Adventures of a Wandering Barista,

or, Look at This Caffeinated Hipster.

In this episode, Sadie takes a tour of the Blue Bottle roastery along with the
wonderful staff of Readers Cafe, participates in a cupping of four single origin
coffees, and puts in her two week's notice at The Summit.

All photos borrowed and reblogged from Christina Furr, Readers barista

The bulk: raw (green) coffee beans can be stored up to a year before roasting.

The drop: a finished batch is poured out of the hot drum for rapid cooling.

The storage: Blue Bottle makes pajamas.

Check out these cool cats, Vien and Kate, setting up our cupping.

At the cupping, we tried three different cups of each of four beans. This
was for quality control: one of the three cups will be just right. (?!)

The break: agitating the surface of the coffee, getting my smell on.

Thanks to Blue Bottle and Christina.

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