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Home Brewing: Cold Brewed Coffee

By Jacqui | Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Cold-brewed Coffee
On the heels of our recent post about our well-loved New Orleans style iced coffee, we have been fielding some questions about how to cold-brew coffee at home.  In the warmer months, many people look for an alternative to their usual hot coffee, but there are a few other benefits to cold-brewing coffee at home.  First of all, it’s easy: a little measuring, a little waiting, and you’ll have a pitcher of coffee that will last for up to a week.  Secondly, and more significantly, cold-brewed coffee is much lower in acidity than traditionally brewed coffee.  This makes it an excellent alternative for coffee drinkers who are sensitive to acidity – either as a matter of personal preference, or upon the doctor’s recommendation!

With the right tools and some preparation, you can stock your fridge with cold-brewed coffee to enjoy as the summer approaches! (more…)

Making the ‘NOLA’: New Orleans Iced Coffee

By Jacqui | Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 11:27 am

New Orleans Style Iced Coffee from Small World Coffee
Shortly after we introduced our New Orleans style iced coffee last summer, we could tell it was a hit.  Though we had only planned it to be a nice addition to our summer drink menu, the NOLA became so popular that we knew we had to keep it on the menu year round.  As summer approaches we’ve been serving more NOLA than ever, and our kitchen crew has been brewing the delicious serum, batch after batch.  What is it, exactly, that has made the NOLA such a fan favorite?  Well, our Nassau Street kitchen has brought the secrets from New Orleans to Princeton with this magical recipe… (more…)

Home Coffee Brewing: Perfecting the Pour-Over

By Jacqui | Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 10:28 am

Pour-over or cone coffee brewing

Pour a little water in and let the coffee 'bloom' for 10-15 seconds.

Pour-over coffee brewing is our preferred method for making coffee at home.  You’ll find a fuller flavor in your cup, as this brew style allows for a more complete extraction than a standard automatic coffeemaker, for example.  Making a great cup of pour-over coffee at home isn’t difficult, and with some finesse, you can master the process and brew a truly high quality cup of joe.

There are many opinions in the ‘coffee world’ about the art of pour-over brewing, and our years of research (and coffee drinking) have enabled us to fine tune our pour-over style.  Visitors to our Nassau Street cafe can enjoy coffee brewed pour-over style, and we sell the home brewing equipment at both locations if you’re looking to start brewing it at home.  Here we’ve assembled a step-by-step guide for brewing your pour-over coffee the Small World way! (more…)

Eat More Kale!

By Jacqui | Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 11:30 am

Worldling Kale Thompson models the 'Eat More Kale' shirt.

Several local businesses including Small World Coffee, the Whole Earth Center, the Bent Spoon and the Terra Momo Restaurants are working together to raise awareness about the situation a man named Bo Muller-Moore is in.  Fran McManus, from the Whole Earth Center, summarizes: (more…)

Home Brewing How-to’s

By Jacqui | Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 11:54 am

Peach leads the public coffee tasting at Witherspoon.

Each week, the worldlings gather at our roaster in Rocky Hill, filtering into our ‘Coffee Lab’ to participate in tasting sessions.  While enhancing their understanding of each coffee’s flavor profiles, they’ve also been experimenting with different manual brewing styles and comparing the difference in taste as one bean is brewed using several different methods.  The meetings are lively, with questions flying and minds at work, fueled by sip after sip of fresh coffee.  Inspired by the curiosity that our worldlings bring to these tasting sessions, we have set out to develop some how-to’s for manual brew styles. (more…)