Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

The previous version of Velvet Espresso had 2 coffees in it, roasted together.The reason behind that was the two coffees were almost the same. Having almost exactly the same density, moisture content, and average bean size.They worked well when roasted together.That...

Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

The previous version of Velvet Espresso had 2 coffees in it, roasted together.The reason behind that was the two coffees were almost the same. Having almost exactly the same density, moisture content, and average bean size.They worked well when roasted together.That...

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Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

The previous version of Velvet Espresso had 2 coffees in it, roasted together.The reason behind that was the two coffees were almost the same. Having almost exactly the same density, moisture content, and average bean size.They worked well when roasted together.That...

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Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

The previous version of Velvet Espresso had 2 coffees in it, roasted together.The reason behind that was the two coffees were almost the same. Having almost exactly the same density, moisture content, and average bean size.They worked well when roasted together.That...

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Why The Chemex?

While dialing in brewing recipes for a recent coffee, it occurred to us how often we recommend the Chemex. Yet, we leave little explanation to our favouritism. We love the Chemex for much more than its aesthetic appeal. It's a durable, efficient brewing method that...

Coffee Filter Comparison, Review, Recommendation

Coffee Filter Comparison, Review, Recommendation

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Our Favourite Coffee Gift Ideas Under $100

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Health and Coffee – Mycotoxins Myth

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How Should I Store My Coffee?

How Should I Store My Coffee?

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Irish Coffee

Our Velvet Sunrise twist on Irish Coffee 2 oz Irish whiskey 1 1/2 T unsalted butter 1 1/2 T raw/Demarara sugar 2 oz double shot Velvet Espresso 3 oz hot water 3 T softly whipped cream, unsweetened Dissolve the sugar and butter in a pan over medium heat. Remove from...