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Quality of coffee is directly linked to the well being of the people connected to it. 
At every touchpoint along the supply chain—farmers, co-ops, roasters, buyers, baristas, consumers—we advocate for not just the highest standards in coffee, but the highest standards of human life and respect. LEARN MORE >
 

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Latte Art: Picking Apart a Monk’s Head

Latte Art: Picking Apart a Monk’s Head I’ve been making espresso drinks for a lot of years now, as well as training others on the fine points of espresso and milk steaming. Over the years, I’ve picked up various methods for perfecting all elements of the process, from grinding/weighing/tamping to incorporating just the right amount of air into the milk as it heats up, resulting in a velvety-smooth surface without a bubble in sight. But while it may come easily to me now, the learning curve was steep.

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Bike theft stinks [UPDATE!]

Bike theft stinks [UPDATE!]

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Yirgacheffe Idido + our Good Food Friends

Yirgacheffe Idido + our Good Food Friends

  We're proud to announce we've won a 2017 Good Food Award for our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Idido. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. So it’s no surprise that the country produces some of the most delightful, nuanced coffees, grown on heirloom plants that have been carefully tended for generations. We’re always tickled...

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