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Jun 2016
01:03 pm

B Corp Pushes us Forward: a Down and (not so) Dirty Update

Since HG became a Certified B Corporation this past February, we’ve been taking a closer look at some of our policies and procedures in an effort to push ourselves to be even more sustainable.


Jun 2016
03:32 pm

Fighting for Coffee in the Congo at Saveur du Kivu

Repost from Sara Mason at Sprudge.com.


Jun 2016
12:31 pm

Interview with Jennifer in BARISTA magazine

Diana Mnatsakanyan interviewed HG's director of coffee for the Barista Magazine blog.


Jun 2016
04:17 pm

A New Generation of Iced Coffee

When spring and summer roll around, cafes everywhere add another line to their menu: iced drinks.


May 2016
04:08 pm

HG Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business

Last week, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Higher Grounds with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB℠) award.


May 2016
03:04 pm

Improving Your Palate: 3 Basic Exercises

How do we train our palates to identify very specific characteristics in coffee? Here are three simple exercises that you can try at home to sharpen your own tasting abilities.


May 2016
03:18 pm

What makes a roast French?

One of our darkest coffees is our French Roast, which has typically been differentiated from other offerings by a hotter final drop temperature as well as a longer total roasting duration.


Apr 2016
01:33 pm

Coffee Profile: Norandino Natural, Peru

We look forward to this unique coffee every year, and every year it gets more delicious.


Apr 2016
03:20 pm

Pangoa Microlots Represent the Best of Direct Trade

Our long-term relationship with the Pangoa cooperative in Peru means we can source unique microlots while also supporting the cooperative as a whole.


Mar 2016
10:48 am

HG Staff Volunteer for Safe Harbor

Several members of the HG and OTG family volunteered their time for Safe Harbor's overnight shelter.

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