How coffee shop music affects your mood

Ever wonder how some stores have the ability to somehow get you to end up with more in your cart than you originally planned? There are many factors that can contribute to this: The way items are displayed on the shelf, the eye-level in which they are displayed, the lighting in the store, and so [...]

By |2018-07-13T17:40:41+00:00July 25th, 2018|Coffee, Coffee Shop, Community, Crafting, Farmer First, Roastery|Comments Off on How coffee shop music affects your mood

What does the type of coffee you drink say about you?

Drinking coffee is good for you. Not only can a few cups a day lower your risk of a heart attack, even smelling coffee can make you less stressed out. And the type of coffee you drink? Well, that can actually say a lot about you. Thanks to the folks at the Coffee Tasting Club, we have a (somewhat [...]

By |2018-07-13T17:10:38+00:00July 13th, 2018|Coffee, Coffee Shop, Community, Crafting, Farmer First, Roastery|Comments Off on What does the type of coffee you drink say about you?

Coffee Drives Restaurant Industry Growth

Coffee sales are making a big difference in the otherwise sluggish restaurant industry, according to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. Chain coffee shop locations increased by 6% from 2016 to 2017, reflecting increasing interest in high-quality and specialty coffee across the country. The U.S. has almost 3,000 more coffee shops than it did [...]

By |2018-04-25T14:13:59+00:00April 25th, 2018|Coffee|Comments Off on Coffee Drives Restaurant Industry Growth

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover

Not only do we love our Moms and Grandmas (and sister moms and aunt mom and godmoms…no one is forgotten!), but also we love supporting local businesses. As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, we have some super cute, unique and useful gift ideas for your coffee loving Mom or Grandma that can be purchased on Etsy, [...]

By |2018-04-25T14:07:26+00:00April 11th, 2018|Coffee|Comments Off on Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover

The Trends of Coffee Consumption

The National Coffee Association (NCA) report on American coffee consumption in 2017 shows we are one very caffeinated nation. This might not come as a shock as we see Starbucks and other coffee chains, along with local coffee shops, as staples in nearly every city in America. What is surprising is the type of coffee we’re drinking. [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:23:14+00:00March 21st, 2018|Coffee, Coffee Shop, Community, Crafting|Comments Off on The Trends of Coffee Consumption

Benefits of Learning a Trade Skill

We understand that the skills of a knowledgeable and experienced barista are highly important to the success of our business. From a basic understanding of coffee to production, processing and roasting, to extraction and brewing, etc., this is a well-practiced trade skill. You may not realize this, but demand for skilled workers has been on [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:06:46+00:00March 7th, 2018|Coffee, Coffee Shop, Community, Crafting|Comments Off on Benefits of Learning a Trade Skill

5 Coffee Brewing Methods

For coffee enthusiasts who want to brew a better cup of java at home, perhaps with some of our flavorful coffee beans, here are some popular manual coffee brewing methods to consider using beyond the household auto coffee maker. Your preferred method will boil down to your personal taste, time and technique. Pour Over/Drip Coffee [...]

By |2018-03-05T13:57:02+00:00February 28th, 2018|Coffee|Comments Off on 5 Coffee Brewing Methods

DIY Coffee Syrup Recipe

One of the unique and one-of-a-kind features of Brickhouse Coffee Company is that we make all of our own coffee syrups in-house. They’re flavorful, natural, and most of all…made with L-O-V-E. And on this Valentine’s Day, we do want to share the L-O-V-E with you. So here is your chance to make a café style [...]

By |2018-03-05T13:49:18+00:00February 14th, 2018|Coffee|Comments Off on DIY Coffee Syrup Recipe

Why “Direct Trade” is our Mantra

What is Direct Trade coffee? By: Jared & Lora Stayton Direct trade is a term used by coffee roasters who buy straight from the growers, cutting out both the traditional middleman buyers and sellers and also the organizations that control certifications such as Fair Trade and Bird Friendly, for example. Direct trade proponents say their model is the [...]

By |2018-01-17T12:15:51+00:00January 24th, 2018|Coffee|Comments Off on Why “Direct Trade” is our Mantra

How Coffee Shops Can Help Keep Life Organized

How Coffee Shops Can Help Keep Your Life Organized By: Jared & Lora Stayton Thanks to modern technology giving us the ability to work on the go and to connect to the world wide web anywhere that there's a WiFi connection, more and more people are starting to move to coffee shops to do their [...]

By |2018-01-17T12:18:31+00:00January 17th, 2018|Coffee|Comments Off on How Coffee Shops Can Help Keep Life Organized