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FreeForm Coffee Featured on Roamers Coffee Club Podcast
Recently, FreeForm Coffee co-owner and head roaster, Daniel, sat down with Tyler Branham, founder of Roamers Coffee Club for an episode of his new podcast.  What resulted was a meaningful and fun discussion with Tyler that covered a lot of ground on a wide variety of topics including the story behind FreeForm Coffee, creativity, sourcing coffee, the third wave of coffee, and our plans for the future.
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8 Reasons Every Coffee Lover Needs an Aeropress
The AeroPress is somewhat of an anomaly when it comes to great manual coffee brewing equipment.  It isn't exceedingly attractive, shiny, or gear-lust-worthy.  It wasn't invented by a Japanese craftsman or a World Barista Champion, and its original intended use isn't really how anyone uses it these days.  So, what's all the fuss about anyway?  As you'll read, I think there's 5 outstanding reasons why every coffee lover should own an AeroPress.
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AeroPress Go - The Ultimate Travel Coffeemaker
The AeroPress is somewhat of an anomaly when it comes to great manual coffee brewing equipment.  It isn't exceedingly attractive, shiny, or gear-lust-worthy.  It wasn't invented by a Japanese craftsman or a World Barista Champion, and its original intended use isn't really how anyone uses it these days.  So, what's all the fuss about anyway?  As you'll read, I think there's 5 outstanding reasons why every coffee lover should own an AeroPress.
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Let's Talk Tasting Notes in Coffee
We received an amazing email this week that really got us thinking.  A customer wrote for clarification on the tasting notes we've written about our Stargazer organic dark roast blend, which we describe as having notes of caramel, hazelnut, and graham cracker:

"This may be a strange question, but I am gluten intolerant, a true Celiac, and I would like to know if you actually add caramel and graham crackers to the roasting of the beans," she asked.
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Coffee Spotlight - Twende Cooperative, The Democratic Republic of Congo
If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll know that while we’ve rarely met a coffee we didn’t like, we have a particular affinity for coffees grown in Africa.  East Africa, and Ethiopia in particular, is commonly regarded as the original birthplace of coffee, and perhaps there’s something about that ancient connection to coffee’s origins that makes African coffees so special.  Perhaps more quantifiably, however, specialty grade coffees grown in Africa are widely praised for their complexity of flavor and depth of nuance.  There’s also such a wide variety of flavor profiles to discover – from the iconic berry notes of natural processed Ethiopian coffees, to the bright tangy acidity of Kenya, the full body and deep fruit notes of Burundi, and the bittersweet chocolate and spice tones of Yemen.  So, it may come as no surprise that we were quite excited about our first foray into coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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