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Café Series: The Third Space

Paul Haworth

We will be doing a blog series on café culture. Though our mainstay is promoting home coffee craft, your experiencing a filter and/or espresso shop is inevitable. For example, most roasteries double as coffee houses, for better or for worse. The café is a treasure trove for points of critical thinking about the state of our culture and the specialty coffee industry as a whole. Let's spend some time thinking together about what it all means.

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Less Coffee, More Experience

Paul Haworth

Coffee professionals are often asked how many cups they consume in a given day. If you aren't one of them (and haven't ever asked the question) the answer may surprise you. Does a single cup per day seem crazy? It is actually pretty common for this to be the case. Some prefer as few as 5 ounces while others may consume as many as 12, but rarely do you find a specialty coffee pro who is drinking cup after cup as one might imagine. Why is this?

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Coffee Elevator Speeches

Paul Haworth

So you're ready to tell people about your coffee obsession? Maybe you're thinking you could actually entice some folks into joining your madness? We would like to offer you some of our favorite analogies and elevator speeches we have curated over the years. Some of them are direct answers to questions and others are more general. No matter what, it is best to maintain a sense of humor and admit that you are, in fact, insane. Insane for the bean!

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Resolutions & Coffee

Paul Haworth

You say you want a resolution? We have a few coffee related ideas for you to consider if you're looking for some challenges in this brand new year. Whether you are a total novice or a seasoned specialty coffee drinker, there are ways to expand your horizons and further your enjoyment that can play nicely with the fresh enthusiasm a reset calendar brings.

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Tis the Season: A look at Coffee Seasonality

Paul Haworth

This time of year, we are all very aware of seasons. Coffee also has its seasons. For the beans to be created, coffee trees must first develop beautiful and aromatic flowers. These flowers will give way to cherries which will eventually be carefully selected. These cherries will be processed to yield their seeds. These seeds will then be roasted and consumed as 'coffee beans.'

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Coffee Hall of Fame: The Aeropress

Paul Haworth

By far the most recently invented addition to our hall of fame, the Aeropress coffee maker was created by the Aerobie brand in 2005. It may not be the most attractive device in the home brewing category, but it is has become a household name in specialty coffee just the same. It is super cheap and practically indestructible, but it owes its notoriety to its truly unique method of extraction.

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