Our mission is to help you level up your barista skills
Therefore, we blog daily, and constantly try to up our game by following other blogs, news, and YouTubers. Right now we publish multiple pieces each week. We’re also looking to start a YouTube channel shortly where we show you how to do different types of brewing, test different subscriptions and so much more.
We’re always up for a coffee discussion, and you can reach out to us at any time through our contact page.
To put it short:
We love coffee and want to spread our love through this blog.
Meet our team
A die-hard coffee purist and caffeine aficionado, Christian got turned on to the magic elixir in the early 90s during a visit to one of the first Starbucks chain locations to open in Chicago. The revelation of his first properly-pulled triple espresso led Christian to become the general manager and head barista of a coffeeshop in his hometown.
Decades later and thousands of miles away, Christian now lives in the Philippines where his beverage of choice is brewed from locally-grown Barako beans, also known as kapeng barako, which translates to “stud” in Philippine culture and has crack-like properties. Christian takes his barako black over ice and as strong as possible.
Kate has been a coffee enthusiast since she could reach the kitchen counter and a writer since she could hold a pen. A native of Colorado, she loves drinking amazing coffee all over the world and has an ever-growing collection of coffee gear.
She’s sipped espresso with yuzu in Thailand, goat milk caramel lattes in Mexico, buttery white coffee in Malaysia, and cream cheese coffee in Korea. At a coffee plantation in Tanzania, Kate roasted coffee beans over an open fire — and probably still smells like coffee. Trust us: you can’t get that aroma out of your hair! At home, her favorite brewing method is smooth, clear Chemex — although the Wacaco Minipresso is a close second. She enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man.
Dan has been a coffee fanatic since caffeine became a necessity in college, and since then his enthusiasm has only grown. He has come a long way since his days of drinking mass-produced coffee, and he now has a love and appreciation of the entire coffee experience from farm to cup. He lives in New York with his wife, and together their love of all things coffee has expanded into Good Freakin’ Coffee Co, the coffee company they started to bring the joy of high-quality, speciality coffee to others.
His favorite brewing method is French press, which is featured in his morning ritual that also involves grinding and meticulously weighing coffee and water for the perfectly crafted cup.
Sean’s obsession with coffee started when he received his first French press as a gift almost ten years ago. Since then, his love of coffee – and the number of coffee gadgets he owns – has grown considerably. A scientist by training, there is no stone he has left unturned in the never-ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee. He has spent many hours tuning his pour-over technique, thinking about how to best compare grind quality, and worrying about whether the Nicaraguan or Kenyan beans will make the best cold brew.
These days he favors the Hario V60, and starts each day by hand grinding his coffee before enjoying a cup prepared with care and attention to detail.