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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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Cupping of the new Rwanda, Columbia, and Costa Rica Coffees

Coffee professionals cup (taste) coffee in order to find out whether the new or old coffee is worth buying again or at all. We’re looking for the good, the bad, and the ugly. When you cup coffee in the traditional way,   you taste the coffee in its completely naked state. Here’s a video of […]

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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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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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New “Frank’s Late Night Special Espresso Blend”

We are introducing a new Espresso Blend that we like to call “Frank’s Late Night Special Espresso Blend.” “Late Night Special” is appropriate because anyone who knows me well, knows that drinking a few shots of espresso at midnight has no negative effect on my sleeping habits. This is an interesting blend of some awesome […]

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New Single Origin Coffee Offering

The description below can not describe the depth of flavors that come from a full city roast of this Peru La Florida. I have cupped this coffee several times and have found sometimes nutty and chocolate flavor profile. This is my favorite coffee available. There is something very shocking when I taste this coffee. I […]

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