Country of Origin: Ecuador

For this week’s blog, we return to South America once again as we take a closer look at the coffee produced by Ecuador! Ecuador lies on the west coast of South America, between Colombia and Peru. The country of Ecuador existed as a Spanish colony for nearly 300 years, eventually gaining its independence in 1822. Relatively late to the coffee...

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Bartender, Barber, and Now Barista

Bartender, Barber, and Now Barista

It has often been thought that the local bartender at your neighborhood pub made a good counselor for the common man. And then there is Barbershop therapy. It is about a 45 minute 'on the couch' therapy session so to speak. Some barbers in the south are capitalizing on time spent with their...

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Country of Origin: Peru

Country of Origin: Peru

For this week’s blog, we’re going to be stepping back into our explorations of coffee producing countries. We’re kicking off the South American portion of our journey with the magical mountainous country of Peru! Coffee was first introduced in Peru in the mid 1700s but was fully consumed...

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Community

Community

It is a common default when a person hears the word 'community' they automatically picture an HOA, church, a YMCA or some kind of community organization of people with common interests, goals, and purposes. While the latter is mostly true, a community doesn't necessarily have to be aligned with...

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Coffee Processing

Coffee Processing

This week in the DBMH blog we’re going to be talking about washing your coffee. That’s not to say that you should be washing your precious beans when you get them home; rather, we’re going to be looking at the differences in how coffee is processed between harvest and export. The two main...

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The Exciting English Muffin

The Exciting English Muffin

It is a new year and at Dry Bones Mud House we are so excited to introduce a brand new 'made-to-order' english muffin menu. We have been serving the delectable puffs of heaven for the last month, but that was only with sweet spreads like cinnamon sugar, apple butter, paw paw jam, F.R.O.G....

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Acidity and Coffee

Acidity and Coffee

This week in the Dry Bones Blog, we’ll be expanding on the topic of coffee acidity that we touched on in the last post. Just how acidic is coffee? What are some of the acids present in coffee? What makes a particular brew more or less acidic? All of this coming at ya hot, steaming, and...

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What causes curdling?

What causes curdling?

"Um, excuse me sir. I think this half and half is bad. It is curdling in my coffee." Bad half and half or dairy is a logical deduction. I once thought this was the only reason too. Therefore, I would throw out every ounce of what I perceived to be bad creamer if it even hinted at curdling. It...

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Country of Origin: Yemen

Country of Origin: Yemen

For our final entry in the African portion of our Countries of Origin series, I will be focusing on the country of Yemen. Though technically part of the continent of Asia, some of the islands controlled by Yemen are closer to Africa. Yemen’s history also shares very close ties with Ethiopia...

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