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Wishing Rigo Well in His Retirement

November 9, 2018

| By Laurie Britton | Over the last eight and a half years, we’ve had the great pleasure of working very closely with Rigoberto “Rigo” Hernandez, our business development and wholesale account representative. Both his dedication and knowledge played a role in helping us to grow over the years as a business to become what […]

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WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH: HELPING TO SAVE AND SECURE THE FUTURE OF COFFEE

World Coffee Research: Helping to Save and Secure the Future of Coffee

August 20, 2018

| By Greg Luli | As a 100 percent certified organic coffee roaster, our mission—in addition to procuring the best quality and best-tasting coffee possible to our wholesale and retail customers—is to also do our part by encouraging people to support ethical and sustainable coffee farming practices. By purchasing USDA certified organic coffee rather than […]

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Designing a coffee bar layout

5 Tips for Designing the Perfect Coffee Bar Layout

August 10, 2018

| By Savannah Phillips | Thinking of opening a new coffee shop or upgrading or remodeling your current coffee bar? While it’s a very exciting thought, perhaps it can be a bit daunting as well. Before you get started, it’s important to do your research and also be sure to work with the right people […]

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Why Coffee Roasters Need Quality Assurance: What You Don’t Want in Your Morning Cup

Why Coffee Roasters Need Quality Assurance: What You Don’t Want in Your Morning Cup

August 2, 2018

| By Greg Luli | Coffee drinkers all have their own very unique preferences when it comes to determining how they experience a great cup of coffee. For some, it’s the bright acidity and full-bodied fruity flavor, or it could be the subtle chocolatey hints coupled with the natural sweetness of steamed whole milk. For […]

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Choosing the Best Wholesale Coffee Roaster for Your Coffee Shop

Choosing the Best Wholesale Coffee Roaster for Your Coffee Shop

July 24, 2018

| By Laurie Britton | Whether you’re thinking of embarking on a new adventure to open your own coffee shop, or you’ve been brewing for quite a while, working with the right roaster to source your coffee beans (and everything else that goes along with it) is one of the most important decisions you will […]

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Coffee-Cancer Paradox

The Coffee-Cancer Paradox – CA Judge Ruling Not Backed by Evidence

May 15, 2018

| By Greg Luli | How can something contain chemicals that can cause certain cancers be so good for you? That’s the paradox James Coughlin, food chemistry and nutritional toxicology consultant, presented at this year’s SCA Re:co specialty coffee symposium in Seattle. And specifically addressed the latest ruling by a judge in favor of a plaintiff […]

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Five Tips To Be A More Eco-Friendly Coffee Drinker

April 22, 2018

| By Laurie Britton | Coffee production around the globe is massive. It’s one of the most widely-traded commodities in the world—with tens of billions of pounds produced annually in over 50 countries. This makes it very difficult to be a completely environmentally-friendly industry; just think of how much fossil fuels are burned simply transporting […]

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Dark roast coffee

What Does Coffee Roast Level Really Mean for Flavor? Part 3: Dark Roast

April 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: This blog series examines the specific misconceptions that many hold about light, medium and dark roast coffee and how these roast levels translate into the final flavor profile once it has been brewed and reached your cup. Our hope with this series is that you’ll walk away with a better understanding of the […]

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Café Virtuoso Introductions: Maricella Lopez

March 15, 2018

Editor’s Note: We love and value each of our team members and are so very blessed to have such a devoted and skilled group of individuals that have contributed so much to make Café Virtuoso what it is today. Therefore, we thought it was high time that you got to know these amazing people with […]

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Medium Roast

What Does Coffee Roast Level Really Mean for Flavor? Part 2: Medium Roast

March 2, 2018

| By Savannah Phillips | Editor’s Note: This blog series examines the specific misconceptions that many hold about light, medium and dark roast coffee and how these roast levels translate into the final flavor profile once it has been brewed and reached your cup. Our hope with this series is that you’ll walk away with […]

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