Pour Over Coffee

Java Talk: Water Avenue Chemex Demo

The grand opening of our Portland store this past weekend was a great success! We had a great turn out and had a wonderful time meeting all of you. Thank you so much for your support. Besides getting a chance…

Crew Review: GSI Outdoors

Happy Monday fellow campers! In case you forgot, this weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and while we’re excited about the extra time off, we even happier that it is the unofficial kick-off to camping and hiking season. After all, just…

SCAA 2014: Todd Carmichael

In our past of couple posts you may have noticed there’s a lot to love about the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event. First of all, we have the opportunity to drink as much coffee and tea as possible,…

Specialty Coffee for $20 or less?

Coffee Power, Activated!

Time, counter space and budget may all be concerns, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. Fresh, locally roasted whole bean coffee is a step up from capsule coffee and miles above instant. If you…

Barista Snapshot: Jake at SteamDot Coffee

Jake Schmutzler

Who: Jake Schmutzler, Barista Where: SteamDot Coffee Company, Anchorage, Alaska What was the first coffee drink you remember tasting, did you like it? I remember loving the smell and the sounds of my dad’s morning coffee ritual: stoking the wood-stove,…

Crew Review: Hario V60 Pour Over Tools

When we first encountered the Hario V60 pour overs a few years ago, we were simultaneously entranced and intimidated by the artful precision with which the brewer crafted one of the smoothest cups of coffee we’d ever tasted. With some…