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  • January 27, 2016

    Four Unconventional Uses for Tea Bags

    If you’re a regular reader of our blog, then you probably remember all the unconventional ways in which you can utilize your leftover coffee grounds. Well, we’re back for another edition, but this time our focus is on tea. After you pour yourself a hot cup of freshly brewed tea, do you instinctively throw away the tea bag? Before you think about doing that, keep this in mind—you can actually give your old teabags a brand new life, and effectively utilize them to their greatest potential. Don’t worry; you don’t need o be a creative professional to give the following tricks a try!
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  • January 21, 2016

    Cup of Joe and Other Coffee Names

    Coffee is not just coffee. Well, you may have heard it referred to by several different names—cup of joe, java, wake up juice, cuppa—just to name a few. Have you ever wondered where these names come from? They must have started somewhere?! We’re here to give you a little bit of background and fun tidbits about some of these popular phrases. There have been some theories, but here is how they really came to be.
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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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  • December 29, 2015

    How to Avoid Bitter Coffee

    We could imagine nothing worse than a poorly prepared cup of coffee. Only when you practice the proper brewing techniques, can you fully appreciate and understand different flavor profiles. Many coffee consumers are frequently under the misconception that all coffee is bitter. With more than a few years of experience in the coffee business, we can confidently tell you that this is not necessarily true. When coffee is brewed correctly, you shouldn’t experience an unpleasant bitterness.
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  • December 3, 2015

    Arabica vs. Robusta Coffee - What's the Difference?

    When you choose your daily coffee, you probably don’t think a whole lot about the type of coffee beans used to produce it. Ultimately, you think that all coffee beans look the same when roasted. There are actually twenty-five different species of coffee beans in the world, with the two primary ones used for cultivation being Arabica and Robusta. There are key differences between the two, not just in terms of flavor, but also in characteristics and growing conditions. Since Arabica and Robusta are the most important coffee bean types, we’re here to help you gain a thorough understanding of those differences.
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  • November 25, 2015

    How to Fight Your Thanksgiving Food Coma

    Thanksgiving is arguably the biggest meal of the whole year. We get together with our near and dear ones, give thanks, and of course, EAT! We fill up on hearty turkey, heaping helpings of delicious pies of all sorts, mashed...

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  • November 24, 2015

    What is a Coffee Roastmaster?

    What is the best part of drinking a good cup of coffee? From the soothing feeling it gives you, to the fresh aroma, and the satisfying flavor, it’s hard to pick just one aspect of it that you love most! Before that coffee ever reaches your cup, or even before it makes its way into a package, there is quite a bit of work that goes into making the coffee meet and exceed your expectations. That’s where the role of a coffee roastmaster comes into play.
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  • November 12, 2015

    Designing Your Coffee Shop

    You have developed the perfect recipes, a clear business plan, and the perfect location for your coffee shop. What’s next? You have to start thinking about the best way to design your shop layout to entice customers and make them feel welcome. You may not be very artistic or a professional designer, but if you keep the following in mind, you will be fully equipped to get the job done.
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