The Chicago Tribune reviewed 4 alternative ways to brew coffee. First up was the Vacuum Pot. The Trib was smart to recommend the Bodum Santos vacuum pot. We agree with them – it’s sleek, interesting, and makes great coffee. Check out the Trib article.
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We’ve got a very special coffee coming up this week. Did we mention 100% of the profit from this roast is going to a very special cause? We’re doing a limited roast for this on Friday, August 21st. We’ll be roasting up this fine coffee and shipping it out the same day. Expect milk chocolate sweetness, balanced fruit tones of apricot and peach, and balanced acidity. It has a complex yet clean aftertaste, with slight notes of spice (Côtes du Rhône, perhaps?). The nutty taste is pronounced, with piquant filbert & walnut. This makes a delicious french press in the morning. Details to follow, but we’re donating 100% of the proceeds from this roast to a very special villa in Nicaragua for vulnerable children who formerly lived on the dump outside of Managua. Stay tuned and be sure to reserve your bag as we have extremely limited quantities. When I say limited, I mean limited. All those green beans could fit in the back of a Smart Car.
We’ve found it – a great value in espresso making. Made in Italy; solid metal construction; encouraging lack of plastic features; brass grouphead; 57mm portafilter; under $300.
Check it out!
Just opened – across the street from Clive Coffee, a new source for unproductive beverages and delightful small plates. Friendly people, large windows overlooking the river and skyline in the distance. Coudn’t ask for much more. The Dean’s Madness is a great drink of tequila or gin, muddled local blueberries, housemade tonic, and a squeeze of lime. The bartenders know their stuff, and they’ve put together a well curated selection of liquors, including lots of local booze made just up the street. Check them out sometime.
Hello world and fellow coffee lovers!
On this blog we’ll be posting news about upcoming coffee harvests, new products, helpful articles on how to make great coffee, and other miscellany. We’ll be offering sporadic prizes to people who comment on our blog posts, so stay tuned and start commenting! We’ll be adding features to this blog over time. Please jump in with suggestions if you have any.
Best for now…