Nestlé Professional to host Nescafé Plan 2030 webinar on 5 October 2022. The online event will explore the challenges that farmers and their communities face, as... Read more »
  • Could new varieties help to safeguard the future of Vietnamese coffee production?
    Vietnam is the world’s second-largest producer of coffee. According to the International Coffee Organisation, the country produced around 33.4 million 60kg bags in 2017. Since then, however, annual harvest volumes have been steadily declining. Between 2019 and 2020, production volumes fell by 4.9% to 29 million 60kg bags.  Some 95%... Read more »
  • VideoHow can data collection be used to improve coffee production?
    When discussing how the use of data has changed in the coffee industry, we often focus on the impact for roasters and coffee shops. And while this is certainly significant, more and more producers are using data technology to benefit coffee production. Historically, coffee farmers – particularly smallholders – have... Read more »
  • How can technology support the future of coffee production?
    Technology has played a key role in the coffee industry for decades. Producers, traders, roasters, baristas, and consumers are all becoming more reliant on technology, which is a key part of how the sector is evolving. At farm level, technology has been used to support coffee production since the mid-20th... Read more »
  • Can you run a zero-waste coffee shop?
    At every level of the coffee supply chain, sustainability is a pressing issue. And while many initiatives focus on reducing the environmental impact of coffee production, the volume of waste produced by coffee shops is also a major concern for many people. To address this problem, some coffee businesses are... Read more »
  • Coffee News Recap, 23 Sep: Kenya reports 39% year-on-year increase in coffee earnings, on-the-go coffee consumption making a comeback & other stories
    Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories. Mon, 19 Sep AeroPress releases pumpkin spice recipe. The popular drink can be made with the brewer, and includes ingredients such as pumpkin purée and maple syrup. Nairobi Coffee... Read more »
  • How much of the final price of a cup of coffee do farmers receive?
    Over the past year or so, coffee prices have been steadily increasing. The first sign that prices would increase was a sudden frost which hit some of Brazil’s major coffee-producing regions in late July 2021. Since then, prices have consistently remained above the US $2 mark. However, despite the higher... Read more »
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    I Need Coffee

  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee Brewing Tutorial by Inanimate Objects
    Resources How to Brew Vietnamese Iced Coffee – INeedCoffee tutorial. More Inanimate Objects – By Todd Zapoli The post Vietnamese Iced Coffee Brewing Tutorial by Inanimate Objects appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • Espresso Carrot Cake Recipe
    This cake recipe captures the essence of autumn and winter. It has spices, carrots, nuts, and a hint of delicious coffee to make this the perfect dessert for coffee drinkers. Ingredients for the Espresso Carrot Cake 2 cups of sugar 2 cups of flour (all-purpose) 2 teaspoons of baking powder... Read more »
  • Life is Coffee Comics #39
    Coffee Talk Try to Cheer Us Up © 2022 Life is Coffee The post Life is Coffee Comics #39 appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • 20 Amazing Facts about Coffee
    I can’t remember the last time I started my day without my daily cup of coffee. I stumble out of bed every morning and drag my body to my coffee maker, brew myself a cup, and then, only then do I really feel alive enough to start my day. So... Read more »
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Habit More Sustainable
    If you are looking for ideas on how to be more sustainable about your daily coffee habit, read on for five ideas. #1 Use a thermal coffee carafe Many drip coffee makers have warming plates designed to keep coffee warm for hours. What these plates really do is burn your coffee... Read more »
  • Life is Coffee Comics #38
    Guardian Angel Anxiety © 2022 Life is Coffee The post Life is Coffee Comics #38 appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • Buying Your First Home Coffee Roaster
    I started home roasting coffee in June 1998. Since then I’ve used a number of different roasters and methods. I’ll be the first to confess that I haven’t kept up on all the different machines available to home coffee roasters. What I have learned are the most important factors to... Read more »
  • How to Make Coffee Cookies in the Shape of Coffee Beans
    Coffee is a very versatile ingredient and it is also an ideal choice for cooking delicious desserts. Since it is one of the most common breakfast ingredients all over the world, I’m going to show you how to make a fragrant cookie in the shape of a coffee bean. Servings:... Read more »
  • Make Your Own Frappuccinos at Home and Save Money
    Would you like to save a few bucks off your beloved Starbucks Frappuccino®? Here is a step-by-step guide to different ways you can make yours at home. We are going to demonstrate how to make three different flavors: Vanilla, Mocha, and Caramel. The Basics The Frappuccino you buy at Starbucks... Read more »
  • Life is Coffee Comics #37
    Is it You? Imagine You’re on a Beach © 2021 Life is Coffee The post Life is Coffee Comics #37 appeared first on I Need Coffee.... Read more »
  • The History of Instant Coffee
    We all have seen and possibly used instant coffee sometime in our life, but have you ever wondered where this dark, mysterious, water-soluble powder gained its popularity? Some might snub their noses at it today, but it has proved to us in the past that it is always ready when... Read more »
  • How to Make Pour-Over Coffee With the Gabi Drip Master
    When I first received the Gabi Drip Master coffee brewer (aka the Master A), I had no idea how to make coffee with it. I’ve used many other pour-over coffee brewers, but this one was unique. Whereas other pour-over coffee brewers task you with controlling the water flow over the... Read more »
  • A Clever Way To Make Iced Coffee
    We have several tutorials on INeedCoffee that walk through the steps on how to make cold brew coffee. But until now we haven’t written a guide for making iced coffee. The terms cold brew coffee and iced coffee sometimes become interchanged, but they do have different meanings. And they taste different... Read more »
  • A Month Without Coffee
    This article was originally posted on November 15, 2012. I did it. I went an entire month without coffee. No coffee and no decaf either. I didn’t even consume coffee ice cream. And somehow I survived, although at times I didn’t think I would make it. You see I have... Read more »
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    Coffee Review

  • Mexico Coffee: Processing Innovation, Cooperatives, and the Tradition of Collaboration
      While Mexico is somewhat under the radar when compared to more popular coffee origins, the country has been producing coffee since the late 18th century, and given recent developments, may well be poised to become a model for coffee production in the 21st century. In this month’s report, we... Read more »
  • Everyday Single-Origin Coffees: At the Intersection of the Familiar and the Exceptional
      While there is much to be said for the new and different in coffee — for surprising new cup profiles generated by the latest processing methods, tiny lots of coffee produced from newly rediscovered tree varieties — there is also a lot to be said for the pleasures of... Read more »
  • Sticking with the Classic: 8 Coffees from Southern California Roasters
      The ever-evolving world of specialty coffee continues to see rapid growth in the area of product differentiation, with a strong emphasis on processing innovation at the farm level. In the last decade or so, as the story of each individual coffee has become more important to the consumer, it... Read more »
  • Fruit Bombs Are the Point: Natural-Processed Espressos Defy Convention
    The Coffee Review lab has smelled like a candy store for the last few weeks — a Willy Wonka factory for grownups. Of the hundreds of coffees we cup every year, a growing percentage of them are natural-processed. In the wine world, the word “natural” doesn’t mean anything in particular,... Read more »
  • Brazil Naturals: Tradition and Innovation
      When I first opened a specialty café in Berkeley, California 40 years ago, a Brazil always appeared among the standard whole-bean coffee offerings in the 10 or so glass-fronted bins that held our whole-bean coffees. All of the popular and glamorous coffee origins of the time were there: Guatemala... Read more »
  • Darker-Roasted Coffees: Not Just Old-School Anymore
        Every few years, we at Coffee Review like to survey the dark roast landscape. Dark-roasted coffee is a daily staple for some coffee drinkers and anathema to others. But there appears to be a sweet spot that appeals to a wide range of coffee-drinking styles that’s not too... Read more »
  • Interview: Kenneth Davids Discusses His New Book, 21st Century Coffee: A Guide
      “When my first book about coffee came out in the 1970s,” Coffee Review editor Kenneth Davids says, “people I met at parties used to wonder how I managed to find enough to write about coffee to fill a whole book on the subject.” Given the explosion of coffee innovation... Read more »
  • Reflections on the Art of Coffee Blending: Daily Drinkers With Personality
    The idea of the coffee blend is a long and winding road. Blends give roasters an opportunity to create a coffee that evokes specific sensory properties, and blends are often designed to give consumers a consistent experience over time (much like a Champagne house approaches the non-vintage brut). But before... Read more »
  • The World and the Cupping Table: 25 Years of Change at Coffee Review
      Coffee Review has been reviewing coffees and reporting in depth on the world of specialty coffee since 1997, making this our 25th year of slurping, spitting and writing. Over those 25 years, we have published reviews of thousands of coffees, tasted tens of thousands more, and produced more than... Read more »
  • An In-Depth Look at the Top 30 Coffees of 2021
    Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021 represents our ninth annual ranking of the most exciting coffees we tested over the course of the year. This annual effort supports our mission of helping consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, helping drive demand and increase... Read more »
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    Barista Magazine Online

  • Cupping at Home: Part One—Having Fun While Learning More About Coffee 
    We kick off a series about cupping by exploring what the method is used for and the value of cupping at home. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Cover photo by Tanya Nanetti Every coffee lover [...] The post Cupping at Home: Part One—Having Fun While Learning More About Coffee  appeared... Read more »
  • Know Your Ingredients: Persimmon
    For many, the persimmon marks the arrival of autumn. The seasonal fruit has a storied legacy and makes a unique, fall-inspired addition to café menus.   BY EMILY MENESESSENIOR ONLINE CONTRIBUTOR Cover photo by Ricardo L [...] The post Know Your Ingredients: Persimmon appeared first on Barista Magazine Online.... Read more »
  • Welcome to the October + November 2022 Issue of Barista Magazine
    A cover feature with Iceland’s Sonja Björk Grant, articles on choosing the right location, bringing on investors, expanding offerings through RTDs, and much more all in the new issue! BY KENNETH R. OLSONBARISTA MAGAZINE Welcome [...] The post Welcome to the October + November 2022 Issue of Barista Magazine appeared... Read more »
  • VideoMisunderstood Drinks: Meet the Café Cubano
    We learn more about the beverage—a staple in Miami—and its popular variations. BY EDDIE P. GOMEZSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Cover Photo by Juno Jo via Unsplash Anyone who has started their day with a cappuccino has experienced firsthand [...] The post Misunderstood Drinks: Meet the Café Cubano appeared first on Barista Magazine Online.... Read more »
  • BREW by Mikolaj Pociecha: A Review
    The new book covers the what, why, and how of brewing coffee. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Cover photo courtesy of SUEDHANG Kaffe Mikolaj Pociecha, head of quality and roaster at SUEDHANG Kaffe, recently released [...] The post BREW by Mikolaj Pociecha: A Review appeared first on Barista Magazine Online.... Read more »
  • Hojicha and Matcha: Know the Difference
    You’ve heard of matcha; how about hojicha? Like matcha, hojicha is a form of green tea powder—but it takes on an earthy, smoky flavor after being roasted at high temperatures.  BY EMILY MENESESSENIOR ONLINE CONTRIBUTOR [...] The post Hojicha and Matcha: Know the Difference appeared first on Barista Magazine Online.... Read more »
  • 3 Cafés to Welcome You to Marseille’s Vibrant Coffee Scene
    Locals and tourists alike have much to discover in Marseille; here are three cafés worth seeking out in this bustling historic French city. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti Marseille, the oldest [...] The post 3 Cafés to Welcome You to Marseille’s Vibrant Coffee Scene appeared first... Read more »
  • Ghirardelli Mocha Challenge to Reward $1,000 to Winner, $500 to 2nd, and More Based on Your Votes
    To celebrate National Mocha Day, we partnered with Ghirardelli to bring you five original mocha recipes. BY SARAH ALLENBARISTA MAGAZINE Photos courtesy of Ghirardelli Chocolate We could drink mochas made with Ghirardelli Chocolate all day [...] The post Ghirardelli Mocha Challenge to Reward $1,000 to Winner, $500 to 2nd, and... Read more »
  • World Barista, Brewers Cup Championships Return to Melbourne Next Week
    The globe’s most prestigious barista and brewing competitions return to Australia for the first time since 2013. BY CHRIS RYANBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Cover photo by Lanny Huang for World Coffee Events All eyes in the [...] The post World Barista, Brewers Cup Championships Return to Melbourne Next Week appeared first... Read more »
  • Athens Coffee Festival Returns for Another Year
    The Athens Coffee Festival returns for its sixth year this month, with three full days of coffee events, workshops, and competitions.  BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Katerina Konstantopoulou at FORUM S.A.  The [...] The post Athens Coffee Festival Returns for Another Year appeared first on Barista Magazine... Read more »
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    Coffee Affection

  • What Happens to Your Skin When You Stop Drinking Coffee?
    The effects of drinking coffee are different for everyone, and some people can enjoy more coffee than others. When you stop drinking coffee or cut down, it helps make your skin look healthier and more radiant. However, there are many factors involved in how coffee can affect your skin, such... Read more »
  • Does Coffee Help With Cramps? The Interesting Answer!
    We’ve all been there. Running that final mile after however many, and then—out of nowhere—a dreaded cramp. Or, perhaps (for the ladies), it’s simply your time of the month, and your menstrual cramps are acting up. The worst part about cramps? Nothing seems to help. Enter coffee. Is it the... Read more »
  • How Much Caffeine in Black Label Coffee? What to Know!
    Forget Death Wish. Black Label coffee by Devil Mountain officially holds the title of the world’s strongest coffee, packing a powerful punch of 1,555 mg of caffeine per 12 oz. brewed cup. A single cup exceeds the FDA’s recommended allowance of 400 mg per day almost four times over! Black... Read more »
  • How Much Caffeine is in Pep Talk Sparkling Water? What to Know!
    Pep Talk Sparkling Water is a brand of carbonated water produced in Minnesota. It comes in 4 flavors: Tangerine Blackberry, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon Lime, and Pineapple Coconut. A can of Pep Talk doesn’t contain any calories, sugar, or sodium. However, it has 55 mg of caffeine. If you’re trying to... Read more »
  • Can You Put Hot Coffee in Glass? What to Know!
    Glass is superior to plastic in many ways. It’s reusable, recyclable, and doesn’t give your beverage a funky flavor like some other materials can. Serving coffee in a glass instead of a Styrofoam cup lends an air of sophistication to an event while keeping clean-up simple. And yet, how well... Read more »
  • Caffeinated Sparkling Water: 13 Top Brands & Caffeine Content
    For some, caffeinated sparkling water is the perfect fusion of the refreshment of a bubbly, sparkling water, and the stimulating kick of caffeine. Typically, caffeinated sparkling waters are relatively low in caffeine, at least when compared to highly caffeinated energy drinks, but there is a selection of plain and flavored... Read more »
  • Can You Grind Coffee Beans in A Nutribullet? What to Know!
    A freshly brewed cup of coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures. Buying whole beans and grinding your own coffee ensures freshness that pre-ground coffee doesn’t quite level up to. If you’re interested in experimenting with coffee grinds but don’t want to invest in a grinder, you can easily use... Read more »
  • Can You Use Your Own Coffee in Nespresso Machines? What to Know!
    Nespresso coffee machines have been around since 1986 when they introduced the Nespresso C-100, a miniature espresso machine that was an instant (and award-winning) hit with consumers.1 Today, Nespresso manufactures a range of coffee machines that empower consumers to make various coffee drinks at home as good or better than... Read more »
  • How Much Caffeine in Redline Max 300 Energy Drinks? What to Know!
    Ever since the arrival of 5 Hour Energy shots in 2004, the market for the tiny energy drinks stuffed full of caffeine has been growing by leaps and bounds. VPX/Redline, a beverage company, formed in 1993, came out with its own energy shot, Redline Max 300, a few years ago,... Read more »
  • Can You Put Powdered Sugar in Coffee? Sweet Brewing Tips!
    If you’re a huge fan of coffee, and you don’t drink it black, then you’ve probably often wondered what the best way to sweeten that morning cup of Joe might be. Likewise, if you’ve ever wondered if you can put powdered sugar in your coffee, the short answer is yes.... Read more »
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    Blog – Joe's Garage Coffee

  • What Is Co-Packing?
    Investing in the infrastructure you need to scale production is a costly venture. Yet, to grow your private label coffee brand and get your products into your customer’s hands, you’ll need a little extra oomph to boost your production process. That’s where a co-packer comes in handy. When you work... Read more »
  • Types of Coffee Pods: What Products Should Your Coffee Business Offer?
    Are you looking for ways to enhance your coffee brand? Consider incorporating some coffee pods into your product selection. Learn about the types of coffee pods Joe’s Garage Coffee offers and the pros and cons of each one. Types of Coffee Pods Your Business Can Offer To begin, here are... Read more »
  • The Best Coffee Supplements and Vitamins for Your Coffee Brand
    Are you looking for ways to improve the health benefits of your coffee brand’s products? You might consider adding supplements and vitamins to your brew to increase your coffee’s energy boost, targeting health-conscious customers and coffee lovers alike to potentially drive up your brand’s sales.  With this handy guide to... Read more »
  • Coffee Trends to Watch in 2022
    The coffee industry is continuously evolving. Coffee lovers and manufacturers find new ways to consume and sell this popular beverage all the time. New ideas spur new trends every year, and it can be challenging to keep up with what’s popular. Knowing about coffee trends can help you have a... Read more »
  • 3 Things to Consider When Creating Your Coffee Blend
    Coffee blends are vital for coffee brands looking to provide consistent offerings year-round. If you’re wondering how to create the perfect product for your business, Joe’s Garage Coffee has you covered. We can provide all the answers you need to feel confident in your unique coffee blend. We’ll break down the differences between... Read more »
  • Coffee Bean Types and Flavors: Choosing the Right Beans for Your Coffee Business
    When it comes to planning your new coffee brand, it all comes down to crafting a great-tasting brew. After all, drinking your coffee should be an experience coffee lovers want to revisit over and over again. The perfect cup of joe starts with finding the perfect coffee beans. Buying coffee... Read more »
  • 11 Coffee Drinking Statistics You Should Know
    It’s no secret that Americans love their coffee, but how deep does this national coffee commitment run, and how does it affect coffee industry trends? Examining specific statistics can help coffee brands know how to appeal to the average American coffee drinker and market their products better. 11 Essential Coffee Drinkers... Read more »
  • What to Look for When Taste-Testing Your Private Label Coffee
    Rich. Earthy. Nutty. Bittersweet. The smell of a good cup of coffee can start to wake you up before you even take the first sip — and when you do, it’s like magic. But what defines a good cup of coffee? Whether you’re a lifelong coffee connoisseur or just beginning... Read more »
  • How to Choose a Beverage Co-packer for Your Coffee or Tea
    So, your coffee or tea business is doing well — in fact, it’s thriving! Customers are enjoying your product, and you’re developing creative solutions to keep up with supply and demand. But as you look around, you realize you’re running out of space and time to put the product together yourself... Read more »
  • Ground Coffee vs. Whole Bean Coffee
    If you’re thinking about selling coffee or expanding your existing coffee brand, you need to know the difference between whole bean and ground coffee. Understanding what sets these coffee products apart from each other will help you cater to your target audience better and make more sales. Below, you’ll learn... Read more »
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    Royal Coffee

  • Spotlight: Yemen Coffees
    Publisher’s note: Caitlin McCarthy-García, Spencer Ford, and Charlie Habegger stopped by The Crown to taste a selection Yemen coffees sourced from the Muslot family, both as pour overs and espresso. The relationship between Royal and the Muslot family goes back decades. You can read about how the relationship started and... Read more »
  • It’s (Finally) Ethiopia Season
    OK, the truth is that we’ve been receiving Ethiopian coffees for months now, but unless you are booking forward with us, you’ve likely not seen many, if any, available on our SPOT Offering List. This is because they’ve all been selling out in advance of arrival, or shortly thereafter. Happily,... Read more »
  • Royal’s 2022 Kenya Lineup
    Editor’s note: This update was a collaborative effort between Caitlin McCarthy-García, Max Nicholas-Fulmer, and Charlie Habegger.  On a global level, weather patterns in Brazil brought doubt to the world’s coffee supply in mid-2021; while in Kenya, labor and input costs on the farm remained ever high due to the pandemic. In... Read more »
  • FAF, the Environmental Fortress Farm and the Other Brazil
    Publisher’s note: Despite the default impression of Brazil as being dominated by large, mechanized farms, about half of the country’s coffee farmers are small, family-managed operations who process at home and sell to local growers’ organizations to earn their living. This is the story of the Croce Family and FAF... Read more »
  • Understanding Roast Yield and Loss 
    One of the most frequently misunderstood accounting problems in coffee roasting is the loss of mass during the roasting process.  Green coffee goes in, roasted coffee comes out, and there’s magically less of it. Even at small scales, improperly calculating your roast yields can cause major inventory and financial headaches,... Read more »
  • The Crown Gallery Artist Interviews: Laura Weiler
    The Crown seeks to give exposure to local and international artists through The Crown Gallery, and hosts new artists each quarter. The Crown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the Winter of 2022, and is seeking artists who approach issues related to environmental sustainability, intersectionality, the City of Oakland, and... Read more »
  • The Crown Gallery Artist Interviews: Joshua Farr
    The Crown seeks to give exposure to local and international artists through The Crown Gallery, and hosts new artists each quarter. The Crown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the Winter of 2022, and is seeking artists who approach issues related to environmental sustainability, intersectionality, the City of Oakland, and... Read more »
  • Inspiration through Education
    The post Inspiration through Education appeared first on Royal Coffee.... Read more »
  • Strawberry Shortcake Party — Assume Nothing!
    by Carolyn McBride “Assume Nothing!” A mantra for The Crown as we worked towards opening our doors in March of 2019, the phrase became a Menu section, encouraging our visitors to drop their preconceptions and be open to new and delicious experiences. And now it’s the title of a recipe... Read more »
  • Coffee Producer Highlight: Galo Morales from Ecuador
    Galo Morales is one of Ecuador's best green coffee producers and his fresh crop coffees are now in Royal Coffee’s warehouses. The post Coffee Producer Highlight: Galo Morales from Ecuador appeared first on Royal Coffee.... Read more »
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    Royal Coffee

  • Spotlight: Yemen Coffees
    Publisher’s note: Caitlin McCarthy-García, Spencer Ford, and Charlie Habegger stopped by The Crown to taste a selection Yemen coffees sourced from the Muslot family, both as pour overs and espresso. The relationship between Royal and the Muslot family goes back decades. You can read about how the relationship started and... Read more »
  • It’s (Finally) Ethiopia Season
    OK, the truth is that we’ve been receiving Ethiopian coffees for months now, but unless you are booking forward with us, you’ve likely not seen many, if any, available on our SPOT Offering List. This is because they’ve all been selling out in advance of arrival, or shortly thereafter. Happily,... Read more »
  • Royal’s 2022 Kenya Lineup
    Editor’s note: This update was a collaborative effort between Caitlin McCarthy-García, Max Nicholas-Fulmer, and Charlie Habegger.  On a global level, weather patterns in Brazil brought doubt to the world’s coffee supply in mid-2021; while in Kenya, labor and input costs on the farm remained ever high due to the pandemic. In... Read more »
  • FAF, the Environmental Fortress Farm and the Other Brazil
    Publisher’s note: Despite the default impression of Brazil as being dominated by large, mechanized farms, about half of the country’s coffee farmers are small, family-managed operations who process at home and sell to local growers’ organizations to earn their living. This is the story of the Croce Family and FAF... Read more »
  • Understanding Roast Yield and Loss 
    One of the most frequently misunderstood accounting problems in coffee roasting is the loss of mass during the roasting process.  Green coffee goes in, roasted coffee comes out, and there’s magically less of it. Even at small scales, improperly calculating your roast yields can cause major inventory and financial headaches,... Read more »
  • The Crown Gallery Artist Interviews: Laura Weiler
    The Crown seeks to give exposure to local and international artists through The Crown Gallery, and hosts new artists each quarter. The Crown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the Winter of 2022, and is seeking artists who approach issues related to environmental sustainability, intersectionality, the City of Oakland, and... Read more »
  • The Crown Gallery Artist Interviews: Joshua Farr
    The Crown seeks to give exposure to local and international artists through The Crown Gallery, and hosts new artists each quarter. The Crown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the Winter of 2022, and is seeking artists who approach issues related to environmental sustainability, intersectionality, the City of Oakland, and... Read more »
  • Inspiration through Education
    The post Inspiration through Education appeared first on Royal Coffee.... Read more »
  • Strawberry Shortcake Party — Assume Nothing!
    by Carolyn McBride “Assume Nothing!” A mantra for The Crown as we worked towards opening our doors in March of 2019, the phrase became a Menu section, encouraging our visitors to drop their preconceptions and be open to new and delicious experiences. And now it’s the title of a recipe... Read more »
  • Coffee Producer Highlight: Galo Morales from Ecuador
    Galo Morales is one of Ecuador's best green coffee producers and his fresh crop coffees are now in Royal Coffee’s warehouses. The post Coffee Producer Highlight: Galo Morales from Ecuador appeared first on Royal Coffee.... Read more »
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    Hayman Coffee - Hayman Coffee Blog

  • Is it More Expensive to Run a Keurig K Cup Coffee Maker?
    For decades, debate has raged as to if (and by how much) it costs more to run a Keurig K Cup coffee maker than a ‘traditional’ coffee machine. The general assumption is that to brew using single pods will always cost more on a cup-by-cup basis than brewing with an... Read more »
  • K Cup Coffee and Tea – Costs Vs Convenience
    Is it more expensive to brew K Cup coffee than ‘regular’ coffee?  The short answer is yes – a Keurig single serve coffee maker comes with a higher per-cup price. Consequently, questions are commonly asked about the appeal of owning a Keurig K Cup coffee maker. If it is cheaper... Read more »
  • Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker: Can I Recycle My K Cups?
    Understandably, sustainability has always been a big issue on the minds of Keurig single serve coffee maker owners. The Keurig K Cup coffee maker has not always been associated with eco-friendliness, having been around since 1992. For some time, Keurig K Cup pods could not be disposed of in a... Read more »
  • Keurig K Cup Coffee Maker FAQs: Key K Cup Questions Answered
    Owning a Keurig K Cup coffee maker can be an absolute joy. Gourmet K Cup coffee in particular can be a real treat, as some of the world’s most prestigious coffees continue to appear in K Cup form. From the best Kona coffee Hawaii produces (i.e. the best Hawaiian coffee)... Read more »
  • NO - KEURIG K CUP COFFEE IS NOT BAD FOR YOU (PART TWO)
    There was a time when K Cup coffee inevitably meant billions of waste coffee pods being confined to landfills for all eternity. Today, Keurig K Cup coffee pods can be purchased in a 100% recyclable and/or compostable form. Keurig has made huge strides towards total sustainability, and produces a massive... Read more »
  • No - Keurig K Cup Coffee is Not Bad for You (Part One)
    Here’s a fact to chew on – coffee is the second most consumed drink in the world, after water. It’s also one of the most widely sought-after and prestigious commodities on earth, having been enjoyed by people from all walks of life for centuries. Even so, the whole subject of... Read more »
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of K Cup Coffee (Part Two)
    Speed, simplicity, quality, variety and convenience are all major benefits of K Cup brewing. Not to mention, being able to treat yourself (and your staff in a workplace setting) to exquisitely fresh coffee, each time they brew a cup. But there are undeniable downsides to using a Keurig single serve... Read more »
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of K Cup Coffee (Part One)
    Keurig’s coffee maker is the original (and some would say best) single serve coffee maker on the market. It’s the machine credited with bringing those individual pods to the market in the US, and remains the single most popular brand in this particular segment today. It’s a little-known fact that... Read more »
  • 5 Advantages of Owning a Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker
    There was a time when questions were asked about the efficiency or cost-effectiveness of the Keurig single serve coffee maker.  Questions answered by the subsequent tens of millions of Keurig K Cup coffee makers sold, and the incalculable number of K Cup coffees brewed each day. Whichever way you look... Read more »
  • Five Reasons to Buy a Keurig K Cup Machine for Your Office
    The office coffee machine plays a more important role than simply giving the workforce its essential caffeine fix. It’s also where people head to chat, to exchange ideas, and to simply escape from their desks for a few moments of welcome respite. Across the world, the Keurig K Cup machine... Read more »
  • The Elephant in the Room: Is Keurig K Cup Coffee Safe?
    Keurig’s single serve coffee maker is as popular today as it ever was. In fact, Keurig K Cup coffee in general is one of the biggest success stories in the history of the US coffee industry. Tens of millions of K Cup coffees are brewed daily, and Keurig coffee machines... Read more »
  • Reusable Keurig K Cup Coffee Pods – Worth a Shot?
    If you know the Keurig single serve coffee maker, you’ll have probably come across the concept of reusable K Cup pods. Since the Keurig K Cup coffee maker debuted in 1992, concerns regarding sustainability and eco-friendliness have been commonplace. Today, Keurig offers a full range of 100% recyclable and/or compostable... Read more »
  • The Ultimate (and Easiest) Coffee Mousse
    The trend among most coffee cooks is to use the most basic coffees (or coffee flavorings) to achieve the desired effect. Personally, we’re firm believers in quality coffees for quality results. Of course, some would say that to use the best Kona coffee Hawaii produces in a conventional recipe would... Read more »
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Why Not Bake Your Own Coffee Cookies?
    In one of our recent posts, we discussed how quick and easy can be to cook up your own Father’s Day gifts at home. Perfect for coffee-loving dads, coffee-theme cakes, cookies and baked goods in general can be surprisingly easy to throw together. As proof, we thought we’d share one... Read more »
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    Coffeespiration

  • Best Caribou Coffee in 2022
    All coffee lovers have their favourite coffee brand. And Caribou coffee drinks feature as one of the top considerations for gourmet coffee in the industry. With the slogan “Life is short, stay awake for it”, the company provides premium quality coffees to the consumers. What is amazing is that it... Read more »
  • Best Mr Coffee Grinder in 2022
    All real coffee aficionados love the flavor of espresso produced from freshly ground coffee whole beans. Based on the research of the National Coffee Association of the United States, ‘fresh-roasted coffee is essential to a quality cup’. Moreover, it has been stated that ground coffee has more free radicals compared... Read more »
  • Best Oval Coffee Tables in 2022
    Everybody knows that having a good and comfortable coffee table is a must for a coffee lover. However, it is not just about the love for coffee so we must find a proper table. On top of that, coffee tables could also alleviate the appearance of our living space as... Read more »
  • Best Coffee In St Louis
    Coffee surely provides you happiness when we drink it. But how can we make it even better? Having a variety of choices on the menu or the aroma of roasted coffee sure play a role in your coffee experience. However, the environment when a person walks into the coffee shop will immediately... Read more »
  • Best Starbucks Cups You Will Be Obsessed in 2022
    Starbucks is a state of mind. It’s a personality characteristic. Moreover, it is a fundamental tenet of existence. And a whole damned way of life. But if you need to give yourself a good mug or give it to your friends, your loved ones, or your family, Starbucks has all the... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Shops In Orlando
    Orlando, the city in central Florida, is one of the most beautiful and appealing tourist attractions in the world. People can take their families to the Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Orlando Resort for amusement. But, they can also visit theme parks and cultural places such as the Orlando Museum... Read more »
  • Why Should You Put Coconut Oil In Coffee?
    In recent years, statistically speaking, almost 90% of the population around the world has started to add coffee to the top list of their favorite drinks. Some even take it as their breakfast and begin their day with just a cup of coffee. For this reason, coffee has now become... Read more »
  • Olive Oil In Coffee: Can You Drink It?
    Olive oil is known as a healthy fat that has anti-inflammatory properties. It provides a high in vitamins E and K, which are both necessary for keeping healthy skin and hair. We often hear that olive oil can use for cooking or putting in skincare products.  However, it also can... Read more »
  • Best Coffee In New Orleans
    In recent years, coffee has exploded with overwhelming popularity not in only one country but around the globe. With the rise of coffee’s popularity, a lot of interesting coffee shops have also revealed themselves as well.  Just like in other countries and cities, New Orleans which is a unique city... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Shops In Boston
    Innovative architectural places can be found in Boston, a city where you can spot many cafes. Foreign tourists need to check out these coffee shops when you land in Boston someday. As both modern or traditional-kind roasters are available, travelers who love to get local coffee, you can visit several... Read more »
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    The Coffee Wave

  • How to Clean a Moka Pot? Easy and Quick Methods!
    Moka Pots are a simple and classic way to make coffee. However, they can be challenging to clean if not done correctly. This blog post will discuss two easy and quick methods for cleaning a Moka Pot. So, whether you’re a beginner or an expert Moka Pot user, these tips... Read more »
  • Cold Brew vs Hot Brew Coffee: Why The Differences Matter?
    Coffee is one of the most common drinks in the world. It’s also one of the most popular drinks for people who work from home or need a quick pick-me-up. But which kind of coffee should you be drinking? There are two major types: hot brewed and cold brewed coffee.... Read more »
  • Single vs Double Shot Espresso Shots: All The Differences!
    This post is for all the coffee lovers out there. We’ve all been in the situation where we want a quick caffeine boost, and we're not sure if it will be worth it to go for a single or double espresso shot.... Read more »
  • Can You Make Cold Brew With Fine Ground Coffee? Answered!
    Have you ever thought about making your own cold brew coffee at home? It’s actually really easy, and it’s a great way to save money since you won’t have to buy it from a cafe like an iced coffee. But many people wonder if they can use fine ground coffee... Read more »
  • Moka Pot Brewing Guide: How To Make The Perfect Cup!
    The Moka pot is an easily identifiable icon of Italian coffee tradition and among the most well-known brewing machines on the market. The Moka Pot was invented in 1933 in Italy by Italian Engineer Alfonso Bialetti and it is a stovetop espresso maker. It consists of a round aluminum pot... Read more »
  • How Long Does Cold Brew Last? Shelf Life In And Out of Fridge
    If you love cold brew then you know how long it takes to make it. 12-24 hours of waiting for that smooth, sweet, slightly acidic beverage we all know and love. So when we finally have it in our hands, we want to make sure it lasts as long as... Read more »
  • What’s The Difference Between Cold Brew And Iced Coffee?
    Cold brew or iced coffee? Many people confuse the two, thinking they’re one and the same. But there are actually many differences between the two types of coffee. If you’re someone who enjoys a refreshing cup of coffee in the summer, then you might be wondering what the best type... Read more »
  • How to Make Cold Brew Coffee Sweeter: 10 Ways!
    So you finally learned how to make cold brew coffee at home, but you find it a little too bitter for your taste. You tried all the common ways to make it sweeter like adding milk or sugar, but it’s still not quite right. Don’t worry though! We actually tried... Read more »
  • Cold Brew vs Espresso Coffee: A Detailed Comparison
    If you’ve been following the coffee world at all, you know that there’s been a lot of talks lately about cold brew coffee. This fairly popular coffee brewing method has been around for a while, but it’s only recently that it’s started to gain mainstream attention. Espresso, on the other... Read more »
  • Coffee Grinder vs Food Processor: All The Differences Explained!
    Do you ever wonder what the difference is between a coffee grinder and a food processor? They both have blades, so they must do the same thing, right? Well, there are quite a few differences between these two appliances! In this blog post, we’ll explain all the differences between coffee... Read more »
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    Your Dream Coffee

  • Buttermilk in Coffee: Is This Combination Worth It?
    One significant change to coffee that has been made on a worldwide scale is milk. In recent years, people have begun experimenting with alternative milk to add to coffee to change the taste or improve their health. However, your local coffee shop doesn’t provide buttermilk in coffee; why is this?... Read more »
  • How to Clean a Nespresso Machine (For Better Coffee at Home)
    When you have a Nespresso machine at home, all you need to do is hit the button for a fantastic cup of joe. Your device makes excellent coffee, but unfortunately, it can't do everything. One of those things is to clean itself—that's something you need to do. Cleaning a Nespresso... Read more »
  • Best Coffee Beans for Moka Pot (For Amazing Espresso Coffee)
    When making espresso coffee in a Moka pot, it is imperative to ensure the right coffee beans are being used. Certain types of beans will brew easier and taste better put through the Moka pot than others. What are the best coffee beans for Moka pot? The best coffee beans... Read more »
  • Brewed Cacao vs. Coffee: Which Is the Right Pick for You?
    Coffee has been the go-to morning beverage for hundreds of generations, in spite of the many different morning beverages that have come on the scene in recent years. Brewed cacao has recently been hailed as an excellent alternative to coffee but is it right for you? More importantly, is it... Read more »
  • Does Coffee Cause Acid Reflux? (Everything You Need to Know)
    For many of us, coffee is the one thing that gets us out of bed in the morning. But, sadly, not everyone’s stomach agrees with their daily dose of caffeine. For example, you may have noticed an increased amount of heartburn or discomfort in your esophagus after drinking your morning... Read more »
  • 7 Latte Alternatives for a New Kind of Coffee Taste at Home
    Most people enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, or maybe even multiple cups. But sometimes, you need something different, either because you don’t want the caffeine crash, or you’re just looking for a fresh flavor. These drinks can also be made to fit dietary restrictions, as they don’t... Read more »
  • Illy vs. Nespresso Pods: Which Coffee Pod Tastes Better?
    Coffee lovers are finicky when it comes to choosing pods, and rightfully so. A coffee machine on its own is worth nothing if you don't get the right pod. Coffee pods vary in factors like price, variety of flavors, strength, and taste, but you're most likely stuck between two of... Read more »
  • 4th Wave Coffee: What Is It and How To Participate in 2022
    In 2003, Trish Rothgeb, a coffee roaster, used the term “third wave” to describe changes she’d witnessed in coffee consumption and philosophies in Scandinavia. Media outlets and coffee brands latched on to the terminology and have used it consistently to describe significant changes in coffee consumption, consumer habits, and industry... Read more »
  • How to Descale a Nespresso Machine (The 7 Easiest Ways)
    A Nespresso machine is a unique coffee machine that prepares espresso-like coffee from single-serving capsules. Nespresso has risen to be one of the most popular coffee-making machines in the United States, mainly due to the efficiency of the machine and the peculiarity of the beverage it produces. However, like many... Read more »
  • Flat White vs. Cappuccino: Get To Know the Differences
    There are two main types of drinks in the coffee world: espresso and brewed coffee. Within those categories are many more specific drinks, such as cappuccinos and flat whites. While they may seem similar, these drinks have some very distinct differences, so what is the main difference? The main difference... Read more »
  • The Best Coffee Filter Substitutes to Keep Making Coffee
    So you’re ready to brew your morning coffee and discover you have no filters. Not having coffee is out of the question, so you need another way to filter the grounds from the beans. What, then, are some good coffee filter substitutes? Good coffee filter substitutes include methods to replace... Read more »
  • Coffee Wave: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Waves of Coffee Explained
    The evolution of coffee culture is usually organized in the first, second, and third coffee waves. All of these developments have affected the way we enjoy today’s cup of joe. But what do these coffee waves actually mean? The coffee waves refer to defining changes in coffee culture over the... Read more »
  • 5 Best Tasting Illy Nespresso Compatible Pods to Try (2022)
    Illy is an Italian coffee company that specializes in the manufacturing of espresso. Its success has been nothing short of fascinating, as not only is Illy coming close to a century of service, but it has been able to do so while catering to one of the most difficult-to-please audiences:... Read more »
  • Iced Salted Caramel Mocha: A Quick Recipe You Have to Try
    Iced salted caramel mocha is the perfect drink to keep you cool on a hot day. The delicious combination of coffee, caramel, and chocolate makes this drink irresistible. Best of all, it's easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. So, give this recipe a try the... Read more »
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    Brian's Coffee Spot

  • Patent Coffee
    In what will be a common refrain in my write-ups from this visit to New York City, today’s Coffee Spot was recommended by my friend Bex of Double Skinny Macchiato. Traditionally, I’ve stayed in Chinatown when visiting New York or … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • An Homage to New York City’s Lost Coffee Shops
    As I was wandering around New York City on my most recent trip, I strolled along W 20th Street in Chelsea, one time home to an old favourite, Café Grumpy, which I’d been particularly looking forward to re-visiting. On seeing … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Café Grumpy, Greenpoint
    I first came across Café Grumpy in 2015, the Aussie-owned coffee shop/roaster chain firmly establishing itself as a New York City favourite. In particular, its Lower East Side and Fashion District locations become regular stops on my various visits. Since … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • The Coffee Spot is Ten!
    It’s quite an auspicious day for the Coffee Spot: exactly 10 years ago, on Friday, 28th September 2012 (at 14.15 to be precise), I posted my first ever Coffee Spot. To mark the occasion, I’ve come to one of my … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Il Grifone at Prufrock
    Today’s Coffee Spot is part Saturday Supplement and part Coffee Spot Update. Earlier this year, James Hoffmann went to Milan where he met Enrico Maltoni, who restores vintage espresso machines. One thing led to another, with James buying a 1958 … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Nomad Coffee Co.
    For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of retrenchment or consolidation. Not so in Shrewsbury, where its small but vibrant speciality coffee scene has flourished with the opening of both The Colonel’s Son Coffee Roasters and today’s Coffee … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Réveille Coffee Co.
    Réveille is a Bay Area café/roaster with five locations across San Francisco and another in Berkeley. I’m indebted to my friends Angela and Karen, who independently pointed me in the direction of Réveille. The subject of today’s Coffee Spot is … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • The Colonel’s Son Coffee Roasters
    The Colonel’s Son Coffee Roasters opened just after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, temporarily closed in September last year, then re-opened following a makeover in May 2022, since when it’s been going from strength to strength. On … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • Linea Coffee Roasting + Caffe
    Linea has two locations, Linea Caffe, in San Francisco’s Mission District, and today’s Coffee Spot, its wonderful café/roastery on Mariposa Street in Potrero Hill. This opened in January 2020, just after my last visit to Linea Caffe and just in … Continue reading →... Read more »
  • 19grams Alex – Roastery & Lab
    The first place I wrote about when I visited Berlin in May was 19grams Schlesi in Kreuzberg. As I’m approaching the end of my collection of Berlin Coffee Spots from the trip, it’s fitting that 19grams features again. This time … Continue reading →... Read more »
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    Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

  • Hello Autumn
    Hello and welcome back to another Coffee Break Monday with Mary. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I am sharing a card featuring products from Honey Bee Stamps. I used the Patchwork Pumpkin stamps and dies as well as the Mugs and Kisses die set. To begin, I... Read more »
  • Second Cup Sunday – Celebrate the Season
    Hello and welcome to another “Second Cup Sunday! “It’s Angie here today with this fun card featuring stamps from Miss Ink Stamps. I used the “Big Mugs” set for the gnome image and the “Season’s Greetings”stamp sets. Here’s a closer look at my card: The gnome was stamped in Versafine... Read more »
  • International Coffee Day Hop
    Welcome to our 2nd Annual International Coffee Day Hop!  We also want to wish you a Happy World Cardmaking Day! How perfect that these two days aligned for us!  Hop along, be inspired and leave comments for a chance to win. Please be sure to read each post for all the... Read more »
  • One Cup at a Time – Coffee Week
    Just a bit about the National Coffee Day Hop – September 29, there is no link up.  There will also be an International Coffee Day Hop on October 1st, which is TOMORROW! So you’ll get to sit back with your favorite cuppa and enjoy all the inspiration and prizes! Today... Read more »
  • National Coffee Day Blog Hop!
    Happy National Coffee Day! We’re so excited to be able to celebrate the day with a HOP! FUN FACT: Did you know that the concept of the various coffee hops started on National Coffee Day 2014? Chaitali came up with the genius idea of having a blog hop that day.... Read more »
  • Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamps | National Coffee Week + GIVEAWAY
    Can you believe that tomorrow is National Coffee Day? Today we have a Super Sponsored Giveaway by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!  Leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, October 4th at 11:59 pm pacific.  The winner will be announced on the blog October 7th. Just a bit about the... Read more »
  • Tuesdays Perfect Blend- Coffee Week
    Just a bit about the National Coffee Day Hop – September 29, there is no link up.  There will also be an International Coffee Day Hop on October 1st. So you’ll get to sit back with your favorite cuppa and enjoy all the inspiration and prizes! Hi y’all! Welcome to... Read more »
  • Mug Shot Monday – Coffee Week
    Just a bit about the National Coffee Day Hop – September 29, there is no link up.  There will also be an International Coffee Day Hop on October 1st. So you’ll get to sit back with your favorite cuppa and enjoy all the inspiration and prizes! Happy Mug Shot Monday... Read more »
  • Cactus Coffee – Coffee Week
    Just a bit about the National Coffee Day Hop – September 29, there is no link up.  There will also be an International Coffee Day Hop on October 1st. So you’ll get to sit back with your favorite cuppa and enjoy all the inspiration and prizes! Hello there! I have... Read more »
  • Saturday Coffee Cafe – Coffee Week!
    Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I’m so glad you decided to stop in to see what’s brewin’… It’s National Coffee Week!!  Imagine…a whole week dedicated to all of us coffee (and tea and cocoa) lovers!  We celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th with a hop! No project... Read more »
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    Pure Coffee Blog

  • Bald Guy Brew
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Bald Guy Brew Location visited: Blowing Rock, NCWiFi?: yesRating: 5+ [see key]I never really explored much of North Carolina's mountains save a brief trip to Asheville when I was a teenager. Oddly enough, it took nearly two decades to awaken a desire... Read more »
  • Crimson
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: CrimsonLocation visited: Easton Town Center, Columbus, OHWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Sometimes a company will wish to rebrand or redo their image. This process is one fraught with peril, as the change can confuse people at best and drive them away at... Read more »
  • People's Coffee
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: People's CoffeeLocation visited: Durham, NCWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]When folks look for lodging, typically they either want to be around amenities or they want relative seclusion. The typical unfortunate scenario unfolds in finding a nice hotel in a highly-populated area with... Read more »
  • The Freedom Cafe
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: The Freedom CafeLocation visited: Durham, NHWiFi?: yesRating: 5+ [see key]It's amazing how ten years can elapse between the first visit of a place and getting there again. Many times it's a matter of distance, other times it's circumstances and most often... Read more »
  • Jubala Coffee
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Jubala CoffeeLocation visited: Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NCWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Ever go to a city and realize you missed a great coffee shop when you were there? For me, invariably after I return from some expeditions, there is occasionally an establishment... Read more »
  • Fox in the Snow
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Fox in the SnowLocation visited: German Village, Columbus, OHWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Coffee shops by and large have a hard time with baked goods. Sure, there's nothing wrong with croissants and cookies, but surely there is more to nosh on then... Read more »
  • Twenty Below Coffee Co
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Twenty Below Coffee CoLocation visited: Fargo, NDWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Driving through Fargo in the afternoon one balmy Wednesday, I was eager to find a good cup of coffee to help fuel me onto my sleeping destination in eastern Minnesota.... Read more »
  • Two Persons
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Two PersonsLocation: Philadelphia, PAWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]In driving around Philadelphia, I am always surprised by what I do not see. I blame it on familiarity. Growing up in the area, I have grown accustomed to the sights that it's only... Read more »
  • Blue Deer
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Blue Deer CookiesLocation visited: King St, Boone, NCWiFi?: yesRating: 5+ [see key]When a great concept meets a unique space, nifty things can happen. It doesn't happen a lot, as I have seen many a great concept in a sad, ill-fitting structure... Read more »
  • Zion Coffee Bar
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Zion Coffee BarLocation: Peoria, ILWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]While great coffee comes in all manner of settings, from dimly-lit basement coffee dens to outdoor espresso patios, one of my favorite places to enjoy coffee is in a shop with tall ceilings,... Read more »
  • Spencer's Coffee
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Spencer's CoffeeLocation visited: Downtown, Bowling Green, KYWiFi?: yesRating: 5+ [see key]Some time ago, when I first visited Bowling Green, I remember being tired and exhausted, sitting in a parking lot with (at least) a cranky toddler and a decent drive ahead... Read more »
  • Mighty Missouri Coffee Co.
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Mighty Missouri Coffee CoLocation: Bismark, NDWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]During various chunks of my childhood, especially high school and early college, I often frequented a YMCA near my house. Whether it was lifting weights, running laps or swimming, the "Y" was... Read more »
  • 8th and Roast
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: 8th and RoastLocation visited: Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TNWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]Great coffee can be found in many places in Nashville, but in my opinion, there seems to be plenty of room for more. While visiting the western portion of the... Read more »
  • Terra Nomad
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: Terra NomadLocation: Bismark, NDWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]While driving around Bismark, I found myself hankering for a good cup of coffee and great meal. Sometimes hoping to find both in the same place can be a fool's errand, as few places... Read more »