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  • June 21, 2016

    Tea Tuesday: Sencha vs. Matcha Tea

    In previous posts, we have explored the ancient art of the Japanese tea ceremony. But, today we’ll focus on the tea itself. Tea is probably the most consumed beverage in Japan, and has been an important part of Japanese food...

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  • June 16, 2016

    How to Make the Best Cappuccino

    In Italy, coffee is deeply ingrained in the culture. The variety is unlike anything you will see in the United States—espresso prepared in dozens of different ways, macchiatos, and of course, cappuccinos, just to name a few. While these names...

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  • June 7, 2016

    Buyer’s Guide: Choosing a Commercial Blender

    If you run a coffee shop, no matter the size, your kitchen needs to be equipped with the proper tools to ensure efficient and superior quality service. One such tool that you’ll find in almost every coffee shop’s kitchen is...

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  • May 26, 2016

    Fast Facts About Espresso

    In most cafés and coffee shops across the country and in certain parts of the world, espresso is one of the most popular menu items. While it may sound very different from what you are accustomed to drinking each day,...

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  • May 10, 2016

    What’s Your Coffee Personality?

    You probably generally take your coffee the same way every day, and it may have become such a key part of your daily routine, that you really don’t give it a second thought. Yet, the type of coffee that you...

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  • February 9, 2016

    Featured Recipe: Pie A La Mode Frappe

    No matter what type, making the perfect pie takes time, practice, and a little baking know-how. Unfortunately, not everyone possesses these traits and/or, cannot afford them. If like so many people, you love the combination of a hot slice of freshly baked pie and a nice cup of coffee, then we have got a surprise for you. Would you believe that you don’t actually need the culinary expertise to prepare and truly enjoy this superb pairing?
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  • January 19, 2016

    Tea Tuesday: Relax With Herbal Teas

    With the weather getting more than a little chilly, there’s no better time to warm up with a soothing cup of herbal tea. Making it is almost a peaceful process in and of itself—filling up a tea kettle, boiling the water, watching the tea as it steeps, and then finally, pouring it into your favorite cup. Not only has herbal tea been loved for centuries, but it has also shown to have many health benefits. You may find some herbal teas in your local grocery store, but at a hefty price tag that isn’t actually a true reflection of its quality.
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  • January 12, 2016

    From Decanters to Carafes: Coffee Gadget Questions Answered

    When it comes to making a quality cup of coffee, you need to use the right tools. You have probably heard a lot of fancy terms being used in references to coffee gadgets and gizmos that have left you scratching your head in puzzlement. Never fear! We would like to help you make sense of these terms, so you can sound just like a seasoned coffee professional yourself. Not only that, but you will also be able to make more educated purchase decisions, so you can choose the most appropriate coffee making products and tools.
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