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Hello, my name is Nate…and I’m a Coffee Snob!

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CoffeeNate 31 :: What is a Coffee Snob?

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What do you think of when you hear the term ‘Coffee Snob’?  If you don’t know what a coffee snob is, then you probably think the definition of coffee snob is something negative. In reality, being a coffee snob means [Read more…]

CoffeeNate.com Episode #8 : Home Roasting Series #2 |The Skillet Method

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Welcome back to CoffeeNate.com!  This week features a simple method of roasting green coffee in the convenience of your kitchen.  All you need is some green coffee, a covered heavy gauge covered skillet, and a metal collander.  Last week I showed you how to roast using an airpopper, this method makes it easier to reach greater depth in the roasting process.  I found that roasting in the popper was difficult to progress beyond the first crack.  I believe that some machines reach higher temparatures, and perhaps roasting outdoors in a northern cliamate may have contributed to this.  Either way, I found the skillet method more consistent once you learn the smells, appearances, and sounds of roasting.  Roasting coffee in a skillet on your stove top is very easy, it [Read more…]

CoffeeNate Episode #4 : The Three Keys

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The question that has been asked as much as ‘why are we here?’….”How do I make a perfect cup of coffee?”  There is no single answer to that age old question, but there are three main factors (KEYS) to brewing the perfect cuppa joe.

I expand on these in the video, but to skimp on one means that you are committing javacide!  Don’t kill your coffee, nurture it.  Follow my simple instructions and it will make your entire day better 🙂  [Read more…]

CoffeeNate Episode #3 : Why Fair Trade?

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Welcome back to CoffeeNate.com!  I’m glad that you’ve stopped by to spend a few minutes watching my videos.  I’m having a great time doing this site, it’s been a blast already!  This week I am featuring one of my favorite coffee companies, Green Mountain Coffee. These guys offer a huge variety of Fair Trade and Organic coffees to choose from.  I have yet to try one that I don’t like, but I will keep searching to see if there is one. 

There are over 2 million small scale coffee farmers that depend on the trade to provide for their family’s well being.  All too often these farmers are literally forced to sell their fine products to middle men at a huge discount, either because they are under educated, or because they are not allowed to trade as an individual.   The concept of "Fair Trade" came about to [Read more…]