education

Raising the bar on coffee education

We first started offering classes at Noble Coyote Coffee in December of 2016. The first class centered around brewing on a Chemex with a little discussion about grind size and how that affects the outcome of your coffee. I think 6 people attended, and 4 of those were family or friends of the staff here. It was a humble start, but that was the whole point: get started.

Lab Report: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Lab Report: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

When Rediet Begashaw arrived at the shop, I knew I was in for something different. She started by placing decorative ceramic cups and saucers, an electric stovetop, and a special pitcher called a jebena on the ground. While the ceremony that followed wasn’t formal, it was completely eye opening when she said the centuries-old spectacle takes place nearly every day.

Field Trip : Coffee Expo

Field Trip : Coffee Expo

The Specialty Coffee Association holds an expo annually to allow coffee professionals and enthusiasts to get together, learn from each other, see new products, and drink lots of coffee. This year, the expo was held in Seattle, so Kevin and I got on a plane bound for America's coffee Mecca.