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When we think about a truly exceptional specialty coffee, it’s always a single origin that comes to mind. Often it’s even those tiny little …

Acidity: this trait is prized by cuppers, competition judges, roasters, and third wave consumers alike. But as roasters, how can we highlight this beloved …

Direct: without intervening factors or intermediaries. Trade: the act of buying and selling goods and services. But direct trade represents far more than just …

Bitter has become a dreaded word in the specialty coffee industry. We all “know” that good coffee should be sweet and well-balanced, maybe a …

Roast graphs may look intimidating at first, but once you understand them, they are a valuable tool. Whether you’re a pro or a home …

Roasters, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can use the same roast profile for decaf and regular coffee. Decaffeination affects the composition of …

There are so many things that contribute towards a coffee’s flavor: the variety, the roast profile, the brew recipe, the processing method… Yet when …

Are you looking for ways to improve your coffee roasting? Troubleshoot problems? Learn more about those magical green beans? True roasting mastery relies on …

Few things are better than sipping on a delicious coffee that you roasted yourself. Becoming a home roaster allows you to explore the different …

Natural and honey processed coffees offer sweet profiles and fuller bodies, but don’t try to roast them like a wet processed lot. You’ll either …