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The 5-bean Rating Scale

The 5-bean Rating Scale

Posted by Chris Newsom on Sep 28th 2018

What Do The Beans Mean? One of the most common questions we encounter from someone shopping our coffees is, "What do the 5 beans mean on the front of your retail coffee bags?" The short answer is t … read more
English Tea Times Explained

English Tea Times Explained

Posted by Chris Newsom on Sep 24th 2018

The 911 Most of us have heard of Afternoon Tea, High Tea or even something called Elevenses, but what are they exactly? Here's a short primer on the three English tea times.Elevenses Elevenses is, … read more
The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

Posted by Chris Newsom on Aug 20th 2018

What Is It? The Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel was designed by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and World Coffee Research as a tool for the coffee taster. Whether a casual taster or seasoned … read more
OXO 9 Cup Coffee Maker - A Pour Over Hybrid

OXO 9 Cup Coffee Maker - A Pour Over Hybrid

Posted by Chris Newsom on Aug 9th 2018

Are you looking for a quality automatic coffee maker?  Then take a look at the OXO 9-cup brewer. The OXO Brew is a handsome coffee maker with a simple single-button/dial design.  It … read more
Getting Started with Pour Over Manual Brewing

Getting Started with Pour Over Manual Brewing

Posted by Chris Newsom on Aug 9th 2018

The Pour Over Manual coffee brewing, aka pour over coffee, is coffee brewing deconstructed.  It takes a few basic items to get started and some basic technique to bring your favorite beans to l … read more