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Reflux and Decaffeinated Coffee

If you are someone who suffers from reflux and other issues when you drink coffee, there is a solution: decaffeinated coffee. Chazzano Coffee Roasters roasts only Fair Trade Organic, Swiss Water Process coffee. I’ve blogged elsewhere about the decaf process, but what is important to note is that you can drink with great joy a […]

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Rwanda Cup of Excellence Coffees

All of our coffee is specialty coffee. If you’ve taken a tour of our roasterie, I highlight the fact that there are very few defects, e.g. over-ripe, under-ripe, black, insect damaged, broken beans. In addition, our coffee is roasted to my version of perfection, and then ground and brewed perfectly. That’s a short summary of […]

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Yemen Mocca Sanani and Why do the angels drink it?

There are about 100 lbs. of Yemen Mocca Sanani left in my holy green bean room. I’m beginning to miss it like you miss a dear friend who is about to leave town for 4 months. Before we say our farewells, I’d like to share some information about one of my favorite coffees that causes […]

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Return on Luck: ROL

What’s Luck Got to do with it? This was the title of one of my favorite recent business articles found in the New York Times. It was cleverly written by Jim Collins and Morton T. Hansen. The authors discuss and study a new metric, Return on Luck or ROL. Businesses talk about ROI, Return on […]

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Do you have Espresso beans? It depends on what you mean.

We are often asked, “Do you have espresso beans?” or “I’m looking for an espresso roast.” Any coffee varietal and any coffee roast profile(light to dark, city roast to French Roast) can be a great espresso if the following conditions are met: The coffee beans are fresh; the coffee is freshly ground prior to tamping […]

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Cooking with Chazzano Coffee

Here are a few products that use Chazzano Coffee in their ingredients: 1. Atwater Block Brewery, Vanilla Java Porter 2. Bacco Ristorante, Espresso Biscotti 3. BNektar Meadery, Ethiopia Harrar Mead, and a top-secret Mead TBD 4. Dave’s Sweet Tooth, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Toffee 5. Royal Oak Brewery, Java Porter 6. Corden’s Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans […]

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El Salvador Apaneca Elite

For the two coffee catering events, one at BNI-GRO in Pleasant Ridge and the other at Painting with a Twist in Ferndale, we are brewing fresh roasted french pressed El Salvador Apaneca Elite. I’m in a good mood. Business is booming. Life is good. Therefore, I’m serving a $36/lb. coffee for catering. What makes the […]

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Being Mindful

Find a teacher or spend time with people who are smarter than you. The beginning of the 6 orders of the Jewish Book The Mishnah (commentary on the 5 books of Moses) teaches us to find for yourself a teacher (k’nei l’cha rav). Find someone who is smarter or wiser and figuratively sit at their […]

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A New Obsession-Turkish Coffee

Chazzano Coffee has gone to the dark side, but in a good way. We now serve Turkish coffee. We brew coffee at Chazzano Coffee Roasters in French Presses, Vacuum Syphon, Pourover, Espresso, Iced Pourover, and Toddy Cold Brew. We analyze the flavor profile when we brew coffee with the French Press- what is an ideal […]

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Kosher Coffee? Really?

If you are a regular customer of Chazzano Coffee, you probably know that you shouldn’t bring food into the cafe and that I have a higher proportion of Jewish customers than other cafes. If you want an explanation about what kosher means concerning coffee, please keep reading. However, if you are now sitting on your […]

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Nicaragua and Coffee Mathematics

The 32lbs. of Nicaragua Maragogype Las Nubes (the Clouds) from the Andrea Castro farm from the Matagalpa region will arrive tomorrow! Why is this coffee so special? There are a plethora of reasons. When we cupped the coffee, we tasted notes of banana, peach, chocolate, marzipan, salsa, and much more. In short, it was like […]

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Mommy, where do coffee beans come from?

If you’ve taken a tour at Chazzano Coffee Roasters, you might have heard me talk about coffee cherries. You may have heard about my crazy hope that my coffee tree seedlings may produce coffee cherries. Above, you’ll see the coffee cherries growing on Coast Three Coffee farm in El Salvador. There are two coffee beans […]

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