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    Stop Buying Coffee and You Could Be a Millionaire

    Stop Buying coffee, we absolutely agree with that. Brew it at home and not only you will save a lot of money, but you will enjoy your little new hobby. There is a satisfaction that you get when you do things yourself, and making coffee is probably one of the most rewarding activities. When you nail that perfect cup that you never drunk at Starbucks, you will feel great.

    What’s your favorite coffee brewing method? You don’t have one? Check Coffee Brewing Methods for tutorials on how to prepare the stuff at home. Read the article below to get your motivation.

    Suze Orman: Stop buying coffee and you could be a millionaireSuze Orman: Stop buying coffee and you could be a millionaire

    There are two types of people in this world: Those who enjoy a cup of coffee while sitting in a cafe or while on the go and don’t mind paying for this daily convenience, and those who are convinced that this expenditure is keeping you from knowing true wealth.

    The latter are the people who use on using “latte calculators” to add up the amount of Starbucks lattes you spend in a year and shoving it in your face. Try Googling, “I never buy coffee.”

    Financial guru Suze Orman has joined the anti-coffee club in a big way. She wouldn’t buy a cup of coffee anywhere, the multi-millionaire tells CNBC Make It. Moreover, she says, a daily coffee habit is the potential waste of a million dollars.

    “You go in every single day and you spend a dollar to three dollars,” she chides. Well, more than that, in some cities!

    Orman goes on to say that a daily coffee habit is approximately $100 a month, and $100 a month in a Roth IRA over 40 years is a million dollars. We’ll trust her math on that one.

    And so, “You are peeing a million dollars down the drain after you are drinking that coffee.”

    Yes, Suzie, we are. But boy, do we love our daily coffee ritual – the very best part of a morning routine. Because of course, you’re not always paying for the coffee. Sometimes you’re paying for the convenience, or for a place to site on your way from here to there, or for a few moments alone in the middle of the city.

    So what would you rather have at retirement: having enjoyed the many pleasure of a million coffees, or a million dollars? Some days, it’s a toss-up.

    U.S. Barista Champion – It Took a Lot of Tasting Horrible Drinks

    Sam Spillman loves coffee. Like many people, she starts her day with it, leaving early from home in Seattle to travel to work in Sumner. Because coffee isn’t just her passion — it’s her job. Spillman is the coffee education specialist for Dillanos Coffee Roasters , meaning she gets […]

    ‘It took a lot of tasting horrible things,’ but Sumner barista is the best in the USA

    Sam Spillman loves coffee.

    Like many people, she starts her day with it, leaving early from home in Seattle to travel to work in Sumner.

    Because coffee isn’t just her passion — it’s her job.‘It took a lot of tasting horrible things,’ but Sumner barista is the best in the USA

    Spillman is the coffee education specialist for Dillanos Coffee Roasters, meaning she gets to experiment with coffee and then train clients how to work with it.

    “I fell in love with coffee in the beginning because of community,” the 26-year-old barista said. “I just loved being where people were at, and I felt like coffee always brought people together.”

    On March 17, Spillman was nationally recognized for her expertise when she won first place at the U.S. Barista Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

    At the competition, which is part of the larger U.S. Coffee Championships, baristas from all over the country have 15 minutes to serve 12 drinks: four espressos, four cappuccinos or milk beverages, and four signature beverages to a panel of judges.

    Four judges score on taste, which is 47 percent of the overall score, while two others follow contestants as they make their coffee, watching for technique.

    “They’re watching to be sure you don’t spill a lot of coffee. They’re making sure you start your shots as soon as you lock in your portafilters. They’re making sure everything is clean and set up,” Spillman said.

    It’s OK to spill, as long as you clean it up, Spillman said. Points are deducted for exceeding time limits.

    “A point is a lot, because last year I missed finals by half a point,” Spillman said. She’s been competing for five years.

    The baristas also are talking during their so-called “routines,” sharing a story about coffee. Spillman spent months rehearsing, down to each movement.

    Spillman’s story took the judges back to the beginning of the coffee process: the farm.

    In preparation for the competition, she took a trip to La Palma Y El Tucan, a coffee farm in Colombia.

    In preparation for the competition, she took a trip to La Palma Y El Tucan, a coffee farm in Colombia.

    “This experience changed everything for me,” Spillman said of the August trip.

    In Colombia, she met farmers who have been hand-picking coffee beans their entire lives. She saw how one arabica coffee tree only makes about a pound of coffee in one year, and of that, many beans get thrown out for quality reasons.

    It gave her new perspective, Spillman said.

    “We need to tell that story better,” Spillman told The Herald in an interview March 25. “As coffee professionals, we’re trying to grow this industry.

    “If we can focus on where it came from and focus on what’s important with coffee … I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

    The experience also inspired Spillman’s signature drink. She used passion fruit juice, coconut water and sugar to create a passion fruit sipping vinegar and combined it with a lychee-infused soda water.

    To top it off, she created an orchid aromatic fog — “There’s so much science that goes into coffee,” Spillman said — which she poured over the beverage for scent.

    The coffee tasted like watermelon, passion fruit and grapefruit.

    “It was pretty tasty. It was fun. It took a lot of tasting horrible things, though, to try to figure it out,” Spillman said about the drink.

    It paid off.

    Spillman was the only barista to get a score above 600 points, totaling 618 and securing her title of U.S. Barista Champion.

    “That was a big surprise,” she said.

    Spillman is the first woman to place first in the U.S. Barista Championships since 2014. She said she couldn’t do it without the support of her husband, Brian, her coach, 2017 Barista Champion Kyle Ramage, and her team at Dillanos.

    She will now compete in the World Coffee Championships, an international competition held in Boston in April.

    David Morris, Co-CEO of Dillanos, said Spillman had been “training like an Olympic athlete” to prepare for the competition and is glad “the world is exposed to Samantha and her wonderful and infectious attitude.”

    Spillman started her career as a barista when she was 17 in her hometown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She moved to Seattle when she was 18, where she started working under the guidance of 2014 Barista Champion Laila Ghambari.

    Spillman attended Seattle Pacific University and earned her degree in business and marketing. She’s been working for Dillanos for two years.

    In sharing her experience, Spillman hopes people are thoughtful when they order their next cup of coffee.

    “Being a barista is a lot of hard work,” she said. “You’re moving quickly, and you’re pumping out drinks, and you’re engaging and talking, and it’s a lot of hard work.”

    Coffee Flour – Grain-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free, and Slightly Caffeinated

    Alternative flours are very popular now, as people try new diets like gluten-free, ketogenic and paleo. For those trying to cook and eat healthier, there is a new alternative to almond flour, coconut flour, and other gluten-free flours. That is coffee flour. If you want to buy a bag to try it out Amazon has it here: coffee flour.

    The grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free flour alternative you didn’t know existedThe grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free flour alternative you didn\'t know existed

    Alternative flours have been rising in popularity in light of diets like gluten-free, ketogenic and paleo. They work baking wonders for those who have dietary restrictions or are simply trying to cook and eat a little healthier.

    Almond flour, coconut flour, and gluten-free flour mixes are some of the most popular options that you can now find in most grocery stores and see listed in many recipes. Coffee flour, however, is a lesser-known alternative flour option that might just slowly slide to the top of the alt-flour pack.

    Coffee flour is derived from the coffee cherry plant, the same plant that coffee beans are harvested from. Usually, the coffee fruit is discarded, but after it was discovered that these leftovers could become a powerful ingredient in the world of baking, coffee flour emerged, Popsugar reports.

    The flour is made from just the pulp of the coffee cherry, rather than the skin and the pulp. It has no fat content at all and boasts a roasted flavor that has been described as incredible.

    Unlike many alternative and gluten-free flours on the market, coffee flour is grain-free and nut-free, which makes it perfect for someone following a Paleo diet. Also, a serving of coffee flour contains seven grams of carbohydrates, but six of those are from dietary fiber, making it an ideal choice for a low-carb dieter, too.

    Gram for gram, some coffee flour products have been reported to have more iron than fresh spinach; more fiber than whole grain wheat flour; more antioxidants than pomegranate; more protein than fresh kale; more potassium than a banana; and less fat than coconut flour, Epicurious reports.

    And while it’s beneficial for your health, it’s also good for the environment. “Coffee flour is a highly sustainable product since it’s a new use for the pulp leftover from the production and growth of coffee beans,” Jackie London, nutrition director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, told Popsugar.

    As an added perk for caffeine addicts, coffee flour does contain caffeine, but it’s only about as much as is in dark chocolate (roughly 12 milligrams per ounce, compared to about 95 milligrams per ounce in coffee), Food52 reports. As for its flavor, it reportedly adds a slight graininess to baked goods with a slight nutty flavor some might describe as fig-reminiscent.

    As for what to use coffee flour for, it pairs really well with chocolate-y flavored baked goods like brownies or cookies. If you want to get REALLY healthy with your baked goods, this Beet Cake made with coffee flour is perfect for you.

    Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy Opens in Calgary, Alberta

    CALGARY, Alberta, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy (CBCA), well known for its active role in the Canadian specialty coffee community and industry since 2001, announces the opening of a new campus in Calgary, Alberta. CBCA was the first coffee school in Canada devoted […]

    Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy Opens in Calgary, Alberta

    CALGARY, Alberta, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy (CBCA), well known for its active role in the Canadian specialty coffee community and industry since 2001, announces the opening of a new campus in Calgary, Alberta.

    CBCA was the first coffee school in Canada devoted to coffee business education and hands-on barista training. With 2 established campuses in Toronto and Vancouver the CBCA will be bringing that long history, experience and expertise to Calgary.

    The first courses in Calgary will be held May 17 through May 20.

    Students will learn in a training lab and classroom setting the fundamentals of how to open a successful coffee business and barista training techniques.

    Students will learn in a training lab and classroom setting the fundamentals of how to open a successful coffee business and barista training techniques.

    Classes include a 4-day intensive course for existing businesses and new startups, hands-on for baristas, and specially designed seminars for private in-cafe trainings. Roasting Classes are available at our Vancouver Campus and soon to be at our Toronto and Calgary Campuses.

    The Academy’s Instructors have over 35 years of combined experience in the Canadian and U.S. specialty coffee markets.

    The CBCA are the founders of the official Canadian National and Regional Barista Competitions and represented Canada as the National Sanctioned Body at the World Barista Championships for over a decade.

    Visit https://canadianbaristaacademy.com for current class schedules, pricing and information.

    Contact: Jamie van Dam for Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy
    Phone: Calgary 587-997-4584 | Vancouver 604-409-3249 | Toronto 437-889-9457
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    Website: https://canadianbaristaacademy.com/

    Robot Coffee Maker – Dispenses Gourmet Coffee

    Coffee shop owners can spend less training barista on how to perfectly brew a cup of joe.

    Briggo, a company that has created a fully automated, robotic brewing machine that that can push out 100 cups of coffee in a single hour — equaling the output of three to four baristas, according to the company. I didn’t taste the coffee, but since it’s a robot, I bet it will follow the recipe tp perfection.

    Robot dispenses gourmet cup of joe

    In the food industry, it seems, the robot revolution is well underway, with machines mastering skilled tasks that have always been performed by people.Robot dispenses gourmet cup of joe

    In Boston, robots have replaced chefs and are creating complex bowls of food for customers. In Prague, machines are displacing bartenders and servers using an app. In Denver, they’re taking orders at a fast food drive through.

    Robots are even making the perfect loaf of bread these days, taking charge of an art that has remained in human hands for thousands of years.

    Now comes Briggo, a company that has created a fully automated, robotic brewing machine that that can push out 100 cups of coffee in a single hour — equaling the output of three to four baristas, according to the company.

    Using a blend of Latin American beans, the machine — known as a “coffee haus” — creates customized cups of gourmet coffee that can be ordered via an app, giving customers control over ingredients, espresso shots, flavorings and temperature without any human interaction. The company says no other business in the world has applied as much technology to “specialty coffee.”

    Removing the human element from ordering a cup of coffee is one of the company’s primary selling points.

    “No more lines, no more counter confusion, no more misspelled names,” Briggo’s website says, flicking at human failings.

    Briggo said all eight of its machines are owned by the company, but they’ve recently begun offering a licensed business model to prospective operators.

    The company didn’t reveal how much that business model costs, but noted that rent and revenue-sharing arrangements are typical when a machine is placed in a public location, such as an airport.

    Kevin Nater, Briggo’s president and chief executive, said the machine would thrive in locations in which convenience is highly valued, like airports and office buildings, where several of the 10-foot by 4-foot machines currently operate.

    “Imagine you’re coming into the security line at the airport, your flight is coming up, and you know that if you want a coffee you’re gong to stand in a long line,” said Nater. “From the security line, you can simply order your cup of coffee and pick it up at the coffee haus and make it to your flight on time.”

    “I’ve never found anyone who wants to stand in line a long time,” he added. “We’ve just changed the game.”

    It seems others agree. This year, Fast Company named the Austin, Texas-based company one of the 10 Most Innovative companies in the world. Assuming both companies grow, Briggo may someday compete with Cafe X, an automated coffee bar from San Francisco that uses assembly line-style machines that promise your cup of joe will be engineered with “robotic precision.”

    The machines arrive at a time when ready-to-drink coffee, such as bottled drinks found in supermarkets and convenience stores, continues to explode in popularity, according to CNBC.

    Nater said he has no doubt his machine makes cups of coffee as well, if not better, than a human barista. Referring to the robot as a “high speed, totally controlled food factory,” he said that unlike human workers a machine doesn’t get flustered when business gets busy. By looking at analytics, he said, he can ensure that the robot is hitting “all of it’s quality marks.”

    But Oliver Geib, a 24-year-old barista at Ceremony Coffee Roasters in Annapolis, Md., remained skeptical. As coffee is being made by a barista, he said, subtly gauging the ratio of water to grind as flavor develops through refined taste tests, is a crucial part of the process.

    “All the numbers and data in the world can’t actually tell you how the coffee tastes,” Geib said. “A big part of what a human brings is being able to taste the coffee during the process of dialing in the flavor.”

    Fast-food restaurants like Starbucks, Wendy’s, Panera and McDonald’s encourage customers to order using self-service kiosks or a mobile app.

    Asked how Briggo would impact employment, Nater said food service companies have a hard time retaining workers and are often short on staff, especially in airports where turnover is high.

    Asked how Briggo would impact employment, Nater said food service companies have a hard time retaining workers and are often short on staff, especially in airports where turnover is high.

    “We don’t think we’re replacing people,” he said. “We are creating a high tech retail and marketing business and developing jobs in the process. We just hired two people in the Bay Area, where we are opening a new location in the spring.”

    But automation critics claim that machines ultimately harm more workers than they help. Last month, Erikka Knuti — communications director for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union — said too many businesses treat customer service as a line-item cost instead of an investment. In addition to eliminating jobs, she said, removing people from transactions degrades the product that businesses are selling.

    “Retailers and businesses underestimate the importance of the customer service interaction — that point when a customer hands over their money and they get a warm smile in return that tells them they’re valued,” she said.

    Asked whether he was worried about losing his job to a robot, Geib said, “absolutely not.” Though he sees the value of robots making coffee at particular locations when customers are short on time, he said there’s a loyal group of people who will always seek out the slower, interactive experiences at coffee shops.

    “A lot of customers really appreciate watching a barista carefully pouring water or steaming the milk or adding a little flourish to their drink,” he said. “The social aspect, the atmosphere and the interaction with the barista, is a big part of the experience of drinking coffee.”

    The 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019

    OK, this might sound a little snobby, but I am proud of it. I don’t think people should drink instant coffee. First of all, I believe instant coffee is a little unhealthy, compared the regular stuff. Secondly, who would drink dehydrated and rehydrated wine, for instance. I know it’s very popular to do it with soups, and to me, that is unacceptable as well. I certainly do not recommend you to buy the most expensive coffee beans in the world, but instant coffee is a little too artificial. However, if in a bind, or backpacking, or whatever the reason you can not brew a regular cup of the stuff, Gear patrol has put together a list with the best tasting instant coffees.

    Again, we don’t approve of instant, but if you are a student, and you don’t have a coffee maker, this list might be just what you are looking for.

    The 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019The 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019

    Confined to hiking expeditions, road trips without stops and particularly lazy mornings, instant coffee has, historically, had a tough go of it. Well, not anymore. The third wave coffee movement has now infiltrated even the most derided of coffee types, and with it, brought about a shift in what is and isn’t instant. From traditional freeze-dried granules to disposable pour-over contraptions, these five coffees are mobile, quick to make and relatively cheap. Most importantly, however: They taste pretty darn good, too.

    Kuju Coffee

    The product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Kuju Coffee was founded by two brothers aiming to bring better coffee to your outdoor activities. Kuju employs single cup, one-time use packets of coffee grinds that fit in your pocket. Each one — available in traditional light, medium and dark roasts — has two “legs” that hook over the edges of your mug or cup, so you need only pour water and wait 120 seconds for some elevated trail coffee when you need it most.The 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019

    Swift Cup Coffee

    Swift Cup is like your classic instant coffee — dump in cup, pour water, stir, drink. However, the Pennsylvannia-based company uses a proprietary method to roast, brew and slowly freeze-dry their product. Swift Cup comes in varieties from the likes of Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil and Colombia.The 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019

    Dripkit

    Dripkit employs a disposable one-time use pourover similar to Kuju, but instead of sitting in the cup, sits on top of it. Each batch of Dripkit’s current roast — La Basa No. 5, sourced from a family farm in Guatemala — is ground, roasted and package up at their Brooklyn HQ.

    Equator Coffees & Teas X Sudden Instant CoffeeThe 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019

    When the folks at Sudden Instant Coffee, a recognized name in the small but growing not-totally-trash instant coffee game teams up with one of the best roasters in the country, there’s something good afoot. Equator Coffee & Teas partnership with Sudden yielded some seriously powerful single-origin classic instant coffee. Each of the six test tubes of instant alertness in each order are exclusive to Huckberry’s site, and your mug.

    Voilà CoffeeThe 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019

    When Voilà opened up shop online in November of 2017, they sold through their entire stock so quickly they had to disable the “shop” tab on their website. After a couple months of re-stocking, they reopened for business in January, with each individually portioned pack of instant coffee aiming to highlight the particular region each roast is sourced from.The 5 Best Tasting Instant Coffees of 2019

    Here are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your Health

    Coffee has unjustly been labeled unhealthy for a long time. It’s only the last years that the scientific and medical circles straighten the facts and put coffee back where it belongs: in our daily diet. Coffee is healthy for us, there are so many new things that we are still finding out about it, for instance, coffee is a prebiotic. Remember though, any good thing is only good in moderation. Consumed in too large quantities coffee can indeed cause you sleep problems, overstimulate your adrenal glands, and a lot of other related problems.

    Here are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your HealthHere are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your Health

    The science behind drinking coffee is looking promising—many studies point us in the direction of the coffee pot. Who’s to argue?

    Lowers your risk of Parkinson’s diseaseHere are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your Health

    One study published on the National Institutes of Health determines that drinking three cups of coffee daily will reduce your risk of suffering Parkinson’s disease by 29 percent. Any more than three cups had no additional benefits in that area though.

    Parkinson’s is an incurable nervous system disorder, where nerve cells in the brain that affect smooth movement become damaged, creating tremors, rigidity, and other problems.

    Diabetes type 2 risk can be lowered with coffeeHere are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your Health

    Researchers found that every extra cup of coffee drunk in a day resulted in a 7 percent reduction in diabetes 2 risk. High coffee intake appears to have a protective effect against this disease, but further studies need to be done.

    Still, that’s encouraging news for the coffee addicts!

    Moreover, the chlorogenic acid and trigonelline in a cup of coffee, which was consumed in a two-hour-long oral glucose tolerance test, “reduced early glucose and insulin responses,” per researched published on the National Institutes of Health.

    Curator’s notes: By exposing coffee to high temperatures we are stripping coffee of its chlorogenic acid. Don’t count on your French press to have too much of this amazing antioxidant. However, hot brewed coffee contains other antioxidants. Keep this in mind when choosing between cold brew and French press.

    Coffee drinkers have a lower suicide rateHere are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your Health

    Studies have determined there is a link between caffeine intake and a lower risk of suicide.

    One study, from the Harvard School of Public Health, determined that drinking several cups of coffee per day reduced suicide rates in adults by 50 percent. The caffeine was found to have an effect on the brain, acting as a mild antidepressant, and only two or three cups per day would achieve that effect; any more did not equate to more benefits.

    Effects of coffee on liver cancerHere are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your Health

    In Japan, coffee drinking has been shown to lower the risk of liver cancer of those who drank coffee on a daily basis, according to one study, per the National Institutes of Health.

    In another study, it was determined that drinking two to three cups per day decreased your risk of suffering from liver cancer by 38 percent.

    Other liver diseases, such as chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, hepatitis C, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have also shown a decreased risk by drinking coffee.

    Want to lose weight? Coffee may help

    Most fat-burning supplements contain caffeine for the simple reason it helps to burn fat, and caffeine has been shown to give your metabolic rate a boost. A higher metabolic rate is something many people aim for!

    A healthy diet and lifestyle is necessary in today’s dog-eat-dog world, and if coffee can improve our chances at that healthier life, why would we not indulge in a cup?

    Some believe coffee may help us live longer, but more research needs to be done in this area.

    However, it can help us avoid diabetes 2, liver disease, and other degenerative diseases. Sugar is not a good option to add, although a dash of milk or cream is acceptable, but straight black is best for the antioxidants to do their work.Here are 5 Perfect Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Is Good for Your Health

    Perhaps refrain from drinking it several hours before bed, as it may well keep you wide-eyed until early morning. We all know at some point in life what that feels like!

    Hamilton Beach’s single-serve FlexBrew Coffee Maker on sale for $50 can keep you stocked up automatically

    Hamilton Beach never ceases to amaze me with the products that they release. FlexBrew is the latest of their single-serve coffee machines. I loved their Single Serve Scoop because of its flexibility in adjusting the strength of your cup and for its ecofriendliness. But I have to be honest an admit that they are in a tough market and they need to adjust in order to be competitive. That is what this new coffee maker is. A competitive alternative to Keurig capsule-based coffee makers and their own Scoop.

    Hamilton Beach’s single-serve FlexBrew Coffee Maker on sale for $50 can keep you stocked up automaticallyHamilton Beach single-serve FlexBrew Coffee Maker

    Amazon has the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Connected Single-Serve Coffee Maker on sale today only for just $49.99. This deal marks a new low price and a savings of $40 off its regular cost.

    This coffee maker syncs with the HB Connect app for your smartphone or tablet so you can easily view your coffee usage, inventory, and the FlexBrew’s filter status from anywhere in the world. It’s also compatible with the Amazon Dash program, which can automatically send you filters and coffee without you needing to do anything! Simply set it up once and you’ll never have to worry about running out of coffee again. That service is optional, though by signing up you can save $15 on your first re-orders.

    The FlexBrew was designed to brew single-serve cups of coffee and is capable of brewing either single-serve pods or coffee grounds. It has a removable water reservoir as well, and takes just about three minutes to brew a cup with the ability to switch between 8-ounce, 10-ounce, and 14-ounce cup sizes.

    Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. Roaster Recalled due to Botulism Scare

    Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

     

    A brand of Kelowna-based Cherry Hill Coffee has been recalled, Interior Health said Thursday afternoon. Due to temperature issues in the manufacturing process that potentially failed to control pathogens, including botulism, Interior Health is advising the N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee has been recalled. “If you purchased N7 Nitro […]

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    These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    We have our own ideas on who the best coffee roasters are but Gear Patrol has a great list as well. Well, let’s be honest, their list is pretty amazing, and it’s not actually theirs, it is a copy of the list posted at Daily Coffee News.

    First reported by Daily Coffee News , the U.S. Roaster Championship results are now final. Finalist roasters at the national competition were required to grade beans, build a roast plan, roast the coffee and serve it to a panel of five expert judges — all in quick succession at […]

    These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    First reported by Daily Coffee News, the U.S. Roaster Championship results are now final. Finalist roasters at the national competition were required to grade beans, build a roast plan, roast the coffee and serve it to a panel of five expert judges — all in quick succession at the event. Scored on every stage of the process, 24 finalists were whittled down to the top 6 coffee roasters in the US. The best part? You can buy bags from each roaster online.These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    Shelby Williamson, Huckleberry RoastersThese Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    1st Place: Based in Denver, Colorado, Huckleberry Roasters has grown from a garage roaster to a global micro-farm sourcing powerhouse. Huckleberry offers plenty of single origins, blends and decaf options at varying roast levels — in other words, it doesn’t discriminate against your taste in coffee.

    Learn More: Here

    Hugh Moretta, La Colombe Coffee Roasters

    2nd Place: Known for a far-reaching and experimental collection of roasts, La Colombe is one of the specialty coffee old guard. What started in the mid-90s as a single shop in Philadelphia is now one café and roasting empire that’s spread to Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C. and more.

    Mark Boccard, Southdown Coffee

    3rd Place: Native to Huntington, New York with another location in Oyster Bay, Southdown coffee prioritizes flavor clarity and balancing adventurous roasts and origins with more familiar flavors.These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    Janine Cundy, Joe Bean Coffee RoastersThese Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    4th Place: This roaster from Rochester, New York, is so deep into the coffee thicket that it’s making tea out of the dried skins of coffee cherries. They stock the good stuff, too.These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    Steve Cuevas, Black Oak Coffee Roasters

    5th Place: One of NorCal’s finest coffee roasters describes coffee as “practically a religious experience.” They’ve also got a wealth of blended, single-origin and even canned coffee to pick from.These Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    Eric Stone, Mudhouse Coffee RoastersThese Are Some of the Best Coffee Roasters in the US, According to Experts

    6th Place: Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Mudhouse offers everything from bags of decaf to ultra-premium, naturally processed Geisha varietals.