Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nicaragua Maragogype and other New Coffees

If you haven't been to Chazzano Coffee Roasters recently, you haven't tried at least a half dozen new coffees. Have you tried the Nicaragua Maragogype as a Full City roast (medium) with its notes of strawberry and rhubarb? Or the Nicaragua as a Vienna Roast (Dark) with its notes of walnuts? Or the Nicaragua as a bold French Roast (really, really dark) with notes of orange? I just roasted the Mexico Chiapas a bit darker than usual and we have been tasting strong notes of cocoa and dark chocolate. Have you tried the new Ethiopia Organic Sidamo with its notes of chocolate raspberries?

What about shots of espresso with either Kenya AA, Bolivia Cenoproc, Ethiopia Harrar, Brazil Moreninha Formosa, or our Chazzano Espresso Blend?

Chazzano Gift Boxes are Available

Have you found a great thoughtful gift for the coffee lover in your life? Chazzano Coffee Gift Boxes are perfect for the person who always has a cup of coffee in their hands. We have gift boxes available from $25-$55 and up. Come in and ask Jill to explain all of the coffee and coffee equipment available.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Hours

We're open on Thanksgiving from 9am-12noon and on Black Friday from 6am-4pm. Do you need some relief from your family? Come by to the cafe, bring your i-pod, bring your laptop, and just relax. We'd love to see you. We won't criticize your life choices or who you bring in. We won't judge you even if you put sugar in our coffee.

Friday, November 20, 2009

We're Open on Saturday Nights!!

Chazzano Coffee Roasters will be open on Saturday nights from 7pm-12 Midnight.

Cupping Party on Monday, November 23 6:30 p.m.

Are you ready for an evening of great coffee tasting? We'll learn about the journey of coffee- from bean to cup. Take a tour of Chazzano Coffee Roasters. Slurp, sip, smile, and laugh your way through 4 different kinds of coffee from around the world. The cupping party begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp and concludes at 8:00 p.m. You must RSVP by Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. $8/person.

Warning: Do not eat spicy food before you arrive. It will ruin any chance for you to experience the 1500 possible taste profiles that coffee has to offer.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Guatemala El Injerto Huehuetenango

This fine coffee from Guatemala is certified RainForest Alliance. The main product of Huehuetenango in Southwestern Guatemala, is coffee. This is one of the most responsible farms environmentally, ethically, and with respect to human rights. The water used to process the coffee is reused throughout the farm. El Injerto farm has a sophisticated compost system and they grow many different plants and trees that provide shade for the coffee. Come to Chazzano Coffee Roasters to taste(cup) this coffee. Chocolatey notes and great body.

Chazzano Coffee Roasters in Ferndale

We are now certified Kosher by the Vaad HaRabonim of Greater Detroit. We are not Cholov Yisrael, but Cholov Yisrael will be available upon request.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chazzano Coffee Roasters is Open

Chazzano Coffee Roasters will officially open on Wednesday, October 21. Our hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-12 Noon. Our Grand Opening will take place soon afterwards. The tremendous staff from Chazzano Coffee Roasters is dedicated to brewing awesome coffee and providing a new paradigm for cafes. We are selling fresh roasted coffee, espresso-based beverages, and coffee brewing equipment. We are training on Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please come by, drink some awesome coffee, and stay awhile.
We're at the corner of Nine Mile and Wanda, in Ferndale. 1737 E. Nine Mile Rd.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New! Honduras Santa Rosa Fair Trade Organic

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I just acquired this great coffee from Honduras. It is actually my first acquisition from Honduras. Wow, what a great mouthfeel. My beginning impressions include strong licorice and anise flavors, and smooth as silk. I brewed this in my 4-cup Chazzano Coffee Fresh Press and my syphon coffee brewer. I also served it at Greater Royal Oak BNI. Just absolutely great coffee.

Chazzano Coffee Roasters Opening Soon!

Here is the new building on 1737 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale. All of the building plans have been submitted to the MDA and the Ferndale Building Department. This is truly a dream come true. I just hope that the dream happens quickly. I would love to be up and running at the new site in September.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

CoffeeFest 2009

Recently, I spent the weekend in Chicago at CoffeeFest 2009. Again, I had a great time. It is worth the expense to spend a few days with other people who have a passion for coffee and coffee roasting. I learned how to repair my espresso machine, to make Latte Art (only a heart and rosetta) and the art of blending for espresso and coffee (there is a difference). Some of the best and the brightest in the world of specialty coffee were present at CoffeeFest. I enjoyed getting to know many coffee professionals and the convention floor displays and stores exploded with great ideas.

I will write about my new coffee brewing toy- a vacuum siphon- later... I am a sucker for new (or old) ways of brewing excellent coffee.

New Coffee Offerings!

I am going to start cupping some new Papua New Guinea Purosa (Fair Trade Organic (FTO)), am El Salvador Organic Cuzcachapa Rainforest Alliance as well as a SWP (Swiss Water Process) Decaf Peru (Fair Trade Organic).

Even though I have cupped the PNG Purosa for many years and it remains one of my favorite coffees, with each batch and with each new crop, I need to experiment to find the sweet spot. There is a process by which I investigate the roast profile that will bring out the awesome character of the particular coffee. I roast the coffee at different roast profiles- from a light City Roast to a Full City+. Rarely do I roast a coffee to Vienna- the coffee flavor profile has too much to lose when coffee is roasted too dark. (However, Sumatra Mandheling is superb at Vienna roast- there is a great bittersweet chocolate that survives and thrives at that profile.

I'm interested in how the El Salvador will work as part of a blend. I have not been impressed with coffee from El Salvador- yet. I'll let you know.

I buy only Decaffeinated coffee that became that way through the Swiss Water Process. I have found that the coffee does not lose all of its aromatics and complex flavor profile. Besides, I appreciate the lack of chemicals in my cup of coffee. Several years ago, I forgot that I was drinking my Decaf Extravaganza blend. It was so good, I forgot that it was Decaf. If coffee isn't full of aromatics with a great mouthfeel, it just isn't worth drinking. Besides it won't make you sing- only, Good Coffee Makes You Sing.

Papua New Guinea

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