Pro Tip Tuesday: Storing Coffee
This is probably one of the most frequent questions I get asked on bar: How should I store my coffee for maximum freshness? Well, the answer is actually pretty easy: store it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Ideally the beans you are buying come in a bag with a one-way valve on it to let the off-gassing CO2 from the coffee out without letting oxygen in, so you can just roll down...
Goodbye to .. Me!
Man, it’s been fun. And educating. And challenging. But mostly just great! After 5 months at Craft Coffee I’m on to new paths and am letting someone else chat with you amazing people on twitter and facebook, the instagram photos will have the touch and style of someone else and the blog will… just continue to be awesome :) So, thanks you guys, for being part of the Craft Coffee...
Pro-Tip Tuesday: Filter Out the Nasties
Not only is your Craft Coffee boxes on the way - you’re getting a Pro-Tip too! Coffee has two ingredients: beans, and water. We at Craft Coffee clearly love to obsess over the beans, but without good water, even the nicest coffee may wind up tasting flat. Unless you live in a place with reliably low-mineral water, I highly suggest using at least a Brita pitcher or similar to filter the...
Don't Lose Your Patience!
… your Craft Coffee June Box is on it’s way. Get excited! And let us know when your box arrives - we love to see your happy faces. @craftcoffee #cupofawesome
Getting Ready for MADNESS!
We just received all of our coffee for the upcoming Craft Coffee June Box! Have you been following our facebook and twitter for hints on who the roasters are this month? I’ll give you a chance to guess! Tweet at @craftcoffee #cupofawesome and see if you get it right. These roasters want more people in the woods!
The latest tempest in coffee-pot amongst the coffee twitter-sphere is the question of cold-brewed coffee versus “japanese” style iced coffee. The debate was kicked off in large part by Oliver Strand’s post on the subject, http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/ristretto-i-dont-know-what-you-did-last-summer/, and involves a lot of coffee esoterica, but there are certainly...
Music Monday: Craft Coffee Team - Richard...
It’s Music Monday and today we have the pleasure of introducing a new Craft Coffee team member: Richard Battle-Baxter. Richard will be on our Marketing team the next couple of months. Please give him a warm welcome and do a little dance-around to his amazingly happy playlist! Remember, you can also find this playlist on Spotify! The Morning Commute: Trey Songz – Can’t Help But...
Instagramming Like Crazy!
We have fallen in love with Instagram. Anyone and everyone can become a super-photographer and start living the dream! You could get a window into the Craft Coffee universe if you follow us - if you have great coffee photos we want to follow you back! Check out our gallery at Web.stagram or write us a comment! See you there. Also, Instaderby is a great way to show off your photos. Try it...
Pro-Tip Tuesday: Clean Out the Gunk!
IT’S TUESDAY, GUYS!! Pro-Tip Time. I give you your favorite: Alex Bernson Cleanliness is crucial to good coffee. There are many compounds in coffee that can dirty things up, especially the coffee oils that will coat your brewing equipment and go rancid if you don’t clean them off. You should at least rinse, if not soap and scrub, your brewers after each use, but for deep cleaning,...
Music Monday: Craft Coffee Team - Angie Chan!
This week’s playlist is put together by the creator of the look and feel of Craft Coffee! Creative Director, Angie Chan, take it away! Music for mornings… Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Wouldn’t it be Nice by The Beach Boys Ooh La La by the Faces Annie Waits by Ben Folds Nighttiming by Coconut Records Pride & Joy by Marvin Gaye She’s always been...