Just a reminder about the latte art competition coming up in just 3 weeks! Not only will the beer be flowing right from the brewery itself; social station will be setting up a photo booth for our guests, arbitrary arts will be hosting an art show on the walls, live music will be in the background, a fourth bar will be brewing drinks for our sponsors, and food trucks will be slinging coffee inspired dishes in the parking lot. The throwdown event has truly transformed into a cultural melting pot. We have an official title sponsorship by Village Coffee Roasters. Very excited to be using their espresso!
You had me at coffee, but then you threw in the food trucks slinging coffee inspired dishes?
May 3, 2013 Posted by Chris TingomFiled under Events
Perry Czopp has announced his next coffee-training date which will be held on Saturday, May 18 starting at 8:30 am.
Czopp will share his coffee knowledge on the roasting process and the importance it has in the cup you make at home or buy at the café. Guests will get to sample different roasts to learn about tastes and flavors, and participate in roasting experiments. All the while noshing on bites from the award-winning restaurant, Crêpe Bar.
April 27, 2013 Posted by Chris TingomFiled under Coffee
The Verge has an article up about a new coffee machine called the Steampunk. It’s a $15,000 coffee brewing machine that can make coffee in a variety of automated ways. Watch this video for the full details.
April 13, 2013 Posted by Chris TingomFiled under Events
Perry Czopp, a valley coffee professional who hosts a regular weekend coffee crawl, is announcing the first in a new series of coffee training courses called Knowledge Series.
He describes it like this:
I will be offering a two hour course at Crepe-Bar starting at 8:30am next weekend. The focus and hands on portion will be on alternative brew methods like chemex, v60, and aeropress. I will touch on everything from how to choose coffee to brew all the way to the 2,000 hours of work it takes from seedling to cup. Lots of question and answer so I see it being conversational as well as fun. Of course lots to drink, win, and eat! Pre-register at thecoffeechop.com for $45 or pay $52 at the door.
Episode description: Brewing coffee is a never-ending science project, according to barista Sam Penix, owner of Everyman Espresso in New York City. Grind-size, brew method, coffee beans (which are really seeds), water temperature can all affect the flavors that end up in your cup. Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking, explains some of the chemistry of coffee.
April 1, 2013 Posted by Chris TingomFiled under Phoenix
The folks at Songbird Coffee & Tea House have published this video to their YouTube channel. They’ve conducted interviews with their entire team. Most of the interview talks about the sources for their supplies — they use local providers for tea, coffee, pastries, and baked goods.
March 22, 2013 Posted by Chris TingomFiled under Coffee
On Thursday I was downtown and needed a cup of coffee and a place to get online to do some work. So, I drove over to Citizen Espresso Bar on Central Ave. and also met up with a friend.
I’ve been on a kick to get cappuccinos recently (more like for the last few years!) and so I ordered this one. I’ll hand it to Citizen, they are consistent. I prefer a wet cappuccino with some “latte art” however this was still rather good.
Citizen Espresso has a great vibe and lots of people (a lot of regulars).
March 21, 2013 Posted by Chris TingomFiled under Phoenix
Hey everybody! It’s basically summer since the first day of spring means temps closer to 90 here in Arizona. And that means iced toddy! What’s your favorite place to get an iced toddy in Phoenix? Today, I’ve been drinking this one from Luci’s Healthy Marketplace.