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His Coffee Loves A Vacuum - Ottawa Citizen
His Coffee Loves A Vacuum, article in the Ottawa Citizen Happy Goat Coffee's Pierre Richard stands behind a contraption that looks more like a chemistry experiment than a coffee maker, waiting, as he says, for "the magic to happen." The butane burner is lit, the water in the glass chamber above it is nearly boiling. Once the physics of the situation demands, the water -- trapped in a vacuum-sealed chamber -- is pushed through an organic cotton filter into the upper chamber. Richard, an Ottawa-based coffee roaster whose one-man operation is called Happy Goat Coffee, mixes some of his freshly ground coffee with the water and stirs vigorously, not once, but twice. He turns off the burner, and after a bit of cooling, the coffee drains through the filter back into the lower chamber. The four-minute ritual is over, and Richard, a self-described "coffee nut," boasts that the device,...
The Happy Goat Coffee Party
The Happy Goat Coffee Party…. Posted by: ottawafood on: August 19, 2010 Pierre Richard of The Happy Goat Coffee Co. offers a coffee tasting through the siphoning process….. I have never quite tasted coffee made like this, it really is the best brew I have ever had. The care and time Pierre puts into creating the perfect cup is outstanding, this man genuinely cares about his product. The siphoning appliances are reasonably priced and I am not quite sure why more of us are not using them. Upon arrival my guests could smell the coffee outside, it was quite a lovely morning. The beans before and after roasting The set-up The process Tags: Coffee companies Ottawa, coffee siphoning, Ottawa Coffee Roaster, Pierre Richard, The Happy Goat Coffee Co.
Back to the Grind - Ottawa Magazine
Happy Goat Coffee no simple brew - Ottawa West EMC
Posted May 5, 2011By Diane Sawchuk Diane Sawchuk, Ottawa West EMC Happy Goat Coffee Company will custom blend coffees for clients. EMC Lifestyle - Pierre Richard is a man on a mission: to introduce people to a cup of coffee that is as richly nuanced and complicated in its flavour and aromas as a fine glass of wine. The former Montrealer, now a Mechanicsville resident, embarked on a quest to turn a hobby and passion into a career three years ago. Richard started building the foundation of his coffee company by attending entrepreneurship seminars, expanding his already extensive knowledge of coffee by studying the coffee flavour wheel to learn more about the different results that roasting can produce and by taking part in cupping and coffee roasting workshops. On his own, he experimented with roasting techniques and much like an alchemist, tested different blends. Previously employed as a long-time healthcare...
Globetrotting with Happy Goat - apartment613
Written by apartment613 Are you looking for one last trip before summer runs out? How about taking your taste buds on a global, flavour adventure? Whether you’d like to savour a bit of the Dominican, explore what Peru has to offer, or get exotic with a little something from Burundi, Happy Goat Coffee has your one-way ticket to flavour paradise. This modest, out of the way coffee haven is, hands down, one of the best places in the city to grab a cuppa joe. Don’t let the unassuming exterior dissuade you, this one-time garage is now an exciting hub for even the most stringent of coffee connoisseurs When we arrived on a warm day earlier this summer, we were greeted by wide-open garage doors, out of which the heady aroma of fine coffee slowly drifted. Inside were books, comfy chairs, guitars, drums of all kinds, a happy little dog and...