Standard or Inverted: Which Aeropress Orientation Should You Use?

If you’re on the hunt for a great Aeropress recipe, you have likely already found that there are two ways you can position the Aeropress while brewing. Each orientation comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, so let’s sort it out. Standard Orientation When the Aeropress was first released by Aerobie, the instructions on the…

Traveling With Coffee: Tips For The Road

We all know that feeling of waking up in an unfamiliar bed, looking around at blank walls, and hearing the sounds of a foreign city. It’s exciting and gives us an opportunity at wild growth as people, but there are discomforts as well. You may not speak the local language. Your luggage may not arrive…

What Does A Coffee Roaster Actually Do?

When you’re browsing websites and trying to decide which coffee you would like to try next, do you ever wonder what a coffee roaster actually does? Sure, the title is fairly self-explanatory, but have you consider what it actually looks like? Have you thought about the science and how it all works? Have you considered…

HOW TO READ A COFFEE PACKAGING LIKE A PRO

There’s a lot to learn about a coffee’s origin, roaster, and general quality of the packaging, and not all of it is good. We’ve all been there: you meander down an aisle or scroll down a web page to see dozens or even hundreds of coffee bags, each saying they’re gourmet and flavorful – but…

Stop Throwing Away Your Left Over Coffee Grounds…Do This Instead!

Stop Throwing Away Your Left Over Coffee Grind…Do This Instead If you are like me, when your bin fills up with used coffee ground, you probably toss it all away without a second thought. I have shamelessly been throwing my used coffee away for years, and I never thought anything of it. That was until…

Coffee Grind Sizes: A Key to Better Brewing

Grocery stores are convenient places to get coffee, but there are some drawbacks. Most of these stores simply don’t care about your coffee quality, and they only ever offer two options: whole bean and ground. One powerful way to rise above the low-end coffee at grocery stores  is to take control of the way you…

Stuck Without Gear? Cold Brew Coffee With a Clean Sock!

We all know that feeling. You spend hours packing up all your coffee gear, each device particularly oriented to ensure safe travels. You find yourself at your destination, tired and not interested in unpacking. The next morning rolls around and you shuffle through your suitcase, becoming more and more frantic. The terrible reality hits you:…

Small Purchases To Improve Your Coffee At Home

Small Purchases To Improve Your Coffee At Home You might have assumed, from the title of this article, that I was going to give you a list post of coffee machines you need to go out and buy to make the perfect cup. The list post would probably get us more views, but I would…

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee The Easy Way: In A French Press

Tall glass towers and giant plastic buckets are often seen behind the counters of coffee shops, holding gallons of delicious, smooth cold brew concentrate at a time. These contraptions lead many to believe that brewing cold brew coffee is too difficult or too complicated to attempt. This could not be further from the truth. Cold…

A Glimpse into Direct Trade Coffee in Aceh, Indonesia

This is the third and last installation of our Direct Trade commentary and we thought we’d conclude it by sharing about our magical sourcing trip in Indonesia (fun fact: Indonesia is the fourth largest producer of coffee in the world!) Along with our partners from the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, our team of 19…

We Got High at Singapore Coffee Fest

Yes, we got high at Singapore Coffee Fest last week. You can’t blame us – we partnered and shared a booth with Innocence Brewing, a local brewery that’s pretty new to all this like us and served up the best damn coffee beer i.e. Midnight Roast at the festival. And on top of that, we…