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Coffee Chronicles: Upcoming Events

New York Liz Clayton Post a comment

Because nobody has enough to do this time of year, why not take some time to further your coffee education? Though you can taste dozens of amazing coffees on your own in New York City, there's really nothing like... More

Learn It, Don't Burn It: NYC Food Classes, 12/10 to 12/18

New York Allison Hemler Post a comment

Here's yet another serving of some delicious educational opportunities to get down and dirty for next week. All classes listed still have openings, but if you hear otherwise, please let us know. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] 'Coffee Cupping' at Counter Culture... More

Coffee Chronicles: Behind the Scenes at Counter Culture

New York Allison Hemler 7 comments

"You might be pleased to know your beans are roasted and packed to the sexy classic rock sounds of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath." [Photographs: Allison Hemler] Get out your measuring scoop, a kettle, and a French press, and make... More

Barista in the Wild, Part 5: The Future of the Coffee Shop

Drinks Allison Hemler 15 comments

It might be the largest Starbucks I've ever seen—or at least it appeared to be. As the first LEED-certified store in the company, the intention is to pave the way for future locations. In typical down-home coffee shop style, they offer drinks "to stay." No prices on the menu board means you should come with at least five dollars and cross your fingers. Employees encourage a cup of Clover-crafted coffee, made with small batch beans ground to order and miraculously prepared to enhance the flavor profile. More

Barista in the Wild, Part 2: Roasting to Perfection

Drinks Allison Hemler 4 comments

Roasting brings out the best flavors in coffee beans. To roast a coffee bean to perfection is the aim of any roaster with half a brain--and a heart. More

Barista in the Wild, Part 1: Coffee Bean Origins

Drinks Allison Hemler 3 comments

I've been so wrapped up in the glamorous life of latte art and timing my espresso shots that I forgot to spend more time with how my precious beans are born. More

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