Bar Nine, Los Angeles

Bar Nine, Los Angeles is a post written by FRSHGRND. If you’re viewing this on a third party’s website, please hit the link above to go directly to the source for a better experience 🙂 FRSHGRND – Coffee Reviews, Travel, Photography – Cafe Reviews & Coffee News for Thirsty Nomads

Bar Nine, Los Angeles is a post written by FRSHGRND. If you’re viewing this on a third party’s website, please hit the link above to go directly to the source for a better experience 🙂 FRSHGRND – Coffee Reviews, Travel, Photography – Cafe Reviews & Coffee News for Thirsty Nomads Bar Nine is a Culver City-based cafe and roaster that recently celebrated its second anniversary. Despite its relative youth, the company is making a name for itself by experimenting with long-established cafe norms. Bar Nine isn’t alone here: I’ve noticed a wider move among more progressive coffee bars, especially in California, to drop some “Third Wave” fussiness and industry orthodoxies in favor of introspection about what quality actually means, and, to greater or lesser degrees, reprising the primary role of the cafe as a local social and cultural space. What’s starting to happen as a result is a shift in focus, from expertise-centered geekery and equipment fetishism back toward the customer experience, and a rethinking of what that implies for everything from labor practices to brew methods. At Bar Nine, innovation and experimentation takes a variety of forms: it aims for full time bar staff rather than part time shift work, […]

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Caravela Pledges Percentage of Ecuador Coffee Sales for Earthquake Relief

Caravela Coffee, the vertically integrated exporter/importer formerly known as Virmax, has been a key CRS partner in our Borderlands project in Colombia, delivering dozens of single-farm and community lots to Counter Culture and Stumptown over the past three years and delivering quality premiums to hundreds of smallholder growers who had never earned them before.  This […]

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Onibus Coffee grows up in Nakameguro – Tokyo Japan

Since I’ve been back in Australia I’ve spoken to countless people about the specialty coffee scene in Tokyo. I liken it to Melbourne about 10 years ago – there’s an innate love of coffee in its people, there’s no market saturation, however there are a select few roasters that are pumping out some truly awesome beans and a community of baristas passionate about their extraction. My experience of the Japanese culture is one of perfectionism in process, there is great pride taken in making things in the most correct way possible.

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Adding Spice to the Coffeelands in Nicaragua’s Dry Corridor

The coffeelands of Central America’s “dry corridor” are becoming major testing grounds of perseverance and innovation in the face of climate change. According to a report from the InterAmerican Institute for Agriculture Cooperation (IICA) in May 2015, “The Central American Dry Corridor and the Dry Arch area of Panama, given their long dry season and the […]

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Get Connected with the BGA Membership Map

By Mark Hundley, BGA Membership Committee The SCAA and BGA are always looking for different ways to connect their members and how to offer them the best benefits possible. The BGA committees are a vital part of executing this vision. After months of hard work and collaboration, we are ready to show off our newest tool for connecting members with their local communities and beyond. That tool is our new Membership Map! Did you recently join the guild but don’t know many other members? Have you moved to a new city and want to find out if there is a local coffee community? Is there an executive council member in your area that could help you get more involved in the BGA? Maybe you want to start your own local community but aren’t sure if there’s enough interest. These are all excellent reasons to check out our map. Upon opening … Continue reading

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Matt Argo of Good Folks Coffee Talks Rebranding, Origin, and Expansion

Matt Argo of Good Folks Coffee Talks Rebranding, Origin, and Expansion by Michael

Matt Argo is quietly building a coffee empire. From humble beginnings in a basement to a brand new roasting facility in Louisville’s Shelby Park neighborhood, Argo’s Good Folks Coffee Company is going places and shows no signs of slowing down. We recently caught up with the Arkansas-bred entrepreneur to ask him what we can expect from Good […]

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You Can Now Roast Coffee With Your Smart Phone and the Ikawa Pro Sample Roaster

You Can Now Roast Coffee With Your Smart Phone and the Ikawa Pro Sample Roaster by Michael

For coffee importers and roasters, sample roasting is a crucial part of evaluating the quality of a coffee. Designed to highlight the intrinsic qualities of a given coffee, a sample roast is traditionally lighter than a production roast. This gives the taster a snapshot of a coffee’s aroma, acidity, and body. The intricacies of consistently […]

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