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Coffee Detective Reviews Pinebrook Roasters Malawi Espresso Roast

by The Pinebrook Team February 20, 2017

Of the two bags he sent us, we decided to try the dark roast Malawi peaberry.
How come? Because after looking back through our reviews over the last 10 years, I see we have never reviewed a coffee from Malawi before. So thank you Norman for helping us fill that gap!

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A Glossary of All the Coffee Definitions You Need to Know

by The Pinebrook Team January 16, 2017

This quick Glossary will help all coffee lovers and would be coffee lovers to understand all the terms that are bandied about. A must read for all.

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Coffee as a Super Food - Who Knew?

by The Pinebrook Team January 03, 2017

Who knew coffee is a superfood. Click the link to watch video for 5 foods that are healthy and great for you to eat in the morning.

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How to Make a Copper Pipe Pour Over Coffee Maker

by The Pinebrook Team December 09, 2016

We get that having an automatic coffee pot that greets you with your fix first thing in the am is great, but if you say that it tastes the same as a pour over, you’re lying to yourself. Pouring over is a simple way to have coffee that tastes better than what a typical plug-in coffee machine makes.

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Spiced Malawi Coffee Cake for Holiday Parties

by The Pinebrook Team November 28, 2016

I was asked to take part in a virtual blog party in order to bring awareness to how great Malawi coffee is and how buying it helps support coffee farmers in Malawi,  Mzuzu coffee growers in Malawi are part of a fair trade co-operative and are helping improve local infrastructure by building bridges and accommodation for teachers

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Picking Coffee - Does this Work?

by Norman Eisler November 22, 2016

When I'm with coffee-minded people I scan the menu before ordering a seemingly sophisticated iced coffee or flat white. This is around the time the barista will give me a look that says something along the lines of, "Are you sure you don't want the caramel macchiato with extra whipped-cream?" Yes, yes I do.  

So I decided to test my theory and called up two baristas.

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Amazing Innovative Uses of Coffee Waste

by Norman Eisler November 17, 2016



Thanks to innovative minds across the globe, coffee cherry excess is being repurposed in food products, merchandise production, and even as biofuel.

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Climate Change and Coffee

by The Pinebrook Team November 07, 2016


Coffee is a key global crop and the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries, worth around US$19 billion in 2015. Worldwide, around 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day.

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Nitro Coffee is Trending

by Norman Eisler October 28, 2016



The latest trend in specialty coffee involves infusing nitrogen, an odorless gas, to coffee, ultimately yielding a refreshing, full-bodied drink that is as nice as a cold beer but without the worry of it leaving behind that blurry-eyed, foggy feeling.

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21 Coffee Mugs Sarcastic Moms Will Appreciate

by The Pinebrook Team October 26, 2016

Hilarious Mugs for the coffee mom to use as she tackles her day. Adulting is hard, but with a calming morning coffee and sarcasm, supermom will save the day.

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Pinebrook Guatemala Nuevo Oriente as reviewed by Coffee Lovers Magazine

by The Pinebrook Team October 20, 2016

I discovered the most delightful aroma in this cup of coffee - it was like an empty box of raisins, or that aroma after you finish eating a plate of pancakes with syrup.

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Pinebrook Coffee Roasters - In The News.....

by The Pinebrook Team October 13, 2016

For Pinebrook Coffee Roasters, a startup roaster based in the city of White Plains, about 25 miles north of Manhattan, this is certainly true, as production for the largely online retailer is split between a custom-made gas-fired sample and profiling drum roaster in White Plains and a larger Probat at the Pulley Collective collaborative roasting facility in Brooklyn.

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What Exactly is Cupping Coffee About?

by The Pinebrook Team September 25, 2016


It’s called coffee ‘cupping’ due to the nature of the brewing and serving vessels being bowl like cups.

What you experience is 100% legitimate and real, regardless of whether anyone else agrees with you. Even, and especially, if you just don’t know what you are experiencing, or you can’t explain it.

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10 Reasons Why College Kids Should Drink Coffee

by The Pinebrook Team September 19, 2016


 We all know for college kids, coffee is a food group? Right? so 10 reasons why college and coffee just go together.

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6 Graphs - Why You Will Drink More Coffee

by The Pinebrook Team July 20, 2016

  Man Drinking a Cup of Coffee

Coffee is not the devil it has been made out to be. It is actually a rich source of antioxidants. People in Western countries get more antioxidants from coffee than fruits and vegetables… combined).

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Myth Buster: Caffeine and Athletics

by The Pinebrook Team July 12, 2016


Does coffee enhance performance -- or is it dehydrating?

The purpose of this article is to look at caffeine (most commonly consumed as coffee) as a part of a sports diet and help you determine whether you want to take it or leave it.

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Things You Never Ask The Barista

by Norman Eisler July 11, 2016


Great chart on questions you may not know but were afraid to ask. Well now you know!

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Its Hot Out There - Time For A Cold Brew Summer

by Anthony Mastershop July 08, 2016

The resulting cold brew was silky smooth and full bodied, which allowed for the rich chocolate notes of the coffee to come through even with the addition of milk..

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