New coffee - India Peaberry

The first coffee featured for the Ronin roast, Ethiopian Limu Gera, has sold out! The Ronin roams on, however, and now showcases an Indian Peaberry coffee.

Peaberry beans are slightly different than normal coffee beans. During harvest, farmers identify which beans are peaberries (about 5% of the harvest) and sort them into a separate pile. These are sold together at a higher price than the rest of the harvest, as coffee fanatics will pay a premium for lots of peaberry-only coffee. Why? They say peaberries pack more flavor than normal beans.

So is it true? Try some and find out!

Poor Roshi's Almanac #4: Value

Poor Roshi's Almanac #4: Value

If you're not adding value, you're adding weight.

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Update from the Roshiverse

Update from the Roshiverse

We're switching things up!

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Poor Roshi's Almanac #3: Coffee Techniques

Poor Roshi's Almanac #3: Coffee Techniques

Coffee won't make you do things you'll regret, but you will be able to do them faster.

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History of Roasting - The Streets of Naples

History of Roasting - The Streets of Naples

Roasting coffee at home was once the norm, and the streets were once filled with the sights, sounds and smell of coffee being freshly roasted!

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New coffee - Mexico Organic

We have a fresh order of organic Mexican coffee - 15 pounds of it to be exact! We've roasted 5 pounds of it and will have more on the way soon.

If you'd like to try some (you should), place an order now before we run out!

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Poor Roshi's Almanac #2: Water buckets

Poor Roshi's Almanac #2: Water buckets

It is harder to hold one bucket of water than it is to hold two.

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Poor Roshi's Almanac #1: Practice

Poor Roshi's Almanac #1: Practice

Practice makes progress.

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Anatomy of a Drum Roaster

Anatomy of a Drum Roaster

Ever wondered what the heck a coffee roaster actually is? It might be simpler than you think!

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Roshi online store now accepts PayPal

Ever wondered why you have to enter you credit card information every time you place an order? Let us assure you it's something we have wanted to see fixed for a long time.

Squarespace, which we use to build our website, makes a lot of things very easy to do, but there's a few things that are curiously hard to do. Saving customer checkout information is one of them. A company with an online store would surely want their customers to be able to place orders quickly and easily. Until now, there was simply no way to do it.

Fortunately, Squarespace just added support for PayPal! If you have a PayPal account, you can now skip the pesky step of entering credit card information for every order. Hopefully Squarespace keeps up the good work and adds some more quality-of-life improvements in the near future, so we can spend more time roasting coffee and you can spend more time drinking it.

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