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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 taught him to say a fe...
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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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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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Red coffee cherries

Coffee and Mycotoxins

Caffeine-conscious people are also often health-conscious people too.  There are many h...
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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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Swiss Water Process Infographic on the decaffeination process

The Swiss Water Process of decaffeination.

 All of our delicious decafs have been decaffeinated by the Swiss Water Process, but wh...
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4 latte pitchers filled with milk.  Glass milk bottle in the background.

Tulips, swans, and hearts, oh my!

How to choose a pitcher to practice your latte art. Picture this… you stroll into your ...
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Pouring a cup of coffee from a Chemex brewer into a glass mug

Coffee, diterpenes, and your health

Did you know that your coffee could be hurting or helping your health? Brewed coffee co...
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Caffeine molecule with a red circle around it and red line through it.

How to detox from caffeine.

Let’s talk about a caffeine detox. There are several reasons why you might want to do c...
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multiple mugs of coffee - full, half-full, and empty

The many benefits of limiting or avoiding caffeine

It’s a new year and no doubt you have some “new year resolutions”.  We like to call the...
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Woman performing Ethiopian coffee ceremony

The lore of Ethiopian coffee and the traditional coffee ceremony

The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony is steeped in tradition and history and begins with the s...
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Tres Leches Coffee Drink in glass with layers of black coffee, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and whipped cream.

Tres Leches Coffee Drink

Cinco de Mayo is coming up.   Celebrate with this DELICIOUS Mexican coffee beverage kno...
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Carol Blanchet, Founder/CEO Talking Crow Coffee Roasters, LLC

How I came to drink decaf (and be a predominantly decaf coffee roaster)

Believe it or not, I haven’t always loved coffee - gasp!  I bet you wouldn’t expect tha...
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Talking Crow Coffee Roasters whole bean single origin specialty decaf coffee Guatemala

What you need to know about Guatemalan coffee

Guatemalan coffee is very popular and a favorite among coffee enthusiasts. Learn more a...
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A new mom holding her newborn baby looking at him.

The impact of caffeine on mom and newborn sleep - a guest post by Kelsey Alford

Kelsey Alford is a wife, mama of two, and is the owner and founder of Nested Sleep.  ...
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White mug with Talking Crow Coffee Roasters roasted decaf beans inside

Four Methods of Decaffeinating Coffee

First let's start with some coffee bean basics.  There are some facts you should know, ...
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Exterior of Talking Crow Coffee Roasters roastery

New Beginnings

Happy 2019!  As we embark on a new year, I thought it would be fitting to talk about new beginnings, specifically how Talking Crow began.

Sitting over a cup of our morning coffee, Eric and I were thinking about a “retire to” career - something that the two of us could work at together and also bring the kids alongside us too, if they wanted.  Eric thought coffee roasting was fascinating and it sounded pretty intriguing to me too.  We decided to take classes offered by Specialty Coffee Association so that we could learn as much as we could.  The classes were offered at the Swiss Water Process plant in Burnaby, Canada, which lucky for us, is a very doable drive away.  We were immersed in coffee information from “seed to cup” as they say.  Growing, farming, harvesting, processing, exporting, importing, roasting, and brewing - A LOT OF INFORMATION!

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