Welcome to Fresh Brews. Each week, I scour the internet, stumbling through dozens of blogs and across hundreds of newspapers to find stories for our round up of all that is informative, entertaining and random in the coffee world. Enjoy!
Friday Feature: Taking Note of Tasting Notes
Ever wonder how I taste those hints of caramel and spices. I don’t have super taste buds or anything special like that, just a lot of practice. Over at A Table In The Corner Of The Cafe, Drew wrote about how you can improve your tasting abilities.
Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Want to know how they drink coffee in other parts of the world? Here you can learn about the 2-3 hour ceremony surrounding coffee in Ethiopia. Now that’s my kind of ceremony!
The Cupping Room – with Jim Breuer & Kobayashi
You may recognize Kobayashi from competitive eating contests, but this time he takes on coffee. Somehow, he manages to down 42 cups of coffee in one sitting. Imagine those caffeine jitters! Don’t try this one at home.
Hawaii lawmakers approve coffee labeling changes
Bad news for fans of Kona coffee. It’s about to get a lot harder to find Kona coffee that’s actually Kona.
20 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves
If you’re still throwing your used coffee grounds into the garbage can, here’s some alternatives. Also, if you’re into that thing called tea, they have a few ideas for you too.
Four Signs You’re in a Real Espresso Bar
Great article on how to tell if you’re about to get a great shot of espresso or if you should run out the door and find another coffee shop.
How To Brew Coffee Like A Professional Barista
This article is for everyone that wants to be a coffee expert at home. In this guest post that I wrote for a blog called Expert Enough, I cover the basics on how to make a great tasting cup of coffee so that you can skip the daily trips to the coffee shop.
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