Kenyan coffees are best known for their acidity and citric fruit notes, but surprisingly they also can be more balanced and savory like some South American coffees. You never quite know what you are going to get with them, which is what makes Kenyans so fun and exciting! Some coffee drinkers love fruity coffee but want a fuller body, and Kenyans are best positioned to satisfy these drinkers.
One of the most common questions we get as coffee roasters is about choosing the right roast for our customer's distinct taste. There are many factors that go into such a decision, and we thought it would be helpful to provide this guide to help you choose!
Everything changed for Sylvia when she met Marsha Johnson, a self-identified drag queen and activist who was fighting for transgender inclusion in the larger Gay Rights movement. Under the mentorship of Marsha, Sylvia developed her own streak of activism and pride in who she was.
During the height of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Dorothy's leadership of the NCNW took her activism to new heights. She helped organize the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963 and worked in close partnership with Dr. Martin Luther King, Ella Baker and other prominent leaders. Notably, Dorothy was not given the opportunity to speak at the March, despite her oratory skills. As she put it, her male counterparts were "happy to include women in the human family, but there was no question as to who headed the household."
Several days before Christmas, our gas-powered, 10 burner roaster ran into some problems; specifically, 5 of our 10 burners stopped working, which meant we couldn't get enough heat to properly roast coffee. We thought it was an issue with the burners, so we went through the painstaking process of taking apart the burners and checking each one, eventually replacing all 10 just to be safe. But the problem persisted.
If you are trying to impress someone with your coffee knowledge, ordering any of the drinks below will do the job. Interestingly, most of these drinks are quite common in Europe and probably wouldn't be considered all that special. But stateside, these drinks are generally found in third-wave shops. All are espresso-based.
If you're like us, you've probably had this experience: You walk into a trendy-looking coffee shop. The speakers are blasting music with bombastic bass, the friendly barista with an arm full of tattoos is rushing around behind the counter, and no less than three bearded men in beanies are clanging away on their laptops. You realize a bit too late that its your turn to order. Quickly glancing at the menu over the cashier's head, you find yourself paralyzed with fear. There are a list of drinks, and you don't know what any of them mean. Sure, you've heard of a latte and a cappuccino, but what's the difference? Flat White? Macchiato? What are these?
She would go on to achieve further accolades and esteemed positions at hospitals, including serving as director of cancer research therapy at NYU Medical Center, head of the New York Medical College Cancer Chemotherapy Department, and being appointed by President Lydon B. Johnson to the Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke. By the late 1960's, Dr. Cooke Wright was the highest ranking African-American woman at a medical facility in the country.
In 1906, the Wyandot Nation sold sacred Kansas burial ground to the federal government, which upset Lyda. Along with her sisters, she launched a campaign to protect the Huron Cemetery in Kansas City. They took turns guarding the cemetery with muskets and erecting a sign saying “Trespassers, Beware!”