Coffee pairing is the ability to match coffee with certain foods in order to enhance the dining experience. Yes, coffee can be paired with a lot of other types of foods, not just pastries. A good example of this is the salty and starchy American style breakfast, which consists of … [Read more...] about A Simple Guide to Coffee Pairing
Exploring the World of Coffee
Coffee mugs are an absolutely vital piece of equipment for any coffee lover. A wizard has his wand. The cowboy has his horse. Every writer has a pen. A coffee lover has a coffee mug. I would venture to say that all coffee lovers have at least one favorite mug that they use. I … [Read more...] about Coffee Mugs
The coffee taster’s flavor wheel is used to describe what coffee tastes like. The coffee taste profile is an important element in judging a cup of coffee. The flavors help determine the quality of the coffee. For example, if a cup of Ethiopian coffee falls under “petroleum” on … [Read more...] about A Simple Guide to Coffee Flavors
Every coffee lover I’ve met has a list of their favorite coffees. This should come as no surprise. There are so many varieties of coffees that it is easy to formulate a list. Columbia, Indonesia, Guatemala, Brazil, Ethiopia all have coffee growing regions and processing methods … [Read more...] about Top Five Favorite Coffees
I was recently asked to name my top three favorite coffees. Sumatra coffee is number one on my list. I have been a fan of Sumatra coffee for years. It is best serve as a dark roast but is also delicious as a medium-dark roast. I find this coffee to be elegant, fierce, and very … [Read more...] about Sumatra Coffee
There has been some confusion over what a café macchiato is. This has become particular confusing in North America due to the Starbucks caramel macchiato. The caramel macchiato is a successful drink. As such, other coffee chains have created similar concoctions under the name … [Read more...] about What is a Cafe Macchiato?
I’ve had many conversations about the quality of Starbucks. Ironically, most of these conversations occurred inside a Starbucks. There are people that are unhappy with the quality of Starbucks coffee. But I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they suck. It’s true that I’m not happy … [Read more...] about Does Starbucks Suck?
Support your local coffee roaster! I have mentioned before in another post that coffee roasting is both a serious art and science. There is certainly a high degree of skill and technique involved in roasting coffee. It is part of the coffee world that I have much respect for … [Read more...] about Support Your Local Coffee Roaster
Summer is here. It’s hot outside. Shorts and flip-flops are now in fashion. Dining outside is commonplace. Cold beverages are now desired. Ice-tea, lemonade, sangria, and cold brew coffee are routinely served. It makes sense to get a cold drink during a hot day. Why not? It helps … [Read more...] about Drinking Hot Coffee in the Summer
It is very important to have an open mind when it comes to coffee. I argue that it’s a good idea to have an open mind about everything. This world is incredibly eclectic and fascinating. There is so much to discover and learn. Why deprive yourself of experiencing the world? The … [Read more...] about Having an Open Mind About Coffee