Thomas Hammer opens new coffee shop on the South Hill


Since founding Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters 28 years ago, owner Thomas Hammer envisioned opening a coffee shop on the South Hill.

“We’ve been looking for a location on the South Hill for that long,” Hammer said. “We made an agreement with ourselves if we came to the South Hill, we were going to do it right.”

On Wednesday, Hammer opened a new concept shop, Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters LTD Reserve, at 3173 S. Grand Blvd.  

“We really wanted to bring a community coffee house to the South Hill that is open to everyone, and is a place to gather and

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McCormick highlights trending flavors from underwater plants to physiological eating


Gathering insights from McCormick team members across five global regions, the research that went into its latest flavor trends report​ included a series of virtual, interactive at-home culinary experiences led by chefs exploring a range of flavors, colors, and textures for both food and beverages.

Plants pushing boundaries 

Representing how the plant-based world is now mainstream, McCormick identified the new wave of plant-based flavor which highlights vegetables, fruits, and botanicals that deliver indulgence, color, hearty texture, and other sensations for the consumer.

  • Key flavors: ube (purple yam), Szechuan buttons (edible flower buds), and trumpet mushrooms

Humble nosh

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Probat Unveils Proair Air Treatment System For Industrial RoasteriesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Proair cold plasma injector

A Probat Proair unit. Courtesy photo.

German roaster manufacturer Probat this week introduced a roastery exhaust deodorizing system called Proair, a cold plasma injector designed to meet the air treatment needs of medium-size and larger coffee roasting facilities.

The energy-efficient system is designed to reduce the odor of exhaust coming from coffee roasters without regenerative catalytic or thermal oxidation technology, and is capable of treating airflows of up to 220,000 cubic meters per hour, according to Probat.

The company said its Proair injector can be integrated into a roastery’s existing production area and can be installed either inside or outside

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