This is Braden(click here to see his profile) getting ready to lead our Thursday cupping. You might question why I titled this Thursday’s cupping as “Lead rather than follow” and what’s that got to do with aroma, body and flavor? [Read more…] about Thursday’s Cupping – Lead rather than follow
Archives for March 2008
Team Decaf will kick off the 2008 Tazza D’Oro cycling season beginning [Read more…] about Back in the saddle – Calling Team Caffeine and Team Decaf
Thursday’s cupping featured 2 great coffees – Sumtra Lake Tawar and Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. Emily was our cupping leader (check out her profile). Once again, our cupping was a huge success plus an amazing learning experience. Thanks Emily and Aaron. This cupping rocked! [Read more…] about On Thursday is was about the body…
I get a call today from Oliver at Batdorf and Bronson saying “have you heard the news”? Starbucks bought Clover (Coffee Equipment Co)! In case you haven’t heard of the Clover brewing system click here. The Clover is an innovative idea born in Seattle, Wa. The basic idea of the Clover is brewing a single cup of coffee using an innovative brewing design – similar to a French Press but in one minute instead of four minutes and also brewing a much cleaner cup of coffee – without the sediment and oils.
Gee, don’t know how to feel about Starbucks gobbling up a private, innovative company that was making the coffee industry look at possibly the next generation of brewing Specialty Coffee. I guess it makes total sense for the new direction Howard Schultz wants to re-establish the company and that’s what the big guys in business get to do. I see it as a compliment to us independent coffee establishments – Starbucks lost its way and now they need to do and act more as we do – quality, training, exceptional coffee, attention to detail and paying attention to our customers. Sounds simple, right?
I read a lot of history books from the early explorers, the American Revolution, Civil War, and biographies of almost all the presidents. I am always wondering as I read – what it would be like to live in a time of great history? [Read more…] about Witnessing great history – finally!
Tazza D’Oro will be open on Easter, [Read more…] about Easter hours