Knowing what is good coffee helps define how to make good coffee?

Before we investigate how to make good coffee it helps to look at what is a good cup of coffee? A cup of coffee that makes you happy would be a good place to start. (Need good coffee now? See our How to Make Coffee database and analysis of the common steps in making good coffee.)   For today we are going… Read more →

Does the retail price of coffee increase for higher scoring coffees?

As a follow up to the previous post on the price Counter Culture paid for green coffee beans, we checked to the price of coffee was higher for those that scored higher in 2014. (NOTE: we removed the non-menu coffees and those purchased in a volume under 300 pounds). Using archive.org to search archived prices from 2014, nearly half were found (27… Read more →

Bean price vs cupping score at Counter Culture Coffee

Ever wonder if coffee roasters pay more for really great green coffee than great coffee? Let’s see if we can figure it out.   Counter Culture coffee is a leader in the specialty coffee industry by selling great coffee, working closely with farmers, and striving to push sustainability and transparency. The recent Counter Culture Coffee report on sustainability details their carbon footprint and efforts to… Read more →

What is Not Your Parents’ Coffee all about?

This website is two people, Dave and Lena, exploring just how much they, and in turn you, should care about coffee, if at all. We are not in the coffee industry and have no plans to be in it. We are just two regular folks looking for a good cup of coffee. We have kids and do not have time to hop between… Read more →