Yearly Archives: 2012

Export coffee

Export coffee

Posted on: December 16th, 2012 by carlini No Comments

Exporting specialty coffees. Continue reading

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Why airflow matters

Why airflow matters

Posted on: November 24th, 2012 by carlini

Airflow is just as important as heat and time when roasting coffee beans. Continue reading

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Are we losing the identity of Sumatran coffees

Are we losing the identity of Sumatran coffees

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Recent trends to "improve" upon the processing methods and techniques of Sumatran coffees are resulting in some mixed outcomes. OK, let me confess upfront I am a fan of quality Sumatran coffees....

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Costa Rica Bakeoff

Costa Rica Bakeoff

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Most roasters use quite basic and rudimentary methods to evaluate and select beans. Unfortunately, many use price as a key criteria to their buying decisions - restricted to purchasing their beans...

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Developed a new technique that involves staggering the load of greens in a blend.

Developed a new technique that involves staggering the load of greens in a blend.

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

If you are looking for a great general purpose bean - one that is well-rounded, complete and offers the full flavor wheel.........what would you pick ? I've long thought about the concept of balance...

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PNG and Colombian – are they the best Single Origins?

PNG and Colombian – are they the best Single Origins?

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

If you are looking for a great general purpose bean - one that is well-rounded, complete and offers the full flavor wheel.........what would you pick ? It is a question often posed to coffee...

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The humble stovetop (a.k.a moka pot or caffettiera)

The humble stovetop (a.k.a moka pot or caffettiera)

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

A quality stainless stovetop makes better coffee than most sub $500 espresso machines. Right up front, I declare we currently do not sell moka pots on mycuppa. A couple of days before last Xmas, I...

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Why buy roasted coffee beans online?

Why buy roasted coffee beans online?

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Coffee is a fresh food that will stale inside of approved packaging. The only way to ensure fresh roasted coffee is to purchase online from a specialty supplier who places the roast date on the pack....

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