Category Archives: Coffee Culture

El Salvador Sourcing Trip 2015

Written on March 26, 2015 at 9:29 pm, by

We are very excited to bring you some of the great El Salvador coffee’s that will be arriving in July, we recently visited 3 producers in El Salvador, two that we have worked with before, Mauricio Salaverria and the Dumont family, and one producer that will be brand new to Fratello, Café Pacas. Though thisMore

Nicaraguan Java: From Plantation to Palate

Written on September 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm, by

Fratello has a brand new coffee in the works and you’re about to get the inside scoop.  The Nicaraguan Java, sourced by Fratello’s head roaster David Schindel, is on its way to being in a coffee cup near you! I sat down with David to learn a bit more about his recent trip to NicaraguaMore

Fast Forward Weekly – Calgary’s Booming Coffee Scene

Written on April 12, 2013 at 8:05 am, by

Cream of the coffee shops  – Calgarians hungry for more than a cup of joe Published April 11, 2013  by James Wilt in Bar & Restaurant Guide It’s mid-week, mid-morning. A dozen or so customers are drinking espressos and lattes in Fratello’s Analog Cafe on 17th Avenue S.W. It’s decently busy, at least by theMore

Roasters Guild Retreat 2012

Written on September 7, 2012 at 8:08 am, by

I just got back from my first Roasters Guild retreat in Skamania, Washington, which is the most beautiful area I have ever seen in the U.S. I had a great time, met so many new people and learned so much. It was amazing to see that many people in one place with such a passionMore

Calgary is Awesome! Great Coffee Makes for a Great City

Written on August 21, 2012 at 11:28 am, by

It’s like a chicken or the egg thing; what came first – the great coffee house or the great city?  At Fratello we’re obviously biased, but we believe that you have to have great coffee houses to make a great city.  And just look around, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver and Seattle – theyMore

2012 Prairie Coffee Show and Barista Competition

Written on July 6, 2012 at 11:23 am, by

We are very proud to announce the 2012 Prairie Coffee Show – July 13th to 16th.  This year, Fratello Coffee Roasters, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters and Transcend Coffee are taking the event to the next level.   We listened to the feedback from last year and will be expanding on the very popular customer workshops.  We alsoMore