April 2012 Entries

Why Weight?

April 28, 2012

We have received many questions lately for how to brew the perfect cup of coffee.  For this blog, let’s start with one of the most important rules to achieve the perfect cup – weighing your coffee. In many coffee making instructions you will find directions that call for (x) scoops per (x) ounces of water. […]

Farm-to-Table Movement to the World of Championship Coffee

April 14, 2012 | 4 Comments

                    The farm-to-table movement has arrived in the world of coffee.  The art and science of coffee farming and preparing an espresso will join together at the United States Barista Championships, April 19-22, 2012.  The common hope of a fourth generation coffee farmer from Costa Rica, […]

Barista’s connection to the farmer

April 12, 2012

I’m so excited THRIVE Farmers has invited me to share my experience from The Big Central Barista Championship held a few weeks ago in Chicago. I learned about THRIVE through my husband and mentioned them on my own blog. I was lucky enough to meet Rob Tuttle, VP of Operational Excellence at THRIVE and SCAA judge. I […]

A place to hang your hat…

April 5, 2012

The harvest is over and the fresh green coffee is making its way to the U.S. to begin roasting and delivering to your table at home.  I happened to be at the home of one of our farmers, Alexis Garcia,  and it struck me as I sat looking at the dining room table with three […]

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