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The Etkin Coffee Dripper

The Etkin Coffee Dripper

An interview with Michael Butterworth, creator of the 8 cup (and now 2 cup) Etkin porcelain coffee dripper.
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Young Eric Blanchet with his pet talking crow, Tony.

Our Name...it's inspiration

As a boy, Eric had a pet crow named Tony.  Eric and his brothers had several crows, but...
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Origins, flavor notes and elevation

Origins, flavor notes and elevation

While we always list the flavor notes that we detect when we cup coffees on our product...
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Ways to use burlap coffee sacks in your garden.

Ways to use burlap coffee sacks in your garden.

Natural burlap bags are made from natural fibers such as flax, hemp, or jute and break ...
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Have you heard of the WDT?

Have you heard of the WDT?

It's the best little tool you must add to your coffee tool chest.  It stands for Weiss ...
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Charcoal latte on an open book

The perfect spooky drink.

The charcoal latte.  Ever had a charcoal latte? It's been all the rage since 2018.  The...
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Anatomy of a coffee cherry

Coffee Cherry Anatomy 101

Understanding the parts of the coffee cherry, helps with understanding the different pr...
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Coffee infused oil

How to make Coffee-Infused oil.

Coffee-infused oil has so many uses.  Making the oil is super easy.  There are two basi...
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Blooming coffee in a pour over filter

One sure sign your coffee is fresh roasted

How do you know your coffee is fresh roasted?  There are several ways to tell if you co...
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French press with glass of coffee with cold foam

How to Make Cold Foam

With just a few simple ingredients you can make this delicious, creamy/frothy topping p...
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cup and saucer of coffee with plant and candle in the background.  Text that reads 3 bad habits to break

3 bad habits to break.

Want to make sure your every cup of coffee is a good one?  There are 3 habits you need ...
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Feeling tired and sluggish?  It could be the caffeine you're drinking.

Feeling tired and sluggish? It could be the caffeine you're drinking.

What is caffeine?  And what does it do?  Caffeine is a stimulant and increases neuron a...
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white cup and saucer with espresso on a black background

6 Tips for better coffee.

6 tips to try to improve your coffee brewing.
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Photo of a Glass with S'mores Shaken Iced Coffee topped with mini marshmallows in the foreground, and a second blurred in the background with a red, white, and blue towel.

S'mores Shaken Iced Coffee

It's SUMMERRRRR!  When you think of summer - what comes to mind? We think of carefree d...
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Red coffee cherries

Coffee and Mycotoxins

Caffeine-conscious people are also often health-conscious people too.  There are many h...
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Carol and Eric Blanchet, owners of Talking Crow Coffee Roasters standing on a balcony holding mugs of coffee.

How Talking Crow Coffee Roasters began and why we became a decaf-focused roastery.

A coffee roaster who can’t have caffeine?  Yeup, that’s me (Carol).  Here’s how that be...
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Vietnamese coffee brewer - phin on top of a glass mug with layers of sweetened condensed milk and coffee.  A bag of Talking Crow Coffee Roasters single origin specialty decaf Colombia next to it.

What is Vietnamese Coffee?

Vietnamese coffee is, well, two things: 1.  Coffee grown in Vietnam (which by the way, ...
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Ice and coffee in a glass Chemex brewer

How to Make Flash Brew Coffee.

Flash Brewed coffee is also known as Japanese style coffee.   Let’s talk about what Fla...
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Chemex brewer filled with ice on a marble counter

How to clean your coffee gear.

Let's face it, every cup of coffee will taste better if it's brewed from clean equipmen...
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Close up of an espresso coffee puck

An easy DIY espresso powder for BBQ rubs and more

Are you ever in need of instant espresso powder for baking recipes or BBQ rubs?  You kn...
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