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Kenneth Fleming
The Sustainability SEAL: Simple Earth-friendly Actions and Life Style at Compass Coffee

The Sustainability SEAL: Simple Earth-friendly Actions and Life Style at Compass Coffee

As a pillar of the Washington, DC, food scene, we hope our actions inspire others to be more environmentally aware and make similarly simple, Earth-friendly lifestyle choices. Sustainability is at the core of every decision we make, and it has been since day one. We strive for environmental, social, and economic sustainability in everything we do. Internally, we developed a mascot based off of our Simple Earth-friendly Actions and Lifestyles: the Sustainability Seal. We believe in focusing on the small steps, the discrete action and lifestyle decisions that are simple and Earth-friendly, because we believe this will lead to the...

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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 café 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 café level greatness. 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 to let it rest...

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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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