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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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Hey bean, how high do you grow? Or how bold can you go?

“Do you have a dark roast?” is a common question at Chazzano Coffee Roasters. One reason is that many of the coffee lovers have grown up on Starbucks Coffee which are almost always dark roasted. There is also a myth that dark roasted coffee is stronger than lighter roasted coffee. What makes a particular coffee […]

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What would I say if I ever met an espresso bean?

I joke that when people put cream or sugar in my fresh roasted coffee, G-d cries and an angel loses its wings. I must claim that it’s a joke or customers will believe that I’m a bit unstable. However, what can I say when someone blogs about adding “espresso beans”? Sure, it makes me tremble […]

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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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Coffee Forensics, Crimes against Coffee

On a trip back from Norwalk, Ohio, I stopped at a cute cafe. When I visit  a new restaurant or cafe, I ask for a cup of their best coffee and a double shot of espresso. This is my version of forensics, coffee forensics. I am deciding based on the facts whether they are breaking […]

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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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Plum Market and Whole Foods Troy

Did you know that we give away our unsold coffee to homeless shelters 2.5 weeks after roasting? Truly, it is still great coffee compared to the outrageously old coffee on the shelves in many big box stores. However, the aroma begins to disappear after 3-4 weeks after roasting and life can be too short. You […]

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