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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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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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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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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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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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