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Better than cold brew: How to make iced filter coffee

Better than cold brew: How to make iced filter coffee

How to make iced filter coffee Ethiopia is undoubtedly home to tasty coffee. The conventional Ethiopian coffee usually made at home is hot. Probably the first and only time you've had an iced coffee - a modern coffee contraction - was at a cafe! The nature of cold brew makes it easy for cafes to brew large amounts of it days before serving it. While some are bottled, others are carbonated. However, it can be brewed fresh for customers. This is a specialty coffee you can try at home - you can even play around the taste. When iced coffee...

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Kochere - Sextant’s Ethiopian Coffee

Kochere - Sextant’s Ethiopian Coffee

Introducing our Ethiopian Single origin coffee "Kochere"   The Kochere is syrupy and medium-bodied and boasts intense sweet and spicy aromas.  During the final stages of roasting on our classic Probat UG-22, the smell of cherry cola fills the roastery. We love the Kochere coffee as a drip coffee or single origin espresso. Kochere is a sub-region of Yirgacheffe where smallholder, mainly female farmers still grow coffee in their front yards. Yirgacheffe coffees are highly-prized and comprised of uncatalogued and unique coffee varietals, called heirloom, that have never been cross-fertilized with more common varietals such as those found in large-scale...

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Sextant Coffee Roasters - Brian's Coffee Spot

Sextant Coffee Roasters - Brian's Coffee Spot

    In a post from Brian's Coffee spot, he discusses his view on sextant coffee, and we must say he did a fantastic job, nothing but good things to say! "The first thing to say about Sextant Coffee Roasters is that it occupies an absolutely gorgeous space. It might have had something to do with the late evening sun pouring in through the west-facing front windows, but as much as I loved Four Barrel in the Mission and Sightglass on 7th Street, I think this tops them both."   "I started with the Maiden Voyage, a very fine Ethiopian espresso. This has a pleasant kick in...

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The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony In the world characterized with the fourth wave coffee, the Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an increasing ceremony. The ceremony goes beyond sipping a good cup of coffee; it’s an essential cultural ritual that involves roasted coffee beans and water boiled in a vessel. It is an excellent way to express hospitality. The ceremony is special and thus, lasts for a hour or so. Cultural Implication of the Ceremony The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is considered an essential tenet of respect and friendship as visitors are invited to participate in it. Thus, the invitation takes on familial overtones. Though...

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The fourth wave: What’s next in coffee?

The fourth wave: What’s next in coffee?

Fourth Wave Coffee The coffee industry – just like any other industry – is such that has experienced a series of movements that signaled certain trends and progressions over the years. The popularity of coffee was majorly witnessed in the US. The term – wave – has been used to describe these trends and progressions that have given great insight into the evolution of coffee. It was coined by Timothy Castle, a coffee historian in the early 1900s, which eventually caught on with the coffee industry. The initial exponential growth of coffee translated into the demand for specialty coffee, then...

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How to Best Perfect Your Pour Over.

How to Best Perfect Your Pour Over.

The Pour over method. There’s no machine nor any electricity involved. Just you and a few simple tools. This simple experience gets you in tune with your coffee.
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