Christmas Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Christmas Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Have you ever wondered what Christmas gift to get the coffee guy who has everything? I sure have! Being married to the coffee-est-coffee-guy of them all, I often have a difficult time figuring out what the heck to get him. Here’s our list of coffee stuff you can’t go wrong with. GRINDERS It is often …

Homemade Gingerbread Spice Syrup

Homemade Gingerbread Spice Syrup

I was in the States when Starbucks started selling their Pumpkin Spice Latte for the season. After tasting one, I was determined to start experimenting with flavored simple syrups. I had heard that they were easy to make, but hadn’t ever really taken the simple syrup plunge. Now that I have, I plan on always having …

Cup of Excellence Burundi

Cup of Excellence Burundi

This week the Cup of Excellence comes to Burundi.  An amazing opportunity for the Burundi producers to showcase just how amazing their coffee is.  The COE is widely thought to be the pinnacle of success for many coffee producers.  This competition will highlight just how special Burundi speciality coffee is while promoting the hard working …

10 great uses for used coffee grounds

10 great uses for used coffee grounds

We have a lot of used coffee grounds around our house. The grounds from all Ben’s coffee cupping, the espresso “pucks” (yes, they are actually called that) from all our espresso drinking, and the French press grounds leftover from those times when espressos just won’t do. That adds up to A LOT of coffee. Here …

Brew Guide: Burundi Bush Brew

Brew Guide: Burundi Bush Brew

This coffee brewing method is rustic. It’s so simple that even if you don’t own any fancy coffee brewing equipment, you probably have everything you need to get started right now… as long as you have coffee. The first time I ever had a cup of Burundi coffee I was IN the bush of Burundi …

Brew Guide: AeroPress

Brew Guide: AeroPress

Not an espresso, not a filter coffee.  The AeroPress is a hybrid coffee making method.  You will be left with a cup of coffee full of complex flavor and bursting with aroma.  Using espresso-like extraction, instead of brewing the ground coffee, gives your palate a similar experience to having an espresso. 1. Get your grind …