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Kenneth Fleming
Small Changes That Will Take Your Coffee to the Next Level

Small Changes That Will Take Your Coffee to the Next Level

Have you ever bought coffee at a cafe you loved but weren’t able to capture the flavor accurately at home? Here are just a few things you can do at home to bring your coffee to near cafe level greatness. Use cold, filtered water Fresh coffee doesn’t necessarily mean freshly roasted coffee. (In fact, all coffee needs some time to shed the byproducts of roasting in a process called “off gassing” which take a day or two. A good analogy here is with steak: while it might seem great to slice into a ribeye fresh off the grill, it’s best...

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Kenneth Fleming
Grinder Talk: Why All Coffee Grinders Aren't Created Equally

Grinder Talk: Why All Coffee Grinders Aren't Created Equally

The debate is on! Which coffee grinder should you use to make real good coffee at home? Should you use a burr grinder or a blade grinder? Each has its pros and cons. Find out which we prefer!

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Tips for Keeping Your Coffee-Related New Year Resolutions

Tips for Keeping Your Coffee-Related New Year Resolutions

"...with cold brew, since you’re not necessarily worried about scalding your mouth, you can just slam it and pedal through your caffeine buzz." As we head into the end of 2020 after what has been paradoxically the longest and shortest year in recent memory, it’s time to start thinking ahead to 2021. For many, a New Year Resolution sets the stage for big changes in the coming year. A new year is a fresh start: it’s three hundred and sixty-five days full of potential, and resolutions are a great way to let your desires be known before you start down...

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The Complicated History of the French Press

The Complicated History of the French Press

"While it’s uncertain whether the story of the forgetful yet ingeniously adaptable Frenchman is true, the mythical origins of the brewing method point to the complicated relationship between French and Italian inventors in the history of the French Press." The French Press is one of the most common, albeit underrated, brewing methods in use today. It’s a fairly low-maintenance process that creates exceptionally bold and rich flavors. It’s one of Michael and Harrison’s favorite brewing methods; chances are, if you have spent time in our roastery on 7th Street, you will almost certainly have seen Michael and Harrison headed to...

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