Methods   A Brief History of Manual Brewing # 14

Manually brewing coffee at home has many advantages. It’s relatively inexpensive and easy to do, making it popular with those getting familiar with coffee for the first time. It’s also a brewing method that you can experiment with, making it equally popular with coffee professionals and coffee shops. Whether you’re a home brewer wanting to Read more about Methods   A Brief History of Manual Brewing # 14[…]

Is Pre-Ground Coffee Ever Better Than Freshly Ground? # 11 Monthly

  When you start to get into specialty coffee you learn a few golden rules. One is that you should always use freshly ground coffee and that pre-ground coffee is stale. But is this true? Let’s take a look at when it makes sense to reach for a bag of pre-ground coffee instead of grinding Read more about Is Pre-Ground Coffee Ever Better Than Freshly Ground? # 11 Monthly[…]

Can Fine Robusta be considered a Quality Coffee # 10

Can Fine Robusta Be Considered Quality Coffee?    Is Arabica the only species of coffee that can be considered quality? Does Robusta always have to be bad?  Robusta accounts for around 40% of global coffee production. It grows more quickly than Arabica and is more tolerant of extreme weather conditions, but it’s not often given Read more about Can Fine Robusta be considered a Quality Coffee # 10[…]

WHY THE ROASTING DATE IS IMPORTANT FOR COFFEE FRESHNESS? # 9

  WHY THE ROASTING DATE IS IMPORTANT FOR COFFEE FRESHNESS? In short…  Physically, coffee beans do not expire and thus it can have an extended shelf life, especially if stored appropriately.  However, the intensity of coffee flavors declines with time.  To get a good brew, coffee needs to rest for a couple of days so that coffee flavor compounds can be properly Read more about WHY THE ROASTING DATE IS IMPORTANT FOR COFFEE FRESHNESS? # 9[…]

# 7 in Our Monthly Series — Machines and Accessories

Changing schedules during Back to School is no joke. You will appreciate having the best new and refurbished high-quality espresso and coffee makers from 1st in Coffee. Share these morning-changing machines, along with all the necessary accessories — think https://montorocaffe.com where you can find Montoro Specialty Coffee, Lameca coffee beans, green and roasted, Hot Deals Read more about # 7 in Our Monthly Series — Machines and Accessories[…]

How To Dial In A Roaster # 6 In Our Monthly Series

  How to Dial In a Coffee Roaster    Earlier this year, Colorado-based roaster Kat Melheim struggled with one of the more difficult roasting challenges she had ever faced. While she was roasting a coffee, Kat could not find the “Golden Raisin.”  Kat is one of seven roasters for Allegro Coffee Roasters, the in-house roaster for the Whole Foods grocery Read more about How To Dial In A Roaster # 6 In Our Monthly Series[…]