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How Different Coffee Origins Taste (usually)

At Angels’ Cup, we ship blind coffee tasting flights to our subscribers to help them develop a sharper sense of taste. People sometimes wonder what flavor notes they should look out for in each coffee, so we’ve compiled a short list explaining what flavors can most commonly be found in coffees from various origins. One quick caveat […]

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Driven to Win – Devin Chapman Talks Coffee Competitions and Industry Growth – EP. 11

Devin Chapman has an extraordinary resume. He started his career in coffee as the first employee at Coava, then moved to Verve, and then La Colombe. All three of those roasters have been featured by Angels’ Cup and we love working with them. Perhaps even more impressive, however, is the fact that Devin began competing after […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Palate

Best Practices for Building a Sophisticated Palate At Angels’ Cup, our mission is to help people develop a sharper sense of taste. Coffee is our medium of choice, but we certainly enjoy good whiskey, wine, and an occasional cigar as well. That’s why we asked people who work in these fields about how they train […]

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Growing Your Business and the Specialty Coffee Industry

James Hoffman recently published a blog post titled A Customer Conundrum where he mostly discusses how to convert second wave coffee drinkers to the third wave without coming off as a snobby. Here’s the problem statement in Jim’s words: We’ve tried in the past to appeal to the wider audience. We told them, loudly and proudly, […]

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2016 Aeropress Champ and DoE @ Ristretto Roasters: Coffee Talk w/ Ben Jones – Ep. 10

In Ep. 10 we chat with Ben Jones, Director of Education at Ristretto Roasters and 2016 US Aeropress Champion! After getting to know Ben a little bit, we dive right into his Aeropress recipe (see table below). We also get to learn a little bit about what Ben does as the Director of Education at […]

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Good Land Organics: Growing Coffee in Cali – Ep. 9

We all know good coffee grows near the equator. Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama. Aside from a few outliers like Hawaii, it doesn’t grow further north than southern Mexico. And for the most part it grows in poor countries. The cherries all ripen at a different time making picking by hand the preferred method, too expensive […]

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2015 US Aeropress Champion Rusty Obra Talks Coffee – Ep. 7

TL;DR – Here’s Rusty’s go-to Aeropress recipe: View here if you can’t see our beautiful table: https://angelscup.com/blog/podcasts/ Additional notes – Rusty does a 50g bloom for 30 seconds with a quick stir, then fills to 220g of water. Caps it at the 2 min mark, and flips for a 30 second press. The grind is slightly […]

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New Zealand’s 3rd Place Brewers Cup Finalist Talks Coffee Brewing – Ep. 6

For Episode 6 of this podcast we bring you Dianne Wang who recently took home the 3rd place trophy from the New Zealand Brewer’s Cup competition (basically a contest to see who can make the tastiest cup of coffee). Dianne is also a contributing author at Sprudge, Perfect Daily Grind, and now her own project at ctitoolbox.com. In this episode, […]

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Bored at Work? Quit Your Job, Move to China, and Become a Q Grader – Ep. 5

For episode 5 of our podcast, we speak with Christine Matta about her travels to China and how she became a Q grader. We explore what motivates Christine, what she’s learned about coffee and China,  where she sees coffee going in the future, and how coffee can promote equality. Most importantly, we hope Christine’s courage inspires you to […]

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Coffee tasting draws a crowd at City of Saints in Brooklyn!

How To Scale Your Coffee Shop with Organic Chaos – Ep. 4

For episode 4 of our podcast, we speak with Jim Osborne and Lanny Huang from City of Saints Coffee. This episode should be of particular interest to baristas, roasters, and coffee shop owners. We learn about how City of Saints differentiates itself by making each of its three locations unique. We get some tips on […]

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