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  • August 20, 2015

    Great Gifts: Coffee Samplers

    Impressing coffee lovers with just the right gift can be a tall order. Each coffee drinker has his or her own particular standards and tastes. While you may not have the means to give them an all expenses paid vacation around the world to sample coffee from different regions, you can still capture the essence of that very experience. How? With gourmet coffee samplers from CoffeeAM. Rather than packing each one with multiples of one coffee, recipients will have different ways to soothe their picky palates. Whether it’s for the holiday season, an upcoming birthday, or a little something to say ‘I love you,’ there is a sampler to meet your needs, and fulfill the recipient’s wishes.
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  • August 6, 2015

    Coffee With a Cause: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

    It goes without saying that no matter what, giving back naturally feels good–having the small satisfaction that you are in fact making a difference, whether big or small, in someone’s life. When you combine that gratifying feeling with a hot...

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  • August 4, 2015

    Tips on How to Properly Store Your Coffee

    The freshness and flavor of coffee really depends on how well it is stored and maintained. There are conflicting ideas about how this should effectively be done. As your coffee experts, we are here to set the record straight. First and foremost, it is essential to keep roasted coffees away from moisture, air, light, and heat. The ideal way to store coffee is in an airtight container kept in a cool, dry, dark place. While keeping coffee beans in clear, glass containers on your kitchen table look nice, it is bad practice if you want fresh, flavorful coffee.
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  • July 21, 2015

    Perking Up Your Office Coffee

    When you think of the coffee in a typical office, your expectations are usually pretty low. Freshness and rich flavor are two things that don’t immediately come to mind. There have been ongoing debates as to whether or not coffee’s effects in the workplace in terms of productivity, but when it comes to American consumers, a survey conducted annually has shown that 63% of coffee drinkers say that they have at least two cups of coffee on work days.
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  • July 16, 2015

    Direct Trade Coffee: What's it All About?

    You may have heard some coffees classified as ‘direct trade,’ but are unsure of what that means to you. Direct trade refers to a system that focuses on the relationship between individual coffee roasters and the coffee farmers. It is a way for roasters to support small family farms, who create great flavors. Due to resource restraints, these smaller farms may be restricted to sharing their coffee locally, but cannot reach the global market.
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  • July 14, 2015

    Your Coffee Import: Spotlight on Brazil

    Brazil is unquestionably the biggest coffee producing country in the world. Coffee plantations in Brazil often cover immense areas of land, need hundreds of people to manage and operate them, and produce huge quantities of coffee. Both arabica and robusta beans are grown, though in different coffee growing regions. A fine cup of Brazilian is a clear, sweet, medium-bodied, low-acid coffee.
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  • July 9, 2015

    Know Your Roasts: Identifying Types of Coffee Roasts

    Coffee roasting is a chemical process, which could actually be considered an art form. It takes extensive experience to be able to instantly know the difference between perfectly roasted coffee and tainted coffee. The purpose of coffee roasting is to bring out the aroma and flavor hidden inside the coffee beans. Roasted coffee beans are crunchy to the bite, and are ready to be ground and brewed. The extent to which coffee beans are roasted determines the coffee’s flavor.
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  • June 25, 2015

    Your Coffee Import: A Spotlight on Guatemala

    We’ve told you about what makes Colombian coffee taste so good. Now we are putting the spotlight on Guatemala. Coffee has long been an important part of the economy of the nation, and Guatemala is one of Central America’s top...

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