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Coffee Shop Recipes: House-Made Gingerbread Syrup

If you are in the mood to embrace a traditional coffee shop cold-weather flavor, you must try house-made gingerbread syrup!  While most notably a holiday beverage, gingerbread is perfect in your lattes and/or coffee any time it’s cold outside (although it is delicious in the iced versions as well!).  This is a great addition to […]

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To Flavor or Not to Flavor? : A Barista School Guide to Better Flavored Lattes

When it comes to coffee, flavored syrups and other beverage additions it can be a divisive issue. Many coffee shops line their bars with several dozen flavor syrup offerings while other shops take a radically different approach, offering very few, to even no syrups at all. These are two wildly different points of view. One […]

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House Blend v.s. Single Origin Coffee: Which Is Better For The Greater Good Of Specialty Coffee Shops?

When it comes to coffee terminology few words are as synonymous with the hot beverage as the word “blend.”   If you work in a specialty coffee shop, you may hear customers ask questions such as: “What blends are you serving today?” Words like “single-origin” and “micro-lot” are not in the typical vocabulary of the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide For Serious Coffee Geeks – By Texas Coffee School

Do you know someone who loves coffee?  Someone who constantly tinkers in their kitchen for hours brewing coffee different ways.  Maybe this person regularly reads books on the science of coffee brewing, or blogs with barista training tips.  This person also likely has a whole budget set aside for ordering coffees from different specialty coffee roasters throughout […]

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