Category Archives: Coffee Culture

Coffee & Wine Comparison – Part 1

Written on May 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm, by

Let me preface this post by saying that I am by no means an expert on wine and I do not know everything about coffee.  What I can lay claim to is that I have a love for both. When I first started in the coffee industry 6 years ago I had an appreciation forMore

2011 Prairie Regional Barista Competition

Written on July 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm, by

Well it is that time of year again, and we could be more excited.  I love competition time.  It forces roasters and baristas to step up their skills in anticipation of competing against the best this industry has to offer.   Fratello along with, Transcend Coffee and Phil & Sebastian have formed a new allianceMore

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony June 3rd!

Written on June 1, 2011 at 10:33 am, by

Analog Cafe and Fratello Coffee are honored to be hosting a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony this Friday June 3rd at Analog Cafe at the Calgary Farmers Market! Please join us at 11am on Friday June 3rd at Analog Cafe at the Calgary Farmers Market to take part in this ceremony. We are very pleased toMore

It is a great time to be drinking coffee in Calgary!

Written on November 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm, by

Over the last 4 years the number of independent quality driven cafes has grown from less than a handful to over 20 to choose from, with multiple locations opening for some companies. We have seen a greater dedication to sourcing exceptional coffee, hiring and retaining baristas that are passionate about coffee and educating the public.More

Chemex, Hario V60, French Press and Aeropress oh my!

Written on October 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm, by

Please join us November 3rd 1-3pm at Fratello Coffee Roasters to explore 1 coffee brewed 4 ways! We are going to take our award winning Costa Rican Rio Jorco Direct Trade coffee and show you how to prepare it 4 different ways. This class is all about discovering some simple, easy but really great alternativeMore

Direct Trade Costa Rican Tarrazu – Rio Jorco Micro-Mill

Written on April 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm, by

Fratello Coffee is proud to introduce an exclusive new coffee available from the Tarrazu Valley in Costa Rica.  Last month, we wrote about a Micro Mill Revolution happening in this region, this is one of those special micro-lots we wrote about. The Rio Jorco Micro-Mill employees between 4-6 people & has 65 pickers during harvestMore