Latte art practice - Herkimer Cafe
The fine folks at Herkimer were kind enough to let me on the Synesso in their training area. Leading into the next round of competition, I need all the Synesso time I can get. I felt bad about using their milk up, so I'll head back some time with a jug in tow. I just can't believe how much better the milk is off the Synesso, I really can't match it at work.
Hot draft of a Thai coffee we brewed with @beanspirecoffee. Thailand is a producing country with a lot of potential but also several problems to overcome in the near term. Storage of green, processing, and varietals to name a few. The biggest problem will be one of brand. As Thai coffee improves, it will face a perception bias. Many roasters will simply write it off because they will lump it in with other asian coffees. That means lower price offers and often a basic unwillingness to sample them. We are betting that over the next few years companies like beanspire will overcome many of the hurdles to get better. Expect more info on that this winter.
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