Blacksmith Coffee Roastery Blog

  • Fiat will offer 'world's first in-car espresso maker'

    See the full gallery on Posterous Fiat 500LL Web Page via content.usatoday.com Oh how those Italians love their espresso. And starting in October, they'll be able to have a doppio on the go in the new Fiat 500L. At the presentation of the car to the global press in Turin this month, Fiat announced that the 500L will be "the first standard-production car in the world to offer a true espresso coffee machine." The espresso maker will be an option in the new, bigger, four-door 500L that goes on sale in Italy in October and in the rest of Europe...

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  • Congrats Peterson Boys on Your Hit Video!

    Everyone around Lindsborg is buzzing this week because the Peterson boys - Greg, Kendall and Nathan are now international celebrities due to their hilarious parody video of LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It" called "I'm Farming and I Grow It". At the moment, their video has over 1.4 million views on YouTube and it's still climbing fast! They flew out yesterday to Fox News in NYC to talk about it, and about family farming in general. Great job guys! The Smoky Valley is proud of you! Check out the Facebook page for the Peterson Farm Brothers here. UPDATE: Here's...

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  • New Study Released on the Health Benefits of Coffee

    Getty Images A new study finds that coffee drinkers are at lower risk of death from a myriad of health problems when compared to non-coffee drinkers.     And it may not be caffeine that is the protective ingredient. Those who drank caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee had similar health results, which suggests there is some other component in the coffee, not the caffeine, that plays a role in protecting one's health. Several studies have found that coffee reduces the risk of several other medical conditions, including stroke, depression, dementia and several other cancers. More than half of American adults drink...

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  • Cowboy hat smuggler jailed at Norway border

    via thelocal.se The Wild West is still alive and well on the wilderness border of..... Sweden and Norway!

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  • Introducing Costa Rica Tarrazu El Conquistador

    From the Coopedota coffee cooperative, Costa Rica El Conquistador comes from the valley of the Dota sub-region of Tarrazú.  700 or so cooperating families surrounding the remote town of Santa Maria de Dota use great care to grow their special coffee in the bowl shaped valley they farm. Growing at altitudes between 5000-6000 feet, the beans are fairly small, and very dense, resulting in its heavy body and rich flavor noted for possessing wine-like acidity and a spicy, dark-chocolate fruit finish. In fact, this coffee is prized in Europe and, for many years, has primarily shipped to a single roaster in Germany.  Thankfully, we...

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  • Free Coffee Consumption Calculator

    If you've ever found yourself wondering how to make that bag of Jamaican Blue Mountain last until next payday, you'll appreciate this free online coffee consumption calculator:  HowLongWillMyCoffeeLast.com is not just a novelty app, but is seriously a great example of a simple, yet practical tool for the coffee enthusiast.  

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