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"Why I Roast"

"Why I Roast"

This essay was written by Coffee Labs Roasters employee Doug Wray about 10 years ago for an essay contest in Roast Magazine. Our of hundreds of ent...
A Basic Guide to Espresso Drinks

A Basic Guide to Espresso Drinks

Most coffee shops in America have business revolving around two kinds of coffee. Standard American style drip coffee, and Italian style espresso dr...
18 Jobs, and This is the Best One I've Ever Had

18 Jobs, and This is the Best One I've Ever Had

by Doug Wray,   I’ve worked at Coffee Labs Roasters at two times in my life as a roaster, and as a barista with a break of about 6 years in between...
Meet the Producers 2016

Meet the Producers 2016

Last Month, Coffee Producers Rony & Roger Herrera and Francisco Javier from Nicaragua came to New York to visit Coffee Labs and see how their c...
How Online Review Sites Affect Small Businesses

How Online Review Sites Affect Small Businesses

Coffee Labs is sometimes asked about our opinion of Yelp and other online review sites and how we deal with their impact on our business. We've alw...
Specialty Coffee Association of America Event, Atlanta 2016

Specialty Coffee Association of America Event, Atlanta 2016

By Andrew Campbell Last month, part of the coffee labs team including Mike and Alicia travelled down to Atlanta for the Specialty Coffee Associatio...
The Overlooked Dangers in Coffee Sourcing

The Overlooked Dangers in Coffee Sourcing

Over the past several months and years, our blog has been focused on the positive side of our trips to origin. It’s been about the great people we ...
Coffee Labs' Collaborations with Local Businesses

Coffee Labs' Collaborations with Local Businesses

At Coffee Labs, we believe the world is our community. The farmers and growers we work with around the world seem just as close to us as our wholes...
Coffee Is My Soul

Coffee Is My Soul

Coffee is in my soul. Coffee is community. To me, coffee is the entire world coming together in a single cup. As many of you may be aware, Mike has...
Direct Trade with Thrive Coffee Farmers

Direct Trade with Thrive Coffee Farmers

For the past few years, Coffee Labs has been proud to work with an organization called Thrive Supply, a division of Thrive Farmers. They are both o...
An Outsider's Perspective on Coffee

An Outsider's Perspective on Coffee

By Andrew Campbell If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a person who enjoys coffee enough to want to learn more about it. When I first starte...
La Palma Y El Tucan July 2015

La Palma Y El Tucan July 2015

It’s been a hot start to the summer for us at Coffee Labs, and it seems like we never stop traveling. Alicia was in Ireland for two weeks, we both ...