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30 Jul

The different methods of processing

Paul Haworth

The coffee bean is the seed of a coffee cherry.  Think of it like a normal cherry with a pit.  Two “beans” grow inside of the coffee cherry. In order to access the bean in the way that it is roasted and served, the coffee cherry must go through a process of stripping off fruit. 

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30 Jun

Navigating a speciality coffee shop

Cartel Staff

Summer has set in and many of us either travel or have more time to spend indoors.  When it comes to coffee, many of us in the industry have a good idea of where to look, what to look for, and what questions to ask. Although, for most people, specialty shops can be confusing, overwhelming or strange. This is not to say they aren’t that way, but here are some tips for how to navigate specialty coffee shops.

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