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Indonesia Coffee Production

  In 2017 Indonesia was hit with a large amount of rainfall. By late November of 2017, The National Disaster Mitigation Agency had recorded 545 landslides and 689 floods across the country. The Internation Coffee Report is stating that the 2018 coffee production in Indonesia will decline by almost one fifth. The Association of Indonesian

James Has A Special Order Code For You

The Coffee Project’s Founder James Vaughn has a new venture! James created The Coffee Project in 1997 when we were all figuring out this crazy home roasting coffee thing. He’s started a new venture in California’s El Dorado County wine region. The focus is solely on El Dorado Country wines from Northern California’s Sierra Foothills.

Like Comedy, The Secret To Coffee Is…Timing

Is there a problem using coffee just after roasting? … Why wait between roasting and brewing? …if coffee gets better with age, why doesn’t it KEEP getting better with age? Waiting, letting the coffee “rest” or “degas” does help in creating a better flavor. It’s counter-intuitive to the idea of fresh coffee, but letting the roasted

Interested in Roasting Professionally?

Q. I am interested in roasting coffee as a small business. My budget is going to be pretty tight, I would say I have about $5,000 to spend on equipment. Do you have any advice on which would be the best way to start out? ——— Start with good coffee of course, but don’t go

Strong Women Strong Coffee

Dorothy Jones  / Jane Barnard / Mary Gutteridge Back in 1640, when New York was New Amsterdam, Dutch merchants brought Ethiopian coffee into the US from the Yemeni port of Mocha via Holland. Coffee was not that popular in North America though. And, it didn’t taste that great due to the extended travels in the hold of a ship. It was

5 Free Tools to Create Mind-Blowing Home Roasted Coffee

…If for some reason you don’t have access to one or two of these tools, it’s OK. The others will work fine on their own.  And yeah!  They’re free.  Most people have them, right at home. Sight.   Look at the green beans, what size are they? Do they have a lot of silverskin? Can you tell

How is Coffee like Love?

In Ethiopia, you don’t usually see coffee in to-go cups, sitting in the dash of a car or at desks at work. It’s more than that, respected, cherished. Coffee takes time, understanding, and attention. It’s a relationship. Maybe you’ve heard about the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Somewhat like a Japanese Tea Ceremony. There is tradition, meaning,

Don’t Burn Your Tongue

In prior posts, it was pointed out that coffee trees like good drainage. Volcanic soil is perfect for this and it tends to be found at elevations coffee like, so that’s a perfect match. Volcanic ranges tend to hang around the equator where sunlight is pretty even, and that’s perfect too. The kind of soil

Birthday Discounts

We’ve changed the way we handle birthday codes! Have you ever found yourself running really low on your favorite beans, but trying to stretch them out so you can get to your birthday discount in a few weeks? Then you will like this change! Starting this month, we’ve implemented a new code that allows you