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Behind Barrel-Conditioning Coffee

Since 2013, Parisi Coffee has been exploring the wild west that is barrel-aged coffee. And it’s been a delicious hit since launching the whiskey barrel-conditioned coffee series. The idea of barrel-aging has been around for a long time in the beverage industry. The earliest known reference of “casks of palm-wood filled with wine” dates back to 424 B.C.E. While barrels originally were a practical solution for food and beverage storage, aging whiskey for flavor most likely began around the 1800s.Coffee conditioning has been in the spotlight for a shorter amount of time. Roasters began selling barrel-aged coffee in notable quantities around 2010 and earlier. Green coffee beans tend to absorb aromas from its environment. This makes them an ideal candidate...

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Panache Chocolatier Now Serving Parisi

Panache Chocolatier & Parisi Coffee Pair Confections & Coffee on the Plaza Parisi Artisan Coffee is excited to announce a new partnership with Panache Chocolatier & Café. Nestled inside their boutique location in the heart of the Plaza at 418 Nichols Road, Panache Chocolatier will be expanding their menu to include the Italian-style espresso, coffee and seasonal drink features currently offered at Parisi Café. “We wanted to find a way to expand our menu with a great coffee program,” said Julie House, owner of Panache, “but we also wanted to partner with someone who approached their business from the local artisan perspective the same way we do.” Panache owners and staff spent several weeks working with Parisi’s menu developer and...

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Brew Methods 101: How to Cold Brew

Single Serve 4 oz. coarse ground coffee 18 oz. filtered water Batch Brew 8 oz. coarse ground coffee 36 oz. (4½ c.) filtered water Grind Fresh : Very coarsely grind coffee (bigger than kosher salt) Steep Overnight : Steep in a glass container with cool water overnight (12 – 16 hrs.) Strain & Filter : Pour mixture through coffee filter or cheesecloth. Drain vessel slowly to keep as many grounds towards bottom as possible. Store & Serve : Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks in sealed container. Dilute 50/50 with water or milk to serve. Tips You must use a glass container, otherwise unfavorable flavors may seep into the cold brew. Be sure all the grounds are completely saturated before...

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