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The Neglected Blog…finally an update!

October 20, 2009 - 1385 comments
Wow, so I’ve been really neglectful not updating this blog. I’ve had a draft saved for too long now, the next post in my trip with the roaster late last year (which seems so long ago), I’ll post it soon but for now I’m giving a very long update Read More

Across the continent with a coffee Roaster – Missoula to Rapid City

May 12, 2009 - 263 comments
…Well, I’ve been meaning to finish up the travelogue, so here we go. Waking up in Missoula, I saw the city for the first time in the daytime. It was a cold morning and espressomap.com had advised me that this was probably the last place for a while where I might find some good coffee. Read More


April 19, 2009 - 91 comments
Well, it was a long road getting here but on Easter weekend we officially opened the roastery to the public. The last few weeks leading up to opening (besides working long days in my normal job) were spent getting things ready and tweaking roast profiles. We featured five coffees for the launch Read More

Up and Running

March 16, 2009 - 15 comments
Well, it’s been a long road to get here. Weeks of renovation and stripping down and cleaning the very dirty IR12 have paid off, the roaster is finally up and running and I’ve already run about 5 roasts through it. Read More

Barista Magazine article and roaster update

February 10, 2009 - 410 comments
Well, it’s official, my article for Barista Magazine is now online. I’ve been an avid reader of it for years and I’m so happy to be published by them in conjunction with the launch of the roastery. Read More

Cupping At Dark Horse Espresso Bar

February 04, 2009 - 718 comments
We’ll get back to the roadtrip with the roaster again soon. But first, I had the pleasure of stopping in at Dark Horse Espresso Bar the other day to cup with one of my favorite baristas, Momi (look halfway down on the link). I brought in samples I was evaluating sent to me from Cafe Imports in Minneapolis. Read More