The past two weeks have been a bit crazy. Not like they usually aren’t. No complaints though, we are loving what we are doing. Two weeks ago we had a great time spending time together as a staff focused on two things – pour over coffee and roasting. The discussion of pour over consisted of a discussion of bloom time sensitivity in response to roast date – email me for more details – and the height of the pour after the bloom and agitation sequence to be sure there is more agitation for even extraction of the slurry. Phil presented some fun roasting/sourcing facts. My favorite was the discussion of the Sumatra Wahana, a dry processed Sumatra which broke all of our stereotypes of Sumatran coffee
Additionally, we were able to spend some time with Coffee Buddha this past Thursday night. If you haven’t made it out there yet you are missing a double treat. 1. the coffee is fantastic (and they are taking it very seriously) and 2. mike is a great guy – you need to meet him. If you want The Commonplace to do an event at your space let us know.