Category Archives: Coffee Info / Education

Information on coffee, or how to brew, grind or roast coffee.

Coffee Q&A: Kona Coffee

What is Kona Coffee and why the heck is it so expensive?  I’m not going to lie to you, readers. Until right now, I had no idea exactly what Kona Coffee was. Here’s what I did know: It’s Hawaiian. (That’s … Continue reading

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Brewing Basics

It’s Monday morning… You know the drill, you stumble out of bed way too early for a Monday morning. You wrap yourself in your robe, slap on your slippers, and wander to your kitchen. Three scoops of whatever coffee is … Continue reading

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Better Brewing at Home

So, here’s the thing- I started at Black River Roasters a few months ago, and working here has set fire to my passion for coffee education. And I’m noticing that we Baristas are blessed with truly curious, inquisitive, and passionate … Continue reading

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The Seed to Cup Journey: Where Coffee Grows

Oh where oh where does coffee grow? This installment of the Seed to Cup Journey is the first real step in the journey: Choosing Where to Farm. The good news is, the world has made this relatively easy for us. … Continue reading

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Coffee Q&A: Processing

This is quickly becoming my favorite part of the week! I love answering your coffee questions, so keep them rolling in! This week our question comes from a regular and concerns a coffee topic I was actually not too familiar with … Continue reading

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Extraction

Extraction, Extraction, Extraction Honestly, if I never heard the word extraction again, I would probably die happy. However, I am a content coffee professional, so I will probably hear the word extraction every day until I die (or get a … Continue reading

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The Seed to Cup Journey: Origins of Coffee

Welcome to the Journey. In these installments, we are going to follow the journey of a coffee seed all the way from its first days of being planted to when it ends up in your cup. I’m going to tell … Continue reading

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Coffee Q&A: Dark Roast

Are you a coffee drinker? Do you go to your favorite cafe just to start your day with a cup? Or maybe you brew at home? Have you ever wanted to know more about your favorite beverage? Have you ever … Continue reading

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee Cupping (Abridged) pt 3

Hey again! I’m so glad you’re back to learn more about cupping! Last time we talked about what you’ll see at a set up cupping! You got to the cupping room and saw the table, and I gave you a … Continue reading

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee Cupping (Abridged) pt 2

Hello again! Welcome Back! Hopefully, my last post piqued your interest in cupping, and you’re ready to learn more. Last week, I talked a little about why Coffee Professionals cup coffees and why you might want to try it out yourself. … Continue reading

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