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08 Jul

What's up with cupping?

Jeff Yang

Maybe you’ve heard about a coffee tasting ritual called ‘cupping’. If you haven’t, it’s the traditional way that coffees are scrutinized side-by-side when buying decisions are made.

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30 Jun

Navigating a speciality coffee shop

Jeff Yang

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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24 Jun

Roasting for fidelity

Paul Haworth

My dad was a broadcast engineer for 40 years. Today, his workshop looks exactly the same as it always has. There are homemade oscillators plugged into cathode ray scopes, various tube type radios stacked in columns, and tiny electronic components littering every square inch of desk space. He may be retired, but he is still building and researching with the same passion that got him started in radio as a teenager.

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16 Jun

Cartel goes nuts for almond milk

Jeff Yang

Our customers have been clamoring for an alternative to our dairy and soy milk since we can remember. The day has come for you nut-milk-loving customers. We're officially introducing Pacific Almond Milk to our menu – this time for good.

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10 Jun

Crafting with conviction

Jeff Yang

When I was a teenager, I wanted to understand how to actually play chess. What I mean is, I wanted to learn how people were able to see into the future 4 or 5 moves with all the different iterations. I didn’t ever quite get the hang of the prognostication, but I learned some valuable things nonetheless. One simple lesson from these days stuck with me, informing a lot of my life decisions including, of course, how I roast coffee.

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