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Ricks Weekly Roast

Barely touching the surface of Roasting

Let’s talk about roasting. All you need to do is roast the green raw coffee until it goes brown. It doesn’t sound any more complicated than frying up a burger. But it certainly is! Coffee roasting is based on a science about which entire books have been written. How great...

How to create the perfect start each day.....

There are only two times of the day you have total control. The Start of your day and the end of your day. You can always attempt planning the middle of your day, but let’s be real, how often do tasks unfold the way you “planned” them? Sometimes your boss...

How much do you know about coffee?

For millions of people, coffee is an essential morning tradition that fuels the start of their day—and most of the time, you probably don’t even think about it. But behind every sip of coffee, there’s a fascinating story that begins in the country where it was grown and ends with...

Cupping Coffee at Home

Supplies Needed: Coffees (20 grams of each coffee) Grinder Scale (for measuring coffee weight) Timer Cupping Bowls (measuring capacity should be 160ml-200ml) Rinse cups filled with hot water Cupping spoons Hot water element  Vessel (to collect used coffee grounds) Mug or glass (to hold cupping spoons) Step One: Grind out...

Community during COVID19

There is always something you can do to help others. And by helping others you will also help yourself. Research shows that volunteering makes you happier and healthier.  Especially now, with most of us isolated from others or confined to interacting with only those in our household— it’s a great...

Seed to Cup

Have you noticed that more and more people are starting to show signs of interest in the origins of the coffee they are drinking? This new-found interest is the direct result of the Specialty Coffee movement and how the coffee industry is becoming a more sophisticated one. Coffee lovers like...

2021 Coffee Trends

Coffee trends are developing all of the time, every year there is always something new happening in the coffee industry. Nothing gets us more excited than that first cup of coffee in the morning. With 2020 behind us and a renewed sense of optimism, there’s a lot to look forward...

Espresso at Home

Preparing good espresso doesn’t have to be as complicated as you might think. With the correct equipment and a little bit of know-how, you’ll soon be pulling great shots in the comfort of your own kitchen. According to the SCA “espresso is a 25–35 ml beverage prepared from 7–9 grams of...

Welcome to chapter 2021

We have all had quite the experience in 2020. We may have been in the same waters, but we were not in the same boat. We have had silent battles, crying nights, jobless days, virtual hells, boredom, endless DIYs, and countless days at home. But we have also had more...

Coffee Myths Revealed

Your afternoon coffee will cause insomnia. Caffeine is a stimulant. However, the caffeine you consume in your post-lunch cup is processed through the liver at lightning speed and nearly all of it is flushed out of your body within 4 to 7 hours. So, if you drink your second cup...

What team do you cheer for?

Let's say it together, "2020 sucked." The year 2020 will be seared into the minds of many for decades. Many will want to turn the page and never look back. That's fine. But others may learn that this year was trying to teach us something, and we would be wise...

Coffee during COVID

In what has been a strange year for those people forced to work from home, little daily habits have helped to sustain normality. This year has not been easy for people in the coffee industry, including 25 million smallholder farmers who are responsible for growing 80% of the world’s coffee....

Coffee and Christmas

The Naughty list isn’t just for kids Santa is known to leave coal for naughty children, but when it’s the parents that have been naughty instead, he stuffs their children’s stocking with thermoses full of light roast coffee. Good luck catching those kiddos! Parents, kid’s aren’t the only ones getting checked...

Coffee, Coffee Everywhere!

When we speak to our friends about their favorite parts of winter, many of them gush about how much they enjoy cozy winter nights curled up with their families. We love those moments too, but that’s not the only time we feel happy! If you ask us, the very best time...

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday started as a campaign launched by American Express on Nov. 27, 2010, to help small businesses gain exposure and to inspire consumers to shop within their own communities during the holiday season. The day became official in 2011 when Washington State mayors, governors, senators and President Obama...

Quarangiving

Everyone can make Thanksgiving safer. This year Holiday celebrations will look a little different, but that doesn’t mean we can’y be together or not enjoy the Holiday. Here are some tips to help make your Thanksgiving safe for everyone. Wear a mask with two or more layers covering your nose...