Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Join Us for Afternoon Tea at Webster House

Quick! On the count of three let’s both say our favorite artisanal meringue-based treats to have with a cup of tea! 1….2…3… Macaroons! OK last one.  If you could pick one place to enjoy macaroons and tea from The Roasterie … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Tea: Silk Sachets vs. Paper Sachets

Have you ever brewed up a cup of tea only to find that it tastes somewhat…papery?  We have too!  The reason your tea may have a paper-like aftertaste is because the tea sachet you are using is made of…well…paper of … Continue reading

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The Roasterie Coffee Ketchup Is Here (Just in Time for BBQ Season!)

We love our coffee collaborations.  Not only are they fun to dream up, but they are even better to enjoy.  From our coffee chocolates to our coffee flavored barbecue sauce, we will stop at nothing to bring the coffee-loving community … Continue reading

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The 5 Steps to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

“Perfect” is a word that is thrown around all too often.  Is it really a perfect day outside?  Is your neighbor’s lawn really perfect?  And of course, no matter what you may say, no one’s life is absolutely perfect. But … Continue reading

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How Coffee Rebuilt the Country of Rwanda

When the average Westerner thinks of Rwanda, they often immediately think of the horrific genocide that took place nearly 20 years ago and left 800,000 dead.  Though the Rwanda Genocide is a big part of the nation’s history, there is … Continue reading

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Try Our Kenyan and Ethiopian Reserve Blends Before They Run Out!

We are excited to offer our latest shipment of reserve coffees here at The Roasterie!  The Kenya Nyeri Peaberry and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Ayinage Reserve landed at the plant about 2 weeks ago…and the new shipments are going fast!  Our Bean … Continue reading

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Congrats to the 11th Semi-Finalist in The Roasterie Adventure!

We are thrilled to announce our 11th Roasterie Adventure semi-finalist!  Congratulations to Matt Johnson of Independence, Missouri—you’ve been entered to win a coffee bean-picking trip to Costa Rica! Matt’s winning photo shows a moment that he shared with his son’s … Continue reading

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Paul’s Guatemala Cup of Excellence Blog: Day 3

What an amazing day in Guatemala!  After the Cup of Excellence cupping this morning, I had the chance to explore the beautiful city and coffee farms of Guatemala.  Below are just a few of the photos I was able to … Continue reading

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What’s So Special About Jamaican Joe?

When a product is so popular that people try to sell counterfeits, you know it’s pretty good.  That’s exactly what is happening with Jamaican Blue coffee.  Jamaican Blue Coffee (often called Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee) is a specialty coffee grown … Continue reading

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Paul’s Guatemala Cup of Excellence Blog: Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the Cup of Excellence in beautiful Guatemala!  Today we tasted 20 of the 39 coffees from yesterday that made it to the second round.  Of those 20, 14 scored an average score above 85 meaning that … Continue reading

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