Yemen Mocca: Coffee, not Chocolate – by Martin Diedrich

If coffee were a tribe, Yemen Mocca would definitely be the shaman. Cappucino, Cafe Latte, or Cafe au Lait are unmistakably coffee beverages, while Cafe Mocha is thought of as a hot chocolate with coffee or espresso, or generally a chocolate based drink spiked with coffee. To get to the point of setting the record … Continue reading Yemen Mocca: Coffee, not Chocolate – by Martin Diedrich

A Roaster’s Eye View of Honduras by Ted Vautrinot, Roaster for Kean Coffee

     Lush mountainous rainforest, beautiful warm people, countless hectares of coffee, miles of rutted dirt roads, stunning Mayan antiquities; I experienced all these just days ago on my trip to Capucas, Honduras. I made the journey to view the coffee production firsthand and evaluate this year’s production at the cooperative. I found people that live … Continue reading A Roaster’s Eye View of Honduras by Ted Vautrinot, Roaster for Kean Coffee

Kean Coffee Barista Michael Richardson competes in WRBC 2009

The Western Regional Barista Competition for 2009 took place on January 23, 24 and 25 in Downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Intelligentsia Coffee in Silverlake. This is an intensive competition where talented, diehard baristas from all over California come to practice their craft and show their personal best in front of a panel of judges … Continue reading Kean Coffee Barista Michael Richardson competes in WRBC 2009

Kean Barista Janelle Bel Isle at the 2008 Ultimate Barista Challenge

Okay - in the interest of giving a thorough account of the event, we are posting here the official Press Release from the producers of the Ultimate Barista Challenge. Kean Coffee was very proud of our own Janelle Bel Isle for her performance in the UBC in August. She worked hard and reaped the rewards! … Continue reading Kean Barista Janelle Bel Isle at the 2008 Ultimate Barista Challenge

Our roaster Ted Vautrinot wins 1st place award at the 8th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat

 Imagine yourself in a room with 200 people each intently slurping 135 examples of different roasts of just one single origin coffee. The 8th Annual Roasters Guild retreat in Minnesota which took place in late August of this year was a gathering of specialty coffee professionals who roast coffee as part of their job: sample … Continue reading Our roaster Ted Vautrinot wins 1st place award at the 8th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat