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Barista in the Wild, Part 5: The Future of the Coffee Shop

Allison Hemler 15 comments

It might be the largest Starbucks I've ever seen—or at least it appeared to be. As the first LEED-certified store in the company, the intention is to pave the way for future locations. In typical down-home coffee shop style, they offer drinks "to stay." No prices on the menu board means you should come with at least five dollars and cross your fingers. Employees encourage a cup of Clover-crafted coffee, made with small batch beans ground to order and miraculously prepared to enhance the flavor profile. More

Barista in the Wild, Part 2: Roasting to Perfection

Allison Hemler 4 comments

Roasting brings out the best flavors in coffee beans. To roast a coffee bean to perfection is the aim of any roaster with half a brain--and a heart. More

Barista in the Wild, Part 1: Coffee Bean Origins

Allison Hemler 3 comments

I've been so wrapped up in the glamorous life of latte art and timing my espresso shots that I forgot to spend more time with how my precious beans are born. More

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