Category Archives: Roasting

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

Consistency in roasting – A constant improvement

Written on October 15, 2008 at 1:21 pm, by

Many coffee roasters, ourselves included, pride themselves with the consistency of their roasting team.  This is unfortunately hard to measure unless you are always drinking the same coffees from the same roasters.  If not, you’re left to simply believe what your coffee roaster tells you….that they are indeed consistent.  At Fratello this isn’t ‘just talk’,More

Costa Rican Tarrazu Coopedota

Written on January 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm, by

Fratello Coffee is introducing a new Costa Rican to our clients this February.  We have done a lot of research to find this coffee and are very pleased with our results.  After narrowing down from 30 original varities submitted from Costa Rica, we had decided to put the top 12 into a final round of cupping.More

3rd Wave Cafes:14 different Seattle cafes in 1 day

Written on December 12, 2007 at 8:07 pm, by

What does it take to be a “3rd Wave” cafe?  Read this post and find out what some of the best in Seattle are doing.     On December 6th, a group from Fratello Coffee and Slayer Espresso met in Seattle for 1 day.  In this 10 hour day we visited, reviewed and tasted a lot of amazingMore

Guatemalan Nueva Granada – Single Estate – Rainforest Alliance Certified

Written on November 16, 2007 at 12:43 pm, by

Fratello Coffee has found a new source for its Guatemalan coffee and is pleased to announce that it is certified by Rainforest Alliance.  We have chose to work with the Nueva Granada estate and will have this amazing coffee starting in December of this year.  Guatemalan Nueva Granada – Single Estate – Rainforest Alliance Certified Cupping Score –More

Buying Trip to Brazil

Written on October 25, 2007 at 10:37 pm, by

Russ & I had the pleasure of taking some of our staff down to Brazil last month on an educational buying trip. We met farmers committed to more then just quality coffee, but also who were committed to making a difference in the environment and to the lives of people who worked for them onMore