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Does butter make it better?

One of the more recent trends in coffee home brewing has been to add coconut oil and/or grass-fed butter to make a drink called bulletproof coffee. I first heard of bulletproof coffee two years ago when a friend that was on the Ketogenic diet wanted to add more fat to...

Tasting notes: Kenya

Coffee from Kenya is typically acidic in flavor due to the soil in its central highlands. Notes include citric fruits such as pineapple and grapefruit as well as spices like coriander and cocoa. Typically Kenyan brews are thin in body with a fragrant aroma and biting aftertaste. I have had...

Flat white coffee drink diagram
The Flat White: A Better Kind of Latte

With Starbucks' announcement to add Flat Whites to their menu, it's safe to say they are now in the mainstream, but what is it? From the looks, the Flat White is latte without the art; but like all coffee drinks, there are some small differences: Size: A latte can be vary in sizes, flat...

Nicaragua coffee bean tasting notes
Tasting Notes: Nicaragua

Our first entry of the tasting notes series, featuring Nicaragua. Large-scale coffee growing began in Nicaragua in the 1850s, and by 1870 coffee was the principal export crop, a position it held for the next century. Coffee is a demanding crop, however, because coffee trees require several years to produce...

Guide to grinding with a Hario Mini Mill
A Guide to Grinding your Beans

For the first part of my home brewing education series I'd like to talk a bit about grind. Grind is the part of brewing that most directly effects the coffee's flavor because it is specific to your brew method. A brew method's grind is meant to place the grounds in...