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New Retail Coffee this week, New Decaf (quick hits)

New Retail Coffee: Lacau $15 This coffee is from East Timor, the first new sovereign state of the 2…

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New Retail Coffee this week, New Decaf (quick hits)

New Retail Coffee: Lacau $15 This coffee is from East Timor, the first new sovereign state of the 21st century (gaining its independence in 2001). Counter Culture used to buy coffee from the region back in ’06, but stopped after too many inconsistencies. Now they’re back and better than ever. This coffee hails from Letefoho in […]

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*New Offerings for Custom Press Pots* – 12/16

As of Friday, 12/19, it looks like Counter Culture roasted their last bit of Olke and Haru. Time to move our press pots into the new year with a new pairing– We will run out Haru and Olke through midday Wednesday–with full implementation of the new press pot menu on Wednesday afternoon. Today (Tuesday 12/16/14) we […]

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Espresso

Good morning, Bears! As of 9am this morning, we have one more 5lb bag of Idido before switching to an entirely different Single Origin Espresso. A big thank you for those of you who came by the other week to taste and give their feedback on the selection. BAROIDA Aiyura, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea […]

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Updates – New Retail Coffees 11/19

I send this missive with a divided heart. This Coffee E-mail responsibility is one that we have had the continued joy and pleasure of receiving from our fearless coffee leader Zekarias Thompson. Grand and heavy shoes are they that I must fill as he leaves our haven and home. (picture those shoes the band members […]

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Dialing In

The way that people approach finding the best tasting coffee has been becoming more scientific in nature over the past few years. In shops around the world you will find people using devices to measure the percentage of extraction of their espresso shots. You might hear about people dialing in their water to just the […]

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Video: BBCBC 2008 Champion (from the archive)

Kriston Capps: 2008 Big Bear Barista Championships