Disnel Ramirez - Producer Deep Dive

Disnel Ramirez - Producer Deep Dive

Disnel Ramirez has worked with Semilla Coffee importers for the past two years, but his extended family has been working with the importing company since 2019. At this time, only...
November 15, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Latte Art Tips

Latte Art Tips

We have all been wowed when our barista hands us a latte adorned with a perfectly poured rosetta or, even more impressive, a true-to-life tulip on a cortado—it almost feels...
November 15, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Q&A with Counterpart Coffee

Q&A with Counterpart Coffee

Hailing from Squamish, British Columbia is Counterpart Coffee. Run by Emily Lehnen and Tim Knutton, this two-person roastery is a staple in the Canadian specialty coffee scene. We caught up...
November 15, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Nariño: Five Reasons This Is A Coffee-Growing Paradise!

Nariño: Five Reasons This Is A Coffee-Growing Paradise!

We featured coffee from Nariño many times in our monthly pack, but what exactly is it that makes it so good? Let's investigate! Nariño is a province located in southwestern...
November 14, 2023 — Lauren Scratch
Origin Deep Dive: Uganda

Origin Deep Dive: Uganda

The Plants For most of the country’s coffee-growing history, Uganda has largely been an exporter of Robusta coffee, the slightly more caffeinated but much more bitter cousin of the Arabica coffee plant, which...
November 10, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Q&A with Ben Put, Barista Champion and Co-Owner of Monogram Coffee

Q&A with Ben Put, Barista Champion and Co-Owner of Monogram Coffee

Ben Put, Co-Owner of Monogram Coffee, has been crowned Canadian National Barista Champion six times. We chatted with Put to learn about what it takes to be a six-time champion...
November 09, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Who is Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters (Calgary, Alberta)

Who is Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters (Calgary, Alberta)

The Roastery  Phil Robertson and Sebastian Sztabzyb met in 1996 at the University of Calgary. They were both studying engineering when they were paired up as lab partners and bonded...
November 08, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Who is Rosso Coffee Roasters (Calgary, Alberta)

Who is Rosso Coffee Roasters (Calgary, Alberta)

The Roastery  Rosso Coffee Roasters began as a coffee shop in the Ramsey neighborhood of Calgary, Alberta, in 2007. Initially called Caffe Rosso, the cafe was run entirely by owner...
November 07, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Warmth Blend - Origin Deep Dives

Warmth Blend - Origin Deep Dives

Origin Deep Dive: Brazil  Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world, which is exporting a third of the globe’s coffee. It all started with a scandal. A "Seeduction"...
November 02, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Issue #12 Brew Guides

Issue #12 Brew Guides

BASECAMP: Rosso Coffee Roasters  What you'll need: A French Press Kettle 450g of water at 94°C/201°F 28g of coffee (medium-fine grind, approx. 820 microns)  Two spoons How to make it: ...
November 02, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Debunking Blends

Debunking Blends

Blends can sometimes have a bad rap. There is a misconception that roasters use them as a way to cover up cheaper coffees. Maybe historically, that has been true, but...
October 19, 2023 — Zara Snitman
Q&A with Vava Angwenyi

Q&A with Vava Angwenyi

This Coffee is Exclusive #7: Vava was exported by the incredible Vava Angwenyi, Author of Coffee Milk Blood and Owner of Vava Coffee - the first woman-owned B-Corp in Kenya...
October 19, 2023 — Zara Snitman