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Finca El Duende
Our first ever limited edition, gold label roast is from a micro lot in San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru. From Finca El Duende, Salvador Cruz is the host of a microlot whose exclusivity is remarkable in its altitude, processing, traceability and above all, in the selection of a small quantity that makes each bean at its maximum point of detail.Read more
KYC Mondays: Is Cold Brew and Iced Coffee the same?
Ever replied to someone’s “cold brew or iced coffee?” with “either one, they’re the same anyway”? If yes, this one’s for you — iced coffee and cold brew aren’t chilled twins, they’re cousins! With many similarities, they also have their fair share of differences.Read more
KYC Mondays: Which coffee has the most caffeine?
We’ve settled the debate on which out of Espresso and black coffee is more caffeinated. But wait, which coffee has the MOST caffeine of them all? We’ve got you your answer for coffee beans, coffee roast, and beverages:Read more
Featured on Roaster Central Confidential
Roaster Central interviewed us to get to know a little bit about the people and the mission behind Motherlode Coffee. "Calgary's only female and LGBTQ+ roasting team founded Motherlode coffee to make a difference by donating to charities that support gender equality. Meet the women behind Motherlode Coffee Roasters - Frieda Cornejo and Karissa Savage."Read more
KYC Mondays: Does Espresso or Black coffee have more caffeine?
The answer to this question, quite frankly, depends on how much of each you are drinking. It may seem that a standard 8 oz cup of drip coffee has less caffeine compared to espresso, but it actually doesn't. Here is why!Read more
KYC Mondays: How to measure the Quality of Coffee?
High quality is a big word with big shoes to fill. Not a lot of coffee beans fall under this category and this is how you could measure the quality of your next cup!Read more
KYC Mondays: What makes Specialty coffee, special?
According to SCA (Specialty Coffee Association), specialty coffee is coffee that is graded above 80 points. SCA believes a good cup of coffee is more than just the quality of beans, hence there are various certifications for processes such as brewing and roasting. Is your cup of coffee considered specialty?Read more
KYC Mondays: Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade
Randomly skimming through the packing of your coffee bag while waiting in the grocery line, you’ve probably seen the terms ‘Fair Trade’ and ‘Direct Trade’ written on it. These two words are frequently used interchangeably and sometimes we don't really know what they mean. But how can you differentiate between them? Let’s find out!