Ever heard of Kopi Joss? It is charcoal coffee and yes it is a thing. To be more specific, it is placing a hot piece of charcoal into a cup of black coffee. I heard about the combination of charcoal and coffee but never thought much about it until I started seeing charcoal lattes … [Read more...] about What is Kopi Joss?
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In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, I decided to share a latte recipe. Ever had a Boo Berry Latte? Halloween is approaching. The bulk candy is on sale at the stores. The spooky decorations are on display. The scary movies are constantly being played on the television. I’ve … [Read more...] about How to make a Boo Berry Latte
I had the opportunity to try Chiapas coffee the other day. I’ve had Mexican coffee before. It was from Oaxaca. I recall that it was crazy good. The person that brewed it for me was from Oaxaca and he made it very strong. He told me it was how they made it back home. He also told … [Read more...] about Chiapas Coffee
I got into a dispute with one of my coworkers over the economics of coffee a few months ago. He did not understand why someone (he meant me) would spend so much on coffee. “Coffee shouldn’t be so much,” he said. “It’s just coffee.” I tried to explain that coffee is gourmet … [Read more...] about The Economics of Coffee
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
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?
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