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How to: Coffee Cupping at Home for beginners. Tasting Coffee At Home.

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Do you miss going to coffee cuppings as much as we miss hosting them? Learn how to set up your own coffee cupping at home to enjoy for yourself and with your friends, family or housemates! Follow along as Griffin walks us through both how to set up a coffee cupping at home as well […]

Meet our Head Roaster, Kat! The Life of a Coffee Roaster


Meet the person who’s behind roasting the coffee at Timbertrain! Kat started at Timbertrain as a barista with an incredible curiosity for coffee that lead to their role as our Head Roaster, responsible for tasting and roasting the variety of coffees that we receive. Learn what Kat likes the most about working at Timbertrain and […]

Pre-Ground Coffee vs Whole Bean: Which Is Best?

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When it comes to brewing coffee at home, there are really only two types of coffee drinkers out there: those who use pre-ground coffee and those who use whole beans.  While pre-ground coffee offers a level of convenience, most coffee lovers will agree that using whole beans provides an entirely different and far more enjoyable […]

How to Tell if Coffee Beans Are Stale

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Any coffee aficionado will tell you that much of the enjoyment and appreciation for the beverage is derived largely from the flavourful tasting notes in each cup. This, of course, is entirely dependent on a number of factors such as the harvest method, processing, roasting, the very beans themselves, and you guessed it: how the […]

How to brew coffee with ESPRO Bloom Pour Over Coffee Brewer

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Our review of the ESPRO Bloom! Follow along with Griffin as he brings you through the steps of brewing with the ESPRO Bloom and shares his thoughts on how this compares to the Hario V60. Brewing the same coffee can produce very different results when brewed using different methods, such as the Hario V60 or […]

How To Brew Our Caliber Coffee using Breville Barista Pro or espresso machine

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Follow along with Griffin as he brings you through the steps, concepts, and good habits that will help you make delicious espresso drinks at home using the coffee that started it all for Timbertrain – Caliber! Learning how to follow a recipe that is specifically tuned for a certain coffee allows for the most optimal […]

A Complete Breakdown of How Coffee Is Decaffeinated

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In a previous post, we discussed how coffee obtains different flavour notes. But how exactly does one extract caffeine from the bean? While many of us enjoy the flavours of coffee, not everyone can handle the effects of caffeine found in a regular cup of coffee. Many prefer decaffeinated coffee because they want to enjoy […]