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DIY: Brew Cold Brew Coffee in a French Press

Cold brew coffee is incredibly smooth and delicious, and easy to make at home. We'll show you how to make cold brew concentrate, and then dilute to make cold brew coffee. If you prefer to have your concentrate already made for you, you can order our concentrate online for home delivery. Ingredients:  5 oz coffee, ground coarse (we use Bizzarri Blend for our concentrate, but you can use any coffee you have on hand) 25 oz + 16 oz cold filtered water  Preparation:         » Weigh and grind coffee, then add to French Press » Pour in 25 oz of...

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2 Panettone Coffee Recipes to Make During the Holidays

The aroma of the classic Italian Panettone is heavenly and reminds us that the Christmas holiday is near. These two recipes use a Panettone syrup, so you'll want to make this first. PANETTONE SYRUP 2 Tsp King Arthur Fiori di Sicilia Extract (available at King Arthur or Amazon)12 oz Monin Almond Syrup8 oz Monin Vanilla SyrupMix ingredients and store in a bottle. NITRO AL PANETTONE 1 - 8 oz Can Nitro Cold Brew1 oz Panettone Syrup (adjust to taste)Orange TwistPour syrup into serving glass, hard pour Nitro Cold Brew over the top. Garnish with orange twist. PANETTONE SHAKERATO COCKTAIL RECIPE A...

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Cupping Room Collection | Honduras El Jaguar

We sent a team of three to Honduras on a sourcing trip earlier this year, so they could learn more about coffee and its producers. Stefano Bizzarri, Antonio Madeddu and Pearl Café Manager Juan Pablo Martín Riba spent a week visiting spectacular places, meeting memorable people, and tasting coffee, including the Honduras El Jaguar.   We met with Don Victor Barahona, who works as the president of the board of COHORSIL (La Cooperativa Cafetalera Siguatepeque Limitada). Although COHORSIL started as a group of vegetable farmers that wanted to diversify into coffee, Don Victor shared with us that they have been...

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Fall in Love with Fall: Three Seasonal Specials

Cool fall temperatures, the changing leaves and the anticipation of the holidays are making us want to cozy up with some warm seasonal specials. These special drinks are all available at the cafés in Chicago, Seattle and Portland now through the holiday season.  Caffè al Pepe This spicy latte is back by popular demand! A few of our cafés had to keep it on the 'by request' menu from when we introduced it last year. Made with honey, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, the Caffè al Pepe has an unexpected and delightful mix of sweet and spicy.  You can watch Kara...

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Inside our New Portland Café | 200 SW Market Street

Our newest Portland café is located in a newly remodeled space in the 200 Market Building, a LEED Certified building. The café's color palette, inspired by this green building certification, features warm woods and greens. The café boasts a green La Marzocco Strada espresso machine, green Deruta cups, and a spacious and exclusive outdoor seating area. Partially covered and heated, this outdoor seating area can be enjoyed year round.   Wrapped in warm wood-tones with a polished concrete floor, the inside space is warm and inviting, with window seating and a shared communal table in the center.   Located in...

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