Peace Coffee in Cinemagraphs, Part One

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Nearly two years ago, we profiled Peace Coffee, a fair trade, organic coffee business that has made its mark on Twin Cities coffee with its sourcing methods, its eco-friendly bike messenger delivery service, and its high standard for flavor and quality. We recently visited both the roastery and Peace Coffee cafe in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis in order to get a camera eye’s view of the business and its product.

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Roasting is key to developing and enhancing the flavor of raw coffee beans. Here, the mechanical arms of a roasting machine distribute hot beans to allow for uniform cooling.

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Above, raw beans are removed from storage, on their way to being roasted. Beans are stored in the Peace Coffee warehouse according to their origin. Origin information, including a photo of the family who harvested the beans, is displayed next to each bin.

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A close-up view of the roasting and cooling process.

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In addition to the larger roaster pictured above, Peace Coffee also uses this smaller roaster, particularly suited for specialty or experimental roasts.

Here’s the second part of this series of animated photographs depicting Peace Coffee’s roasting and serving processes.

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Becca Dilley

Becca is an editorial and wedding photographer based in Minneapolis. Her work has been featured in Saveur, Food & Wine, The Knot, Minnesota Bride, Lavender, Veil, and Culture, as well as City Pages, and the Star Tribune. Together with her husband, Heavy Table editor James Norton, she has documented local food culture as photographer for The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin (UW Press 2009) and Lake Superior Flavors (UM Press 2014).

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