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Zen And The Art of Home Coffee Equipment Maintenance

Zen And The Art of Home Coffee Equipment Maintenance

by Josiah Branaman January 01, 2019

I don't know about you but the perfectionist in me is bothered by the simple knowledge that my coffee equipment is not sparkling clean. It's the knowledge that I COULD have a perfect cup if I wasn't getting the taste of a hundred other cups in with my perfectly brewed morning coffee.

Now, I could acknowledge the fact that I still have...

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A History of Coffee: Part 3 - America

A History of Coffee: Part 3 - America

by Josiah Branaman July 23, 2018

You know that scene in a movie where someone with a British accent offers an American tea and the American kinda does one of these -_- and says “Coffee”. It’s happened countless times in movies, so much so that I can’t even think of a single film where it’s happened but I know I’ve seen that particular exchange in multiple different situation like it’s a glitch in the Matrix or Groundhog day or something. And it’s a little weird seeing as how it’s not even grown in America except for in Hawaii...

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A History of Coffee: Part 2 - Caffeine Contraband

A History of Coffee: Part 2 - Caffeine Contraband

by Josiah Branaman July 23, 2018

A lot of things have been banned for starting a revolution. From kilts and bagpipes to hip hop and Facebook, what seems to be the smallest, most insignificant thing (or possibly obnoxious in the case of bagpipes) have been seen as the symbol and sometimes vehicle of a movement that can overthrow a seat of power. Ever heard of coffee being such a vehicle? No? Let's take a trip to 16th century Mecca.

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Photo By: Matthias Ripp

For the Love of Traffic

by William Anderson August 14, 2018

I ventured off on a drive to visit my girlfriend in San Luis Obispo for a few days, and that inevitably meant I had to spend a good portion of my drive on Highway 5. For any California resident, to put it politely, you know that is a less than glamorous experience.

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Redding Relief

Redding Relief

by William Anderson August 03, 2018

Residents wake up to a hazy layer of grey. A sky looming with darkness, as if a thunderstorm were about to be unleashed. Homes that once stood strong, housing families like yours and mine, are disintegrated down to weak and shivering foundations...
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What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

by William Anderson July 31, 2018

We like to put a lot of worth into things that are worthless. The outcome of that is a little remorse, two servings of “I’m not so sure,” and a generous dash of guilt. A recipe that even the world’s worst chef can perfect.
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Our Story

Our Story

by Erik Werner October 18, 2018

We started Valiant in the cold rainy months of Fall 2014. Like you, our coffee-buying experience had led us to local shops or grocery stores that often carried well-known brands. We'd deliberate bag, brand, and origin, hemming and hawing until we'd settle on one sweet little bundle to take home.

But, as time went by and bags were emptied, we found the reward was less than splendid…

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Our Method

Our Method

by Erik Werner October 18, 2018

The Valiant Way is a simple one:Be Excellent.  This principle is one that permeates every aspect of our lives. Both in and out of the roastery, in our homes, in our relationships, in all that we do, our aim is to Be Excellent.

Before focusing in on our method and mindset for production, it helps to know a bit about the coffee journey...

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