Olympia Express Cremina Espresso Machine

Been doing a bit of research, trying to find a great espresso machine to put my studies into practice. What better way to learn than to try it yourself, hands on! I was debating between three machines, all a bit pricey, but are all supposed to create great espresso with beautiful crema! Olympia Espress Cremina…

A NEW ESPRESSO MACHINE

Hello everyone, I am thinking of getting my very own espresso machine, curious to see what you home baristas think of the Rocket r60v? Any recommendations on grinders as well?

BALZAC’S COFFEE ROASTERS

Not much of a coffee scene near Niagara Falls, what is it with Canadians and cheap coffee. I have always wondered how Tim Horton’s got so famous, is it just because it is cheap, or is it because of it’s sugar water that has a hint of coffee and milk hence, double double…I am confident…

MARKETING TACTICS YOU NEED NOT TO FALL FOR -COFFEE

A few things you may want to be aware of when buying coffee bean, beware of their labels! GRADE The word grade is very important in the commercial world, but in the specialty world it is  rare to use for flavour or quality. Most regions use grading terms to indicate size of the beans. The grade does…

MEETING THE BEANS

Coffee is like an art form, mechanically and physically. Like food, it comes in hundreds of varieties, their names would be one the first step to help you differentiate dark from light roast, good from bad beans. Like wine, the flavour of coffee depends a lot on it’s source, the bean. Understanding this aspect of…

New Barista Profile

The best cup of coffee not only depends on it’s bean and machine, but the person on the other side of the counter who is making the drink for you. It’s time we give a little kudos for a job well done! Starting next month (May 1, 2016), I will start featuring one barista each…

Top 10 Most Expensive Coffee in the World

I would definitely want to try this if opportunity presents itself!  Coffee is considered to be one of the most soothing types of beverage. It is very popular with people of all ages, especially to those who require an energy boost. Coffee is also one of the most common produces of many different countries all…

Bulletproof Coffee – The State of High Performance

I’ve heard about using butter in coffee, but never actually tried. What are the flavours? Ingredients for Bulletproof Coffee At least 1-2tbs unsalted grass-fed butter. 1-2tbs of Brain Octane™ or XCT oil™ (these are 18x and 6x stronger than coconut oil, with no flavor. They are not generic mct oil, which is about 1.6x stronger than coconut oil) 1-2 cups…

Venezuelan designer creates edible coffee cup

Coffee is a staple to many of our diets. Without it, we may not be able to survive our commutes to work or get through that “2 o’clock feeling.” The days just seem to go by faster and easier with a little java. That’s even more true when you have a pastry to go along…

WALLACE ESPRESSO

  So this is a cash-only coffee shop. What’s interesting about this shop is it has no menu, they make whatever you order. A very casual chop, more hipster feel than anything. And ofcourse I had to run in and out, and back in again to get some cash from my car. Sitting here writing my…