THE DAILY GRIND

The Best Home Brewed Coffee: Espresso or Filter?

The Best Home Brewed Coffee: Espresso or Filter?

Making a coffee at home can be very rewarding or incredibly frustrating. When you get it right, you’re a caffeinated genius. When you get it wrong (and there’s a lot that can go wrong), you’re without a morning beverage, you’ve probably wasted half your supply of beans and it will take you a while to […]

From Cupping to Roasting la Noreña

From Cupping to Roasting la Noreña

We value our customer’s opinions just as highly as fellow specialty coffee roasters and other industry experts. That’s why we let those who attended our cupping night last month decide what our next featured single origin will be. If you didn’t happen to come along, we showcased four high quality single origin beans from the […]

Sharing is Caring: Single Origin Coffee at The Old Bean

Sharing is Caring: Single Origin Coffee at The Old Bean

One part of roasting specialty coffee that we enjoy most is sharing premium grade single origin coffee with locals and tourists alike. Over the last couple of weeks, we have had the privilege of featuring our organic single origin – Colombia, San Sebastian – up the road at The Old Bean (formerly, The Good Bean). […]

The “too cold – too hot, too strong – too smooth” paradox

The “too cold – too hot, too strong – too smooth” paradox

Let’s face it – some people are just fussy. It’s part of our human nature to prefer the coffee extra hot, not too hot, with one sugar, with one and a half or two, or just sweetener, or only raw sugar. Some of us will only like one brand of soy or almond milk and […]

Consistent high quality every time?

Consistent high quality every time?

It is fascinating to hear stories from new customers when you work in a coffee shop. Some tell us about how they used to love another place until coffee started being inconsistent, or until the Barista changed, or until they stopped making their flat whites extra hot, or until someone served them a bitter cup, […]

Honest marketing and coffee.

Honest marketing and coffee.

The concept of honest Marketing goes beyond publicity. The idea of being sincere and transparent in the way we communicate with our customers should become the driver behind doing business in the coffee industry, an industry where there is no room for misleading communication…

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