• Specialty Coffee vs Commodity Coffee

    Specialty Coffee vs Commodity Coffee

    Coffee fans - let’s talk coffee bags for home brewing! Have you ever spotted a bag of Propeller Coffee at your favourite local cafe or specialty grocery store? Ever been curious about brewing specialty coffee at home, but ultimately took a pass because of the price tag?  Or, maybe you are currently committed to a cheaper coffee from a macro-roaster? Let’s cover some of the most common questions about specialty coffee pricing, and let’s talk about how you can support your community, buy local, AND treat yourself to the sweet, flavourful, and rich coffee that you deserve! For seasoned home...

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  • Life on the Slow Bar (A Crash Course in Pourovers and Pourover Accessories)

    Life on the Slow Bar (A Crash Course in Pourovers and Pourover Accessories)

    As a coffee fan, you probably have the mental image of a barista using a kettle to pour hot water over a funnel-looking coffee brewer. If you’ve ever wondered exactly - what - is happening, chances are your barista is making a pourover coffee! There are many styles, makes, and models of pourover brewers - check out our online shop for our favourites! But regardless of specific equipment, the technique is the same. Pour very gently and precisely, prevent agitation and turbulence in your brewer, and make sure all of your grinds are being evenly extracted.  Once you master your technique...

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  • Why (You Think) Americanos Suck

    Why (You Think) Americanos Suck

    Americanos have a bad rap. They are the bane of busy baristas, who would so much rather pour a quick medium drip and keep the line moving. In truth, many an Americano orderer might well be better served getting a decent cup of batch brew, if what they’re after is just a large cup of something warm and coffee-flavoured without a load of milk. But is this always true? Could there be such a thing as a good Americano. A drink that offers all that while being its own thing, with a touch of that espresso magic left in it?...

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  • Get to Know Your Decaf

    Get to Know Your Decaf

    Ever wondered how decaf coffee becomes decaf? In this article we discuss the different processes, and why decaf is so much more drinkable than it used to be.
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  • Iced Coffee and Cold Brew, Your Summer Fix

    Iced Coffee and Cold Brew, Your Summer Fix

    It's back! Our cold brew cans are back in stock and with so many different versions of cold coffee out there, we thought we’d dive into a few of the different ways you can stay cool and caffeinated all summer long.

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  • World Tour: Italy

    World Tour: Italy

    While Ethiopia is widely recognized as the birthplace of coffee, Italy is where much of modern coffee culture as we know it began. As we wrap up our tour of global coffee traditions, we explore how this one country has influenced coffee consumption the world over, and is upholding its traditions in a changing world. Coffee first arrived in Venice, Italy in the late 1500s; not long after it had taken Turkey by storm. Arriving via trade with Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, coffee started out as a luxury item, consumed only by those who could afford...

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