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Local novelist’s caffeine dream results in rockin’ roast

Local novelist’s caffeine dream results in rockin’ roast

Writers & Rockers Coffee no ordinary joe, pays homage to literature, musicBy: Ben Waldman, Winnipeg Free Press | Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 Writer Robert Young was hard at work earlier this year on his latest novel, a 1930s murder mystery set in Wolseley starring a strict Catholic detective forced to work with a tarot reader to solve the case.But the story didn’t just write itself, and Young — author of six books of fiction and non-fiction, including biographies of Lyle Bauer and Dieter Brock of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers — came up against a familiar foe: writer’s block.That’s when he...

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Back to the Grind

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Back to the Grind

Extraction is arguably the most important and least understood aspect of coffee brewing. Put simply, extraction is the method of pulling the flavor from your coffee beans. It’s the magic that turns water and beans into a beautiful beverage. As water passes through the grounds, it dissolves all sorts of compounds that end up in your cup. But this is where things get tricky. Some of those compounds taste great, but others are kind of nasty. To get the good ones, and the right amount of them, you need to properly extract your coffee, meaning that the water dissolves the right stuff, and the...

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

There are a lot of reasons to love cold brew. Unlike iced coffee, you can control the concentration so that you don’t end up with a diluted drink.And since the grounds aren’t subjected to heat, cold brew has a different chemical profile than coffee made with hot water. This results in lower levels of acidity, which means a smoother cup that’s more mellow on the stomach.Cold brew is popping up everywhere from local cafes to national chains, but it’s also easy (and cheap) to make at home. Just follow these simple steps. What You NeedCoarsely ground coffee. This is important....

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How to Store Coffee

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How to Store Coffee

We know you appreciate the best cup of coffee possible. You've got a good start with Writers & Rockers Coffee beans, but you have to store them properly to maximize their freshness and flavour. Keep beans airtight and coolWriters & Rockers Coffee beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light.So to preserve your beans’ fresh roasted flavor as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. We know our beans are can be beautiful, but avoid clear canisters which will allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee. Keep your beans in a dark...

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From Seed to Cup

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From Seed to Cup

Every bean in a Writers & Rockers Coffee has taken a long journey to arrive in your cup. Between the time they’re planted, picked and purchased, coffee beans go through a typical series of steps to bring out their best. PlantingA coffee bean is actually a seed. When dried, roasted and ground, it’s used to brew coffee. If the seed isn’t processed, it can be planted and grow into a coffee tree.Coffee seeds are generally planted in large beds in shaded nurseries. The seedlings will be watered frequently and shaded from bright sunlight until they are hearty enough to be permanently...

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