Kopi Indo: Exciting Developments in Indonesian Specialty Coffee

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Like in other countries, the past few years have seen specialty coffee picking up steam in my home country Indonesia. Below is an exploration of the scene based on my recent trip to Jakarta and Bali.

Killing time while my wife was pampered with a traditional Javanese massage, I stopped by Giyanti, a café/roastery in the nearby antiques district of Jakarta. [Continue Reading...]

Rachel Ray Visits Blacksmith, Buys Everyone Coffee

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It’s always nice when someone pays for your coffee, especially if they’re a famous television personality. Rachel Ray recently popped into our favorite Houston café Blacksmith and bought everyone in the store a cup of coffee. Co-owner David Buehrer was on hand to take the large amount of cash from the celebrity chef, and pass on the news to some rather incredulous customers. No word on what drink Ray ordered.  Watch the video here, then check out our friends and sponsors Greenway Coffee, who supply Blacksmith’s coffee.

Steadfast Coffee: A Nashville Pop-up With Big Ambitions

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A small Nashville pop-up shop is on the brink of something big. Currently located inside of Germantown's collaborative workspace The Skillery, Steadfast Coffee is a collaboration between coffee veteran Sean Stewart and entrepreneur Dale Clay. The two … [Continue reading]

Product Review: Sili-Dripper

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Happy Campers Every caffeine-addicted nature enthusiast faces the same conundrum: how do I make coffee when I'm camping?  Inventor and entrepreneur Tim Johnson has the answer you Patagonia-clad coffee drinkers are looking for: the … [Continue reading]

Populace Coffee Wants to Give You a Mahlkönig EK43

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A lot of coffee nerds like to think they have a good palate. Populace Coffee wants to put them to the test. The Bay City-based roaster is teaming up with Mahlkönig and La Marzocco for a contest they're dubbing the "Flight of Fancy." And they are … [Continue reading]

Cafe Review: Panther Coffee in Miami

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On my recent visit to my hometown of Miami, FL, I made a concerted effort to take my parents and older brother to a café I desperately wanted to visit: Panther Coffee. Voted Florida’s Best Coffeehouse in recent years, receiver of two Good Food … [Continue reading]