02Feb

A little Competition and a lot of Camaraderie

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This will be our 2nd year entering the US Coffee Championships for Barista and Roasting. These competitions are what help push us to become better coffee professionals, which in turn benefits our customers and wholesale partners back home. Not only do we elevate as professionals in our field, but competing also allows us to take awesome road […]
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07Nov

What is the Cup of Excellence?

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COE stands for “Cup of Excellence” and is a coffee competition held by ACE “Alliance for Coffee Excellence”  in coffee producing countries like El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Brasil, Colombia, Burundi, Peru, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.  Basically, it’s a competition where craftsman coffee farmers submit their best coffees of that season to be judged and scored […]
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03Oct

El Fuego: A Dark Roast

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  After 5 years of roasting coffee with a focus on highlighting the inherent flavor properties found within each bean, why would we decide to do a dark roast?  Well, to be honest there are two reasons. Both reasons are pretty simple. The first reason is the simple fact that there is a large percentage […]
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11May

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Composting

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  • Carbon Footprint, Compost, Environment
By: Ashley Bodine We are excited to announce that beginning this week, in conjunction with International National Compost Awareness Week,  we will be reducing our carbon footprint on an even larger scale by composting all of our spent coffee grounds. Each year, more than 1 BILLION pounds of spent coffee grounds end up in landfills. […]
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25Mar

Vigilante Coffee Is Now A Full Service Cafe

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  • DC coffee, Full Service, Hyattsville
By: Austin Redington In our short time as a company, we’ve certainly learned a lot. One of the most important things we’ve learned about in trying to curate an excellent coffee shop experience, is that it isn’t only about the coffee. In today’s world of specialty coffee, we’ve managed to get completely wrapped up only […]
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