2017 Coffee Lovers Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us, and if you are on the hunt for a gift for the coffee-lovers in your life, we’ve put together a few recommendations that are on our own personal wish-lists here at Roast Ratings

Gift Guide For Coffee Lovers

Gift Guide For Coffee Lovers

These days there are seemingly endless devices for brewing coffee at home, which can make coffee gift giving a bit daunting. But no worries- we at Roast Ratings have taken some time to think about that, organizing some great gift options for the coffee lover in your life, no matter how nerdy (or not). BASICS […]

Fruity Fireball mini tarts with Mulled Coffee Martini

Fruity Fireball mini tarts with Mulled Coffee Martini

While it’s always fun to play with flavors in coffee and desserts, this one was an exceptional creative pleasure for both Audrey and myself. The cool thing about this pairing is that each component is really enticing and tasty on its own, but the combo takes it to ‘next level’ flavor. The mini tart, with […]

Spicy Pumpkin Pie with RumChata Irish Coffee

Spicy Pumpkin Pie with RumChata Irish Coffee

When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts it’s hard to argue with the classic: Pumkpin Pie. For this pairing we decided to make things a little more interesting and spiced up the crust with some hot chili powder. Don’t worry about dear Aunt Sue’s aversion to anything spicy. Our recipe calls for just enough to give you […]

Coffee and Salt: What You Need To Know…

Coffee and Salt: What You Need To Know…

The other morning I was catching up on my Facebook news feed, and saw someone talking about adding salt to their coffee. So of course I had to give it a shot and see what all the fuss was about… I was more than just a little surprised by what I found!

This is how we brew it…

This is how we brew it…

The Bonavita 1900TS is not only the official brewer used in our ratings process. It’s a home unit that makes tasty coffee easy as pie! Here’s how we brew it…

Scoring Coffee- How does Roast Ratings differ?

Scoring Coffee- How does Roast Ratings differ?

In the process of getting Roast Ratings organized and ready to go, one the most essential things we had to address was what system we wanted to use for actually rating the coffees. Since our goal is to be able to rate any coffee that’s out there being consumed by the general public,  there was a lot that we […]

Iced Coffee For Those On The Go

Iced Coffee For Those On The Go

In the first episode of our iced coffee saga, we took a little closer look at what’s available when you’re on the go. That’s right, we checked out the National (and sometimes international) brands of ‘fast food’ coffee. Whether you’re out and about, stuck in the airport or just plain old road tripping, it’s handy to have a handle on what’s what in the realm of name brand coffee.

Getting The Most From Your Iced Coffee Experience…

Getting The Most From Your Iced Coffee Experience…

We at Roast Ratings decided that it was high time that we take a little closer look at this growing trend. We devised different experiences that would aid us in this quest to better understand our options when it comes to iced coffee and to answer the basic questions- what’s worth the time? And, of course, what’s worth the money?

With A Little Love: An Ode To My Coffee Mom

With A Little Love: An Ode To My Coffee Mom

Mom’s coffee-life began watching her parents start every day with a cup of coffee. She recalls fondly how she would come down from her bedroom after her father was well into his day, always finding a trail of brown coffee droplets in the hallway leading to his office. Not much of a coffee drinker herself, her time would come later, in her early twenties out of necessity.

Holly’s Adventures in Coffeeland: Part II

Holly’s Adventures in Coffeeland: Part II

Oh the mid 90’s. Yes, the years of My So Called Life, crazy bubble gum packaging and Boyz II Men. Who didn’t slow dance to “End of the Road” or have a serious case of unrequited love for Jordan Catalano? I can only speak for myself I suppose…

Mom, Pop…I’m Dating A Coffee Professional

Mom, Pop…I’m Dating A Coffee Professional

My appreciation of coffee for most of my life was purely caffeine based, a beverage of necessity. There was a certain logic to loading as much coffee as would fit in the filter to get that nice, dark, gritty, muddy cup of joe. But when I met my girlfriend, I quickly realized a deep shame for my glaringly staunch ignorance.