Author: Silk City Coffee Co.

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.