When you grab your morning cup, it’s important for us to create a cozy feeling, from our staff to the music that plays over our speakers. So, we asked our baristas to list some of their favorite tunes that keep them going through the day. Here’s some of their recent favorites…
Dave Brubeck – Blue Rondo ala Turk
Japandroids – The Night Of Wine and Roses
Future – Move That Dope (not really, but it’s been stuck in my head for a week)
Pup – Reservoir
The Orwells – Who Needs You
Bass Drum Of Death – Crawling After You
The Long History of the Espresso Machine, written for the Smithsonian Magazine in 2012, showcases the development of the Espresso Machine. You will embark on a journey from Moriondo’s early patent for “new steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage” to Achille Gaggia‘s advent of the lever-driven machine and beyond, to modern espresso glory.
What you can learn:
Why the article matters:
We asked Adam Raymaker, a commercial photographer in San Francisco to share some images of how he enjoys coffee.
Words & Photos by Adam Raymaker.
“For whatever reason, it took me a long time to think of something to write about to accompany these photos (just ask Jon from Bowtruss). Maybe it’s because that for me, when I’m having coffee, I’m not really thinking about anything else. Having the time to prepare and enjoy coffee is valuable because you can just sit, relax, and be in the moment. For that time, you can ignore any stress you may have and enjoy where you are. It also doesn’t hurt if where you are is the shore of Lake Tahoe.”
You can see more of Adam Raymaker’s work at adamraymaker.com
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is a nonprofit, global membership organization that upholds the highest standards in specialty coffee through our program Cup of Excellence. COE entails 1) rigorous juried coffee competitions in coffee origin countries and 2) online auctions of winning coffees, with the vast majority of proceeds going back to the farmers.
Through the span of more than fifty countries, ACE is dedicated to the empowerment farmers and uniting coffee professionals.
Dennis Jackson, has over 17 years of experience in the Specialty Coffee Industry and is the Master Roaster and Chief Coffee Buyer for Bow Truss Coffee Roasters. Certified Instructor for the SCAA and SCAE and he is a past member of the Roaster’s Guild Executive Committee. Dennis earned his Q Grade Cupper accreditation from the Coffee Quality Institute in 2008 while in Colombia. He has served six times as a Cup of Excellence judge and three times as a judge for the “Taste of Harvest” in East Africa.
Dennis’ dedication to the coffee industry and to farmers around the world continues to be an inspiration to our entire Bow Truss family. We are truly honored to have him as part of our team.