Category: Coffee Peeps & Places

US Coffee Championship: Nashville Qualifier Finalists

This past week was a pretty exciting week in the world of specialty coffee. The US Coffee Championships: Nashville Qualifier took place. Baristas, roasters, coffee enthusiasts, cuppers, etc. competed in 5 different coffee-related events to earn a spot at the US Coffee Champs. The winners of the US Coffee Champs will go on to represent the US at the World Coffee Champs.

Below are the top three finishers in each competition. Continue reading “US Coffee Championship: Nashville Qualifier Finalists”

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Farewell: Asheville, NC

Farewell just opened up in Asheville’s south slope. With great a vibe, bright space, and a diverse but well-crafted menu, Farewell will be trailblazing a new culture of coffee in Asheville. Continue reading “Farewell: Asheville, NC”

What We’re Brewing: Halo Hartume by Cooperative Coffee Roasters

In the Asheville coffee scene, there is a new kid on the block: Cooperative Coffee Roasters. While I didn’t get a chance to try them out as quickly as I wanted to, I finally was able to brew up their new release: Halo Hartume.

Coffee Profile

Name: Halo Hartume

Process: Washed

Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Tasting Notes: Hibiscus, Lime, Honeydew, Melon

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Waka Coffee: Bringing Instant Back

You may remember when I wrote an article a while back about the roots of a specialty instant coffee movement happening among coffee drinkers. What has once been deemed a major “no-no” among coffee connoisseurs is now something that is actually being added back into the coffee drinkers’ arsenal of brown-liquid creating weapons. As I’ve started experimenting with¬†specialty instant coffee¬†myself, I am going to tell you a little bit about a new company on the scene: Waka coffee. Continue reading “Waka Coffee: Bringing Instant Back”

Arcadia Coffee Roasters: Giving Purpose To Your Daily Grind

In the world of commodities (coffee included) sometimes we as consumers forget about what goes into what we wear, use, eat and drink. I am here to tell you about two guys who haven’t forgotten and are here to help you remember too. Continue reading “Arcadia Coffee Roasters: Giving Purpose To Your Daily Grind”