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Third What? part 3

Just as there is a whole encyclopedia of information available regarding green coffee production, the same is true for how coffee is brewed. And...the same is true for how coffee is roasted. In the third-wave of coffee, all of the best coffee production practices are being sought to improve the quality of the cup. I am a coffee roaster. BRIDGE COFFEE CO. provides roasted coffee. If you buy our coffee, you are buying roasted coffee. So you will forgive me if I focus a little more on coffee roasting in my writing. Thank you. wink, wink, happy face, smiley face, wink, wink, wink. But, I am getting ahead of myself. Prior to Intelligentsia, or Stumptown, or Counter Culture, or other,...

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Third What? part two

In part one, I touched on briefly BRIDGE COFFEE CO.'s contribution and place in the "Third Wave" and a little history of the "First Wave" and "Second Wave" of coffee. Let's provide a little more info on the "Third Wave" of coffee and what it means. While Peet's Coffee and Starbucks are given credit to the emergence and success of the "Second Wave" of coffee, Intelligentsia, Counter Culture Coffee, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters have been recognized as pioneers of the "Third Wave" of coffee.  Third wave coffee- In 1982, the Specialty Coffee Association of America was formed. Since their inception, they have sought to define specialty coffee and provide standards by which coffee is to be best measured on. By establishing...

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Third What? part one

What is the "Third Wave" of Coffee? You may be asking yourself, "there is a third wave of coffee? I wasn't aware there was a first, let alone, a second wave?" If someone asked you what specialty coffee was, how would you respond? Did you know that there is such a thing as 'Specialty Coffee'? BRIDGE COFFEE CO. is a craft, micro-roaster, of high-grade, Specialty Coffee that is sourced as close to the farm as possible. This is done with respect to the entire supply chain of coffee, from farm-to-cup. In some respects, this is my definition (or example) of the Third Wave of coffee. At least, BRIDGE is my contribution to the culture and community of coffee and the third wave. To acknowledge...

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Can Decaf Coffee Taste Good?

Well, of course it can! There are a couple of things that really matter when it comes to developing and enjoying a good cup of coffee, and this is as true for regular coffee as it is for decaf: Select a good quality, high altitude grown, well developed green coffee. Take great care of the high grade decaf coffee in the decaffeinating process. Roast the decaffeinated coffee with an attention to the character of the original green bean and how the decaffeinating process affects it. Use the coffee within a reasonably short time of when it was roasted. The decaf coffee that BRIDGE COFFEE CO. offers is The Colombian Supremo. It is a high quality designation and milled to European...

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Bridge Coffee Co. Now Offers Subscription Services

You can now subscribe to receive our craft roasted, specialty coffees on a regular schedule and save money. www.bridgecoffeeco.com With every subscription, you will save 10% off. The delivery schedule and payment schedule are set by you. You can choose to have your coffee delivered once a week, every 15, 30, or 90 days.  How much coffee should you buy? Every 7 Days You make a pot of coffee every day and you want a supply of fresh roasted coffee available to savor each and every week. Every 15 Days You make a full pot of coffee every other day You make yourself and/or a partner a couple of cups of coffee every day. Every 30 Days This is for the individual that wants to...

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