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What’s in a name? Everything.

Would you like a cup of the Colombia Castillo Cauca? Or some Colombia Villa Maria Caldas Supremo? Or perhaps the Bolivia La Paz AA? At many other coffee shops, you’ll find names like, “House Blend” or “Espresso Roast.”  So, what’s with all of the crazy long names? Did you know that “Mandheling” (of Sumatra Mandheling) […]

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The Curse of Fresh Roasted Coffee

When we first opened Chazzano Coffee Roasters, I had a great idea. We roast 10-20 different single origin coffees every day. What could be a cooler gift than 2 oz. sample bags with 5-10 different choices? We bought 1000 red (our signature color) sample bags. We shipped a few out to very happy customers. Soon, […]

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Space Ships and Drip Coffee Glass Carafes? A ranting about coffee in the future

  I am addicted to the TV show, Eureka. The show is part science fiction, comedy and serious drama with affable characters that I know I’ll miss once I’ve seen all the episodes. The town of Eureka is filled with geniuses of every discipline all working for Global Dynamics- a secret government think tank and […]

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Why you shouldn’t care about whether it’s a dark or light roast

What is one of the most popular first questions at Chazzano Coffee Roasters? The answer is: “Do you have a Dark/French/Italian/ Espresso Roast?” The reason that many people ask for a dark roast is that they believe that dark means richer or bolder. That is not close to the truth. In addition, the brewing method […]

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Pascal’s Wager and Business Ethics

When business ethics is discussed, I immediately think about Pascal’s Wager. The 17th century philosopher, Blaise Pascal, is famous for his wager about the existence of G-d. With so many theologians before him attempting to prove the existence of G-d, Pascal came up with the Wager. Here is a summary: If you wager that G-d […]

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What makes me giggle about the Giggles Blend?

The Giggles Blend was my first creation of a coffee blend. Before Chazzano Coffee Roasters or Chazzano Cafe, there was the Giggles Blend. I have a strange sense of humor that I inherited from my mother, of blessed memory. My puerile, sophomoric, and extremely dry jokes would produce giggles from my wife. Hence the name. The creation […]

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New Tea at Chazzano Coffee Roasters

When you look at the new item that came in the mail from Zen Tea Traders, you may be confused about what Chazzano Coffee is selling these days?!?! Are you finished guessing? It’s a Pu-er cake aged since 2004 from the Yunnan Province, in the town of Xishuangbanna (pronounced sig-song-banna). Xishuangbanna means “twelve thousand rice […]

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Drinking for the Cycle

I’m not a big baseball fan. Truly, I am only interested in the hometown team because it’s good for the local economy and for the self esteem of the particular town. If the hometown team is considered the underdog, even better. In addition, everything that I’ve learned about sports was learned from video games. Really. […]

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Small Business, Big Life

One of my favorite books is titled, “Small Business, Big Life: Five Steps to Creating a Good Life with your Small Business.” The basic teaching is that no one should ever start a small business in order to grow it into a big business. If you do, you’re missing the point of starting your own […]

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