In this episode of Subculture Club, Thrash Lab gives you an inside look at three of their favourite specialty coffee companies.
They started at the roasting plant for LAMILL Coffee, then visited the Oakland headquarters and cupping room for Blue Bottle Coffee Co., to end up at roasting works of Handsome Coffee in downtown Los Angeles.
Originally posted on Swarthmore Co-op Blog: Coffee is more than a bean. It’s enjoyed with friends and family, sipped over a homemade breakfast, and a daily regimen for most of us. But, whether you’re a regular coffee drinker or a…
I remember when my coffee expertise only extended as far as over-syruped Starbucks drinks. All I knew was that I liked my coffee sweet and strong, and finger-lickin’ foamy. After working the espresso bar myself, it’s become obvious that there is so much more to know. So if you’re new to coffee culture (thus undoubtedly confused) I recommend you follow my beginner’s guide to your first time ordering espresso.
We’ve all experienced that panic-stricken moment of despair right before we reach the register—quivering and shaking, sweating bullets, studying the menu board and then finally we’re asked the dreaded question “What can we get for you?” Your heart stops beating. You are in the twilight zone. You need caffeine. Everybody else around you understands and speaks espresso. Everyone except for you.
With ethics in coffee sourcing such a priority in the coffee and cafe market, we have been searching for a long time for a partner that would fill this requirement.
Ideally, they would not only be a responsible sourced bean, but also a trusted, recognisable brand that would be known for their philosophy, have an organic offering, but most importantly; have great tasting coffee with sophisticated flavour profiles and aroma in wholebean, ground and soluble instant. We also wanted something that ‘ticked all the boxes’ that would be suitable for those public bodies who would usually look for Fairtrade products. We’re pleased to say that we have found this with our new offering; Cafédirect. On top of all that, it’s very reasonably priced too.
Ethically sourced and packed with fabulous flavour and aroma
Dedicated to the out of home sector, Cafédirect understands the differing needs of operators across the diverse channels of the market. Whether you’re a neighbourhood coffee shop or entire stadia, our range of award-winning products has been specifically developed for you. We strive to offer a full support service to help our customers maximise their hot beverage sales. By selecting Cafédirect you are choosing delicious hot beverages and also making an important choice in the way that your customers see you and how you do business, and we are with you all the way.
We are very excited to be stocking Cafédirect and can’t wait to get some of our current customers to try this excellent coffee ( editor’s note: Their espresso is to die for. Smoother than a tiger in a tuxedo. No bitterness, just smooth and almost sweet, but enough bite to handle being used in milk for lattes ect. ) If you would like to learn more about Cafédirect, please feel free to visit their website, and if you would like to try some of their products and be sent a price list, please contact us directly. We don’t think you will be disappointed.