Category Archives: Video

Chemex Brewing Guide

Written on April 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm, by

At the moment, everyone at Fratello Coffee seems excited about brewing coffee on a Chemex.  I’m loving the body and cleanliness that the Chemex produces.  It seems to extract a syrupy mouth-feel that I always love in coffee. As you will see, a Chemex is easy to use and is also inexpensive to buy.

Guatemala Direct Trade Video

Written on February 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm, by

Here is a new video we just shot while touring our Direct Trade Partners in Guatemala Guatemala Montecristo Estate – Micro Lot from Russ Prefontaine on Vimeo.

Rainforest Alliance – farm audits

Written on January 13, 2010 at 10:55 am, by

We have written and spoke a few times about why Fratello Coffee chooses to purchase Rainforest Alliance (RA) certified coffees over other certifications.  We believe strongly that RA is the most complete certification available to us today.  A certification that looks at many different levels of life and accountability on the farms we choose toMore

National Canadian Barista Competition

Written on October 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm, by

On October 14th, Fratello’s Joel May will be competiting again in the National Canadian Barista Competition.   Last year Joel finished 3rd overall in Canada, so this year we are all cheering for him to become #1. This is a very challenging competition that takes a lot of work and constant practice.  Joel will be competingMore

Fratello Coffee in the News!

Written on June 22, 2009 at 11:49 am, by

Fratello Coffee was on TV last week as Channel 10 News Shaw Magazine wanted to have a short interview to discuss coffee cupping.   More and more people in Calgary (and other cities obviously) are starting to hear about what us roasters do on a daily basis. It is hard to describe coffee cupping in aMore

Fratello Coffee tests the new Slayer Espresso Machine!

Written on February 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm, by

Slayer Espresso Machine @ Fratello – teaser from Chris Prefontaine on Vimeo.