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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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Morning Rituals with Kelle Ramsey

We're always inspired by the stories of creative people for whom following their passions or honing their art led them to starting a business. These are the very kind of people who inspired us, a model and musician, to turn our passion for coffee into something tangible we could share with the world.  We also love when opportunities to collaborate with such creative people arise. Such was the case with Kelle Ramsey, and it happened in a very synchronistic way. Often overlooked or taken for granted, the coffee scoop is a crucial and treasured part of our home coffee set up. Learn why here. Long story short, we were looking for a local artisan who could make a wooden coffee scoop, and do it...

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Our 5 Favorite Coffees in Florence

With myriad espresso shops to choose from, we sought out to find places that embody the soul of what makes Italian coffee so great.  Here are five of our favorites from the spots we visited. Most champion that classic Italian vibe, and one is a local roaster carrying the third wave torch in Florence.

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Morning Rituals With County, Ltd. and Counter-Space

We first visited County, Ltd. when we moved to the East Side of Los Angeles late last year. On the quest for special pieces to bring into our new home, we wandered into this lovely little world of quality clothing, specialty home goods, art, and vintage and custom furniture. Everything unique, everything made to last. Beyond the quality and elegance of the pieces, we were taken with the kindness and friendliness of the people behind the shop: four guys who have clearly developed keen eyes for the artwork and pieces they showcase. It's a combination of the beauty and charm that keeps us coming back; the gestalt that these four have managed to create. We were intrigued to learn more about their story...

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Morning Rituals with Joanna Alm of Drop Coffee

Joanna Alm is a well-known name in the coffee world. She's an award-winning roaster, managing director and green coffee buyer for the internationally-recognized and respected Drop Coffee of Sweden. Her accomplishments are impressive on their own, but they're made even better by the fact that she's such a pioneer and force for women in the coffee world. 

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