Craft Coffee Competition: San Francisco Micro Roasters, What’s Up?

San Francisco is known for being on the up-and-up: they have hills going "up" everywhere, their property costs have risen astronomically, and perhaps less known is their fantastic source of our favorite upper: coffee.

What REALLY happened to the woman who sued McDonald’s for spilling hot coffee on herself

We've all heard one version or another of the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit legend: a woman bought coffee from McDonald's and had the genius idea of holding it between her legs while she was driving. ย And, because driving is bumpy and coffee is hot, it bumped and spilled, and because coffee is hot, she … Continue reading What REALLY happened to the woman who sued McDonald’s for spilling hot coffee on herself

Latte Art

If you haven't checked out #latteart on Instagram, catch up! With just under 3 million posts celebrating this delicious art form so far, you really never know what new and exciting ways these coffee connoisseurs will whip up your morning coffee. Who doesn't want a beautiful latte?!ย The real question is ifย you think you have what … Continue reading Latte Art

3 things you should know about caffeine, or you’re going to ruin your body

Most people that consume coffee don't really know anything about it, they just roll out of bed, brew a pot (or, ugh, pour in instant coffee mix into hot water...), and chug-a-lug until they feel like they are alive again. Sure, you can do that, but you're not getting the most out of it, and … Continue reading 3 things you should know about caffeine, or you’re going to ruin your body

Brewing Best Practices… Explained!

The Speciality Coffee Association of America along with many other sources have a best practices for brewing a simple cup of joe. I, however, want to dive a tad deeper and understand how these standards improve the quality of my 4 cups of coffee a day. Letโ€™s start with the main ingredient, and objectively the … Continue reading Brewing Best Practices… Explained!

Flash Brew Coffee is the New Cold Brew

After a recent trip to Japan I came across a coffee brewing technique that has set itself up to take over the cold brew fad. We have all become aware of cold brew this year-- the exhaustive 18-24 hour process that requires the perfect grind size and a straining process to ensure you wont have … Continue reading Flash Brew Coffee is the New Cold Brew

Welcome Box Coffee Pairing

I am so excited to have our December coffee pairing feature one of my favorite local coffee roasters, San Diego Coffee Company! Do you remember the old milk commercials that would show the cows grazing on the greenest fields in perpetual sunshine with the tagline "Happy cows come from California"? Well, I think happy coffee … Continue reading Welcome Box Coffee Pairing