JAVA ON ITS JOURNEY (THE CONCLUSION)

SPECIALTY IS BREWING Around the same time as the Beatniks, a Dutch-born gentleman named Alfred Peet moved to the United States. His family owned a coffee roasting company back in Holland. He moved to San Francisco where he struggled to find a stable career. His coffee background allowed him to see an opportunity to goView post →

JAVA ON ITS JOURNEY: PART 4

THE DARK TIMES “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.”(Brooks in The Shawshank Redemption, 1994, Darabont, Frank) This is a perfect quote to summarize the U.S. during the 1900’s, especially post WW2. The post-war economic boom was referred to as the Golden Age of Capitalism. $200 billion in war bonds matured,View post →

JAVA ON ITS JOURNEY: PART 3

JAVA: UPDATED The early 20th century brought advances of electricity and gas utilities revolutionizing the coffee industry. Natural gas could now be piped into large commercial coffee roasters, doing away with roasters powered by coal and wood. My grandfather told me stories about how his father had wanted to convert his roaster to gas, fightingView post →

JAVA ON ITS JOURNEY: PART 2

BREWING OFF THE GRID Now, if you’ve had the opportunity to travel deep into coffee growing regions, or even simply to go camping, you will have encountered conditions where electric and running water are not readily accessible. To roast green coffee and brew a cup is no simple task; For Colonists however, that was everydayView post →