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The Art and Skill of a Barista

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The Art and Skill of a Barista

By: Chelsea Jarrell Our favorite trusted craftsperson, baristas have become that oh-so-familiar face that brightens up our day with the simple call of our name and a drink waiting shortly after. But have you ever wondered where the term Barista came from? Or how the role has developed into what we know it as today? The History of the Barista Surprisingly, the name was coined back in 1645 when there were houses that would serve both alcohol and coffee in Italy. The term Barista is Italian and when translated into English literally means “barman.” At the time, the espresso machine...

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Coffee Fest 2018

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Coffee Fest 2018

By Chelsea Jarrell Coffee Fest is a trade show that travels around the United States every year showcasing everything involved in the world of coffee. It is viewed as one of the best trade shows produced nationally and internationally. Coffee Fest includes an exhibition, education classes, and competitions since 1992. Step foot into Coffee Fest and you will be surrounded by that familiar aroma we all have grown fond of; after all, “If it looks like coffee, smells like coffee, goes well with coffee or is coffee, you will find it at Coffee Fest.” This year Coffee Fest is traveling...

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How to Get Nitro Cold Brew on Tap in Your Office

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How to Get Nitro Cold Brew on Tap in Your Office

By: Chelsea Jarrell How Does the Office Nitro Program Work? from Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters on Vimeo. For many of us, coffee is what makes our work day run. It helps fuel all the projects, meetings, and deadlines we have that day. We either rush to get our morning fix at our go-to coffee shops, or we get to work and try to score a cup before it is all gone. While most offices offer only traditional hot coffee options for their employees, 66% of millennials drink cold coffee, and they’ll represent 75% of the workforce by 2025 Whether brewed...

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CWJ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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CWJ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s finally December, and that means it’s time for festive music, warm holiday drinks, and the ensuing stress that comes along with finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, your boss, the next door neighbor...you get the picture. To save you hours of combing Amazon for gift ideas, we created a holiday gift guide for the coffee lover in your life. Luckily, 83% of US adults drink coffee, so it is a safe bet that CWJ’s curated list of caffeine-related products below will delight and impress your gift recipient. 1. Electric Coffee Grinder Whole bean coffee can be intimidating, especially...

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CWJ City Guide: Best Coffee Shops in NYC

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CWJ City Guide: Best Coffee Shops in NYC

Though we wish we were able to house a Commonwealth Joe location in every US city, the reality is, our brick and mortar experience is limited to the DMV area. However, through our travels, we’ve found amazing coffee offered by passionate baristas can be found in the most unassuming of establishments. As a result, we are starting a monthly blog post series to share our favorite coffee spots in some of the nation’s most traveled cities. Of course, we must start off with none other than the Big Apple. For those of you who don’t have CWJ Nitro Cold Brew...

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