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2015 Special Coffees

2015 Special Coffees
When our coffee buyers travel, they always look for a special coffee to bring home.  In 2015, they found two special coffees to share with customers.
The first coffee commanded their attention.  It was clearly the best coffee they tasted at the day’s cupping table and on that buying trip. Grown and milled by Antonio Barrantes at […]

November 18th, 2015|Caffe Ladro, Coffee Education, Gifts|0 Comments

Coffee Cupping

Coffee Cupping
What is coffee cupping?  Simply put, coffee cupping uses a specific ratio of coffee to water that allows for accurate assessment of coffee flavor and quality.  It is a great way to compare coffees for both the professional buyer and the coffee enthusiast. Used internationally, it is the method for tasting coffee to identify […]

October 30th, 2015|Coffee Education, Coffee Roasting|0 Comments

Ladro Profiles Matthew Carruthers

Ladro Profiles Matthew Carruthers

Caffe Ladro’s Director of Education, Matthew Carruthers, started in the coffee industry when he was 12-years-old. He worked at a coffee roaster weighing and bagging coffee by hand.  At home, he made espresso for his family to enjoy. He started using Costco coffee beans and kept trying to find better and better […]

October 21st, 2015|Caffe Ladro|0 Comments

Honey Processed Coffee Examples

Honey Processed Coffee
Honey Processed Coffee, is truly a misnomer. No honey is used in the processing and the coffee that results from the process does not have the flavor of honey. It is a process that comes out of Costa Rica.  These coffees are also called Pulped-Natural.

Coffee resulting from Honey Process, or semi-washed process that leaves […]

October 2nd, 2015|Coffee Education, Coffee Roasting|0 Comments

Ladro Profiles Bob Ohly, CFO and Partner

Ladro Profiles Bob Ohly
CFO & Partner at Caffe Ladro/Ladro Roasting

Ladro profiles Bob Ohly because this guy makes the Ladro machine go!  He is the wizard behind the curtain at the Lower Queen Anne Caffe Ladro Business Office.  He remembers numbers were always his thing.  In fact, at age seven, his mother taught him how to balance […]

September 18th, 2015|Caffe Ladro|1 Comment

Ladro Profiles Dismas Smith

Ladro Profiles Dismas Smith

Head Roaster, Caffe Ladro/Ladro Roasting

2002 North American Barista Champion (6th in the world), Head Roaster, Green Coffee Buyer, husband, father and all-around happy guy, Dismas Smith manages the Roastery for Ladro Roasting. Mondays at the Roastery typically begin with a coffee cupping and a meeting with Caffe Ladro and Ladro Roasting sales […]

August 28th, 2015|Caffe Ladro, Coffee Roasting|4 Comments

AeroPress Coffee

AeroPress Coffee
Inexpensive, fast, versatile, and great for traveling, the AeroPress brewer is one of our favorites.

The Basics

The AeroPress coffee maker is a single serving coffee brewer.
It brews a quality cup of coffee in as little as two minutes.
Aerobie’s small, light-weight design makes this brewer perfect for travelers and minimalists.

The Story

After years of designing sport toys, […]

August 26th, 2015|Aeropress, Coffee Education, Recipes|0 Comments

Coffee Processing Methods

Coffee Processing Methods
When you purchase specialty coffee at a café or grocery, the labels often indicates the coffee processing methods used to prepare the green coffees.  If you are curious about how coffee makes its way from a cherry on a tree to the green commodity that is shipped to coffee roasters around the world, below […]

August 12th, 2015|Coffee Education, Coffee Roasting|0 Comments

Ladro Profiles

Ladro Profiles
Jack Kelly, Founder, Caffe Ladro/Ladro Roasting

“If you don’t know perfect coffee, you don’t know Jack.”

We thought it was high-time we share Ladro Profiles and introduce the people who make your coffee. Back in the days when Ladro was one Upper Queen Anne store, if you watched Jack Kelly work the bar, you would think […]

July 27th, 2015|Caffe Ladro|3 Comments

Best Ways to Store Coffee

Best Ways to Store Coffee
Coffee lovers learn quickly that buying freshly roasted whole beans makes for a better brew. They also know that grinding coffee beans just prior to brewing is a key to a quality cup. A question we hear often is, “How should I store coffee beans until I grind them?” Here we offer the best ways […]

June 30th, 2015|Caffe Ladro, Coffee Education|0 Comments