Stories Coffee on Ice

Making Iced Coffee

It sounds simple, making iced coffee. Brew a pot, pour it over ice. Presto, refreshing caffeine on the rocks. Yet, like all simple things, iced coffee has a couple of pitfalls that, when fallen into, turn coffee into a horrible drink that neither flavoring or cream can rescue.  It turns out that with a couple…

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Stories Coffee and the New Year

New Year Signs

We all have ways of marking a new year. Starting a new calendar, resetting our passwords, arguing over Time’s Person of the Year, hangovers. Perhaps we carefully craft ambitions that will be rationalized away by Martin Luther King Day, Regardless, in any small business there is a deluge of end of year activity that, if…

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The Three F’s of Coffee Gifts

Coffee gifts for coffee lovers are, at best, tricky. Like wine and clothing, heaven forbid you choose the wrong vintage or size. However, giving the gift of coffee, especially a local roaster from your own back yard, can be a welcome treat to the coffee fanatic in your life.    Plus, coffee is EASY. Yes,…

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