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Of Kings and Coffee: A Denver Coffee House & Finding Light Through Roasting

Posted by Maria Gomez

Mon, Jun, 17, 2019 @ 08:06 AM

At Purple Door Coffee in Denver, Colorado, the beloved brewed beverage is more than just a caffeine kick; it is a catalyst that helps transform the lives of young people. Purple Door Coffee has helped homeless youth transition from life on the streets to meaningful employment via job training at their coffee shop and—more recently—in their roasting operation. Their name comes from a central belief within their mission; the color purple, they write, is often associated with royalty, but—as a faith-based organization— they believe everyone is royalty, as the true king lives inside us all, and we thus possess innate value worthy of opportunity, love, and kindness. His door is always open. Hence, the name Purple Door Coffee.  

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Topics: roaster profile, SF25, coffee roaster, coffee roasting, coffee culture

Using Data Collection to Achieve Consistency in Roasting

Posted by Jacqueline Gutierrez

Wed, May, 29, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

Fundamentally, the coffee industry relies on experimentation to improve its techniques and processes. Coffee roasting is the primary example of this. From the transfer of heat to the amount of time set at one specific temperature and then there’s the desire to achieve a specific hue, roasting is all about the art of experimentation.

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Topics: coffee roasting, art of roasting, coffee culture, coffee drinks, data collection, coffee metrics, numerical data in coffee roasting

Cà Phê Roasters is Helping Revitalize Philadelphia's Kensington Neighborhood with Vietnamese Coffee

Posted by The San Franciscan Roaster Co.

Wed, Apr, 24, 2019 @ 14:04 PM

 

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Topics: SF6, woman roaster, small batch coffee roaster, she's the roaster, coffee culture, coffee drinks

Where Some of Our Favorite Drinks Originate From

Posted by Jacqueline Gutierrez

Fri, Mar, 22, 2019 @ 12:03 PM

While here in the United States, we’ve adapted countless variations for creating and consuming different coffee drinks, we often don’t realize the contradictions we make when we substitute an ingredient or two or switch up the container for drinking thus changing the entire experience. For that reason, it’s well worth exploring the origins of some of our favorite drinks and how they relate to its birthplace’s culture, identity, and ritual.        

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Topics: coffee culture, coffee drinks, Espresso Romano, Gibraltar, Frappé, Cortado, Flat White

From Coffee Farm to Coffee House: The San Franciscan Roaster's Love of the Journey

Posted by Maria Gomez

Thu, Mar, 21, 2019 @ 14:03 PM

 

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Topics: coffee roasting, art of roasting, history of coffee roasting, direct trade, coffee culture