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We Came, We Saw, We Conquered
"Los Angeles came, saw, and took first place.... twice in one night! This will always be remembered as “that one time” LA went to the BACC and showed them what latte art is really about."
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The 2013 Colombia Sourcing Trip (Part 3)
"My final day in Colombia started early Saturday as Leonardo picked up Chuck, Jeff and myself to begin cupping for ‘Roasters United’. This idea started as an idea to find the Best Coffee and reward those farmers who work so hard to create it."
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The 2013 Colombia Sourcing Trip (Part 2)
"Following a great day of cupping the Best of Antioquia, I was picked up at my hotel by Juan Alvaro Arboteda of Finca Los Alpes to visit his farm in the Bolivar Municipio."
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The 2013 Colombia Sourcing Trip (Part 1)
"I just returned from Medellin where I was invited to be a cupping judge for the Antioquia Government who has six coffee hunters searching for the best coffee in the state of Antioquia."
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20 Facts You Didn't Know About Klatch
"Here's a fun fact! Read all about the 20 things you didn't know about Klatch Coffee. "
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Klatch Coffee Con 2013
"As soon as everyone's alarm clock went off, the Klatch team went straight to prepare for our 20th anniversary celebration. The day was filled with excitement and anticipation hoping the event would be a day to remember; and it was."
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The Best Geisha Cupping of 2013
"As people arrived they were greeted with a pour over or Chemex of some of our other favorite coffees including our new Kenya Muthuthini Peaberry, our Costa Rica Volcan Azul Honey Processed, and our Ethiopian Gedeo Worka Natural."
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Klatch Photo Contest
"In celebration of our 20th anniversary this coming October 19th, we're doing a photo contest!"
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Curing the Rust
"This is a visual presentation of the effects of the rust attack on coffee plantations."
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Find The Mystical Roastmaster and His Minions
"The Mystical Roastmaster has taken over Klatch Coffee’s website! He and his 3 minions are hiding, waiting for their chance to strike! Can you find all four of them? "
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20 Days of Klatchtastic Deals
"In celebration of our 20 year anniversary this October 2013, we're offering 20 days of deals from Sept 30-Oct 19. Each day has it's own special, so make sure to take advantage of this klatchtastic deal."
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Klatch Turns 20
"We're very excited to have been in the specialty coffee business for 20 years! The unforgettable experiences we've had when we first started Klatch back in 1993 to the present made us who we are today; a coffee loving family!"
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Celebrate National Coffee Day 2013 with Klatch
"National Coffee Day is a great way to commemorate not only one of the world’s largest markets, but also to kick off the celebration for Klatch Coffee’s 20th Anniversary in October."
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Klatch Coffee Barista Wins UBC Frappe Challenge
"Klatch Coffee barista, Jessica Rodriguez, competed in the Ultimate Barista Challenge in August and won the Frappe Challenge. The Ultimate Barista Challenge is a three day event that consists of three challenges: Latte Art, Frappe and Best of Brew."
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What is a Geisha?
"Geisha plants are originally from a southwestern Ethiopian town named Gesha and are known for their elongated cherries and for having particularly low-yielding bushes."
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Klatch Korea
"The purpose of our visit was to train the staff of Klatch Korea not only about coffee and drinks, but to impress upon them what Klatch, and what our family, is truly all about."
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Training with The Marine Vet
"Glidys Lozano is one of a kind. On top of her upbeat vibe and her great enthusiasm for coffee, she's also a Marine Veteran who traveled the world in support of multiple operations."
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The Don Pachi is Back!
"We're excited to bring back our most famous Geisha, the Don Pachi Natural from Panama. Gesha or Geisha is a variety, grown in the highlands of Boquete in Chiriquí Province, highly sought after by bidders in auctions, achieving high prices."
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Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea
"Coffee cherry tea is an herbal tea made from the dried berries (or "cherries") of the coffee plant. It is also known as cascara, from the Spanish cáscara, meaning "husk", and is different from cascara sagrada tea, a powerful plant-based laxative."
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Seed To Cup Workshop Last April 2013
"With all the delicate, detailed explanation for each crop, we can tell that everyone’s mouth just started to water (exaggerated, but you get the idea). One by one the group ventured off to analyze each crop with an open minded approach to its prolific taste profile and origin."
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The 2013 SCAA Wrap Up
"My weekend started with a redeye Wednesday night, landing in Boston at 630am on Thursday. Going straight to the conference to prepare for competition. I competed in the Brewers Cup Competition using Klatch Coffee’s Nicaragua Adeprofoca Maragogype, such a complex and amazing cup that I brewed in the Clever dripper."
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The 2013 Panama Sourcing Trip (Day 1 & 2)
"We drove from David to Boquete where Francisco was dropped off to prep the cupping while we visited Elida Estate, the farm of Wilford’s Father. To my surprise we saw many many red and green cherries still on the trees."
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The El Salvador Sourcig Trip (Day 3,4 & 5)
"One main objective of my trip was to teach barista skills. Having been a barista for two years now, and much teaching experience outside this field, educating others about specialty coffee combines two passions of mine."
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The El Salvador Sourcing Trip ( Day 2 & 6 )
"Never have my barista skills been tested than the day I worked at Viva Espresso, A specialty coffee shop in El Salvador. I was invited to work for a day in the shop and experience barista life in another country."
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The 2013 El Salvador Trip - Day 1
"For specialty coffee, we seek beans that are most ripe and only resemble a deep burgundy color. Andrés, Jose Antonio, and Mike proceed to give me a full tour of the mill and how it transforms newly picked cherries into ready-to-be-roasted green beans."
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Upland Coffeehouse Sets up Shop in LAX
"To those who are new to Klatch, I want them to realize how good a cup of coffee can taste. So often people think coffee is the same but to have them taste (our coffee) and say `Wow, I never knew coffee could be so good.' That's what I want to be able to see."
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Mike's 2013 Trip to Kenya
A lion came walking down the road straight toward us. With full mane and awesome presence, it was clear this was his territory. He came within two feet of our van and showed no fear as he continued on his path. What an awesome experience.
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20 Years Of Klatch-tastic Coffees & Conversations
Looking back at 2012, there were some momentous events to remember: The London Olympics, Hurricane Sandy, The Presidential Election, The Alleged End of the World, and the notorious Opan Gangnam Style.".
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Three-Day Training to Kick Off 2013
The day started off early as the trainees showed their enthusiasm to greet the day with some "Klatch wisdom".
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Roya Outbreak in Central America
The problem at Las Mercedes is that the Roya is coming from neighboring farms as it is spread by wind. So while they are trying to control on their farm, how do they control a neighbor who is less concerned or does not care or cannot control it?
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The 2013 Medellin Trip
While I have been to Colombia many times this was my first trip to Medellin. It is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains everywhere. I was here for a special cupping of the top 20 from 2800 coffees form the Colombian state of Antioquia.
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Mike's Sourcing Trip To Costa Rica and El Salvador 2013
During the middle of January 2013, Mike Perry traveled to El Salvador to visit Lucia Ortiz and her family to source new crops at Pepinal 1 and Avila. Check out some pictures and little side notes from his trip.
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Wet & Crazy Party at the Roastery!
After enjoying the night eating, drinking, making animal balloons and mingling with the crew, our very own Barista champ, Heather Perry gathered everyone to host our annual Latte Art Relay.
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Klatch at Imbibe Magazine's 5 To Try
It was discovered by our Coffee Guru, Todd Goldsworthy while flipping pages in his newly delivered issue.
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Klatch LAX Soars High on Opening Day
Last Wednesday, December 5th, the long awaited Klatch LAX branch has officially opened it's doors to the public.
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Roasting with Ken Hodges
Our guest Roaster trainee for the week was Ken Hodges. He contacted our Roast Master, Mike Perry for some assistance and refinement in roasting techniques as well as identifying various bean types.
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Crazy, Fun Barista Training
Right off the bat, the Barista trainees had an excited and positive vibe, making it an eventful, crazy-fun week!
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Pizza, Pasta, Party!
Other than the Election being the focal point of the day, the Klatch team went out and had a great time at John's Incredible Pizza!
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Simple Brewing Method Using The Chemex
Good day, Klatchaholics! Here are simple steps on how to brew great quality coffees at home
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Geisha Cupping & Roastery Demo
Last Saturday, October 20, we hosted our Geisha Cupping and Roastery Demo event at the Upland Roastery. The day started off a bit gloomy but when everyone started coming in, we knew it was going to be an eventful day.
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"An Interview With One Of The World's Best Coffee Roasters"
EDE ONLINE was privileged to interview the man behind the coffee that has caused so much buzz.
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Press Enterprise Spills the Beans on Klatch
Last Wednesday (10/3/12), Mike Perry and Jenette Green was interviewed by Laurie Lucas from The Press Enterprise.
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Celebrate NCD with ABC
Klatch Coffee will be celebrating National Coffee Day in a special way by giving every customer the opportunity to win a free drink or a discount for this day.
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Klatch Wins Best Coffeehouse in America
Los Angeles, California (September 25, 2012) - Southern California's specialty coffee roaster, Klatch Coffee Inc. is riding the wave of wins. After winning four gold medals at this year's Ultimate Barista Challenge, The Klatch Team, composed of Heather Perry, Holly Perry and Jenette Green, gave everyone something to "klatch" about by winning the unprecedented title of Best Coffeehouse in America.
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Klatch Team at Barista Nation
Both Mike and Heather Perry were at the Barista Nation in Los Angeles last Saturday (9/15/2012).
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The Perry Girls are Certified Sommeliers
Congratulations to our very own, Heather and Holly Perry! They are now officially level 2 certified Sommeliers.
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100% For Klatch & A.B.E Competition is On!
Thank you to everyone that voted for Klatch Coffee! There are no words to describe how appreciative we are to have fans, friends and loyal customers who believe in what we do best. Here's a little article released by Coffee Fest, earlier this week.
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Roasting Class August 2012
Last August 2012, the father and son coffee duo graced us with their presence hoping to learn more from our Roast Master, Mike Perry. It was one of the most exciting and fun roasting classes we've had.
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Four Golds for Klatch
The competition was intense. Kean Coffee definitely brought their "A game" and it was pretty much Klatch V.S. Kean (for the most part). Day 1 was interesting because we were unable to see the competitors latte art, so we had no way of knowing how or where we stood.
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A Thank You Note from The Troops
Since we've been donating our All Out Attack Blend to Task Force Attack ( an army aviation regiment currently stationed in Afghanistan), the Klatch team received an awesome thank you note from them, last Tuesday, August 13, 2012.
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Klatch Panama Sweeps The Podium
Great news from Klatchville! We recently received Klatchtastic high scores on our new crop Panamas from Coffee Review. Ken Davids gave our Esmeralda Leon 96 points, Don Pachi Natural Geisha 94 and Elida Natural 93.
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Klatch Barista Cupping - July 2012
Last Tuesday, July 31st, the Klatch Barista crew visited the Upland Roastery for cupping, cupping and more cupping. It was an awesome idea to gather these cool cats and educate them on the great coffees that are headed to each Klatch location.
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Three Day Barista Training - July 2012
It was a busy week in Klatchville. Last July. Heather Perry and the gang headed down to Upland Roastery for our Three Day Barista Training.
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Klatch for Best Coffeehouse
First of all, we'd like to say thank you to everyone who voted for Klatch Coffee to be part of the 2012 Coffee Fest. It's such an honor to be part of this awesome event.
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Roastery Tour & Cupping - July 2012
Greetings from the Klatch roastery here in Upland, Ca! I would like to take some time to share with you the awesome experience I had in showing you our roasting and cupping demonstration last Saturday [July 14th]. For those of you who had the opportunity to take part in that special event, I want to sincerely thank you.
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Rwanda Cafe Femenino Scores 93!
The Klatch team is honored to have been given a high score of 93 points by Coffee Review.
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SCAA Portland Wrap Up
This past week the Klatch Team was in Portland for the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual conference … “The Event”. It was a special time with long days highlighted by renewed friendships with Coffee Producers and Farmers.
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2012 Sourcing Trip Part 5
Following the exhausting but magical experience of Honduras I was ready to visit familiar friends and farms in Guatemala. Another early start with a 7am flight to Guatemala via El Salvador continued like my trip from LAX begun, with an upgrade to business class.
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2012 Sourcing Trip Part 4
I quickly learned that Honduras is a large country with coffee spread in many areas that required long days and much driving on hairpin tight roads to get from one coffee region to another. Rather than provide a daily diary, I would like to highlight a memory I will forever remember and cherish.
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2012 Sourcing Trip Part 3
From El Salvador we took the early flight to Honduras where Chuck of Bird Rock Roasters and I meet up with Martin Diedrich of Kean Coffee and Sherri Johns.
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2012 Sourcing Trip Part 2
Day three started early and like those before it, would be another long one. Jose Antonio Jr. and his brother Andres picked me up early from Lucia’s house and after picking up Chuck of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.
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2012 Sourcing Trip Part 1
After flying into San Salvador on the red eye from LAX, I was picked up by Lucia and Robert Ortiz of Finca Las Mercedes. We headed south and about 3 hours later we were walking the farm and meeting the workers.
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Klatch Coffee Wins an ‘Oscar,’ Good Food Award
Nationally known and award-winning coffee roaster Klatch Coffee was recognized and honored with a Good Food Award, for its fair trade organic coffee from Ethiopia, Gedeo Worka.
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