Christmas gift ideas for the coffee lover in your family.

Happy Holidays from Fratello Coffee Roasters!  At Christmas time why not pay special attention to the coffee lover on your list (that is usually most people on the list) and treat them to some great gift ideas from Fratello.  We offer all of these items at our roastery, as well as at Fratello Analog Cafe at the Calgary Farmers Market and our new store Analog Coffee 17th Ave.  Come by for a demonstration on how to use these items to their full potential.

Here is our list for you.  Lots of great coffee, some popular and really neat by-the-cup brew methods and tools for the home or professional Barista are all great options! Any questions call or email us and we would love to help.

Chemex, Hario, EsproPress and Aeropress:

Fratello Coffee Roasters has a fantastic coffee brewing packages for the coffee lover on your list, or for you!  By the Cup Brewing is becoming more and more popular in the top cafes around the world.  It is also our preferred method at our Analog Coffee locations.

Not sure what this is?  Here is a brewing video guide for the Chemex.

Breville Dual Boiler espresso machine, full line of Baratza coffee grinders and Bona Vita coffee brewer:

If your are looking for a espresso machines, coffee grinders and automatic coffee brewers than we those products as well.  We are fanatical about brewing amazing coffee, and we only carry coffee equipment that we would also use in our own homes.  This equipment truly brews coffee to the quality you find in your local cafes.

Fresh Roasted seasonal coffee, delivered directly to your door!:

We roast every order fresh when you order from us on-line.  We want to ensure that you and your coffee lover get the absolute freshest coffee possible.  Choose from a wide selection of Direct Trade micro-lots that each have a unique flavor and story.  We are proud of our coffee and work extremely hard at developing each roast profile to bring out the natural flavors found in each bean.

Sure a bottle of wine is the customary host gift during the holiday season, but why not give a bag of coffee this season! Amazing Espresso blends,  top tier single origin coffee and Cup of Excellence selections are all in store for you!

Tools for the home or professional Barista:

Fratello has a great selection of espresso tampers, milk steaming pitchers, cleaning solutions and knock boxes for the home espresso enthusiest or the professional Barista alike! If you are looking for that particular product give us a call or come in to see us! We don't have these items online, but would be happy to help you choose.

Happy Holidays from Fratello! Enjoy your coffee and enjoy your time with family and friends this season.   We look forward to helping find that perfect gift!

Hario V60 pour over Coffee, a brewing guide

The Hario V60 O2 pour over dripper is our preferred method of brewing coffee at Fratello's Analog Cafe.

The manual brewing process allows our barista to have complete control over the brew speed and ensure proper ground saturation. The slower extraction time lends to a much sweeter and complex flavour in the cup than a traditional brewer.

It is very easy to use, so we put together this brewing guide to show you how you can use this in your cafe, home or work place. They are also VERY affordable.  You can find them on our store HERE.

Watch this short video that takes you through the steps to do this yourself.

Nicaraguan Finca Limoncillo tasting at Analog Cafe!

Join us Thursday August 25th between 4pm-6pm as we kick off our Thursday coffee tastings at Analog Cafe at the Calgary Farmers Market!

This weekend we are tasting our fresh crop arrival Nicaraguan Finca Limoncillo Java coffee brewed three different ways: Single Origin Espresso, Cold Brew and on our Hario V60 Pour Over bar! Each method lends its own character to the coffee and brings forward a variety of flavors in the cup.

This will be a casual tasting and we will prepare samples of each method as people come to Analog. Please don't be shy and ask questions! We look forward to starting to offer regular tasting and classes at Analog Cafe each Thursday. Look forward to seeing you there!

Read more about Russ Prefontaine's trip to Nicaragua and the farm we are working with directly to bring this coffee to you.

Nicaraguan Java Natural coffee card Fratello Analog cafe

Holiday gift ideas for the coffee lover!

Happy Holidays from Fratello Coffee Roasters! We love enjoying great coffee all year round here at Fratello, and hope you do to.  At Christmas time why not pay special attention to the coffee lover on your list (that is usually most people on the list) and treat them to some great gift ideas from Fratello.

Here is our list for you. Lots of great coffee, some popular and really neat by-the-cup brew methods and tools for the home or professional Barista are all great options! Any questions call or email us and we would love to help.

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

Please join us November 3rd 1-3pm at Fratello Coffee Roasters to explore 1 coffee brewed 4 ways!

chemex single serve coffee single serve coffee aeropress

single serve coffee french press single serve coffee hario v60

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 alternative ways of brewing coffee in your café or restaurant or at home. There will be a chance to taste the coffee, try the brew methods yourself and a contest thrown in as well to win an Aeropress brewer!

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