Fourth Wave: Casual Convenience

Thanks to the internet, coffee’s fourth wave is making it easy to experience great coffee at home with coffee subscriptions. It preserves the passion for curation, community, fair trade, and education, but the vibe is way more casual. 

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8th and Roast
Are you drinking great coffee at home?

You don't have to be a trained barista, and you don’t have to drop $600 on any fancy equipment to fill your kitchen with the soul-nourishing fragrance of rich, freshly brewed coffee every single morning.

All you need are two simple upgrades…

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A Quick Note About Flavor Notes

Have you ever asked a musician to describe the sound of their music?  It’s a tough question to field, and it usually starts broad (genre/sub-genre), and ends up a little more specific (It’s like if Prince and Led Zeppelin had a side project with an electronic twist)…

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Jimmie
4 Reasons Why You Need a Burr Grinder

Looking to improve your home coffee brewing set up? The grinder is, hands down, the most important investment you can make. Brewing a good cup of coffee is all about extraction, and the quality of your grind is the key to extracting your coffee evenly.

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Jimmie
Why Craft Coffee?

Why not just grab something off the shelf at the supermarket? After a decade working in coffee shops, the most common phrase I’ve heard from “non-coffee” drinkers is "I love the smell, but hate the taste." I’m not one to disagree with genuine, subjective feedback, but I will say that it doesn't have to be this way….

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What Your Roast Date Isn’t Telling You

If you’ve ever browsed the coffee aisle at the supermarket, I’m sure you’ve noticed the variety of dating verbiage on the packaging.  Some will say “best by” or “use by”, or “fresh until”. Truthfully, these dates can be a helpful guideline when you’re purchasing a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk, but they don’t tell you anything about.…

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