Tag Archives: coffee

Coffee at Andy’s

My father-in-law, Bill Dietz, aka Baker Bill has taken up writing in his spare time. He’s turning out some wonderful material and has graciously allowed me to reprint one of his latest works after visiting us. I think many of you can relate. Enjoy! Coffee at Andy’s Coffee at Andy’s,“Oh, Boy, I can’t wait”! One […]

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Cupping for the Masses, part 1

I’ve been a consistant [cupper](“Flickr: Cupping” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ciordia/search/tags:cupping/) at our local [Counter Culture Coffee](http://www.counterculturecoffee.com) training facility since its inception. Over the last year I’ve met all flavors of coffee drinkers, start-ups, enthusiasts, professionals, and the curious. I’ve also held informal cuppings in the home and been to [Earth Fare](http://www.earthfare.com) for their community tasting classes/gatherings. Over time […]

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5th Roast, Ethiopian Ghimbi

Continuing on my pilgramage of heat gun roasting we decided to give the Ethiopian a try. Robin and I enjoy a lot of coffees but we’ve found a love for the fruitier blends and Ethiopian’s generally do not disappoint. My real concern is that if I am going to continue this I need to start […]

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Roaster Humor

Today I did my first 250g peaberry roast.  Working in a new bowl, with a lot larger volume, and a bean that I am unfamiliar with.  I’ll taste it in the morning, curious of the results.  I was probably 80-90% even in roast. It just had it’s first crack at a very slow pace which […]

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New York, Espresso, Eats, et al

I’ve been absent, lost in New York. No not really, it was Robin’s 27th birthday and we were there for her grandmothers 85th. This was our best trip to New York yet. While we hammed it up on Long Island (Hicksville) with the family half the time, the other half was spent travelling for good […]

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SERBC 2005

  This weekend Robin and I traveled to Chapel Hill for the finals in the South Eastern Barista Competition. We arrived about 11:30a, enough time to say hello to friends and colleagues before the two hour competitive marathon. Peter, Daryn, Tim, Cindy, and many more faces from [CCC](http://www.counterculturecoffee.com “Counter Culture Coffee”) working hard to pull […]

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Quickies.. Wassaap

The kitchen job went bust.. long story short the people who we paid to insure proper measurements measured wrong. This caused a 6″ gap in the counter which basically shut down forward progress on installing a kitchen. Of course the old counter had been removed prior to learning this therefore finagling was involved. In the […]

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