New Espresso Week

It’s that time again, New Espresso Week!! This weeks coffee is brought you to by Verve Coffee Roasters. I’m familiar with Verve and I have had their coffee’s before. Verve started out in the surf town of Santa Cruz, CA and now have cafes all over the world; from San Fransisco to Tokyo. The coffee we will be taking a look at is their Sermon blend; and we will be looking at how it performs as an espresso with milk. Brewing With this coffee I didn’t pull out the refractometer. While I love the refractometer I realize that not everyone has access to one andRead More →

It’s new espresso week; which means it’s my favorite part of the week. This week’s coffee is brought to you by Tandem Coffee Roasters out of Portland, ME. This is a review of the Time and Temp Espresso blend. As with all my espresso reviews we are looking at how this coffee performs with milk. The reason for this is that by the numbers 60% of coffee sold within coffee shops in the U.S. are espresso based drinks; and a majority of those are milk based. I.E. latte’s, cortados and the ever so perfect,¬†cappuccino. What is a proper cappuccino? In case you’re new to thisRead More →

It’s new espresso week! I’ve been drinking the Anodyne Nerve Tonic espresso for two weeks now and here’s what I’ve found. Are you new to Espresso? Espresso can be on fickle bi…. That’s right, working with espresso is a tough game. There are so many variables to manage to get that perfect shot. However, there are a few coffees that I feel are perfect for the beginner home barista. The Nerve Tonic Espresso is just one of those coffees. The blend is what I would consider a ‘base’ blend for most espressos. The base coffees in a great espresso blend are usually nutty and chocolateyRead More →