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Make sure your getting the real-real. No seal, no deal. Beyond the amazing quality of organically grown crops, one of the reasons organics are higher value/higher cost is that certified organic products represent an unbroken chain of inspections and certifications all the way back to the land it was grown on. If one of these links is broken, it cannot get the USDA Seal by law. Things that can cause a product to not reach the high bar that certification sets are too numerous to list here. From the land the coffee is grown on, cultivation, processing, transport, distribution, exporting/importing(more...

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The V style coffee pour over has 3 main styles. The large single brew funnel, the smaller holed drippers and the immersion style drippers. Here are the differences: The Funnel V Style Pour Over This brewer gives the user the most control over the brew because almost as soon as you pour the water in it flows through the ground coffee and out the bottom. The downside of this style of dripper is it requires the user to maintain the flow of water throughout the process. Leading Model Example: Hario V60 V Shaped Dripper The main difference between this brewer...

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Although the 3rd wave folks would have you believe pour over coffee is a new thing Dr. Peter Schlumbohm already had it perfected in 1941. The shear simplistic beauty of the Chemex coffee maker has not yet been surpassed. I also love the fact that they are based less than 145 miles away from us in Chicopee, MA. The coffee that this brewer produces is one of the cleanest cups you will find anywhere. It has a tight mesh filter thicker than your standard variety and really does a great job removing all the particulate matter from the extraction. Although...

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AeroPress If you’re like me, what you drink changes dramatically with the weather outside. This manual espresso maker is capable of producing a great shot. Served over ice in the summer it can make a mean Americano and in the cooler months it holds its own for single shots, doppios or espresso based drinks. For Lattes and Cappuccinos you would need to have a milk frothier or steamer. Characteristics of the shot are a bit cleaner than a traditional espresso. I would attribute this to the paper filter absorbing a bit of the oils. Cleanup is super easy with the...

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1. Know How Much Coffee You Sell Print your coffee sales by day from last week and increase by 25%. This is what our clients typically report back as an average increase from switching service to Tend Coffee. We will use this number on step 4. 2. Hot Water Make sure you power on your hot water source so it is ready for service. This takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on your machine. Whatever water dispensing system you use, the water should taste good on its own and be in the range of 208 degrees. Consistent temperatures give you...

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