My first 'how to brew' video!Read More
Grizzly Bear Coffee is Joe Harrison, a coffee roaster in Guelph, roasting coffee slowly, in small batches using fair trade, organic green beans from around the world using sustainable energy. My aim is have a coffee resource in Guelph that is personal, friendly and as fresh as can be.
I'm please to announce that starting May 2016, Grizzly Bear Coffee will offer coffeeshare delivery to Old University Neighbourhood! Thanks Drew!Read More
I'm please to announce that starting October 2015, Grizzly Bear Coffee will offer coffeeshare delivery to the Ward!Read More
Making Coffee on the sand in Aqaba.Read More
Check out this great work by UK artist Maria Aristdou. Everything is painted with coffee.Read More
Recently my wife was in Vancouver so I asked her to stop by Revolver Coffee, an amazing coffee shop that features coffees from roasters around the world. They also sell a wide variety of coffee brewing equipment.
She picked up a bag of coffee from The Barn roastery, one of the leading Specialty Coffee Roasters in Germany . This particular coffee was called Toarco Jaya and featured a delicious cherry aroma to it. Delicious as an espresso or through my Aeropress.
Maybe one day this will be Grizzly Bear Coffee!
Here's a great article from LinkedIn about the success of the business, their rise to prominence and how they attracted a loyal following of coffee drinkers including celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg and Snoop Dogg (Lion?)Read More
How people around the globe get their fix.
We all know and love the taste of coffee. But as your palette becomes more refined you can taste subtle difference in each cup. Counter Culture Coffee has done a great job explaining in great detail the many flavours of coffee.Here's a few things you will taste:
Acidity. A nicely tangy, sharp, wine-like note that’s more prevalent in lighter roasts. Despite the name, it doesn’t have anything to do with actual pH levels, which always hover around 5 or 6 in coffee.
Bitterness. Generally undesirable in coffee, except in low doses. Extra dark or over-extracted roasts will usually have this note.
Sweetness. Indicates the amount of sucrose or fructose in the coffee, which taste like chocolate, fruit, or caramel.
Sourness. Similar to, but not quite the same as acidity. Acidity is a good thing, but sour notes are more harsh and biting, like tasting vinegar.
Body. How the coffee feels in your mouth — thick like whole milk, or thin like water — plus any aftertaste it leaves. If your mouth feels uncomfortably dry after a couple sips, that coffee is called astringent, which is a bad thing.
So excited to be in a magazine article. I was approached by Quench Magazine to do an interview with them regarding coffee entitled 'Not Your Average Joe'. We talked about roasting, beans that we like and how we like to brew coffee.Read More
Anybody interested in designing something like this?Read More
Do you have lots of money and you want your coffee made for you? Why not install this little puppy in your kitchen.Read More
What better way to enjoy summer than sipping a cool drink? And what better drink is there than cold brew coffee? Well, I guess beer is pretty good too. But say it’s the morning and you’re looking for a cool drink to start your day.Read More
Did you know that the same guy who invented the Areobie frisbee is the brain behind the Aeropress? Me neither!Read More
Tonight while I was roasting beans for the coffeeshare, I had a malfunction with the roaster which led to a fire in the roaster.
During the last stage of the roasting process, the drum stopped turning. Since it was the final stage, the beans were at their hottest which led to a fire. Trying to switch to the cool down stage, the fans blew the fire even more causing extensive damage to the roaster.
Needless to say I will be making a special trip into Toronto tomorrow to talk to the kind folks at the Green Beanery who sold me this machine in November of last year. Since it is under warranty I am hoping that the machine can either be replaced or my money refunded.
I will be trying my best to find a suitable solution for my coffeeshare friends and I appreciate their messages of support. Please 'bear' with me!
Here are some pics I took after I put out the fire.
UPDATE: Thanks to my friends at the Green Beanery in Toronto for cleaning, testing and fixing the roaster. We are back and up and running!
A great website was recommended to me from a friend giving an amazing graphical representation of how a coffee bean goes from plant to your cup. Thanks Phil!
Click on the link and just keep scrolling down :)
If you are looking for a simple approach to making coffee, similar to the Hario pourover method, have a look at the Canadiano Coffee Maker. This is the latest design from Toronto based design company called Fishtnk Design Factory.Read More