Author: Silk City Coffee Co.

Know your Coffee Drinks SERIES: Pt 1 “ESpresso, Doppio, Black & Red Eye”

Okay, first things first, what’s an Americano anyway?! Well, if you don’t know the answer to that question, if you can’t even decipher the coffee jargon you hear like “nitro” and “flat”… you’ve come to the right blog. Breathe deep, this is a no judgement zone. It’s time to up your coffee jargon game, at…
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Our Roast for Relief: The Story of SCCC Honduras Single Origin

We are based in an awesome community, Paterson NJ. We have some really awesome neighbors. We get to see Paterson leaders work together for greater good, all the time. We knew we had something special when we launched our Honduras Roast at the same time as our partners were doing Relief Work for Honduras, after…
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The Honduras Coffee Farmers who grow our Honduras Beans

Get to know Honduras Coffee Farmers Thanks for joining us for a quick mini blog, just highlighting the ORIGINS of our Honduran beans! The story of our Honduras Single Origin Roast: Our Honduras Single Origin comes directly from it’s native country through our partnership with the Honduran Coffee Alliance. because our mission is and always…
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Be Your Own Favorite Barista (BYOFB) Series Pt 3: Grind Matters!

Something I have been enjoying these days, that admittedly, I didn’t do much of before last year, is grinding my own beans at home. What I mean is, when I buy my beans, buying whole beans, instead of ground, and then grinding my beans in a grinder at home. Let me be a witness, this…
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Be Your Own Favorite Barista (BYOFB) Series Pt 2: Water is Life

Those of us in the “Water is life” club, who drink lots of water throughout the day know this age old truth… not all water is the same!  It doesn’t taste the same across the board from different sources, and there are all kinds of factors for that which include: mineral content, conditioning, water treating,…
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Be your own favorite Barista Series Pt 1: Good Beans

2021 is here! But for many of us, that doesn’t mean we are out and about back to the “normal” circa 2019. For those of us still making most of our coffee at home, we are sharing a quick series on stepping up your coffee game at home, so you can be your own favorite…
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What’s in a name, that a coffee would be as strong?

With the holidays upon us, many will be reaching for an extra mug to get through nights of wrapping gifts after the young ones are asleep, or maybe just the chance to sit back and sip admiring the tree you put so much effort in getting up… or maybe just ’cause its something warm to…
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Third Wave vs Specialty Coffee: What it means and why it (really) matters

Third wave and Specialty coffee are terms being tossed all around the café, coffee shop world these days… but what do those terms actually mean? Is it just snobby marketing to give an excuse to charge more, or am I actually getting a higher quality product? Maybe it’s something much deeper. Our friends at FreshGround Roast in Geneva,…
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How to brew a great cup every single time

Best coffee brewing practices at home (…and none of them involve straining through a sock… or was that just my grandma?) Watch as our sourcing partner Eric at Fresh Grounds Roastery outside of Chicago, Il., as he shares with us the secret to a fool proof rich cup of joe at home, every time.