Ten days ago we arrived in Boston for the 25th annual Specialty Coffee Association of America. It was a time to see old friends, meet new ones, and learn about everything going on in the fast changing world of coffee. We had the thrill of seeing...
Dublin city on a typical Irish summer day and I decide to get out of the rain for a while. I bolt into my favourite place and plonk myself onto a high stool. “Your usual?” I am greeted by a friendly face. And so begins my time of waiting for this...
Last week we took the opportunity to go into Manhattan and explore the vibrant coffee scene of the city. On a rainy New York day we coffee-crawled around NYC’s Lower East Side and reminded ourselves of the delightful world of coffee we are a part...
It is easy to identify mold growing on bread or when fruit is rotten. Dairy products have expiration dates printed on the packaging to let us know when they are no longer safe to eat. But how do you know when your beloved coffee -- arguably the most...
Vinegar is an incredibly versatile product and has become a household staple as it is cheap, widely available, and can be used for just about anything. One misconception about vinegar is that it is a good way to clean and descale coffee machines....
Being in the coffee industry, I often give coffee related gifts. One of my favorites is my own personally assembled kit for making fantastic coffee at home. The beauty of this gift is that you can make it more or less expensive depending on how many...
Holidays are coming! What are you going to do to make sure you serve the best coffee to your guests?
Thanksgiving and coffee. This great US holiday and a beautiful warm beverage seem to fit perfectly. Coffee is the foundation for conversation and a staple with dessert.
This has been a rough past week for those of us who live in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Our hearts and sympathies go out to all those who are still struggling to rebuild.
Coffee secrets or idiosyncrasies? Here are some pretty unique things we've heard people do to create just the right brew. Feel free to try them out and let us know what you think.

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