Even if it seems nit-picky, when you buy quality beans, grind it correctly, water is another crucial step to getting the most out of your cup. After all, it’s not only the majority of what you’re drinking; the composition of that water entirely dictates what is pulled out of the bean and into the cup.
Join us as we set out an experiment, use our notes guide to conduct the test along with us so you can brew best cup at home!
Ready for the full-throttle, uninhabited version of your favorite coffee?
Good. Here's a quick and easy run-down of how to get the most out of your french press.
It's too easy to fall into the habit of a packed schedule--to avoid making time for what's restful, romantic, or rejuvenating because you've got to get... somewhere.
Giving ten minutes of your morning to your partner might not seem like a lot, but the day can get crazy and the meeting might go long. Make the time before you leave home to show up to your relationship.
Just enjoy a cup of coffee with your best friend, and your brain a moment to breathe, to focus, and extend the offer to your best friend is a gift to both of you. You can focus on what's important. Each other.
As with dodgeball and a cappella groups, barista's have their own lesser-known yet highly competitive national competitions called the US Coffee Champs.
It's akin to the Olympics, so let's use that as an analogy for what's going on this weekend in New Orleans as our award-winning roaster and delightful barista go to represent So-Dak at the 2018 US Coffee Champs Preliminaries 2018!
"A part of being a barista is that moment in the morning when people come in having not had that first cup for the day. They’re all groggy, and then I get them that coffee… to know I’m helping with that step, that I can make someone's day with a cup of coffee. It’s important."
"Being a barista is understanding coffee and being able to create a space where people feel welcome, can approach you, and learn... There are farmers out there with people hand picking these cherries. And when farmers are getting decent wages, livable wages, that's good, beautiful coffee!"