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What’s in a name? Everything.

Would you like a cup of the Colombia Castillo Cauca? Or some Colombia Villa Maria Caldas Supremo? Or perhaps the Bolivia La Paz AA? At many other coffee shops, you’ll find names like, “House Blend” or “Espresso Roast.”  So, what’s with all of the crazy long names? Did you know that “Mandheling” (of Sumatra Mandheling) […]

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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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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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Guatemala El Injerto Huehuetenango

This fine coffee from Guatemala is certified RainForest Alliance. The main product of Huehuetenango in Southwestern Guatemala, is coffee. This is one of the most responsible farms environmentally, ethically, and with respect to human rights. The water used to process the coffee is reused throughout the farm. El Injerto farm has a sophisticated compost system […]

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