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I used to hate the Aeropress.

I used to hate the aeropress. I always thought it produced inconsistent cups and required to much mechanical futzing. I also had a hard time taking it seriously as a specialty coffee brewing device because it was developed by the same individual who created the aerobie fresbie. I thought a toy maker can not also be a specialty coffee device maker and do both well. I think my advice to people when asked during the early Sump years was, ‘it’s a great travel brewer’ -essentially, the brewer of last resort (but still before a K-cup).

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Try your hand at V60 Brewing

Interested in learning to brew with a Hario V60? We are offering two such opportunities in December. The first will be December 4th, 5pm at our new Nashville shop. The second will be December 27th, 4pm at the STL shop. These will be free events and open to everyone, no matter your skill or level of coffee interest. No need to reserve a spot, just come as you are. 

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What to expect when ordering online; for the un-Sump initiated.

One thing that I don’t think we’ve done very well is convey from afar what it is we do. I mean from a duh level, it’s pretty clear -coffee. But what kind or style of coffee do we make or aspire to make? Or what can you expect if you order a coffee online? Fair questions.

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Sump Coffee - Nashville (finally!)

We have officially opened the Nashville shop. The opening was exactly one year later than we forecast when we initially announced. We said September/October 2016, but what it turns out we meant was September/October 2017. First, let us apologize for teasing that announcement and being so far off the mark. But we are officially open. If you’re in Nashville -please drop by and check us out. We are at 8 City Blvd in an area we’re calling Midtown. It’s not exactly midtown, but it is west (to contrast with the east side). It is right off of Charlotte Ave at 28th, and right off of 28th before it turns into the 31st interconnect (from Charlotte Ave and heads toward the Parthenon and beyond). We’re on the back side of the building at 8 City. There is both free street and garage parking and lots and lots of outdoor seating (as well as indoor seating). So what can we tell you about the new spot?

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Sump Coffee Nashville: Home brew workshop Sat and Sun 10/21 & 10/22

We’ve found that the best home brewing technique is the one you actually do. Grinding your beans and hand brewing at home can easily become a favorite morning ritual. Whether you’ve been home brewing your own coffee for years or don’t know where to start, come visit us during one...

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Lamenting the Lost Potential of the Limu and Ringing In a New Season with the Reko; or “Are you bringing back the espresso tonic or what?”

One of the primary goals of our blog posts is to keep you up to date on the menu we are constantly creating in an engaging manner. That being said, one of the goals of this post is to inform you that we now have the Espresso Tonic drink back on the bar. Summer is officially here on South Jefferson.

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Nashville Coffee Fest Weekend

 

Here it is, very tardy Nashville Coffee Fest post from several weeks back. Enough time has passed so that all the details have blurred into a collect myth (all of which I swear is true and not fake) on how we won the espresso competition and threw a baller party in Nashville.

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