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Cold Brew

Paul Haworth

If there is a spectrum of coffee beverage preparation, cold brewing is undoubtedly on the end furthest from espresso. Espresso extraction can take 24 seconds, cold brewing often takes 24 hours. Espresso typically has the lowest caffeine content per serving, cold brew boasts the highest. Espresso is volatile and often demands immediate consumption, while cold brew has a shelf stability that can exceed 1 week if refrigerated. Finally, the learning curve and equipment necessary for producing a palatable shot of espresso are the least accessible of all brew methods, while the skill and equipment needed for an acceptable cold brew are minimalistic and superbly approachable.

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A Guide to Going Manual on the Cheap

Paul Haworth

Anyone who wants to up their coffee game has an idea of how much they would like to spend. With all of the options out there, what are some things to take into consideration when investing in your coffee tools? What constitutes a bare minimum setup? Also, what are some ways to invest now that will have lasting value even when you decide to add more and more tools to your collection later on?

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Certifications: Don't Export Your Ethics, Use Them Here.

Paul Haworth

If you are a coffee lover, chances are that at some point you have wondered about the value of buying beans that are 'Certified Fair Trade.' There will be those who tell you it is as bad to buy non-certified coffee as it is to buy a 'blood diamond.' On the other side, there are many who claim the certification system is a racket that only makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. So, who is right?

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How Deep Can Simple Be?

Paul Haworth

"Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end." - Benoit Mandelbrot. We love this statement here at Coffee Bureau. The mathematician, the architect, the engineer, and even the musician can agree that there can be untold beauty and value in simplicity. Coffee crafting is also simple.

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The Best Coffee Can and Should Be In Your Home

Paul Haworth

A wise man once said, "The best cup of coffee is the one in my hand." We like this, but we also like adding "the one in my home." You see, no matter how good your favorite coffee shop might be, nothing compares to the purity and sanctity of coffee made by hand at home. So what are the things that keep us from making coffee ourselves?

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