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11 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home

This article first appeared July 24th, 2015 at “A Table in the Corner of the Cafe”.

At its heart, brewing better coffee is a straightforward task. You want to pour the proper amount of water at the proper temperature through the properly portioned and ground coffee to extract the best flavors out of it. Improving your morning cup may be easier than you think.

1. FIND THE RIGHT, FRESH COFFEE.

If you’re going to take your home coffee experience to the next level, you’re not going to do it with just any coffee. The most surefire way to brew great coffee at home is to start with great coffee beans. Do some research to find the best roasters in your area and buy from a reputable company that sources their product ethically and transparently.
Also make sure the coffee you’re buying is freshly roasted. Unlike wine and some beers, coffee doesn’t improve with age. In fact, it reacts to aging more like food: It doesn’t necessarily spoil or go bad, but its chemical structures and flavor profile certainly deteriorate over time. [Read More…]

Hatfield family business brews success

The following is a copy of an article that appeared in The Intelligencer on August 23, 2016.

Making a Living: Hatfield family business brews success keeping office workers caffeinated.

By Amanda Cregan, correspondent

Thomas (center) with his wife Cathie and son Tom.

Thomas (center) with his wife Cathie and son Tom. Photo: Art Gentile/Photojournalist

A fear that family conflict might spill over into his father’s business led Thomas Miller to strike out on his own as a young man. Now, as he approaches retirement, he’s learned that partnering with family is really no strange brew.

Alongside his wife and son, Miller operates Thomas Miller & Co., a Hatfield business that provides coffee and food services to offices, facilities and restaurants across the Greater Philadelphia region.

He didn’t always embrace the family business life. After a semester in college, the Solebury native was drafted into the U.S. Navy. When he returned four years later, Miller went to work for an engineering firm in King of Prussia. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Brew Iced Coffee

The following method for brewing iced coffee is from the New England Coffee website.

ICED COFFEE

When brewing coffee to be used as iced coffee, we recommend you brew a half pot at double strength. Place enough coffee grounds in the filter to brew a full pot of coffee, but only add enough water to brew a half pot. The double strength ensures that when the coffee is poured over ice, it will retain its flavor without becoming too diluted.

Start by using two rounded tablespoons of freshly ground New England® Coffee per 6 ounces of water. For the very best flavor, brew New England® Coffee using the drip method. Use only cold water, filtered if necessary, when brewing. Read the rest of this entry »

Tom Epicurean Blend

Tom Epicurean Blend CoffeeEpicurean Blend is a distinctive rich blend of Costa Rican, Guatemalan and
Colombian Arabica coffee beans blended and roasted for a smooth mellow taste, pleasing to a epicurean’s palate.

Available in 1.5 oz, 1.75 oz and 2.0 oz fractional pack weights. We are pleased to announce that our Tom Epicurean Blend is now available in 2.5 oz pack weight. Read the rest of this entry »

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