The Coffee Stories, September 7, 2016

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natures bloom


For when the fruits of natural labor bear oranges as oranges, cinnamon as cinnamon and coffee as coffee, then not only have our noses won, but so has our environment.  Here’s to the aromas and the preservation of them.


orange, aromas in coffee

Sometimes I want to be a kid again. I want to read books and get lost under trees in bloom.  Then along came Aromas In Coffee, the most playful coffee book for adults out right now. The hardcover specialty coffee scratch-n-sniff is a hands-on sensory approach to an interactive reading experience. It’s a nose-filled journey, horizontal page after page, educating the senses while engaging the emotions. It’s as if I’m walking into the smells of a coffee shop, except in real life. Its virtual reality made for print – how brilliant. Buy it here:  Aromas in Coffee


What’s in a bag? Products? Things? How about ideals? Fresh off the publication of a new website and on the heels of new Central American coffees coming into view, Café Demitasse elucidates the idea of how small can go big, with the introduction of its biodegradable Biotre coffee bags. “I feel like coffee shops, particularly roaster/retailers, are in a position to make changes that everyday people notice because we come in contact with so many people on a regular basis. Small changes show customers that, hey, we’re in this together and we’re trying to improve the world in any way that we can.” Bobby Roshan, owner.  Café Demitasse


*The leading image is of local fauna in the heartland of California in a natural state of bloom.