Commonwealth Joe Blog — latte-art

Introducing Seasonal Drinks for Fall at Commonwealth Joe!

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To any Commonwealth Joe employee, the best part about a shift in the seasons is our new seasonal drink menu. These rotating drinks become available every few months and feature new flavors and combinations our cafes haven’t yet seen. But how do we come up with these new drinks?

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The Art and Skill of a Barista

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Our favorite trusted craftsperson, baristas have become that oh-so-familiar face that brightens up our day with the simple call of our name and a drink waiting shortly after. But have you ever wondered where the term Barista came from? Or how the role has developed into what we know it as today?

Tags: Coffee Culture, History, Espresso, Latte Art, Freshness Matters, Coffee Education, Commonwealth Joe, Specialty Coffee, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters, Coffee, Barista


CWJ City Guide: Best Coffee Shops in NYC

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Though we wish we were able to house a Commonwealth Joe location in every US city, the reality is, our brick and mortar experience is limited to the DMV area. However, through our travels, we’ve found amazing coffee offered by passionate baristas can be found in the most unassuming offalse

Tags: Coffee Culture, Latte Art, Freshness Matters, Commonwealth Joe, Specialty Coffee, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters, Coffee Beans, Coffee, New York


DMV Coffee Community

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Coffee has become one of the top beverages of choice in the United States.

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How to Take the Perfect Coffee Instagram

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There are many instances in life that simply aren’t capturable with the standard mobile camera - the upcoming solar eclipse, a hummingbird’s wings as it hovers outside your office window, or in my case, a decent photo of the Washington Monument from inside a Lyft. However, lucky for us, coffeefalse

Tags: Coffee Trends, Latte Art, Freshness Matters, Commonwealth Joe, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters, Coffee, Instagram, Coffee Instagram


The Magic of Latte Art

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It's espresso with a big dose of style.  But what’s the point of latte art?  Is it just for aesthetics, or is there something deeper that it adds to the third-wave specialty coffee experience?

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