Saturday, January 16, 2016

Art, Science, and Mystery of Coffee Roasting

When we started roasting coffee we didn't know first crack from second crack from second fiddle. And trying to find help on the Internet was hopeless. So we created our Coffee Roasting Tip Number 1 video explaining just what first crack was.

However we continued to get questions about second crack, and how to tell when first cracks ends and second crack starts. From experience we can say figuring out second crack was not an easy thing. Coffee roasting is as much art as it is science.

Hopefully our new Coffee Roasting Tip Number 2 video will help with this mystery.

What exactly is First Crack?

And What's the difference between First Crack and Second Crack?

And, just because we're The Caffeinated Parrot, Parrots!

Yes, you read that right. Coffee Parrot Dot Coffee. Handforged 100% Parrot Friendly Coffee. Any questions about coffee, coffee roasting, or parrots? Please contact us there.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Dare To Be Different

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Magic Mirror On The Wall

Sisters. Royalty. Our Hyacinth Macaw Princess Tara (left) and her younger sister Princess Abigail. Princess Tara hatched 1999, Princess Abigail 2004. Same parents. And yes, they really are royalty. Their parents are a Duke and a Duchess.
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