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The Rising Cost of Coffee

We have been hearing about the cost of retail coffee rising but let’s take a closer look at why this is occurring. A hike in coffee prices will further raise the cost of a shopping basket following increases for other items such as bread, vegetable oils and sugar. The United Nations food agency's...

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Spicy Coffee

Experimenting with adding flavors to coffee is always popular. Some prefer to simply brew a coffee that is already preflavored but, there are those that prefer to add their flavors while or after brewing. But what about adding something that can make it a bit more spicy? Health Benefits Most of us...

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Unique ways to use Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds. Another byproduct of the coffee making cycle that can be used and reused. So, what are some of the best ways to get the most use out of your grounds? Outside Uses Compost is one of the first things people think of when you say used grounds. And it is a great go to but, did you know...

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Unique ways to use Coffee Filters

Coffee filters. We all know you can use them to brew coffee. But what else? How can we use them and still reduce our footprint? Are they recyclable? The short answer is no. They are not recyclable. Once used the oils in coffee make recycling a no go. Even if you rinse them, the recycling plants...

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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 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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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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Coffee 101: Coffee Origins – Brazil

Meet the World’s #1 Coffee Producer Brazil, the largest country in both South America and Latin America, is also the top producer of coffee worldwide. And with 98% of its households drinking coffee, it is currently the #1 consuming market, as well. A Brief History Coffee is believed to have come...

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