Archive for April, 2009

Specialty Colorado Coffee – Freshness Tips

Posted by Java Girl on 28 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Coffee

In a perfect world, if you wanted the best possible specialty Colorado coffee, your day would start around 4:00 AM. You would start the day by grabbing a handful or two of unroasted coffee beans, depending on the amount of coffee you planned on brewing. You’d then pop the beans into the coffee bean roaster […]

Your Specialty Coffee Experience

Posted by Java Girl on 13 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Making Coffee

There is something about going into a coffee place that I shall call the coffee experience. Each shop is different. It’s how you feel when you get there, order your drink and either leave or stay depending on the place. Let me give you some examples of places I went to on a visit to […]

Getting Started with Specialty Coffee

Posted by Java Girl on 09 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Making Coffee

Everyone has to start someplace. You don’t however, have to start at the top of the coffee / coffee maker / coffee grinder list. My advice would be to start out by visiting some of your local coffee shops. Let’s say you lived in Salida, Colorado. If you do, you are very lucky. Not because there […]

Coffee Grinders in the Beginning

Posted by Java Girl on 07 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Coffee Grinders

The earliest method of grinding coffee involved placing it in a bowl and using the blunt end of a stick to crush it along the sides and bottom of the bowl. This process was time consuming and messy. It was also a lot of hard work! Others without much patience simply smashed the coffee with […]

Coffee Makers – History

Posted by Java Girl on 06 Apr 2009 | Filed under: Coffee Makers

Coffee makers date back to the Turks in 575 A.D. It wasn’t until 1818  that the first coffee percolator was made. This coffee pot is also called the cowboy pot because many cowboys began using it. From 1835 to 1850, coffee makers saturated the market. Pressure steamers, glass balloons, grinders, and roasters all became available. […]