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  1. Breaking Down Blends: Part 1

    Blends. Sometimes thought of in the coffee world as single origin coffee’s lesser companion- but that's far from the truth! They’re everywhere and there are a lot of misconceptions about these sweet brews. Throughout this series, we want to demystify blends and give them the credit we believe they deserve. To kick it all off, we thought we’d start with a common question: why do coffee companies even make blends in the first place?

    Let’s start by taking a closer look at a crowd favorite: West Coast Blend. This blend is comprised of 75% Brazil Cerrado and 25% Costa Rica Montañas del Diamante. While both of those coffees can definitely hang on their own, we wanted to create a coffee that would be approachable for light and dark roast coffee drinkers alike! The Cerrado brings some heavy chocolate and nutty notes... continue reading →

  2. What The Heck is Nitro Cold Brew?

    We’ve been hyping up our Nitro Cold Brew Coffee for a few weeks now and it just hit us… some of you might be thinking “WHAT THE HECK IS NITRO COLD BREW?” And “WHY SHOULD I DRINK IT?”

    So we thought we’d break it down for you:

    It all started in 2014, when our coffee team started experimenting with cold brew on tap and in bottles. It was sort of a passion project. Simply put, our team loved making cold brew and wanted to share it with our customers. As the years went on, we realized that we had a good thing going. Our cold brew was good. Like… really good. That's where nitro came onto the scene. West Michigan is rich with craft beer culture, and we’ve loved seeing the parallels between coffee and beer throughout the years... continue reading →

  3. Spro 'n' Study Playlist

    We've all been there. You're cramming for an exam or trying to meet a deadline but you just can't get in the zone. Besides slamming 3 cups of coffee, we like to throw in a pair of headphones and listen to some instrumental-ish tunes. That's why we've compiled this sweeeet playlist of songs, because we care about you (and your exams/deadlines) <3 

    Happy studying ya'll!

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  4. Brewing Video: Aeropress

    We're back with another brewing video and this time we've got the Aeropress! This brewing device is lightweight and made of plastic, which makes it perfect for hiking or camping. When you're not hitting the trails, the Aeropress is a quick and easy way to make a single cup of coffee at home. If you're looking for some hands-on coffee training, check out some of our Home Brewing classes at The Foundry. Happy brewing!

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