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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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Another fantastic mistake: The Mystic Blend

This week, we shut down the coffee roaster for a few hours and did some much needed maintenance. We replaced some parts before they failed and tuned it up so that it now roasts with a smile. However, we allowed too much space between the face of the roaster and the roasting drum. For 10 […]

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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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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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Brewing Temperatures

Have you ever had an incredible cup of coffee at Chazzano Coffee Roasters, brought some beans home or to the office, opened the coffee bag, were astounded by the fantastic fragrance, ground it fresh, brewed it, and…it wasn’t as fantastic as the coffee that you had at the cafe? Well, it could be your brewing […]

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La Nubes Andrea Costa Nicaragua Maragogype

You know that we have over 40 different single origin coffees available and another 15 blends. I look for the best specialty coffee available. Smart farmers sample different areas of their farms that may cup at a different level than the rest of the crop. Here’s the problem: If a farmer has 50 hectares (2.471 […]

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We’re One Year Old!

I’m roasting Costa Rica Tarrazu Santa Laura now. It’s truly bringing a tear to my eyes, because it is the first coffee that I roasted 10 years ago. My wonderful mother-in-law always sends a nice check every October in honor of my birthday. Ten years ago, with that act of lovingkindness, I bought a small […]

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