CTA Coffee Map 2.0

CTA Coffee Map 2.0

Last month I followed the popular trend of public transit maps which denote area culinary hotspots/bars/cafes and created the CTA Coffee Map. I was particularly inspired by an NYC subway coffee map that appeared on Gizmodo. I knew when I posted it that the map wasn’t complete, so I asked...
Ruby Coffee Roasters // Colombia Aguacate

Ruby Coffee Roasters // Colombia Aguacate

Colombia Aguacate hails from a group of 30 small-scale producers in the District of Santa Barbara, Municipality of Sandonà, Department of Nariño and was the first selection Jared Linzmeier made for Ruby Coffee’s menu. The coffee is traditionally fully washed process in micro-mills at each farm and naturally fermented in cement...
Ruby Coffee Roasters // Sulawesi Toarco Peaberry

Ruby Coffee Roasters // Sulawesi Toarco Peaberry

This coffee constitutes something of a rarity, in that it’s a fully washed coffee from Sulawesi, where the more traditional wet hulling process is nearly ubiquitous. With this coffee, we see the results of a partnership between a Japanese coffee company and local investors to establish a wet mill in...
ICYMI: April 06 - April 12

ICYMI: April 06 – April 12

In case you missed it, the Table kicked off the week by wrapping up its series of Passion House reviews and spent the rest of the week digging into the contents of the latest Craft Coffee box, sampling coffees from Revel Coffee Roasters, Kuma Coffee, and PT’s Coffee Roasting Company....
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Writer's Block at Chicago Coffee Con 2014

Writer’s Block at Chicago Coffee Con 2014

It is with great pleasure and a whole lot of excitement that the Table announces that I, Drew Moody, will be participating in a round table discussion called “Writer’s Block—a Coffee Bloggers and Authors’ Round Table” at the 2014 Chicago Coffee Con! Kevin  Sinnott (of Coffee Companion), Nick Brown (of Daily Coffee News), and I will be...
K-Cups Are No Laughing Matter

K-Cups Are No Laughing Matter

For the past couple of April Fools Days, I’ve posted a phony positive review of a Green Mountain K-Cup, but after reading a recent article about the financial and environmental impacts of the K-Cup, I decided that they are no laughing matter. I, of course, used to be of the opinion “if you like K-Cups, whatever—enjoy...
Novel Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Kilenso Natural

Novel Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Kilenso Natural

Novel Coffee makes its debut at the Table today with a natural selection from Ethiopia. Kilenso Mokonissa is one of the smallest villages in the Borena Hagermariam District of Sidama. Coffee farmers in this area are typically subsistence farmers who pick coffee cherries that grow wild or in small backyard garden plots. In the past the coffees...
#ICYMI: March 23 - March 29

#ICYMI: March 23 – March 29

In case you missed it, Africa took over the Table this week with reviews of a Kenya and a Burundi from Halfwit Coffee Roasters. London’s own Square Mile Coffee finally made its debut here at the Table with a Burundi of their own. Then we showcased an uplifting story that comes out of an area...
Latte Art Saves Lives: Benefiting Victims of the Oso Mudslide

Latte Art Saves Lives: Benefiting Victims of the Oso Mudslide

Oso Mudslide On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:37 a.m. local time, a major landslide occurred near Oso, Washington, when a portion of a hillside collapsed, sending mud and debris across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. As of March 27, 2014, 25 people are confirmed dead and 90 are reported missing or unaccounted for as a result...
Halfwit Coffee Roasters // Burundi Kirema

Halfwit Coffee Roasters // Burundi Kirema

Burundi is a small landlocked country in Southeastern Africa, bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country is one of the poorest in the world, plagued with tribal conflict like it’s neighbors but with less international awareness. Even though coffee makes up an incredible 93% of its exports, instability in...
Halfwit Coffee Roasters // Kenya Mchana

Halfwit Coffee Roasters // Kenya Mchana

Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. The sample that Halfwit Coffee recently sent me hails from Mchana Estate, which is located in Ruiru—a village in the Kiambu county of central Kenya. Owned by KOFINAF Company Limited, Mchana Estate is the...
Square Mile Coffee Roasters // Burundi Buzira Kayanza

Square Mile Coffee Roasters // Burundi Buzira Kayanza

A private station, Buzira was started in 2010 with a highly experienced management team. Owner Salume Ramadhan and manager Cassien Nibaruta are keen to establish the mill as a state of the art facility to serve as a model for other washing stations in Burundi. Very well equipped, every stage of the delivery, sorting, pulping,...

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