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#deathbeforedecaf

You may have come across this before, whether it be directly this phrase or maybe the chuckle followed by “that’s not real coffee” among other decaf antics. This is an outdated viewpoint that has just held on over the years of decaf production. While there are some very lovely roasted decaf out there, why does…

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Specialty Coffee, Instantly

Instant Coffee Starting in 1965, Nestlé introduced ‘freeze-dried’ coffee, or better known as instant coffee. This evolved into Starbucks eventually bringing its own version with having micro doses ready to brew per cup. If you read last week’s post on buzzwords, this would follow the first and second wave. Instant coffee is huge, especially with…

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Innovating Coffee Gear

Coffee gear; it’s evolving, changing, turning into something pleasing to the eye or something that’s is made to bring a different ease to the process. There’s traditional go-to’s, easy on the wallet, or equipment meant for the full splurge for your dream home café. Gear is all over the board and can become a big…

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Iced Coffee, But Which One?

Cold coffee. I don’t mean like you let it sit for too long and you come back to a luke-warm brown (I won’t lie though, sometimes taking a sip once it’s cooled…well a lot can bring a whole new flavour). But purposefully cold. It’s a beautiful thing, really, but only if that’s your thing! It’s…

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Cuppings, Tastings, and the Flavour Findings

In the previous blog I talked about the most common tasting notes in coffee, specifically by region. So, how are these flavours decided on or aimed for? During the roast process, there are a few check-stops a roaster can take to assess flavour. By pulling samples throughout the roast, the aroma is followed as it…

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Let’s Talk Flavour

Floral, Nutty, Fruity? I’ve learned to start pretty generally with a question like this when narrowing down on what someone may like for their coffee. Home brewed coffee is such a personal thing when it comes to flavour, especially seeing as it’s not being directly prepared by the barista’s who have been taught to dial…

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Out of Service & Peace of Mind

I don’t know about you, but this past week…this past month…okay 2019 has been a whirlwind of change! Weeks have been busy, weekends have been busy. There’s no complaints here, but when life is moving so fast, it’s easy to forget to recover, or what it means to restart your week rather than keep sprinting…

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