3.5 Things I learned My First Day Roasting Coffee

In 2004 I started roasting coffee in my back yard as a hobby. It was a blast from day one. I could not get enough of the process. My first day roasting was incredible. Imagine a brisk fall day. The leaves are changing colors – there is a cool breeze in the air...

Fair Trade when I owned a Coffee Shop

The Fair Trade Certification allows farmers and farm workers to work their way out of poverty. It provides farmers and workers the means to compete in the global market. The Fair Trade Label actually began in the 40‘s, however, it did not catch on till the mid to late...