Video from our Facebook live on Tuesday 3/30/21
Our Roastmaster has released yet another coffee creation!
The Wine Barrel Aged Honduras is full of great taste. Balanced, smooth & creamy, heavy sweetness like fruit leather, raspberry with a warm spice finish and a subtle oak from the barrel.
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Video from our Facebook live on Tuesday, 3/3/21
Hello everyone! Today we are popping in to give you a quick update on the new things happening at the shop, some Covid operations updates, some tips for brewing at home, and finally a demonstration of how we do a pourover using the Clever Coffee Dripper.
If you want to skip the chatting and jump to any of the topics we just listed, here are some time stamps!
4:23 Thank You
5:19 Covid Update (since this video we are now at 50% capacity for in-store seating)
7:30 Top Tips For Brewing
11:10 Clever Dripper Demonstration
Happy Tuesday Lamppost Coffee Roasters followers, coffee enthusiasts and aficionados everywhere. I am Valorie King, owner of Lamppost Coffee Roasters in Bonney Lake, Washington. We are live during open hours here in the cafe. Today I will be introducing our two newest team members and giving you a few updates along with my top tips for brewing coffee at home. I'll also be doing a live demonstration of the Clever Coffee Dripper pourover style. Again, I am Valorie King, owner of Lamppost Coffee Roasters in Bonney Lake.
Introduce Aspen -- Came on board in mid-December.
Aspen, what made you want to join the Lamppost team?
What are your roles here at Lamppost?
Favorite thing you have learned so far here at Lamppost?
Aspen has taken over our social media. The changes that you see are her! She's doing a great job and growing quickly in her barista skills as well.
She going to take over the camera for the remainder of this Live...
Kari is still here! She and Quad Shot are still hanging out with us. Five more weeks until he is due! To help us prepare for and be wildly successful through Kari's family leave, we brought on Madison! Madison started last week. This is the beginning of week two here at Lamppost Coffee Roasters!
Madison, what made you want to join the Lamppost team?
What are you looking forward to learning more about now that you are part of our Lamppost team?
We're going to let Kari & Madison manage the bar while we finish this video...If we have cut it short to help out, we'll let you know!
4:23 Thank You
Thank you to Bonney Lake
Community - - ongoing support & patronage.
Mayor Neil Johnson
We still have modified hours of operation here. Today we are open until 4 pm. Monday through Saturday we are open from 7 am - 4 pm. On Sundays we are open from 8 am -2 pm. We have begun the conversation of expanded hours. Woot! Woot! We'd like to hear from you...
5:19 COVID update:
COVID Update Besides our hours
We are still in phase 2 of the safe start safe opening plan for Washington state.
That means 25% customer/guest seating. For us, that means a total of 6 people. We have not opened up our back area for meetings yet.
We continue to believe the best in our amazing customers & guest. We believe and trust that if you are wearing a mask, you are able to do so. If you are not wearing a mask, we will not ask any questions and trust you are not able to wear one.
We continue to ask people to be mindful of social distancing as much as possible in our tiny space.
If you want to order ahead, your welcome and encouraged to download the Joe Coffee App on to your smart phone. We'll go over that app again in an upcoming FB Live.
7:30 My Top Tips for brewing a delightful cup of coffee at home:
Fresh roasted coffee - roast date
Ratio coffee to water matters Drip & Pour overs 1:16
Grind right before you brew
Grind size matters - grind for your brewing method
Time - each brewing method has an optimal amount of time for coffee to be in contact with the water
At home I have a coffee brewing corner. Everything I need is there. Top recommendations of tools & equipment:
scale that weighs in grams
Timer or time tracker
brewer with all of it's accessories
a burr grinder, if at all possible
carafe to decant if you don't drink it all in the same cup!
of course, your favorite mug
11:10 Clever Coffee Dripper Demonstration:
Today, let's brew coffee in the Clever Coffee Dripper - Pourover style
Fresh roasted coffee - Colombia Antioquia roasted on 2/27.
Ratio coffee to water 1:16 ratio 24 gm coffee to 360 ml water
Grind size matters - for a pourover I'll be grinding slightly finer than I would for a drip coffee
Grind right before you brew
Time - Everyone has an opinion and that's ok! Here we keep our pourovers to 3 1/2-4 minutes. Roastmaster 3 minute, I like 4 minute. Using the CCD as a pourover, you are controlling the time by grind.
My scale has a timer however, I can use a separate time or the timer on my phone.
I have a variable temperature hot water heater, but that isn't so important. You can simply boil your water on the stove top. Some pour right away and some wait for about 30 seconds off boil. Part of this will be your preference in how the final product tastes.
Heat my water to 202 degrees. While it's heating, I weigh out and prep my coffee for grinding.
Pre heat my Clever, mug and both kalita carafes. Rinse & dump
Grind right into the filter
60 ml first pour -
30-45 second bloom & stir down.
Divide the remaining water into 3-4 pours. Easy math: 3 x 100 ml pours.
You can purchase coffee online at www.lamppostcoffee.com and the CCD too! We ship in the US only. Up to 4 pounds of coffee in a box
Thanks for joining me, Val King, owner of Lamppost Coffee Roasters today as well as on our coffee adventure! …I’d love to hear about your experiences! How are you brewing coffee at home? What is your favorite Lamppost Coffee Roasters coffee? Be sure to take a picture of your coffee adventure and tag us @lamppostcoffee on Facebook and Instagram. Also, like comment and share this video to share the adventure and love of coffee!r!
Now it’s your turn to venture into coffee...
By Valorie King | Owner & Coffee Maven
I made this video during the COVID 19 pandemic. During this pandemic, Lamppost Coffee Roasters is open for take out/carry out beverage orders. We also are using the Joe Coffee app (download this through your app store) for mobile beverage ordering.
You can also order roasted coffee here through our webstore. We can ship to you or, if you are local to the Puget Sound region, you can choose free in-store pick up. We do rotate through some coffees. Don't be surprised if a single origin changes or is not available since the last time you ordered. :) Coffee is also an agricultural product. Flavor profiles for each coffee can change from harvest to harvest along with aging in the current crop/harvest.
Enjoy the video and make note of the Maven's editorial remarks below!
More people are brewing coffee at home. Brewing coffee is all about coffee to water ratios, grind sized and time. A few basic assumptions I will make is that you are willing to:
Drip coffee made easy! In order to do so, you need a few things:
The first two pieces of equipment that I strongly recommend purchasing are a burr grinder and a simple kitchen scale that weighs in grams.
Links as promised in the video to grinders and brewers:
Corrections & Edits:
In case you are wondering, we ship coffee here in the US. As mentioned above, you can order coffee through our webstore. You can have your coffee shipped to your home. If you are local, you can also choose free in-store pick up. Thanks for watching!
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Valorie King, Owner & Coffee Maven