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 […]
David Rudibaugh has taken the lead on re-opening Wired Coffeehouse in downtown Evansville, on 4th street between Sycamore and Vine. Wired is serving some tasty espresso drinks from their La Vittoria 2 group machine, as well as offering a rotating variety of brewed coffees, iced coffees and frozen drinks. One of the more unique beverages […]
While I strongly believe you should only buy one week’s worth of fresh coffee beans at a time, sometimes it just isn’t possible, especially when you live in a smaller city where fresh-roasted, quality beans are simply not available. In this case, you may need to store beans for more than 1 week.
The HotTop drum roaster is by far the most sophisticated and functional home roasting machine, with features that match, or exceed what can be found on some of the finest commercial roasters. But it does have limitations. It’s designed for the home, so typically you are expected to roast one batch of beans at a […]
Donut Bank is an Evansville institution, established nearly 50 years ago. Of course, coffee and donuts go together like bacon and eggs, so they serve my favorite beverage by the gallon on a daily basis. However, I had never tried Donut Bank coffee, and since I broke my donut habit that one college summer when […]
This week marks the opening of Honey Dew Coffee Company at 612 South Weinbach Avenue, in the same location as the former Coffee Cottage. They gutted the interior, purchased all new equipment, and have created a great vibe that focuses on locally produced products, including local roasters Black Lodge Coffee Roasters, Sunshine Juice Company, and Bliss […]