Peregrine Espresso, Washington D.C.

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Peregrine Espresso, Washington D.C. 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 You always hear about holiday travel being a disaster, but, at least until this winter, I’d always been lucky. However, after delays, American Airlines canceling one of my tickets in error right before final boarding, and other travel chaos, I found myself spending Christmas eve in Washington, D.C. So, naturally, I found the closest cafe I could get to. That turned out to be Peregrine Espresso’s Mid City location. I made it right before they closed for Christmas Eve, and the good things I’d heard were proven by the delicious Counter Culture roasted Ethiopia Olke Birre pour over I had. Nice staff, good vibes, and good coffee. What more can you ask for? If you’re in town for longer than I was, you should check out the Indie Coffee Passport, a $20 ticket that gets you a coffee at 17 of D.C.’s indie coffee shops. Anyways, hope your new year […]

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BGA Election Nominations Are Now Open

Each year the Barista Guild of America (BGA) finds itself with leaders who are coming to the end of their two or more years of service. Nominating new leaders, whether someone you know or yourself, is a key part in keeping our leadership current and effective to serve our members. As a guild, our election process involves first nominating potential leaders, and then our membership votes to choose these new leaders. Participating in the BGA’s election process is a benefit open only to BGA members. The BGA leadership is made up of Executive Council (EC) Directors who are Barista Guild members, like you! Each member of the BGAEC participates in one of our committees. While they are often involved in all major BGA Events, their role is primarily to support the SCAA staff and to provide guidance around the direction of the Barista Guild. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DIRECTOR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES … Continue reading

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Episode 32 – From the Farm with Wilford Lamastus

From the farms of Elida Estates and El Burro Estates in Panama, we’re excited to welcome Wilford Lamastus, a fourth generation coffee producer responsible for some of the world’s best coffee. We’re talking about the history of the Lamastus Family Farms, the challenge that coffee producing countries face, and spilling the beans on the Geisha varietal’s impact on the livelihood of coffee farmers in Panama and worldwide.

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Coffee With Friends

Our culture is seeing a boom in specialty coffee.  The “third wave” has arrived in tidal fashion.  Yes there is a crazy and hip culture that has emerged.  One of high energy, of community, one conscious of quality.  We believe there is something deeper going on here.  People are investing more into relationships, and they want to show value to each relationship by the quality of coffee they share together. […]

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Water Usage in the Café, at the Farm, and in the Future: Episode 3 – The Future

By David Fasman, BGA Membership Committee Water – it is essential in the creation of good coffee from seed to cup. And it is essential in so many other processes that exist around coffee. From washing dishes and making ice in the café to water decaffeination processes and shipping coffee across the oceans. Water is the primary driver in so many of these systems – seedling nurseries, any irrigation needs at the farm, processing methods, extensive cupping and of course brewing. Each system has its own rigorous specifications for water – with the final stage, extraction, being the most demanding. In fact, as mentioned in episode one, it takes 53 gallons of water to produce one latte in a paper cup and a single cup of coffee requires 34 gallons of coffee from seed to cup.[1][2] So with coffee requiring so much fresh water, demand for coffee growing, and fresh … Continue reading

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Episode 31 – 2015 in Review

Happy New Year! On this episode we’re talking about our experience with coffee regions, coffee roasters, and coffee resolutions from 2015. While we both have our own take on what happened this past year, we’d love to hear from you! What were your favorite coffees of the year? Did you have any big surprises or expectations in 2015? Do you have any goals with coffee in 2016? Let us know on Instagram, Twitter, or by email.

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Lavi Bon

All of us at 1804 Coffee have enjoyed learning Creole, although we do not claim to be proficient yet. The ability to joke with farmers in their native language certainly brings some levity to any situation. Not always having to use a translator has increased the depth of our relationships, while expressing that we really care for them and their culture. We all know that life is incredibly difficult in […]

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Episode 30 – Ratio Eight

We’re delighted to have Mark Hellweg – Portland based entrepreneur and designer responsible for Clive Coffee and the stunning Ratio Eight Coffee Maker – on the podcast this week! We discussed Mark’s story, the roles of both form and function in design, design challenges in bringing the Ratio to market, as well as some exciting upcoming projects in the works.

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Bangin’ Brews: Reuben Hills’ Ethiopian Harosana

The world of buying green specialty coffee beans is filled with a myriad of potential pitfalls, not least of which is the chance that by the time the coffee actually lands at the roastery, it simply won’t taste like it did at origin. It can go both ways. The micro-lot roasters used when cupping green…

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