What Were Brewing: Guatemala Benjamin Lopez by Dapper & Wise

Hailing from the coffee mecca that is Portland Oregon, comes a smooth, chocolatey medium roast Guatemala that gives ode to the jewel that Guatemalan coffee is crowned for.  I’ve recently dabbled with the Dapper & Wise Guatemala Benjamin Lopez and it, in turn, dabbled my taste buds.

Coffee Profile

Name: Guatemala Benjamin Lopez

Process: Washed

Origin: Guatemala 

Tasting Notes: Chocolate Chunk, Tiramisu, Hazelnut Butter

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Coffee Origins Guide: Uganda

For years, coffee from Uganda has seemed to be very similar to Kenyan coffee, however, simply not as good. In some ways, coffee from Uganda could have been dubbed “Kenya’s ugly step-sister”. That preconceived notion needs to change…Ugandan coffee is an origin on the rise. Continue reading “Coffee Origins Guide: Uganda”

What We’re Brewing: Columbia Nariño by Patriot Coffee Roasters

Central Florida has an ever expanding coffee scene, and at the moment, one Roaster stands among the influencers. Patriot Coffee Roasters based out of Lakeland, Florida has been in my mug for the past couple of weeks…let me tell you about it.

Coffee Profile

Name: Columbia Nariño

Process: Washed

Origin: Nariño, Columbia 

Tasting Notes: Melon, Jasmine, Brown Sugar

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Oat Milk Designed for Coffee: Minor Figures

Let’s talk about Oat Milk for Coffee. In a world where the substance that flows from the udders of a cow is no longer the universal understood term for “milk”, you may have been pressed to check out some of the new milks on the block. Almond, Soy, Cashew, Coconut, Lactose-Free, and now most recently…Oat Milk.

As someone who avoids dairy for a host of reasons, I have personally been on the lookout for a good alternative milk product that doesn’t sacrifice the integrity of the coffee I brew. When I work as hard as I do at making titillating coffee or espresso, the last thing I want to do is taint it with a sub-par milk product.

FRIENDS; we have a pretty darn good solution now. Enter, Minor Figures Oat Milk Continue reading “Oat Milk Designed for Coffee: Minor Figures”

What is a Flat White?: Explained

Of all the drinks on a cafe menu, one of the most complicated to explain is the Flat White. Why?

There is no 100% accurate definition for a flat white.

If you ask 10 different specialty coffee baristas, “What is a flat white”, you will receive 11 different answers.

It’s one of those drinks that has evolved over the years and taken various forms which brings it to it’s unique, hard-to-pin-down form today. Continue reading “What is a Flat White?: Explained”