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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 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…)

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…)

Join Small World at the 2010 Princeton University Farmers Market.

By Jessica | Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Join Small World at the 2010 Princeton University Farmers Market. Visit the Princeton University website for details.