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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”

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.

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Difference Between Cold Brew and Iced Coffee

Many people who are new to coffee often become confused when they see contradicting things about Cold Brew and Iced Coffee. Many people tend to think they are the same thing, however, wonder why it goes by two different names. The truth is that it goes by two different names because it is two different things!

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