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Erin’s (sort-of) Simple Guide to the Hario V60 Pour Over

 There are many, many, many articles and videos online about how to chase the perfect cup of coffee through experimentation with the Hario V60 pour over set. In my opinion, here is the simplest way to begin. (I use a Hario size 2 pour over set, the same one we sell on our website.) Use your Hario glass server to measure out 500ml of water.  Pour the water into a kettle to boil. While waiting for the water to boil, place one Hario filter inside the size ceramic V-shaped dripper, then place the dripper on top of the glass server.  Put two scoops (use the scoop that comes with the dripper!) of ground coffee into the filter. Once the...

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It's time to light the fires!

Last Friday was a big night for us...we officially turned on the roaster for the very first time! And nothing caught fire except for the things that were supposed to catch fire!

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What's the Big Deal About Freshly-Roasted Coffee?

If you’re new to the idea of a small-batch coffee roaster in your neighborhood, you might be thinking, “Why should I buy fresh, locally-roasted coffee? I’m still working on that big bag of name brand holiday blend I got for Christmas last year!” There’s a good chance that we’re about to blow your mind.

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Branded, Part II: The Signalman

As part of the Reconstruction brand, we wanted to integrate unique and historically accurate visuals from the Reconstruction era into our designs, and almost nowhere is that more apparent than in the illustration that graces the front of our coffee packaging, the Signalman.

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Branded, Part I: Our Main Logo

By now, you've probably noticed the gorgeous logos, characters, and design work that makes up the Reconstruction Coffee Roasters branding. Every piece of that is thanks to an incredibly talented graphic designer named Nathan Oser, who has been working with us from the beginning in order to develop the right visual brand for our company. We’re so grateful to be working with Nathan, because he doesn’t just make incredible visual designs–though let’s be clear, he absolutely does make incredible visual designs–but he also works harder than anyone else to make sure he really understands the reason and purpose behind the companies and the people he designs for. We love Nathan’s Reconstruction work so much that we want to take a few...

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