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What is Honey Coffee?

So, what is honey coffee? Right away you may think of a honey infused latte, or coffee soaked in honey. But that is not the case with honey coffee. Honey coffee is a nicer way to refer to the third primary coffee processing method. Coffee Processing As we know, coffee beans are the stones that...

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Types of Coffee Plants – Part 1

So, we all know what a roasted coffee bean is but, what is coffee? And what types of coffee plants are there? In this series we will discuss coffee from its beginning and the varieties available around the world. Where does coffee come from? According to Merriam-Webster the definition of coffee...

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Coffee in United States Pop Culture Part Two

Part Two – The 21st Century So, now that we have a bit of background (see Part One), let’s move on to coffee pop culture in the 21st century. From TV and movies to our social conscious, coffee is still firmly a part of the culture in the United States in this century as well. Right at the...

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Coffee in United States Pop Culture

Part One – The 20th Century Coffee has always played a large part in the United States. From President John Adams drinking coffee as a patriotic act of defiance after the Boston Tea Party to today’s unique and environmentally minded café scene, it is clear coffee is a staple in the United States....

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Thanksgiving and Coffee

With many Thanksgiving plans virtual or simply cancelled, one way to make the day better is to go ahead and have some fun. Test your skills in your very own kitchen and delight in your success by eating the delicious meal you made. And if you are looking for a way to counter that Tryptophane...

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Fair Trade and Direct Trade, Which One?

As we all know, when you buy just about any product now the label is filled with promises. How it was grown or processed, where it came from, how it got here, what it has in it… When it comes to coffee, many people look at all these images and wonder, “What do these mean?” Well, in this blog we...

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The Leaf Rust Diet

First, what is leaf rust, or la roya in Spanish? It is a product of the fungus Hemileia Vastatrix. This airborne fungal disease infects individual leaves of the coffee plant. It is visible on them thanks to the very noticeable discoloration. The Problem However, in the even worse cases the leaves...

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Can You Taste the Water in Your Coffee?

To make the best cup of coffee you need the ingredients to be the best quality, and yes, this includes the water you use! Water contributes up to 94-98% of a coffee beverage make up. This causes it to palpably affect the flavor and smell. Therefore, just like equipment and storage, it is important...

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What is Coffee Cupping and How is it Advancing?

Coffee cupping as a whole is becoming more and more accessible for the everyday coffee drinker. You can easily order coffee cupping kits online and there are even cupping kits for cold brew available online. However, cupping is also changing for those within the industry as well. From the...

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Exploring Coffee Tasting Notes

Different types of coffee will almost always have varying and sometimes distinct coffee tasting notes. Even if you aren’t aware, they play a role in figuring out what specific type of coffee you may prefer. Despite the fact that these notes are so important, and as they can ultimately affect what...

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