A call to cups

by | Monday, June 7, 2010 |

Welcome friends and welcome foesWelcome you fools, and you sages.Welcome you thinkers and you laborers,Men and women, young and old.We gather to taste of that divine nectar,That permeates the air with its fine fragrance,That dances on our tongues like a tango,That sings to our pallets of symphonies...

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Tasting notes from the May 24th cupping

by | Saturday, May 29, 2010 |

We tasted most of our blends that day instead of the usual single-origins, and it was a great opportunity to try them all side by side. Here’s what I tasted:Seattle Space: dried raspberry/loam/smoky chocolateMellow Seattle: dried apple/toasted walnut/nutmeg & creamEmerald City: toasted...

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Keep it fresh! The great packaging experiment results

by | Thursday, April 22, 2010 |

The second most common question in our café, next to “do your roast your own beans,” is “how should I store my coffee?”“What’s the best way to keep coffee fresh? Can I store it in my freezer?”Gulp.A tough question that requires some scientific research.First, let’s tackle what we know about...

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