Beyond the Beans: Kristin Lerner

By: Brittany Leslie – Wholesale Account Manager and Educator, Kean Coffee Meet Kristin Lerner. She has demonstrated her coffee skills by becoming certified through the SCA as a Brewer and Barista. We knew of her talent even without the certification, as she has been a long-time member of the Kéan Coffee family and trainer at … Continue reading Beyond the Beans: Kristin Lerner

Beyond the Beans: Ramone Valerio

With his coffee journey beginning at Kéan Coffee in 2010, Ramone has provided a decade of excellent service and skill as a barista. After becoming friends with so many of our regulars, many have probably wondered where he seems to disappear to for a few months out of the year. When he is not slinging expertly crafted espresso drinks at our Tustin coffeehouse, Ramone is touring around the country with his rock band, Dayseeker. He introduces to us the life of a barista, part-time musician, and dad.

Beyond the Beans: Michael Bingham

By: Brittany Leslie – Wholesale Account Manager and Educator, Kean Coffee From Barista, to Production Member, to Roaster. Michael never expected that his curiosity towards specialty coffee as a young teenager would end up setting him on the path of building a coffee career. Through 8 years of hard work and demonstrating his skills as … Continue reading Beyond the Beans: Michael Bingham

Beyond the Beans: Melissa & Sunep

By: Brittany Leslie - Wholesale Account Manager and Educator, Kean Coffee Let us introduce you to one of our Kean Coffee barista dream teams, Melissa Hufford and Sunep Ozukum from our Newport Beach coffeehouse! Our Newport team has been gifted with this talented couple hailing from Hawaii, USA and Nagaland, India, respectively. Sunep and Melissa shared … Continue reading Beyond the Beans: Melissa & Sunep

Making your home a Coffee-house: An Introduction to Home Brewing

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Staying at home does not mean that you must give up your morning ritual of drinking fresh specialty coffee. This article will help home baristas and coffee newcomers alike. We will go over the procedures and brewing techniques for a home brewer, Hario v60, Chemex, and French Press.

Cold Brew vs Iced Pour Over

By: Gabe Venegas Wholesale Account Manager and Coffee Educator, Kean Coffee With summer rapidly approaching, we thought It would be fun to bring up the never-ending battle between Cold Brew vs Iced Pour Over. For this article, we’re not going to tell you which one is better than the other because, at the end of … Continue reading Cold Brew vs Iced Pour Over

Adventures in Coffee Growing – by Martin Diedrich

Sunday morning coffee harvest today. I picked coffee from just one specific tree, a Garnica Arabica variety. We have about 14 different Arabica varieties growing on our small Costa Mesa coffee farm. The Garnica tree was full of ripe, sweet fruit, of which the seed is the bean one makes coffee from. The Garnica variety … Continue reading Adventures in Coffee Growing – by Martin Diedrich

TED’S ADVENTURES IN AFRICA

Our head roaster Ted Vautrinot represented Kean Coffee in Rwanda this summer as a judge for the Rwanda Cup of Excellence competition. Below is a preview of his travel blog, which will be published in it's entirety very soon. I stepped off the plane onto the rolling aluminum stairway straight out of 1969 and was … Continue reading TED’S ADVENTURES IN AFRICA

Recognize this guy? Meet Dwayne Carroll!

At Kean Coffee we love our regulars - our guests who come in so frequently and regularly, sometimes spanning many years, that we learn their names and they learn ours, often becoming good friends with our staff members. We value their input and enjoy learning more about them and hearing their stories. Meet Dwayne Carroll, … Continue reading Recognize this guy? Meet Dwayne Carroll!

Meet the Barista: Eight Questions with RAMONE VALERIO

This is an ongoing series in which you will get to know a little bit more about the fine young men and women who prepare your coffee at Kean Coffee through a series of random interview questions. Ramone Valerio has been a barista at Kean Coffee Tustin for close to two years. Aside from being … Continue reading Meet the Barista: Eight Questions with RAMONE VALERIO