We recently had the pleasure of brewing coffee for the Grain Gathering conference in Mt. Vernon. This unique event brings together innovative bakers, brewers, distillers, millers and plant scientists from around the world for 4 days of hands-on learning and discussion.
We're hosting an exciting event this Friday at La Marzocco's showroom in Ballard. We will be tasting the same coffee ground through 5 different grinders, with the goal of seeing how much your grinder impacts the quality of your coffee. We'll kick things off at 10am - come have a taste and tell us what you think!
The NWCTL setup. One of the cups has different coffee than the other two. Your job is to find which one it is.
One of the original NWCTL posters
Erik Evenson, manager of Tony's Coffee Bar in Seattle, recounts his experience at the Brewer's Cup this last April at the SCAA convention in Seattle.
I’m a firm believer that, if you are working with a great coffee, there is the possibility the next cup you brew could be the best one you’ve ever had. It's this draw that keeps those of us who are into coffee tweaking recipes, trying new methods, questioning what we think we know about brewing.
Our own Director of Coffee, Andrew Bowman took home 1st prize in the Roaster’s Choice Competition at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s trade show in Seattle in April. Andrew submitted a coffee that he roasted from the Cerro Azul farm in Colombia, a Gesha varietal that scored a whopping 95 points at coffeereview.com
This article was originally featured in the fall/winter 2013 edition of The Trumpeter, our quarterly newsletter. One of Tony’s employees tells us how he’s brewing his favorite cup to drink. This time around, Coffee Bar manager Erik Evenson glows about Tony’s new Ethiopia Kelenso Mokanisa.
Finding information about coffee on the internet can be an intimidating and stifling experience. The web is huge and the rabbit holes are potentially endless. We thought we'd give you a reference blog post about the sites we go to when we want to know what is going on in the world of coffee. Have fun searching around.