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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…)

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…)

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…)

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

By Jessica | Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

One of our baristas, Mackenzie, has been experimenting with a method of cold brewing and getting FANTASTIC results! It’s a great way to get a full, complex, delicious extraction for iced coffee at home.  Here’s the recipe! (more…)