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COVID-19 Safety Plan

COVID-19 Safety Plan

COVID-19 is of concern to us all, and at this time we are closely following Health Recommendations by the Government of Canada as well as following the lead of our public schools. 

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Post Pandemic COVID-19 Toughest on Food Industry People

Post Pandemic COVID-19 Toughest on Food Industry People

Luckily, in the past the coffee industry has proven itself relatively recession-proof. Big question is, if it is pandemic proof ?

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In Memory of R. Michael Ratcliffe

In Memory of R. Michael Ratcliffe

We have partnered with Rocanini Coffee Roasters in order to bring awareness and to raise funds for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in R. Michael Ratcliffe’s name. Please join us...

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Chapter 12 of the COVID-19 Coffee Survival Guide

Chapter 12 of the COVID-19 Coffee Survival Guide

Professional Coffee Equipment Obsessions A comment on the fetish that some Baristas and consumers seem to have about buying their coffees and cafe equipment. There is a false belief marketed that you need to spend a lot of money on specialized equipment in order to make good coffee and latte art. This insidious belief implies you need to buy the latest top secret technology in order to accomplish skilled tasks. The key word is skill, because any skill implies that you need to learn technique in order to execute it. The new technologies tend to be just shortcuts and crutches....

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Chapter 11 of the COVID-19 Coffee Survival Guide

Chapter 11 of the COVID-19 Coffee Survival Guide

I'm going to tread into dangerous waters here and talk about one of the most controversial taboo subjects in the realm of 3rd and 4th wave coffee (aka pretentious coffee). What am I talking about? Blended drinks.. , AKA frappuccinos

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Chapter 10 of the COVID-19 Coffee Survival Guide

Chapter 10 of the COVID-19 Coffee Survival Guide

We are revisiting a brewing device that was long ago dismissed as an alternative for espresso.

Of course I'm talking about the Aeropress.

Full admission. I was an anti Aeropress-er (not anymore).

For those of you not familiar with the Aeropress way of making coffee it's a strange looking plastic device that looks like a giant syringe.

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