Evans Brothers Coffee // El Salvador Menendez Estates Finca El Rosario

Evans Brothers Coffee // El Salvador Menendez Estates Finca El Rosario

This is Evans Brothers’s fourth year of working directly with the Menendez family in El Salvador. This year they cupped 42 lots of coffee at the Menendez’s cupping lab, selecting Lot #3 from the beautiful Finca El Rosario as the standout (along […]

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters // Hair Bender

Stumptown Coffee Roasters // Hair Bender

Hair Bender is Stumptown Coffee’s most popular product, outselling all of their other coffees and being featured as the espresso choice in specialty coffee shops all over the country. Named for a long-shuttered beauty parlor that housed the first Stumptown location, […]

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6 Manual Coffee Brewers and How They Work

6 Manual Coffee Brewers and How They Work

There’s more to making a high quality cup of specialty coffee than picking out the right beans. Using a proper brewing device is also essential. In the past 15 or so years, professional baristas and home enthusiasts alike have been […]

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Octane Coffee // Atlanta, Georgia

Octane Coffee // Atlanta, Georgia

Visiting Atlanta for SCAA this year, Octane was first on my list of shops to hit. I’d been to their Grant Park location before, three years ago, from which I still have notes: gray metal and light wood, bright blocks of sunshine, […]

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Dollop Coffee // Chicago, Illinois

Dollop Coffee // Chicago, Illinois

It’s 7 a.m. and the street noise and train roars of Chicago’s Belmont Avenue bow out to Edith Piaf as I step into Dollop Coffee Co. There’s one customer who came in ahead of me, but he gets his grind […]

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