Coffee Roasting Guide

The 3 Main Coffee Roast Levels: Light, Medium And Dark

One of the more frequent questions I got from clients at the coffee shop was about coffee roast levels and which one was best for them, for example should they get light, medium or dark roast? Or maybe somewhere in between. I then would often give a brief explanation of the basics of roasting and how different coffees were better …

Why is Coffee From Jamaica So Expensive

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee: Why So Expensive?

Did you know that due the strict specifications on exactly where Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee can be grown, the total annual export of these coffee beans ranges from between only 400 and 1,000 metric tons per year. This might seem like a lot of coffee, but it really isn’t, especially in comparison with some of the world’s biggest coffee exporters. …

Chorreador - A Costa Rica Coffee Maker

Costa Rica Coffee Maker – Chorreador De Cafe

What is a Chorreador de Cafe? The chorreador itself is a simple device made from a wooden or wire stand and a sock-like piece of cloth, called a “colador” or “bolsa” held open by a wire or wood rim. The first time I saw coffee made with a Chorreador, I was going to school in Costa Rica and the family …

Difference between a Latte and Cappuccino

Latte Vs Cappuccino: What Is The Real Difference?

When running the coffee shop I had many people come in, look at the “options” board and ask “What is the difference between a Latte and a Cappuccino”? I would explain to them the basic differences of the 2 and about how the milk is frothed, and how much steam and foam goes into each cup. But lets wait and …

Coffee Grinder Review: Blade Vs Burr – Which is Better?

Coffee is perhaps the most popular drink around the world. As such, it makes sense that most coffee drinkers want to have the best possible cup they can. This might mean getting the coffee beans from a certain part of the world or from a particular producer. For many people, it is simply a matter of going to their favorite …