KLLR Coffee Blog

Apocryphal Origins & Dancing Goats; A KLLR Coffee Guide to Coffee History

Apocryphal Origins & Dancing Goats; A KLLR Coffee Guide to Coffee History

As ubiquitous as coffee can seem within the context of life in 2020, most of us probably don’t spend much time considering how it was discovered, not to mention the terrifying prospect that there was a time when life without coffee was a reality.

Powerful Partnerships: Minor Figures Pt. 11 – Going Carbon Neutral

Powerful Partnerships: Minor Figures Pt. 11 – Going Carbon Neutral

At KLLR Coffee, we pride ourselves on being unapologetically discerning in other brands we partner with. We’ve posted before about some of the reasons we love working with Minor Figures, and now we are back to sing their praises again as they walk-the-walk, stepping one step ahead of other oat-milk producers by becoming 100% carbon neutral.

KLLR Collaborations: KLLR X Rollertown Beerworks' War Daddy Coffee Stout

KLLR Collaborations: KLLR X Rollertown Beerworks' War Daddy Coffee Stout

Even many North Texans are not yet familiar with the small town of Celina, TX but a new addition to the already formidable Dallas/Fort Worth area b...

KLLR Home Kitchen: DIY KLLR Cascara Soda

KLLR Home Kitchen: DIY KLLR Cascara Soda

In one of our more recent blog posts, we discussed seasonal coffee beverages in the context of coffee shops and how creative, seasonally-focused rotating menus can be a fun way to engage both baristas as well as those they serve.

What about at home?

Check out this blog to learn how to make a delicious seasonal beverage in your own home kitchen: the KLLR Cascara Soda!

Celebrating Seasonality: Seasonal Menus & the Maple Pecan Iced Latte

Celebrating Seasonality: Seasonal Menus & the Maple Pecan Iced Latte

At KLLR Coffee, we love seeing the fun ways our clients embrace seasonality and the creativity of their baristas. In fact, each quarter we are distributing a collection of syrup and beverage recipes for our shops to use, riff-on, or get inspired by.

For the purpose of this blog, we are featuring one of our current recipes: The Maple Pecan Iced Latte, a sweet- treat for those wanting to drink cool even when it’s cold out.

Powerful Partnerships - Breville & Beanz.com

Powerful Partnerships - Breville & Beanz.com

If getting freshly roasted coffee from your favorite roasters delivered straight to your home or office sounds up your alley, you’re going to want to check out Beanz.com, a new initiative from Breville with the goal of helping kitchen-coffee-connoisseurs step up their game.

Demystifying Dialing-In: The Scientific Method for Coffee

Demystifying Dialing-In: The Scientific Method for Coffee

For baristas and operators new to the craft, wrapping one’s head around all of the variables inherent to brewing coffee and espresso can seem a daunting task, but it can easily be put into perspective by analogizing it to a simple concept we all learned about in high-school science: The Scientific Method.

Powerful Partnerships Pt 2: Eversys

Powerful Partnerships Pt 2: Eversys

When we first got hands-on time with the Eversys Cameo, to say we were impressed would be an understatement. These machines are able to execute precise, customized espresso and milk profiles with a level of consistency your favorite barista could only dream of.

Break Room Coffee for Pros: Our Top 4 Methods for KLLR Office Coffee

Break Room Coffee for Pros: Our Top 4 Methods for KLLR Office Coffee

Learn how to drink coffee in style - even at the office. 

We discuss the tried and true French Press, a contemporary favorite in the Hario V60, the ubiquitous batch brew-pot, and – for those willing to put in the work (at work) – espresso

Equipment We Love: Synesso S-Series

Equipment We Love: Synesso S-Series

These days, when we have a client looking for something both approachable and precise, we’ve been excited to recommend the Synesso S-Series. This machine is sleek, user-friendly, and makes a damn tasty espresso.

The Right Mask For the Job

The Right Mask For the Job

For KLLR Coffee, it is essential for the safety of our team and our customers that the masks we chose are effective in achieving our goal: limiting the spread of this virus.

We have chosen hedley&bennett (link) masks to provide all staff and have done so for three primary reasons.  

Equipment We Love pt. 1 - Our Approach

Equipment We Love pt. 1 - Our Approach

We’ve all heard the old saying, “you can’t please all the people all of the time.” It’s true for just about everything. It’s definitely true for espresso machines.

Hardly a coffee tradeshow occurs without some new, flashy piece of gear debuting to a mixture of “ooh”s and “ah”s from the coffee trend seekers and suspicion from the barista old-schoolers. 

At times, it can feel hard to keep up with.

Is it form or function?

What inevitable first-generation bugs will there be?

It’s different… is it better?