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”
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.
Name: Columbia Nariño Process: Washed Origin: Nariño, Columbia Tasting Notes: Melon, Jasmine, Brown Sugar
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”
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”
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”