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How Is Canyon Coffee Made?

Behind the Scenes with Canyon CoffeeMeet our roaster, James Klapp  A lot of pieces came together to culminate in the creation of Canyon Coffee—our passion for coffee, our love for ritual, a vision for something unique and new. But of all the elements that led to Canyon, perhaps the most important was friendship. One friendship, in particular, we could not have started our company without. That friendship is with James Klapp. Casey and James met years ago while working together in the coffee industry in LA. Both musicians, they bonded initially over music. We also loved how avid he is for climbing and the outdoors. Over time, we found we shared a lot of similarities with James with regard to what...

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Introducing Neighborhood Coffee Shop

Neighborhood We are so thrilled to share the news that Neighborhood Coffee Shop, a project we have been a part of from the beginning, is now open for business at 133 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Last week, we were honored to have our friend Justin Chung come to Neighborhood to shoot some rolls of film. We're so excited to share some of them with you now (all photos in this post were taken by him), as well as the story of Neighborhood and our involvement with the project.  Whether you live in Los Angeles or are coming for a visit, we welcome you to stop by Neighborhood to enjoy Canyon Coffee for the first time on a full espresso, drip...

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Afternoon with Anais & Dax

We had our friends Anais & Dax over to our home in Echo Park recently for some coffee. As usual, we had some great conversations about what we've been into, what we've been reading, etc... and they took some really beautiful photos of our space.    We decided to share some of the photos and also tie in some of our current reading / inspiration selections. Hope you enjoy! All photos by Anaïs and Dax   Anais Favorite books: Motel Chronicles - Sam Sheppard Moon Palace - Paul Auster East of Eden - Steinbeck All the Little Live Things - Wallace Stegner Slow Days Fast Company - Eve Babitz Reading right now: Room to Dream by David Lynch and The Unprofessionals issue of The Paris Review....

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Morning Rituals with Michelle Blade

We first encountered Portland-based artist Michelle Blade through her paintings. We found them so rich, soulful and warm, often conjuring scenes that convey elements of wonder, while providing comfort at the same time.  Over time, we also began to take special notice of Michelle's beautiful ceramics, and dreamed of partnering with her on some coffee mugs. Last fall, to our delight, she accepted our proposal to collaborate on a line of mugs for us to enjoy at home and to make available through our online shop, so you can enjoy them, too! We learned quick that we aren't the only fans of Michelle's work. Within 2 hours of our first Instagram post introducing them, we sold out of mugs (and then some). Since then, we've made the...

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How To Use a Scale To Make Delicious Coffee

Okay, disclaimer: we're not the kind of people who say "You MUST have a scale to make good coffee!" In truth, we're strong advocates of the just-eye-ball-it approach—especially when you're just starting to make better coffee at home. We think it nurture a hands-on sensibility of how to make great coffee. However, there inevitably comes a time when coffee lovers want to bring their at-home coffee to the next level. Here's how to do it...

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