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Coffee Brewing Tips Straight from the Starbucks Masters

Starbucks-Pike-Place-LgYou may not like Starbucks’ coffee, but you can’t deny they know how to brew one mean cup of joe that keeps people coming back for more instead of brewing at home. Wanna know how they do it? You can follow these easy tips from a Starbucks brewing master without even using Starbucks coffee. We have plenty of non-Starbucks coffee to help you get started.

According to this brewing master, there are four factors that affect your coffee brew, something we have touched on a bit in past posts, but haven’t emphasized as much as this fellow has.


Use only the best water you can find. Starbucks uses a triple filtration system for all of their water. While you may not have such a fancy filtration system at home, use filtered water as much as possible instead of tap water. Continue reading

Story Behind Starbucks Pike Place Roast

Pike Place Market

Courtesy of Seattle.gov

If you’ve ever visited Seattle, then you may already know where the name of Starbucks famous Pike Place Roast came from. But if don’t know where it came from and would enjoy a little smidgen of a history lesson, then let us indulge you.

Pike Place is a famous market in Seattle, Washington that was founded in 1907, and it’s actually the oldest, continually operating farmers market in the US.  It overlooks the beautiful Elliott Bay waterfront, and the marketplace includes the famous fish-tossing fishmongers you have undoubtedly seen on TV at least once. Continue reading