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Welcome to the Cafe@Home Archives

Our Cafe@Home series is meant to bring you a little of the coffeehouse feeling you might be missing in your new daily grind. You can find our current Cafe@Home here. Each post in our series brings you fresh coffee content with products, recipes, and information about that beverage we all just can't get enough of. With our content changing often, you don't want to miss a thing. We've collected all our past Cafe@Home posts in this convenient archive. You can enjoy your favorite cup of joe or pot of tea and immerse yourself in coffee knowledge.

The Basics of Coffee and Tea are
Essential for an Excellent Cup

French Press

The tools for brewing up a great cup of coffee are almost as varied as the coffee beans that are brewed. A French press is a fantastic choice for more control over your brewing process.

Cold Brew

Since 2013, cold brew coffee has been growing in popularity. Nowadays, making cold brew coffee couldn't be any easier! Discover cold brew and our whole new line of cold brew blends.

The Science of Water & Coffee

Your coffee is made of 98% water, so water definitely has an impact on the quality of what you are drinking. Learn more about how water affects your cup of joe and what you can do about it.

Swiss Water Decaf

The Swiss Water method is chemical-free, using hot water to remove the caffeine from green coffee beans. Learn more about this natural decaffeination process.

What's the Difference Between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew?

Aren't iced coffee and cold brew the same thing? Short answer - no, they aren't. So, what is the difference? Learn more about these two seemingly similar coffees.

Enjoy that Tea House Experience
Right in Your Own Home

Selecting the Perfect Tea

There are many types of tea, and choosing what is right for you might take a few tries. However, when you know the different types of tea and their benefits, it can help you to narrow your choices.

All About Chai

Chai is simply the word for tea. Masala Chai is the lovely spicy tea beverage made with delectable spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and black pepper. A treat any time of year, it's the perfect PSL alternative.

History of Tea

Tea is one of the most consumed beverages worldwide. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, plain or with any of a number of mix-ins. But what do we really know about the leafy plant we pick, dry, and steep for our morning cuppa?

The Story of Russian Caravan Tea

Spend time exploring the unique and flavorful Russian Caravan Tea. Quite a name isn't it? Let's learn more about this uncommon tea.

History vs. Legend

History of Coffee

Who would have thought a couple of frisky goats in the Arabian Peninsula centuries ago would lead to a multi-billion dollar industry today? But how did we get to the drink we know and love today?

Fair Trade

You've heard of Fair Trade before but you don't quite know what that means? Pour a cup of your favorite coffee and let's learn more about what Fair Trade coffee is and how it helps those who grow it.

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day

St. Patrick's Day means parades, music, stories, and celebrating. Any day can be St. Patrick's Day! Let's celebrate the Emerald Isle with some traditions, stories, and recipes.

Coffee and the Brain

Coffee. To some it is the elixir of life. It helps with clearing out your morning fogginess, increasing your energy, and generally making your morning a little better. But did you know, coffee may also have a number of health benefits?

Enjoy a Quiet
St. Patrick's Day at Home

Celebrate the Emerald Isle with us. Select our St. Paddy's Day themed coffees for your everyday coffee experience and increase the fun quotient in your mornings.

The Legend of Baba Budan and How Coffee Was Liberated

Much like anything worth talking about, coffee is shrouded in myth and mystery. Come learn how one man liberated coffee and made it a worldwide industry.

Featured Coffees & Teas

Monsooned Malabar -
Myth or Fact?

Monsooned Malabar is a coffee from India that goes through a unique process prior to roasting. The question is this, is the story about how India Monsooned Malabar came about real or is it a legend?

Learn About Hawaiian Kona

Hawaii is the only US state that produces enough coffee to be commercially viable. That coffee is considered some of the best in the world. This Cafe@Home we're learning about Kona.

The Story Behind Jamaica Blue Mountain

Considered by some as the 'Champagne of Coffee', France actually plays a pretty big part in the history of Jamaica Blue Mountain. Like the grapes used to make champagne, the coffee plants that produce JBM beans are planted in a very specific area.


Halloween Recipes for the Spooky Season

We're sharing some of the tasty treats we're scaring up for this year. Kids aren't the only ones who enjoy Halloween!

Fun Fall Recipes

For folks who love the crisp autumn air, the cozy clothes, and everything fall, these recipes are just for them. And the best part? You can enjoy these tasty fall treats year-round!

Cafe@Home for the Holidays

Past Fireside Chats

Don't worry if you missed our previous Cafe@Home for the Holidays posts.
You can find each one right here.

Start Planning

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Use our menus to plan your day.

Coffee Crafts

Everyone loves handmade gifts, so give something from the heart. This year, use those coffee beans, used grounds, and leftover brewed coffee to make beautiful gifts they'll treasure.

Countdown to Christmas

Christmas will be here before you know it. Are your decorations up? Cards sent? Gifts bought? It's time to make that list and check it twice!

New Year, New You

Concentrate on your physical well-being with healthy habits. Exercise and eating well go a long way for a healthful body. For a better emotional outlook, add mindfulness with practices like meditation, yoga, and tai chi. Read on and learn more.

Shop Early

Make sure your gifts arrive in time for the holidays. Why should you shop early? Click through to learn more.

Holiday Gift Guides

We have something for every budget. Choose from great coffee and tea gifts that will appeal to everyone.

Winter Warmers

Add to your beverage choices this winter with tasty steamers, ciders, and cocoas you can make at home. These delicious drinks are sure to warm you inside and out.

Christmas Around the World

Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in other parts of the world? With the holiday a couple of days away, let's take a look at some of the traditions other people enjoy.