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
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.
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.
Legends and Myths
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?
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.
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.
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!