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Why Are Food Programs in your Cafe SO Important?
23/01/23
Running a successful coffee shop is more than just serving great coffee. A well thought through food program could be the key to bring in new customers, as well as current customers more frequently. However, doing this is harder than you might think. Our experiences working with cafes, as well as running our own Analog Coffee locations showed us that implementing a food program is often the most difficult task a cafe owner has.
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Natural Processed Coffee
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Coffee Processing Methods Explained : Natural, Anaerobic, Honey, Oh My!
16/01/23
Do you ever see “honey processed” or “natural fermentation” on your bag of coffee and wonder what it all means? This is the type of “process” of your coffee, ie. what happens to the coffee cherries after they’re harvested and picked. Different coffee processing methods all lend wildly different flavours. If you’re serious about your specialty coffee journey, it’s time to learn about all the different processes.
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How to Begin Planning a Budget to Build your Cafe
10/01/23
One of the first questions we are often asked when people are beginning to plan their dreams of building their own coffee shop Is “What would be the average total cost to build a 1500 square-foot coffee shop?”   In this article we explore some things to consider, and hidden costs you might not have thought about when building the budget for your cafe. 
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High Altitude Coffee : What’s The Big Deal?
06/01/23
Have you ever wondered what elevation has to do with the cup of coffee you’re drinking? If you’ve ever looked at your bag of coffee and been baffled by “5200 ft”, you’re not alone. High altitude coffee is the kind of coffee you want to seek out, and elevation is one of the most important flavour factors. Even in hot countries near the equator, pieces of land at high altitudes have cooler temperatures. A piece of land high up in the mountains will be much cooler than the land closer to sea level. Coffee trees are happiest in these lower temperatures, and that’s why you’ll find almost exclusively high elevation coffee in the specialty coffee sphere. In this article, we’ll help you understand why high altitude coffee is so sought-after.
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Idle Tea Beetroot latte
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Ring in the New Year with Alternative Lattes!
26/12/22
Get your new year off to a great start with our Idle Tea alternative lattes. Our superfood latte powders make delicious alternatives to cappuccinos, and are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Alternative lattes are the perfect thing to pair with a new fitness or self-care routine. It's a healthy treat that’s beautiful to look at and doesn’t leave you feeling deprived. 
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Coffee Liqueur
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Step by Step Instructions to Make Homemade Coffee Liqueur
13/12/22
In this article, we’ll show you how to make coffee liqueur for a homemade, personalized gift that’s delicious and heartwarming. It’s easy and fun to make at home, and you can make it your own. We’ll also show you 3 classic coffee cocktails to make with this coffee liqueur.
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The Calgary Food Bank Fundraiser
01/12/22
The Calgary Food Bank Fundraiser with CBC Calgary is back! Over the past 11 years, Fratello Coffee has donated over 14,000 bags to help raise over $300,000 for The Calgary Food Bank. This year, we bring you One Knight Only medium roast blend as well as an exclusive one-of-a-kind mug with Angela Knight’s personal touch.
 For a minimum $20 donation you receive both, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to The Calgary Food Bank.
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Idle Tea Spiced Chai Latte
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Idle Tea Spiced Chai Latte : Our Family Recipe
14/11/22
Chai tea lattes are the perfect warm drink for this time of year when the temperature starts to drop. With its warm spice blend of cardamom, ginger, peppercorn, cinnamon, and other spices, chai lattes are a fall and winter favourite.
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How to Clean and Maintain Your Espresso Machine
14/11/22
It may seem like a daunting task to have to clean your commercial espresso machine. With all those levers and buttons and knobs, it may look more like a fuse box than a coffee maker. But rest assured that cleaning your commercial coffee machine isn’t much harder than cleaning your drip coffee maker!
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Tamp Like a Champ: How to Tamp Espresso
24/10/22
How you tamp your espresso can have a huge impact on the flavour of the coffee. If you did everything else right but your espresso is tasting sour or running poorly, your tamp could be the culprit.
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Barista-worthy Steamed Milk : Microfoam for Beginners
29/08/22
There’s no experience more decadent than drinking a well-crafted latte. A good latte merries a perfectly pulled shot of espresso and textured milk. But textured milk is easier said than done. That’s why baristas painstakingly steam your milk to perfection. Properly steamed microfoam isn’t thick and foamy; it’s creamy and velvety, and its sweetness complements the espresso perfectly.
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Why Do I Need a Burr Grinder?
22/08/22
Blade grinders are not the best choice for grinding coffee beans. While they are inexpensive and easy to use, they don't produce the same quality of coffee as burr grinders.  So why do I need a burr grinder? 
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How to Read a Coffee Label Like a Pro
15/08/22
Do you ever go to buy a bag of quality coffee, only to stare blankly at the information on the label? Maybe you see “elevation: 1600 masl” or “varietal: SL-28.” What the heck does “honey process” mean? If you don’t know what it all means, it can make your head spin. You’re not alone. The world of coffee is vast and can be complicated. If you want to get the best coffee around, it starts with understanding what you’re buying.
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Golden Latte
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Drinking Turmeric for Health Benefits
08/08/22
We all know turmeric as that vibrant golden-yellow spice used in curry dishes. But did you know that turmeric is loaded with health benefits? Turmeric contains antioxidants that fend off diseases, slow the aging process, and reduce inflammation. Best of all, it makes a delicious herbal tea.
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New Crop Coffee : What is it and Why Does it Matter?
02/08/22
You may have heard the term “new crop coffee” in the specialty coffee sphere. But few people actually know what it means, and why it’s so important in the coffee world. Here at Fratello coffee, our work revolves around new crop coffee. While it’s important that our coffee arrives to you freshly roasted, it’s equally important that the green coffee we roast is of the utmost freshness, too. New crop coffee is essential for delivering fresh coffee with exciting flavour notes.
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Can I Drink Coffee During Intermittent Fasting?
25/07/22
Intermittent fasting is one of the hottest health trends to come out of the last decade. You may know someone who has tried it with varying degrees of success. It’s not just for bodybuilders and health nuts. Everyday people are trying it, for reasons including weight loss, improved sleep quality, better focus, and anti-aging.
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