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Posts Tagged ‘Tasting’

From the Roaster: Java is Back!

By Jacqui | Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 10:18 am

Specialty coffee & small-batch roasting at Small World Roasters

Jon, our Master Roaster, works diligently to ensure that we are offering the best in specialty coffee to our customers.  This means many conversations with our coffee brokers, and plenty of roasting and cupping of each coffee to discern the quality of each bean.  The coffee that we buy, roast, sell and brew, is Specialty Grade – the highest grade on the market – but it still takes focus and a refined palette to select the best of the best. (more…)

Small World Coffee’s ‘Cap-Off’ Rules

By Jacqui | Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am


Every year, our worldlings gather for an in-house, bracket-style competition to see who can pour the best cappuccino.  We call it the ‘Cap-Off’, and at our staff meeting this Tuesday night, it’ll be time for this annual showdown.  It’s an event that is widely talked up by the crew, as the winner earns bragging rights for an entire year… and everyone else has an entire year to hype themselves up to be this year’s biggest threat! (more…)

Cap-Off Practice Session

By Jacqui | Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 9:35 am


In one month, our baristas will gather in the empty Wither spoon Street cafe – but not for our monthly staff meeting.  Instead of discussing upcoming events, brushing up on procedures or celebrating employees’ anniversaries, there will be hooting and hollering, and maybe some gentle trash-talking.  It’s not your typical all-crew meeting, it’s our annual Cap Off!

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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…)

Coffee Tastings Return to Witherspoon

By Jacqui | Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 8:37 am

Jon March leads an afternoon Coffee Tasting at Witherspoon

They’re back!  Master Roaster Jon March is back for a new seasons of free coffee tastings, held every Thursday at 1pm around the Witherspoon cafe’s community table.  Jon discusses the origins of each bean, the characteristics and flavor profiles of the coffee, and the science behind our roasting while you taste samples of each one.  The tastings are informative, casual, and a great chance to learn more about your favorite coffees. (more…)