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Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: Equator Coffees & Teas

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This week’s episode of Unpacking Coffee includes an extensive sit-down with specialty coffee trailblazer Helen Russell, who along with business partner Brooke McDonnell has built San Rafael, California-based Equator Coffees…

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Costa Rica: A Classic Origin at a Crossroads

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Like most coffee professionals, I have a special place in my heart for Costa Rica. It is the land of lush, verdant valleys, crisscrossing volcanic ranges, and neatly trimmed coffee…

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Hacking Decaf – The Swiss Water Story

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Today, I want to break some walls down and talk about ‘Decaf Coffee!’

“GASP!”

If you are like most people, you probably take a negative view towards Decaf. It does after all carry with it an…

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BBaF Podcast Episode 35: Maker’s Mark with Rob Samuels

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Listen to Episode 35: Maker’s Mark with Rob Samuels” I’ve written quite a bit over the years about Kentucky bourbon brand Maker’s Mark, and created many a cocktail recipe with their whisky on this very blog. I’ve even had the opportunity to visit the distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, walk the storied Maker’s Mark campus, and meet the […]

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The Scandal of the C-Price

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“Finance drowns the real economy.” This is a point from Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment and poverty. This phrase accurately explains what’s happening in the coffee sector….

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The Extraction Smells Ryan Gosling

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While Starbucks made a “humble” entry into one particularly discerning European market this month, Marco Settembri, chief executive of Nestlé in Europe, told the Financial Times that his company is considering its…

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Design Details: The Logo-Inspired Interior Redesign at Chicago’s Passion House

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When the now 7-year-old Chicago company Passion House Coffee Roasters swung open the doors to its first cafe in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood last May, it had many of a specialty…

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2018 Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame to Induct Freddie Johnson, Dr. Pearse Lyons, Matt Shattock and Max Shapira

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The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival co-founded the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2001. Each year since then, inducting the winners into the Hall of Fame is one of the most anticipated events of the annu…

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The $65k Ultimate Fantasy Whiskey Experience – A Barrel of Jack, A Helicopter, The Presidential Suite and Lotsa Leather

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It all started about 10 years ago on a ping pong table at the home of Sean and Lisa Higgins. This husband and wife team took an inkling of an idea and went with it. The Higgins’ are the co-founders of Mint Julep Tours, recently renamed Mint Julep…

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Beer with Schooley: The World’s Colombian Coffee Exposition from Hop Butcher and Hero

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We’re drinking an Imperial Stout with Coffee named for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. I’m endlessly fascinated by the idea of a World’s Fair, with the nations of…

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