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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 This is an outdated viewpoint that has just held on over the years of decaf production.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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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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YYC Growers and Distributors Farmer’s Blend – Intro and Origins

In Part 1, What is Ethically Sourced Coffee? , we introduced some of the things that are meaningful for us at DHC; ethically sourced coffee, quality and transparency. So what about the Farmer’s blend is so special? First off, you can get it HERE. Part 2 Farmer’s Blend Locally roasted beans has advantages. It ensures freshness, trace-ability…

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