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A Spot of Tea

September 5, 2012 7:09:12 PM MDT

My background as a tea drinker has been rather sporadic. On again, off again. Never fully committing to tea I would always lean towards coffee, my more familiar beverage. Years ago, I drank many a cup of supermarket tea, primarily for the health benefits. Green tea mostly. I didn't particularly enjoy the taste - it was usually bitter and the overall steeping process seemed more of an obligation than a celebration of flavor.

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0 Comments | Posted in Outdoors By Ryan Wagner

Mount Democrat, Trip Report for 8/4/12

August 4, 2012 4:52:10 PM MDT

You’ll be up there before you know it and if you’re lucky like me, there may be a guy giving out free watermelon at the summit. 

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1 Comments | Posted in Outdoors By Ryan Wagner

Enjoy Hot Summers with Ice Cold Coffee

March 21, 2012 9:28:13 AM MDT

The weather is warming up (albeit temporarily) and soon summer will be upon us. To help combat the heat and enjoy your back patio during the blazing hot summer an iced coffee drink can't be beat. Both delicious and refreshing, this is a great way to wake up make the most of an afternoon outside.

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By David Richards

The Original Post-Workout Beverage - Milk

March 5, 2012 6:10:56 PM MST

Coffee goes with dairy products as bread goes with butter. With all our talk about coffee I feel it is necessary to devote a blog to the other fine beverage on kitchen tables throughout the world: Milk. 

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0 Comments | Posted in Outdoors By Ryan Wagner

Skis, Snow & Coffee Up Cameron Pass

February 20, 2012 3:06:11 PM MST

Colorado Mountain Coffee took to the hills this weekend to check out the snow in Northern Colorado. The weather was beautiful and the snow is great for skiing right now. The Barnes Meadow trail  was in great shape with nice fresh powder through early afternoon...

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1 Comments | Posted in Coffee By David Richards

To Your Health

February 4, 2012 9:04:21 AM MST

On CMC's Facebook page we recently posted a link to an article on the health benefits of your daily cup o' joe. Hopefully, this isn't news to any of you - coffee has been the subject of many studies over the years and The Kansas City Star article is only the latest adding to an increasingly big pile of pro-coffee reading material. 

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner

Implementing IPv6 aka More Work Than Expected

January 21, 2012 5:41:20 PM MST

With the growing number of IPv6 capable users and ever shrinking pool of available IPv4 addresses we have been investigating deployment of a dual stack implementation for Colorado Mountain Coffee's website. Although it is not strictly necessary at the moment, having a properly working setup now will make it easy to avoid a rushed patch job in the future. With the big players such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook set to permanently switch on their own setups on June 6, 2012, now seems like a good time to start getting ready ourselves.

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0 Comments | Posted in Tech By David Richards

The Americano - Part I

January 8, 2012 5:48:01 PM MST

I spent the better part of December this year traveling throughout Chile. I hiked in Torres del Paine, the beautiful national park that is the crown jewel of Chile, walked the hills in the coastal city of Valparaiso and navigated the streets of Santiago. I planned this trip knowing that I was not going for the coffee...

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee Outdoors By Ryan Wagner

Eggnog Latte - An After Dinner Treat

December 21, 2011 4:28:41 PM MST

There are several things that come to mind when I think of this time of year. Sledding, lights, ribbons and tags, not to mention packages, boxes and bags. Then there is the delightful eggnog latte, a great way to finish off a holiday meal or simply enjoy by cozy fire. This coffee drink that requires an espresso machine to create is well worth the effort...

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By David Richards

Keeping Life Simple With the French Press

June 12, 2011 1:56:13 PM MDT

The French Press. What is it and why use it to brew coffee? To me, the answer is simple and straight forward, but I was recently reminded that many folks don’t know much about this brewing method. For many people it remains an exotic brewing method that wouldn’t stand up against their drip machine on its best day. So, I think now is as good of time as any to dive into the topic of the French press...

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2 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner

Vacuum Brewing - Good Under Pressure

April 11, 2011 7:53:09 PM MDT

A vacuum coffee brewer is a device that will make anyone look twice. Far from being ordinary or straight forward, the vacuum method is the latest challenger to the French press. Although I have been witness to this contraption in local coffee stores (always boxed up and on the shelf), it wasn’t until I walked into Comet Coffee in Ann Arbor that I was given (3) choices for a regular cup o’ joe...

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3 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner

The March of the Coffee Bean - Panama Part III

March 12, 2011 3:41:38 PM MST

La Milagrosa is a small producer run by a man called Senor Tito. The coffee that is produced on this farm is some of the most respected in Panama. I began my coffee tour adventures in Boquete with a visit to Cafe Ruiz, a fine example of one of Panama’s high volume producers. However, like many things in life, you often need to look at them from a different perspective to fully appreciate what you have. The following afternoon...

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner

The March of the Coffee Bean - Panama Part II

February 6, 2011 7:54:57 PM MST

I had been in the highland town of Boquete, Panama for only an afternoon, but had already arranged two coffee tours for my first full day. The first was to be Cafe Ruiz, one of the larger coffee growers in the area, and the second, Finca La Milagrosa, a small grower with a big reputation. The disparity of these two growers was obvious, but I had it on good authority that they shared a common thread - excellent coffee beans. 

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1 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner

Cyclo X Refrigerated

January 29, 2011 1:40:44 PM MST

We had a great time serving free Tree Line coffee at the Without Limits Productions Cyclo X Refrigerated cyclo-cross event last Saturday at Boulder Reservoir. The weather was cold and windy, the coffee was hot and the racers were friendly and impressively fast.

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By David Richards

Tasting Coffee At Its Origin - Panama Part I

January 24, 2011 6:45:55 PM MST

When we think of the coffee growing regions of the world very few of us will name Panama. Many a coffee connoisseur will name Sumatra, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Hawaii, maybe even Vietnam. Sadly, Panama will rarely make the list and that’s a mistake.

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner

New Coffee Calculator - Now On Android

January 20, 2011 7:19:28 AM MST

Wondering how much coffee to put in that new French press you just got? Or maybe you need to serve a crowd of 50 this weekend and need a ballpark figure for how much you'll need to buy to supply the event. Our new coffee calculator will get you on the right track to make it all run smoothly.

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4 Comments | Posted in Coffee Tech By David Richards

Website Photos

January 3, 2011 11:36:13 PM MST

We are always looking for more Customer Coffee Photos, but when it came time for us to spruce up our website and create those awesome magnets that ship with orders we knew we needed help to keep everything looking great with a matching theme. At the same time we decided it was time to design a new logo that captures the essence of what we do. As luck had it, the expertise we were looking for was right under our noses.

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By David Richards

Customer Coffee Photos

December 21, 2010 8:44:27 PM MST

Don’t forget that Colorado Mountain Coffee is always on the lookout for great customer coffee photos taken with our coffees. Whether it’s snowshoeing near Vail pass or mountain biking around Buena Vista, a small coffee press or backpacking espresso machine is a staple. Brewing coffee has always been a pretty standard activity when David and Ryan head up to the high country and we are always interested to see where our coffee has

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By David Richards

Camping and Brewing Coffee

December 6, 2010 9:31:32 AM MST

Brewing coffee while camping brings about its own set of challenges. The whole process gets more complex from preparation, the brewing process, and especially clean up. Many folks bring coffee when they camp near the family station wagon, but would not consider it when backpacking. Backpacking, as we all know, is all about saving weight. The less you carry generally the more happy you will be. However, brewing coffee need not be complicated.

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner

Green Company

November 30, 2010 7:09:04 AM MST

Colorado Mountain Coffee has aimed to be an environmentally responsible company since its inception. From business record retention to printing on recycled paper products we try and be as green as possible in everything that we do. This is a company position that is very important to me. I am the type of person that makes an effort to get the bike out whenever possible, whether it’s commuting to the office or running a quick

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0 Comments | Posted in Coffee By Ryan Wagner