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First Coffee Trade Mission to Peru

“I do these trade missions all the time, but this one is different” Ricardo Romero, Director of the Trade Commision of Peru is a slender, spectacle wearing man with a demeanor that at first appears reserved and studious, but eventually his strong opinions and genuine character slip out. He is what some young men might […]

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Cold Brew and Hopped Toddy with Mondo Rodriguez

Last Week, Melealoha Redoble interviewed Mondo Rodriguez about the process he uses to make the Cold Brewed Coffee that they serve at The Swell Cafe. She also took some cool pics. Here is the interview she wrote about the process of making the beverage! It was fun getting to sit down with Armando Rodriguez (he […]

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Fighting the good fight with sleek weapons and morale

I love good coffees. It is no secret. You know what else I love? Machines. I love the machinery we use to prepare and present coffees. They are fun, and often gorgeous. They also represent commitment and that is what I was thinking about today. What I love even more than machines, are people. Those […]

Balls and Restraint, a Beer Tasters View of Stone’s Enjoy By IPA 10-25-13

In a market where the sky is the limit, are constraints the answer to ongoing success? Think about it in the context of beer San Diego is blessed with an unfair number of Craft Breweries. We are in the happy position of being able to compare not just quality but also style choices. How amazing […]

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Coffee & Tea Collective North Park Rocks It Crisp & Funky

At 2911 El Cajon Blvd, Coffee and Tea Collective is another North Park project that serves an exceptional product. The whole area is getting richer and richer in local crafts people actively shaping the character of the city. At Coffee and Tea Collective in North Park San Diego there are just a few simple chairs, in […]

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Will Make You A Coffee Geek

La Jolla has it great in so many ways, and one of them is the presence of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters an excellent example of Direct Trade sourced,  artisan roasted, and well prepared coffee served in a beautifuly designed and proactively educational environment. Its worth it to ask more of your coffee, and more of yourself in […]