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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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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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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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Being Mindful

Find a teacher or spend time with people who are smarter than you. The beginning of the 6 orders of the Jewish Book The Mishnah (commentary on the 5 books of Moses) teaches us to find for yourself a teacher (k’nei l’cha rav). Find someone who is smarter or wiser and figuratively sit at their […]

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Guatemalan Trio

We (Frank, Klaire, and Talia) just cupped three coffees right now: 1. Guatemala FTO 2. Guatemala COMAL 3. Guatemala Finca Sabanetas Guatemala FTO: This has tremendous acidity, creamy and milky mouthfeel, oatmeal and maple sweetness. When it cools down, there is an explosion of chocolate that takes over the fragrance and flavor. Guatemala COMAL: This […]

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About Chazzano Coffee

About 5 years ago, my mother-in-law asked me what I wanted to for my birthday. I had been searching about coffee on the web and I spotted a Fresh Roast home coffee roaster and a few pounds of beans for $65. I was used to ordering through Starbucks Encore program several pounds of coffee every […]

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