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Buddy Brew Coffee to open new café in Armature Works

TAMPA, Florida — Buddy Brew Coffee will open a new café at Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., in the Heights Public Market. This comes on the heels of its successful Bay to Bay opening in December 2020. This is the company’s eighth location. “Armature Works is a special place that has so much architectural and cultural history, and it was a perfect fit for Buddy Brew’s latest expansion,” said Dave Ward, co-founder, Buddy Brew Coffee.  “We love being a part of the revitalization of the Heights District and are looking forward to being a part of a community of makers and creatives who love Tampa as much as we do,” said Susan Ward, co-founder, Buddy Brew Coffee. “We are...

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Buddy Brew Coffee is now open on Bay to Bay!

Well, we managed to do what felt like the impossible: We opened our new Buddy Brew Bay to Bay café in Tampa on Dec. 2, in the middle of our busiest season, not to mention a global pandemic! Located at 3304 West Bay to Bay Boulevard, it’s our seventh location, and we couldn’t be more proud. This year has been challenging for everyone, to say the least. So when we saw people lined up for the grand opening with smiles on their (masked) faces, it was a moment of joy for the whole Buddy Brew family. Dave Ward, our co-founder, told reporters, “Besides the opening of our first cafe on Kennedy Avenue, this has been the most exciting so far....

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Guatemala - Manuel Tzic Saso

Good things come in small packages A closer look at our latest Guatemala - La Laguna, Manuel Tzic Saso Our latest Guatemalan offering comes from Manuel Tzic Saso, a smallholder farmer located in the volcanic highlands overlooking La Laguna and Lake Atitlan. We discovered Manuel through Huckleberry Roasters’ Kevin Nealon, who specializes in finding off-the-beaten-path farms and co-ops that produce small lots of high-quality coffee beans. We love supporting farmers like Manuel, and once we tasted the creamy notes of cocoa, walnut and rich pomegranate, we were hooked.    Learn more from our Head Roaster Phil Holstein: What gets you excited about this particular lot from Manuel? Guatemalan coffees are always among my favorites and this one especially has great “cup quality.”...

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How to Brew - Kalita Wave Pour Over

We are excited to present the first chapter in our How to Brew Video series! Here is our Kalita Wave pour over recipe. Brew at home just like we brew at our cafes. Follow along with our Master Barista Josh Thomas as he explains in detail the way to brew the perfect cup! We roast and ship our coffee on the same day. All orders are shipped next business day after order. For fresh roasted coffee to your doorstep click here https://www.buddybrew.com/collections/coffee For you brewing equipment needs,  https://www.buddybrew.com/collections/brewing-equipment

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Bean of the Month - Ethiopia Yirgacheffee – Banko Gotiti Gr1 Washed

Overview Banko Gotiti is a community in the most south-eastern part of Yirgacheffe, bordering the region of Hambela in Guji. Unsurprisingly, the profile of coffees from this area tend to be a hybrid between the two regions, and is likely a reason why they are so sought after. This single community lot from Banko Gotiti was processed at the Worka Chelbessa washing station being run by producer Negusse Debela and his company SNAP. History Negusse Debela has not been in the coffee industry long. Nugusse is known in Ethiopia as a computer guy, running a large successful computer part import company. While coffee does not seem like a natural leap, Nugussie was inspired on trip to Minnesota where at a...

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