Monthly Archives: October 2011

Finally Made it to Portola Coffee Lab

October 25, 2011 Scott Mindeaux, Editor   So after a couple of years of being introduced to Portola Coffee from a tweet I got from them 2 years ago I haven’t been able to get up to see them in person when … Continue reading

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2011 Camp Pull-A-Shot. “Two Words” Video recap.

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Brewing Fundamentals

Unlike wine where the winemaker has complete quality control up to the time of bottling – coffee requires that the consumer use a bit of their own craftmaship during preparation. There are a number of variables that can ultimately ruin … Continue reading

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Coffee Health Benefits

For many coffee is simply a medium in which to deliver caffeine. But according to the latest research, coffee may also hold a significant amount of health benefits.

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Ristretto | Coffee in Oslo

By OLIVER STRAND  | OCTOBER 20, 2011, 11:30 AM The joke is the coffee is Oslo is so light that the beans go straight from jute bags (sorry,GrainPro) to a grinder without ever seeing the inside of a roaster. It’s accurate as far … Continue reading

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Camp Pull A Shot 2: Pull Harder

The countdown is underway for Camp Pull A Shot 2, held this year at the beautiful El Capitan Canyon campgrounds in scenic Goleta, California. Current registration for Pull A Shot is SOLD OUT, but there’s a wait list – wait … Continue reading

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