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  • Por qué Los Naturales de Especialidad Requieren de un Estricto Control de Calidad

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Los cafés naturales están llenos de dulzor, son amigables con el medio ambiente y son populares. Sin embargo, pueden ser los más vulnerables a la contaminación y fermentación, convirtiéndolos en un riesgo para los productores. Carlos Pola comenzó a especializarse en el proceso natural hace solo dos ..... "

  • Damn Fine Coffee Bar

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    "  The first time I heard the words "damn fine" were in the King's English in a CS Lewis book (technically "dem fine"). The Magician's Nephew, still my most loved of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, features an eccentric uncle who refers to the short-tempered Queen Jadis as a "dem fine woman." At the time whe..... "

  • Tea & Travel: Tea in the Land of Espresso

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Espresso, or simply caffè to the Italians, still reigns supreme in the land of gelato and spaghetti. No matter where you are in Italy, whether in the North or the South, Italians’ love for espresso doesn’t waiver. You’ll find the cuisine varies greatly by region: pesto in Cinque Terre, heavily meat and cheese-based dishes i..... "

  • Review: Quills Coffee Blacksmith Espresso (Louisville, Kentucky)

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Quills is a new company to me, but I was absolutely floored by the amazing flavors in their Ecuador La Papaya (as you might have seen me raving about a couple of weeks ago). I ordered this bag of their Blacksmith espresso blend at the same time, but life kind of got in the way and I wasn’t able to do a full battery of testing on the bean..... "

  • Volcanista Coffee Co. Peru Cajamarca

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Volcanista Coffee Co. is a roaster and online retailer based out of the Jacksonville, FL area. I’ve reviewed a bunch of their coffee and I’m always impressed, so when they reached out to me to send more, I of course said yes! Today I’m tasting what turned out to be an unusual, yet awesome, Peruvian coffee from Cajamarca. Check it ..... "

  • 6 Unmissable Products From SCA Global Coffee Expo 2017

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Hundreds of stands. Thousands and thousands of attendees. Amazing coffee on every corner. Passionate coffee lovers, from producers to enthusiasts. A new US Barista Champion, Brewers Cup Champion, Roasting Champion, Cup Tasters Champion, and Latte Art Champion. And lots of incredible new products. SCA Global Coffee Expo 2017 was the place to be f..... "

  • 17 of the Best Coffee Shops In New York as of 2017

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " When people say New York City, they don’t stop to think about how vast a place it really is. Most counties have several cities, but the Big Apple encompasses five boroughs filled with people bustling around on planes, trains, and automobiles. If you’re going to get around and keep the pace in the busiest city on earth, you’ll nee..... "

  • Stovetop Roasters Heating Up in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Ann Arbor, Mich., gained a hot new supplier of high-quality coffee a few months ago when Stovetop Roasters, formerly of Holland, Mich., stepped up and out of its garden level facility and into a new, growth-friendlier 1,100-square-foot production space off Jackson Road on the city’s west side. The company’s foundational 1-kilo Nor..... "

  • After Roastery Move, Louisville’s Heine Bros Opens Biggest Store Yet

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Last year about this time, we shared news that 23-year-old Kentucky-based roaster/retailer Heine Brothers’ Coffee was moving its production headquarters across town and into a 40,000-square-foot historic building in west Louisville. There the company, which specializes in organic coffees and is a roaster member of importing cooperative C..... "

  • A Coffee Lover’s Guide To Belo Horizonte

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " It is impossible to talk coffee in Brazil without mentioning the state of Minas Gerais, its largest coffee producer and home to some of the micro-regions that are well-known among coffee connoisseurs around the world, such as Cerrado and Mantiqueira de Minas. The name of the state comes from its mining: Minas was the epicenter of a gold rush led by..... "

  • Tokyo: The Unassuming New Roasting Space For Amameria Espresso

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " Toshiaki Ishii’s obsession with coffee started 14 years ago when he pulled his first shot of espresso. “It was delicious,” he says. “I was still training, and it really surprised me how easy it was. But the next day I found the opposite to be true. I couldn’t believe it: what tasted good in the morning could taste bad ..... "

  • 2017 US Barista Champion Kyle Ramage: The Sprudge Interview

    Posted on : 02 May ,2017

    " On Sunday, April 23rd 2017 the United States Barista Championship tournament crowned a new champion: Kyle Ramage of Mahlkonig USA, based in Durham, North Carolina. Ramage’s path to glory passed first through a fierce regional competition circuit, as well as a heated battle in the semi-final and final rounds at the tournament in Seattle. Ramag..... "


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