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.
Guest post by Harrison Northey: a french press extraordinaire.
Yes, you read that correctly. Sometimes I drink bad coffee on purpose. I admit it. Kind of strange to talk about this on a blog whose stated purpose is “Stopping Bad Coffee.” But it’s the truth. And I don’t mean the kind of “bad” like when your proportions got off so your pour-over is a little watery and you’re not sure whether to dump it out and start over. I’m talking bought-at-Wal-Mart for $1.96/lb., ground in April 2017, vacuum sealed in a cardboard cylinder… Yeah, that kind of bad coffee. I willingly choose to put that in my body. Continue reading “Drinking Bad Coffee…On Purpose”→
Something very important to us at Coffee Made Better is portraying the entire story of coffee from crop to cup. We desperately want our readers to understand how amazing it is that we can have something such as coffee that we take for granted.
The story of coffee is one that deals with farmers working long hours in the fields to feed their families, roasters meticulously manipulating variables to preserve the delicate flavors of the bean, and baristas and home brewers testing their skills using various techniques to produce the end result of an excellent cup of coffee.
Don’t dismiss this article due to the outlandish claim the title gives. I am not claiming that your habit of buying an iced caramel latte on the way to work is a way that you live out your duties as a follower of Christ. I however, do believe that the coffee you drink in the morning in many ways does scream of a divine creator who cares about beauty and art and creates individuals in his likeness. Continue reading “Coffee As An Expression of the Gospel”→