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How often should I change my grinder burrs?

How often should I change my grinder burrs?

superadmin 15pm30UTC_f2014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000009pm30_26122014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000030 3
We contacted a bunch of grinder manufacturers and asked them how often the burrs on their grinders should be changed. We’ve put their recommendations into a chart for you below. Most espresso grinders should have the burrs changed at least once or twice per year. Most Retail grinders should have the burrs changed once every one or two years.When burrs get dull the following can happen: The espresso and filter coffee will under extract and not taste so good. Dull burrs tend to make espresso and filter coffee taste sour, bitter, astringent, and lack sweetness. Maybe the coffee used to taste good...
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How we work with people

How we work with people

superadmin 15pm30UTC_f2014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000009pm30_26122014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000030 2
The thing we cherish most about our sourcing program is that we work with many of the same producers each year. There have been spectacular harvests from our producer partners, and some not as spectacular, but still tasty. That’s totally ok, it’s just reality.While there are many ways to cultivate a strong supply chain as a specialty roaster, what we’ve embraced is facilitating positive changes in a producer’s quality by listening, providing feedback, then coming up with solutions together. Being there as a buyer, rather than outright telling them what to do, is a nicer way to work for everyon...
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Coffee roasting 101

Coffee roasting 101

superadmin 15pm30UTC_f2014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000009pm30_26122014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000030 3
Hopefully in the last couple weeks you've had a chance to try one of the new Ethiopian coffees we've had on offer. We released two at the same time, and they are both in fact the same coffee (from Dumerso mill in Yirgacheffe) but with one exception: the way the coffee was prepared is different.I don't mean the way we roasted the coffee is different: the divergence happened all the way back when the coffee was processed in Yirgacheffe, after being freshly picked from the coffee shrubs.The way coffee is processed has very much to do with tradition and culture, and for the most part coffee in Yir...
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Guatemala Poaquil

Guatemala Poaquil

superadmin 15pm30UTC_f2014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000009pm30_26122014Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:06:26 +000030 2
For some coffee we buy, a single smallholder producer is featured and separated as a single origin. For much of it, however, we rely on growers who often have less than a handful of hectares, and sometimes the land area is so small it is best calculated in producing trees. For our first fresh crop release from Guatemala for this past harvest, we headed to the area of San Jose Poaquil. This drive should be only 30 minutes or so, but most often it pushes 3 hours, thanks to the industrial traffic in Chimaltenango.This coffee is an important part of the spring menu each year, and this is the earli...
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