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Notes from the Cupping Table: May 2024

By Lauren Lathrop

In May, we hosted two sessions of Roasting 101 here in Minneapolis. We also filmed a new video on our Weigh/Fill machine (look for it...

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The Coffee Rose: A new sensory tool from Cafe Imports

By Sam Thomas

In the coffee industry, the best way to evaluate the product is by tasting. Whether that be sampling roasting a new green coffee that just...

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Notes from the Cupping Table: April 2024

By Lauren Lathrop

April seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. Even with a break from our group roasting classes, our team stayed busy! A...

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Engineering the New MCR-2E 2kg Electric Coffee Roaster

By Steve Green

Years ago, when I first launched Mill City, we built electrically heated 500g and 1kg electric roasters. For a couple of our early years we...

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Notes from the Cupping Table: March 2024

By Lauren Lathrop

March offered a bit of a slower start for us. During the first few days of the month, the team was at Coffee Fest New...

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A Sustainable Single-Serve Solution for Specialty Roasters

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Historically, single-serve coffee pods have been a bit of a bummer. Typically utilizing low-quality roasted coffee, they tend to be under-dosed, resulting in a weak...

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Made-in-Minneapols Mild Steel Drums

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If you haven’t heard or don’t yet know, we build pretty nice roasters. We’ve got a very experienced team of engineers, designers, and fabricators on...

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Look Alive Opens Their Roastery In St. Petersburg, Florida

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Congratulations to Look Alive in St. Petersburg, Florida on the opening of their new roastery! For further details, be sure to read Howard Bryman's article on Daily Coffee News....

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Coffee Fest New York Recap

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Mill City is returning to Coffee Fest this year as the Roasting Education Sponsor for the show. That means we'll be trucking to all four...

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Notes from the Cupping Table: February 2024

By Lauren Lathrop

Even for a short month, February flew by. During the past 29 days, we had the chance to cup 43 different coffees. About a quarter...

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Notes from the Cupping Table: January 2024

By Lauren Lathrop

We cup coffee every week at Mill City Roasters. Sometimes, we cup several times in a week. These cuppings have different goals. Some are QC...

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What's New in Roasting 101 for 2024?

By Lauren Lathrop

We kicked off the new year with a sold-out session of our popular Roasting 101 class this month. The January session was our chance to...

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RoastPATH® in Daily Coffee News

By Design Team

This week Steve caught up with Nick Brown of Daily Coffee News about the launch of RoastPATH®. Read the article and visit roastpath.com to learn...

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What the heck is RoastPATH?

By Design Team

RoastPATH is currently available as a Windows Store app and Mac downloads can be found here: Quick Start Guide - Start Using RoastPATH To date,...

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YOU LIKE US! YOU REALLY LIKE US!

By Design Team

Thanks to you, we made it to the finals! We’re a Sprudge Design Awards finalist for Outstanding Design Achievement in E-Commerce and we're feeling a little bit...

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