It was simply a matter of perspective. Honeydew Donuts of Mansfield, Massachusetts felt pretty strongly that our local Honey + Dew Coffee Company was encroaching on their territory… like coffee and donuts. Rather than fight a battle with a well-established and well-heeled franchise business, Jessica and Zac decided to make a new name for themselves by […]
This is one of the most frequent questions that I get when talking to people who are interested in learning more about artisan coffees. My answer is often ambiguous, and here’s why.
Is this site paid for by Starbucks? There's too much mention of them. If anyone has read "Where Am I Eating" or listened to the author speak here in Evansville last month, you would refrain from giving your money to that corporation.
Coffee aficionado Nate Templeton has been teasing friends for years with his coffee explorations, from small batch roasting to coffee catering at events, but now it appears that he has found his niche in the bottled cold brew market.
My friend Ahmed (who happens to be a barista at Honey Dew Coffee) surprised me with a gift yesterday, a serving of Blue Bottle Coffee’s new “perfectly ground” pre-ground coffee pack. This is their Bella Donovan Blend, ground for pour-over. If you haven’t heard of Blue Bottle’s pre-ground coffee, don’t fret. Blue Bottle, an icon […]
Everyone who has ever served me at an espresso shop knows I’m picky about how I order Americanos. I always ask about their recipe first, so I can determine how many shots to how much water. They always get it wrong. Every. Single. Time.
There’s espresso and then there’s Espresso! Seriously, anybody can learn to pull a shot from an espresso machine, but that doesn’t mean the beverage being pulled would put a smile on the face of Signore Americano. It is an easy beverage to get wrong, and that is even more likely now that the urban American […]
Speaking at TEDxEvansville, Tim Piazza revealed his plan to launch a locally-branded coffee roasting company in Evansville, Indiana. “Evansville has a long tradition of offering fresh-roasted coffee, dating back to the early 1900’s Diamond Coffee and Spice Mills owned by the Ragon Brothers. Evansville is a proud city with a rich heritage, and right now is […]
After 5 years of discussion and planning, Clint and Heather Vaught opened the River City Coffee Company inside Heather’s downtown destination shop, the River City Mercantile. They currently serve a variety of espresso drinks, pour-overs, brewed coffee and cold brews, in addition to decaffeinated coffee and a variety of chai and tea beverages. Downtown Main Street […]
I roasted a couple sample batches today from a small estate in the Carmo de Minas region of Brazil. The beans were a gift for a friend, but I rarely pass up the opportunity to probe for changes based on single variables. If you don’t want to “geek out” on coffee science, you might as […]