Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (specialty edition!)

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (specialty edition!)

The calendar says we have a couple more weeks of summer, but we all know it’s truly fall. September is the best month, and we all just have to accept it. If you’re reading this you’re either unashamedly about that #PSL life, shocked that I’m writing about them, or both. Either way, this recipe is gives you permission to drink your pumpkin spice lattes without shame and without regret.

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Flair Signature PRO - The best manual espresso maker

Flair Signature PRO - The best manual espresso maker

Have you ever made something with your own two hands? Maybe a bookshelf for your partner, a piece of art for a client, or a meal for your family. There’s a certain feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment that can’t quite be reproduced by any other means. Brewing coffee by hand gives me that feeling, but pulling espresso by hand is the zenith.

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Light vs Dark Roast Coffee - A case for longer shelf life

Light vs Dark Roast Coffee - A case for longer shelf life

Coffee is science, math and equations, but ironically it’s often myth that dominates the cultural caffeinated conversations. One of the most pervasive myths I hear, and one I’ve attributed to be true for a long time myself, is that coffee is just as good as stale after 4 weeks off roast.

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Pakt Coffee Kit: The Best Travel Solution?

Pakt Coffee Kit: The Best Travel Solution?

I travel a lot for work and I do my very best to take specialty coffee with me wherever I go. I’ve tried to brew it every possible way; from my hotel bathroom to the base of a waterfall, using a takeout cup lid in an attempt to regulate water flow to smuggling butane into unnamed countries to power up my camping kettle…

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The Ultimate V60 Technique?

The Ultimate V60 Technique?

Our fearless leader James Hoffman has finally done it - he’s released The Ultimate V60 Technique™. Coffee nerds have long awaited a recipe from the 2007 World Barista Champion, World Atlas of Coffee author, and all around great guy. Well, here it is.

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Bellman Stovetop Steamer - How to make latte art without an espresso machine

Bellman Stovetop Steamer - How to make latte art without an espresso machine

Before I ever touched an espresso machine, I had dreams of becoming a home barista. Pulling shots bold with crema, pouring lattes topped with art, and serving up drinks for anyone who walked through my door. Most of those dreams remained just that - cerebral fantasies - for a long time, mostly because of a lack of funds.

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Cold Brew French Toast (the best french toast ever)

Cold Brew French Toast (the best french toast ever)

On special mornings (usually Saturdays) I’ll switch up my breakfast routine replace my eggs with french toast. The other morning I really switched it up though - I added cold brew to my french toast. Here’s the recipe to change your life too!

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Rooftop Coffee Roasters | #todayimbrewing

Rooftop Coffee Roasters | #todayimbrewing

Nestled in the Elk Valley of beautiful British Columbia, Rooftop Coffee Roasters is carving a path for themselves in the Canadian coffee industry. Excited and inspired by the spectrum of flavours that coffee has to offer, the folks at Rooftop are roasting carefully curated single origin coffees in a way that accentuates all that each coffee has to offer.

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Father's Day Gift Guide 2019: Sales on Specialty Coffee Gear

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019: Sales on Specialty Coffee Gear

Your dad needs to step up his coffee game. I don’t know him, but I do know it’s true. My dad has a strong coffee game, but only because I started buying him specialty coffee gear. Here are some great sales this Father’s Day from some of my favourite specialty coffee brands!

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Coffee Travel Kit ESSENTIALS

Coffee Travel Kit ESSENTIALS

I’m on the go what feels like all the time, but there’s no reason to break routine and settle for less than great coffee. From the black sand beaches of Iceland to the dry lake beds of the desert in California, this travel kit ensures that I’m ready to brew anywhere, anytime. Here are my travel coffee essentials that you may already have in your kitchen, and how I use them on the road!

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Fellow Atmos

Fellow Atmos

How can you slow down the natural oxidation process to ensure that you can drink your entire bag of coffee before it goes stale? Well some will suggest that you freeze it, others will tell you to put it an airtight container, but if your like most common coffee drinkers you’ll likely just leave it in the bag you bought it in…

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My Top 5 Coffee Related Instagram Accounts 2019

My Top 5 Coffee Related Instagram Accounts 2019

One of the world’s most beloved apps isn’t a vice for me, it’s a vocation. I’m not spending my time watching memes or cat videos, instead I’m connecting with other creatives and professionals to craft educational content for the specialty coffee world. Instagram has actually done more to add to my life and my work than it has to take away from it, and I think that’s due to the people I choose to follow.

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Burundi Nemba | #todayimbrewing

Burundi Nemba | #todayimbrewing

Today I’m brewing a natural Burundi from the Kayanza Province, roasted by Canadian power-duo Lüna Coffee. Laura and Nate are the two that make up this western Canadian roaster, and although they’ve only been roasting as Lüna for just over a year, they’re no strangers to the Canadian coffee industry…

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Best Gooseneck Kettles of 2019

Best Gooseneck Kettles of 2019

An upgraded kettle was one of the first pieces of specialty coffee brewing equipment I ever purchased, but for most people it’s not a priority. After all, don’t all kettles functionally do the same thing? Sure they all heat water to boiling, but what happens after your water is heated is what really matters…

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