Coffee producing countries are beginning to roast and serve craft coffee. We recently came across an exciting new roastery in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic that is introducing specialty coffee to the Caribbean nation. As we learned more we became intrigued by Coral and Edouard, the wife and husband team behind Gente de la Isla. Naturally, we felt an interview was in order.
We’ve been big fans of Collective Espresso since they opened their first location in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood almost three years ago. Since then we’ve seen them open what could be the perfect neighborhood coffee shop on the Northside of town. Their newest café in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati is their most refined and ambitious project yet.[Continue Reading…]
I flew West recently with my family to catch a glimpse of what it would look like to transplant ourselves to San Francisco, and more specifically, what it would look like to be planted in the Sunset. Amidst our travels, we were fortunate enough to be … [Continue reading]
If you've read anything about the city of Detroit in the last decade you probably know it fell on some pretty hard times. We'll leave the commentary on the rise and fall of Detroit to economists and urban planners. We, on the other hand, are happy to … [Continue reading]
When choosing a filter, there's always a sacrifice made. Paper filters provide the best clarity, but remove many of the oils. Metal or cloth filters improve the body, but leave sediment at the bottom of the cup. Here at the the Coffee Compass we're … [Continue reading]
One of the most rewarding aspects of competing in barista competitions is not the moment in the limelight or even the free swag, it's the friendships one makes with other committed coffee professionals. We were excited to learn one of our barista … [Continue reading]