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Video: A Day at Small World Roasters

By Jacqui | Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

We were thrilled to host Sara Sadri – a local filmmaker who is also pursuing her postdoc at Princeton University – at Small World Roasters. “Small World Coffee,” she says, “was my first introduction to the town of Princeton. In fact, I think it is more like a landmark of Princeton.” While visiting our Rocky Hill Roasting Facility as part of our public Backstage Pass events, the scientist & filmmaker saw a cinematic opportunity. “I myself never thought about coffee beans as green fresh beans, and as a scientist, I found the process quite appealing and interesting.” (more…)

In The Mood for Love

By Jacqui | Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Heart pouring practice!  In anticipation of the opening of the Love Show next Friday, our baristas spent some time at the Roaster Coffee Lab in Rocky Hill, pouring hearts into the foam on their cappuccinos.

To paraphrase Tim, using the very scientific method of ‘everyone pointing at their favorite one’, Thomas was crowned the King of Hearts.  Find a heart in your Small World drink?  Share it with us on Twitter @swcoffee!

Coffee Brewing Equipment We Love: Bonavita Electric Kettles

By Jacqui | Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 10:00 am

After more than a decade of pour-over coffee brewing, we’ve tried just about every gadget and kettle on the market.  When we find a tool that makes the process simpler while still producing a great cup of joe, we think it’s worth sharing!  Our newest discovery is the Bonavita Electric Kettle. (more…)

Raise Your Mug to Melitta Bentz, Pioneering Coffee Geek!

By Jacqui | Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 10:12 am

After a few decades working in the specialty coffee industry, we’ve tried just about every coffee brewing method out there.  Aside from our dedication to the craft of espresso, we’ve spent a lot of time researching and honing pour-over coffee brewing.  It’s one of our favorite brewing methods, as it really showcases the nuanced flavors of the coffee we roast and brew.  We serve it brewed to order at our Nassau Street cafe in Princeton and make it for ourselves at home.  We’ve also blogged our step-by-step procedure to help our fans perfect their own pour-over brewing technique.

One day, as the worldlings gathered at the roaster Coffee Lab for a cupping, we all wondered aloud: Where did the name ‘melitta’ come from, anyway?  It was time for some research, and what we found out surprised and delighted us… (more…)

July Coffee of the Month: Indie Blend

By Jacqui | Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

As we all celebrate Independence Day each July 4th, we can’t help but choose the Indie Blend as our featured specialty coffee throughout the month.  But for us, Indie stands for Indonesian as well as for Independence, and for this blend we select beans only from this one growing region.  Master roaster Jon March writes:

“Indonesian coffees such as Sumatran, Bali, and Java are mainly about big, full body and rich, heavy mouthfeel. Papa New Guinea’s great growths bring the contrast and complexity of a livelier acidity. This specialty coffee blend is a great meeting place for both fans of acidity who are looking to try something a little heavier, and straight Sumatran drinkers who might want to see how they like a little more acidity.”

Though it’s not always on the shelves at our two Princeton cafes, you can order the Indie Blend (along with all of our other specialty coffee blends & varietals) through our website.  We precision-roast to order, and ship via UPS to ensure freshness!