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  • Inanimate Objects Comics #48

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    Todd Zapoli
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Previous: Inanimate Objects Comics #47 Next: Inanimate Objects Comics #49 Inanimate Objects by Todd Zapoli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to add this comic to your website, […] The post Inanimate Objects Comics #48 appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • 10 signs that prove you’re a coffee lover

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    Alessandra Branco
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Some people like to drink coffee mainly because they need an energy boost during their day. But others really do enjoy drinking it and coffee is indeed a very important part of their daily lives. Find out if you are a true coffee lover by checking if you relate to the following signs: 1.       One of the first thoughts that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning is that you need coffee. 2.       You probably drink at least 2 cups per day. 3.       You prefer coffee over tea.
  • National Coffee Day 2014 : Freebies, Sales and Events

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    Danijela
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    This Monday (September 29), we’re celebrating National Coffee Day! And, there’s going to be some free coffee, sales & few really cool events. Check out the list below and take a needed coffee break on Monday! Dunkin’ Donuts On September 29, guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant across the country and receive […]
  • Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Tutorial

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    Michael Allen Smith
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    In 2013 I organized a trip for the Coffee Club of Seattle to visit the coffee scene of Olympia, Washington. While there we visited two locations of Olympia Coffee Roasting, […] The post Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Tutorial appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Recipe: Coffee Brownies

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    Jennifer
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    This is a guest post from Elly McCausland that was originally posted on AO at Home. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our guidelines. These are everything you want from a chocolate brownie, but given added depth with a generous dose of (concentrated) black coffee. There’s melted butter and chocolate, […] The post Recipe: Coffee Brownies appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
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  • Inanimate Objects Comics #49

    Todd Zapoli
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Previous: Inanimate Objects Comics #48 Inanimate Objects by Todd Zapoli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to add this comic to your website, provided you attribute by linking […] The post Inanimate Objects Comics #49 appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Tutorial

    Michael Allen Smith
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    In 2013 I organized a trip for the Coffee Club of Seattle to visit the coffee scene of Olympia, Washington. While there we visited two locations of Olympia Coffee Roasting, […] The post Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Tutorial appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • The Popper Crop: Currently Available Coffee Roasting Popcorn Poppers

    Sam Hampton
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Just the mention of a West Bend Poppery or Poppery 2 sent shivers up my spine, when I first started to look for poppers in which to roast coffee. The […] The post The Popper Crop: Currently Available Coffee Roasting Popcorn Poppers appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Espresso Pumpkin Pie

    Lura Lee
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I always get a craving for pumpkin pie as soon as the first leaves start turning colors or the first crisp autumn breeze turns my cheeks red. This year, I […] The post Espresso Pumpkin Pie appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Inanimate Objects Comics #48

    Todd Zapoli
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Previous: Inanimate Objects Comics #47 Next: Inanimate Objects Comics #49 Inanimate Objects by Todd Zapoli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to add this comic to your website, […] The post Inanimate Objects Comics #48 appeared first on I Need Coffee.
 
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  • Building on the knowledge of past generations

    kristina.morris
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    By  Gloria Vera Ruiz Food security project participant in Chiapas, Mexico Gloria sprays biofertilizer in her community’s garden   I have childhood memories of my mother growing garlic, basil, tomato plants, and three or four types of chiles. She always liked to have these things available because she used them a lot to cook. She also grew other vegetables like lettuce, kale and cabbage, but somehow she didn’t manage to harvest much, or they didn’t grow so well. With this project that DERMAC initiated, I’ve started to see a big difference in the community. I’ve attended all…
  • Food security and gender equality go hand in hand

    kristina.morris
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    By Bella Luz Clemente Camacho Food security project participant in Chiapas, Mexico Doña Bella Luz cares for her garden and teaches her family to do the same.   Growing your own food is something that I think everyone in the family should do. Traditionally, however, it has been the men’s responsibility to grow corn, beans and coffee. Women would stay home to take care of the children and make food. The only time we women would go to our plot was during the coffee harvest and to collect wood for the stove. Now things have changed for the families that are participating in this project.
  • Project Showcase: Harvesting Food Security

    kristina.morris
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Dolores stands next to her husband and her new cistern that will help her put food on her family’s table year-round. This community has very little water. Before, I would have had to carry water from the spring, and my two small water drums are not enough to water a garden. Now, with the rainwater tank close to my house, I have easy access to water for my plants, and I have a home garden. My husband is a builder, so we didn’t have to spend money to hire someone to build the cistern. My children will also learn how to grow our own vegetables, and value what water and food bring to our…
  • Six Questions with the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe

    kristina.morris
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe has long been one of Coffee Kids most enthusiastic supporters.  Since 2003, the organization has donated more than $30,000 USD to Coffee Kids projects at origin, and their advocacy has helped us reach countless new friends across Europe.  In 2013, SCAE and Coffee Kids deepened our relationship by signing a Strategic Partnership, agreeing that, among other collaborations, SCAE will raise money for investment in Coffee Kids projects through a €1 donation for every SCAE Coffee Diploma System certificate signed. In 2013 and 2014 they cohosted…
  • How to share the harvest

    kristina.morris
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Rebecca Singer Executive Director Rebecca Singer spends time with Carmen, a longtime participant in food security projects in northern Peru.   Here in Chicago, autumn is rapidly approaching. The light is already changing, a few leaves have already started to turn golden, the days and nights are much cooler, and the gardens are bursting with the end of the harvest. There are bright, juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, kale and Brussels sprouts in my garden. And there is even more bounty in the gardens of my friends and family. I am scheming about what I can poach from them, so that I…
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  • Bienvenido a Miami!

    sbx_food
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Starbucks has stores in cities around the world, and we continually work to ensure each and every location reflects the culture and personality of its city. So naturally, we loved your ideas about offering food and drinks inspired by local cuisine. We’re excited to announce that our Miami stores are now offering their own unique selection of food—we used the traditional Cuban flavors of guava and cream cheese to create our flaky Guava Cream Cheese Croissant Blossom(awesome with a morning coffee). Or for an afternoon treat, I recommend the Dulce de Leche Tart with Coconut…
  • Introducing the Mini Frappuccino

    Tom Fritz
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Frappuccinos are delicious, but even the biggest of fans have days when a full portion of that blended bliss is just a bit too much. Plus, mini things are the best. Thanks to your great ideas, you will be able to enjoy your favorite blended beverage in a smaller size starting this fall. Mini Frappuccinos are just right for a little treat with limited brain freeze. The 10 oz option will be tested in Houston, TX, and Denver, CO, with potential for a national rollout next summer.
  • Digital tipping for Android

    Leigh Anne D
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    We are pleased to announce our all-new Starbucks® app for Android devices, available now in the Google Play Store.  We redesigned the app and added new features inspired by discussions right here on My Starbucks Idea. It’s both inspiring and humbling to be reminded that the mobile apps are part of so many people’s daily routines. Here’s what’s new: • Digital Tipping: We’ve heard you loud and clear on this one, After you make a purchase through the app at one of our participating US stores, you’ll be notified of the option to leave a tip.
  • Designed By You

    Erin W
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    It all started with an idea to get people excited about our reusable tumbler. We knew a fresh design would be key—but what to feature on this unique canvas? For the answer we looked to you. We asked all artists, drawers, and everyday doodlers to submit a design they'd like to see featured on our reusable tumbler. We were simply overwhelmed by the response. Over 4,000 inspired, creative, and amazingly unique designs came pouring in through our social media channels. The very first #WhiteCupContest had begun. Selecting just one was incredibly difficult, but there was something about…
  • New Starbucks K-Cup Flavors – Mocha and Cinnamon Dolce!

    Stephan L
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We’ve heard some great ideas about adding new Starbucks® K-cup® flavors to the mix—so many that it was hard to decide which ones to create! To all of you who have submitted suggestions, thank you—the conversations around K-Cups* always leave us inspired. We’ve considered, pondered, discussed, tested, tasted, and debated over many of them, and after all that, we’ve found two flavors that we love and hope you will too. Welcome to the K-Cup family: Mocha and Cinnamon Dolce! Both flavors will start showing up over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out at…
 
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  • Free Coffee at McDonald’s until 09-29-2014

    joe
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Did you get your free coffee at McDonald’s yet? You can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants across the country. Even if you’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Starbucks tests 10oz Frappuccino Mini ??

    joe
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    OK, I may need someone to explain to me the point of this one. Starbucks is apparently testing a 10 ounce Frappuccino in some markets.  Besides only being 2 ounces smaller than the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kauai Coffee’s Innovative New K-CUP

    joe
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Kauai Coffee has come out with a new K-CUP design.  It’s half the size, much more eco-friendly, with an improved filter for better flow. They have 3 new blends.  Island Sunrise (Mild Roast),... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Colombia Quinchia, Shearwater Coffee Roasters

    joe
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Shearwater Coffee Roasters’ Colombia Quinchia is a smooth full bodied coffee with fruity notes. It has a delicate cocoa finish which lingers on the tongue with a medium to mild acidity.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Getting Frosty Cold With Coffee

    christy
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I know its not a shock, but I love me some coffee!!! I usually like hot coffee in the cold months and cold coffee in the hot months. That’s still true, but lately I’ve been replacing my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Brewing Vietnamese Coffee at Home

    java queen
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    To me, Vietnamese coffee is one of the unsung heroes in the world of java. When brewed properly, Vietnamese coffee is rich and dark with an amazing smoothness on the palate. Family and friends, well-aware of my coffee habit, happily enable my addiction by always bringing me coffee from their travels around the world; receiving coffee from Vietnam is always a thrill to me, and I’ve tried a variety of beans from the country. Vietnam is a beautiful country with amazing people, amazing food, and amazing coffee. It’s a shame that its history has been so turbulent, marked by war and its…
  • 4 of My Favourite Coffee Projects On Kickstarter Now

    Gavin Shaw
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    Crowdfunding has been a popular gateway for start-ups, in this instance, for coffee shop business owners. So, if you are a coffee lover, Kickstarter is a good avenue to get a hold of must see or must buy Kickstarter project ideas. There are a wide array of interesting coffee shop stories you can choose from, but the following are four of my favourite Kickstarter projects to date. Chemung Coffee Tree – What is it about? It is a drive-thru coffee shop with a cool motive—to help improve the local economy. Products sold from their drive thru coffee shop are products that can be found…
  • Recycle A Cup: Environmentally Friendly Way To Dispose Of Keurig K-Cups

    Gavin Shaw
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:20 am
    Consumption of coffee, or hot beverages, has dramatically increased over the last decade. Drinking well-made, piping hot coffee is not something you have to go to a drive-thru to get. Most people go to a drive-thru to only order what they know they can finish, instead of making a pot of coffee that goes to waste. The introduction of single-serve coffee brewing systems made your morning cup of coffee personally convenient. Approximately 12 percent of adults in the United States drink coffee daily from a single-serve brewing system, according to the National Coffee Association.  …
  • Coffee Concoctions and Recipes: Filipino Style

    Teresa Martinez
    25 May 2014 | 4:48 am
    Filipinos love drinking coffee. It is a staple drink for any occasion for coming together, whether for a short meeting in one of the most popular cafes in the country or as a pleasurable end drink after a hearty meal served at home. It is not surprising therefore that part of what comprises healthy cooking Philippines are coffee concoctions and recipes that make use of coffee. Image Source Filipinos can enjoy both instant coffee and gourmet coffee. In fact, it can be said that a coffee culture exists in the Philippines, that is distinct from that observed in the Americas and European…
  • Creative Uses of the Apple iPad for Coffee Shops

    Gavin Shaw
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    The tablet has become so popular in recent years that its use has gone beyond pure communication and entertainment. Thanks to the Apple company that introduced the device through its iPad, many people are now enjoying its benefits wherever they may be. Apart from private individuals, businesses are also taking advantage today of the usefulness of the iPad. With thousands of apps being downloaded and used on a daily basis, it is no surprise that the Apple iPad made it as the third fastest hardware platform to reach one million purchases in less than a month (or in just 28 days). In running a…
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  • Ethiopia, Kenya and Guatemala [Black Oak]

    Bill
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Subject: Black Oak Coffee Roasters Coffee Mugged and Rating [see key]: - Kenya Kabatha AB 5+ - Ethiopia Konga 5+ - Guatemala San Diego Buena Vista 6+ California wine country is renowned for its many great vineyards, but up until recently, the sea of grapes harbored little else of such high quality. Fortunately the area is growing even more appealing, with quality specialty coffee slowly
  • Shortwave Coffee

    Bill
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Shortwave Coffee Location: Columbia, MO WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] If you were to tell most people that greatness lies in a basement down a Missourian alley, you may be met with a skeptical eyebrow. But as true as the road is full of autumn construction, some alley basements sport some pretty spectacular haunts. After finally
  • Mugged: Brasil, Colombia and Ethiopia [PHCR]

    Bill
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Subject: Passion House Coffee Roasters  Coffee Mugged and Rating [see key]: - Brasil Sertaozinho 5+ - Colombia Matambo AAA 6+ - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere 5+ I always love getting revisits from great roasters, especially ones from Chicago, as the windy city seems to be home to some of the warmest coffee folks in the industry. Some months ago I got my first real interaction with Passion
  • Sunergos Coffee

    Bill
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Sunergos CoffeeLocation: Louisville, KYWiFi?: YesRating: 6+ [see key]Louisville is a city I have been longing to go back to since I last left. I had rolled into town one New Years holiday weekend back in 2004 and found the town almost completely shut down. I distinctly remember using all of my the power at my disposal to locate some decent
  • Mugged: Brazil, Colombia and Kenya [Bold Bean]

    Bill
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Subject: Bold Bean Coffee Roasters Coffee Mugged and Rating [see key]: - Canaan Estate, Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil 5+ - Finca Buenavista, Cundinamarca, Colombia 5+  - Kwamangu Estate, Kiambu, Kenya 6+ Florida is a state I tend to forget about during the warmer summer months, so it's always nice to hear of good things going on in the area's coffee realm. One of the state's
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  • Ibex Outdoor Clothing Men's Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Sweater, Black Coffee, Large

    men002
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Ibex Outdoor Clothing Men’s Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Sweater, Black Coffee, Large Ibex Outdoor Clothing Men’s Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Sweater, Black Coffee, Large. If you looking for Ibex Outdoor Clothing Men’s Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Sweater, Black Coffee, Large. For more details of Ibex Outdoor Clothing Men’s Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Sweater, Black Coffee, Large, please follow the link below. Click HERE to Read Full Details for Ibex Outdoor Clothing Men’s Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Sweater, Black Coffee, Large Ibex Outdoor Clothing Men’s Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Sweater, Black Coffee, Large :…
  • Top 5 Benefits of Coffee

    Angel Mercado
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Coffee is actually very healthy “Drink”. Coffee is loaded with nutrients that can improve your health. Primarily the antioxidants which help reduce free radicals in your blood stream. Also, who doesn’t like a “hot cup of JOE?” Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the Top 5 Benefits of drinking Coffee. 1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels. This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually…
  • +++ Classic Outdoor 4 Foot Fanback Garden Bench - PAINTED- Amish Made USA -Coffee

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    30 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Classic Outdoor 4 Foot Fanback Garden Bench – PAINTED- Amish Made USA -Coffee Classic Outdoor 4 Foot Fanback Garden Bench – PAINTED- Amish Made USA -Coffee. If you looking for Classic Outdoor 4 Foot Fanback Garden Bench – PAINTED- Amish Made USA -Coffee. For more details of Classic Outdoor 4 Foot Fanback Garden Bench – PAINTED- Amish Made USA -Coffee, please follow the link below. Click HERE to Read Full Details for Classic Outdoor 4 Foot Fanback Garden Bench – PAINTED- Amish Made USA -Coffee Classic Outdoor 4 Foot Fanback Garden Bench – PAINTED- Amish Made…
  • $$$ Barabas Men's Soft Denim Line Larkspur Jeans Dark Coffee 31

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    30 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
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  • Honeystore Men's Fashion 1 Button Notch Lapel 2 Pieces Coffee Men's Suit S

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    30 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Honeystore Men’s Fashion 1 Button Notch Lapel 2 Pieces Coffee Men’s Suit S Honeystore Men’s Fashion 1 Button Notch Lapel 2 Pieces Coffee Men’s Suit S. If you looking for Honeystore Men’s Fashion 1 Button Notch Lapel 2 Pieces Coffee Men’s Suit S. For more details of Honeystore Men’s Fashion 1 Button Notch Lapel 2 Pieces Coffee Men’s Suit S, please follow the link below. Click HERE to Read Full Details for Honeystore Men’s Fashion 1 Button Notch Lapel 2 Pieces Coffee Men’s Suit S Honeystore Men’s Fashion 1 Button Notch Lapel 2…
 
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  • Where 100-point coffee grading systems fail

    Andrew Hetzel
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The latest issue of Cafe Culture Magazine includes my article, “The Good of Taste Subjectivity,” that looks that the shortcomings of traditional 100-point coffee evaluation systems and urges the industry to be more inclusive with its descriptions. It’s important that we debunk the popular myth that professional coffee cuppers provide some kind of one-size-fits-all rigid […]
  • Starbucks Rides the Seoul Train

    Andrew Hetzel
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:42 am
    It may come as a surprise to the average consumer that Seoul boasts the largest number of coffee shops in a single city; approximately 300 according to a recent report. Those working in the specialty coffee, however, are probably far from shocked by the statement. In the coffee business, South Korea’s capital and largest city […]
  • Uganda Announces Center of Fine Robusta

    Andrew Hetzel
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I’ve said it before, Robusta has a great deal of potential that shouldn’t be ignored because of its market stigma as the less expensive coffee species of choice for soluble coffee production. Whether for its genetic diversity, disease- and pest-fighting resistance, potential as a second source of income to provide food security for coffee farmers […]
  • Could coffee be extinct by 2050?

    Andrew Hetzel
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Could coffee be extinct by 2050? That’s the popular question used by reporters when broaching the subject of climate change. Apparently, “will there be no more food by 2050?” doesn’t have the same pizazz. The Weather Network, Canada’s Weather Channel, released this video and article yesterday that includes a short interview with me about coffee […]
  • WSJ: New App Offers Bottomless Cup of Coffee

    Andrew Hetzel
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    As reported in the Wall Street Journal Metropolis section this morning, a smartphone app offering subscription-based pricing at participating New York cafes will soon be available. The program, called “CUPS” is already popular in Tel Aviv and will be launching in New York City later this month. As quoted in the article, although I suspect […]
 
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  • 11 coffee stats you never knew

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    Chances are, you can’t start your day without a cup of joe—then maybe you fuel up again with a latte or iced coffee (and later, a post-dinner espresso, anyone?). But how much do you really know about this beverage that is enjoyed by a billion people worldwide? (Fun fact: It's considered to be the most valuable global commodity after oil!) But from the surprising way coffee cranks your brain and body to fascinating facts about its origins, there's still a lot you could be in the dark about. That's why we rounded up 11 fun facts to celebrate our favorite a.m. friend. Enjoy—preferably…
  • Your Coffee Maker Is Full Of Mold. Here's How To Clean It.

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    We love nothing more than a good cup of coffee. But a good cup of mold? Not so energizing.A 2011 study from NSF International found that about half of coffee makers (we're talking the classic, basket-and-carafe kind here) had yeast and mold growing in their reservoirs. About one in ten were home to coliform bacteria. On average, home coffee reservoirs also had higher germ counts than both bathroom door handles and toilet seats.And while the study tested only 22 households, germ specialist Kelly Reynolds said she doesn't doubt the results."(Coffee makers) are certainly a moist environment…
  • 7 reasons our coffee habit is costing more these days

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    In a relatively short period of time, the American coffee habit has gotten a lot more expensive.Monday, September 29, is National Coffee Day, when restaurant and coffee chains around the country are giving out free (or extremely cheap) cups of Joe to the masses. The day is quite the exception, however, given how as a nation we are spending more and more on coffee.Here are 7 reasons why:We’re drinking coffee earlier in life. A study published this year by S&D Coffee & Tea shows that on average, younger millennials start drinking coffee at age 15, while older millennials picked up the…
  • The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    For National Coffee Day, we're honoring some of the best coffee shops around the US.Forget Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Every state has its beloved local haunt where you can grab a cup of joe or a foamy masterpiece of latte art and unwind.We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.ALABAMA: O'Henry's Coffees is there to keep Birmingham hyper-caffeinated with its signature Gibraltar Quad Shot: four shots of espresso and a hint of milk.ALASKA: Jitters is so good it can give you just that, if you drink too much. In a hurry? Grab a coffee…
  • Where did your coffee come from?

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    A lot of good coffee info and history here, enjoy!Where did your morning joe come from? Gourmet coffee fans using the old beanFor years, we have had “wine snobs” who are interested and knowledgeable about where the grapes are grown and how the wine is made and aged. Now it is coffee’s turn.According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Starbucks is moving into the “snob” market with plans to open 100 specialty Starbucks stores that will sell small batches of “reserve” coffee.It seems that a number of independent coffee roasters selling to gourmet coffee stores have…
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  • Shine Coffee is now Rollover Doughnuts & Coffee

    Chris Tingom
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    This morning the owners of Shine Coffee announced the sale of their business. The new owners are Kat & Brad Moore, who will operate the company as Rollover Doughnuts & Coffee. They’ve described it as a new concept, with plans to have a grand opening on October 4, 2014. They’ve set up a Facebook page for Rollover Doughnuts, as well as Twitter. It feels like just yesterday that Shine Coffee opened. You can see some pictures and my mini-review of Shine Coffee from June, if you are interested. Shine Coffee’s founders are previous business partners with the new…
  • Western Regional Barista Competition (2014)

    Chris Tingom
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Perry Czopp reminded me that there are three people competing in the 2014 Western Regional Barista Competition, which is being held in Rancho Mirage, CA, on October 8th. It will be live streamed on uscoffeechampionships.org/watch and open to the public to attend in California. The baristas competing are Perry Czopp (@thecoffeechop), Harlin Glovacki, and Michelle Johnson (@meeshalrj) Support your local coffee professionals!
  • Lola’s Coffee at The Yard to Close

    Chris Tingom
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    If you have been reading the food blogs, you’ve probably already heard that Lola’s at The Yard will be closing on Sunday. They have announced that they’ll be reopening later this fall as a new-concept. They haven’t said whether they’ll be keeping the name, however. They posted an announcement on their web site. Lola’s at The Yard only opened about 6 months ago. A reader wrote in with some interesting tidbits. The most interesting is that they’re no longer serving Lola Coffee beans, but instead are using another roaster. For some reason, the…
  • Experienced or Apprentice Coffee Roaster Position at Coffee Reserve

    Chris Tingom
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    John Gozbekian, from Coffee Reserve, currently has positions open. They are looking for an experienced or apprentice coffee roaster. John shared the following description of the position, and shared these photos: Coffee Reserve Brands, a Specialty Coffee Roaster in the Phoenix Metro area, has an opening in its coffee roasting department. If you have experience roasting or have a passion for coffee and want to be a part of the coffee roasting community, we have a place for you. We provide a an environment that encourages and promotes coffee knowledge and experiences. Periodic trips to origin,…
  • Lion Latte Art

    Chris Tingom
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    I finished my meetings yesterday and decided to go and get a cappuccino and a sandwich. I stumbled into Sip Coffee & Beer House on an empty stomach, and left happy. Patrick, over at Sip, made this lion art in my cappuccino. Not bad!
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  • Seattle Coffee is Online! – Bean Box

    Jason Coffee
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Have you ever wished you could have the absolute best coffees from America’s best known coffee city of Seattle without traveling all the way to Washington just to get it? Lucky for you a couple of local entrepreneurial guys, Matthew and Ryan (pictured below), felt the same way. They live in Seattle and wanted to bring every amazing, delicious coffee that Seattle has to offer right into your home with the click of a button. I was lucky enough to interview you them and ask some questions about their new business and what drives them to do what they do everyday. There are so many…
  • Luck Bros Peru – MyCoffeePub.com Subscription

    Jason Coffee
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    My Coffee Pub In this episode Jason reviews Luck Bros Finca Chonti Cajamarca PERU with his son Caleb Coffee from the Vine app. This PERU coffee was sent to us by My Coffee Pub. My Coffee Pub is an online subscription based company which sends out a new coffee every month to it’s customers. Based on the performance of this coffee Jason highly recommends that you sign up for MyCoffeePub.com‘s monthly subscription. What did the Coffee taste like? The coffee has a very delicious grapefruit acidity with granny smith apple and cherry notes. It was a sweet and evenly balanced coffee…
  • Espresso is NOT a Bean, It’s a Brew Method

    Jason Coffee
    7 Jun 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Espresso is one of the best ways to brew coffee. Espresso is usually enjoyed as a part of a specialty coffee drink like a latte or a cafe mocha. Many people enjoy espresso with a bit of cream or sugar but I prefer to drink like my coffee, black. What is Espresso? Espresso is brewed coffee. It is not by definition a different bean but a different brew method. It is smaller than a cup of coffee but it can be just as strong in terms of caffeine. It is a small amount of finely ground coffee brewed with nearly boiling water. It is usually .8 to 1 1/2 ounces of liquid in total. In order to brew…
  • HiLine Coffee Review: SoHo Blend

    Jason Coffee
    23 May 2014 | 4:26 pm
    In this episode of Coffee Cup News Jason reviews SoHo blend from Hi Line Coffee. Hi Line Coffee creates Nespresso compatible pods at a fraction of the price. The owners Gene and Ted love coffee and have a true passion to deliver the best single serve coffee possible. “For us, HiLine Coffee is more than just a business, it’s a calling. Our mission is to sell high quality coffee in Nespresso compatible capsules while offering great value and more choice to our customers. While we believe Nespresso manufactures the best single-serve coffee machines we feel it’s time to offer…
  • Coffee Cup Drums!

    Jason Coffee
    30 Aug 2013 | 11:38 am
    Coffee Drumming This is a pretty entertaining use of coffee cups. I have seen some coffee drumming but this is a great combination of percussion and comedy. Innovative percussion is the brain child of Mark Ford which he started in the mid 80’s. Related Posts40 Coffee Songs15 Really Funny Coffee PhotosCoffee Review: Northern Espresso Signature BlendPerfect Coffee at a Perfect PriceIs Coffee Your Fuel?Acid Free Coffee? : Tyler’s CoffeeEmeril’s & Green Mountain K Cups Coffee Review – Episode #82 Author informationJason CoffeeHead Writer, Owner & Founder. at Coffee…
 
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    Coffee Shop Journal

  • John W. Gardner: Leaders are Lifelong Learners

    Marla Saunders
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    I came across this speech by John W. Gardner today. I don’t often get stopped in my tracks by speeches from nearly 25 years ago, but when Harvard Business Review posted an article on lifelong learning, my curiosity was piqued. I was rewarded by this beautiful speech that inspired me to live with purpose, meaning and interest. The quote below is just a snippet of the full speech, which is worth the time you will spend reading it and digesting its meaning. “Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something…
  • Vendor or Partner?

    Marla Saunders
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I read a great article on Agency Post today about seeing yourself as a partner in your client’s business, rather than as a vendor. Partners are fully vested in the business, will put in the extra hours needed to let it succeed, and will allow their minds to dwell on creative options to solve everyday challenges. Partners will have “Eureka!” moments in the shower. Vendors, on the other hand, do not. They provide a service or an engagement and walk away. Our companies have always approached clients as partners without actually using those terms. That focus on learning a new…
  • Journey

    Marla Saunders
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:25 am
    Blessed are those who make You their strength, for they treasure every step of the journey. On their way through the valleys they stop and dig wells to collect refreshing spring water, and the early rains fill the pools. They journey from place to place gaining strength along the way, until they meet God in Zion.   – Psalm 84:5-7 (The Voice translation)
  • Why I am saying “No” to business

    Marla Saunders
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:21 pm
    On a recent airplane flight from LA to Hawaii I found myself without a book to read. My iPad mini was loaded with at least ten books in the “to be read” queue, but I was thinking about beaches and sunshine. I knew I needed a real, physical, old-fashioned book. Without much hope, I popped into the airport sundries shop and managed to strike gold. Essentialism, by Greg McKeown, is one of those books that is likely to change my life over the course of the next year in ways I did not anticipate. Bottom Line Premise: Once you stop trying to do it all, you can make your highest…
  • Farming is making a comeback!

    Marla Saunders
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:52 pm
    One of the perks of my job is getting to dive into our client’s businesses during the course of our work with them. I love our Discovery Process where we lead the clients through really fun exercises that lead to deep insights about their industry and their brand. In the process, our team gets to learn details about another industry from the inside out. A favorite client of ours has been Farm Credit of Florida. It turns out that the Farm Credit system was established by the government back in 1916 to provide stability and financing to the agricultural industry. Nearing 100 now, Farm…
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  • Seattle Coffee is Online! – Bean Box

    Jason Coffee
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Have you ever wished you could have the absolute best coffees from America’s best known coffee city of Seattle without traveling all the way to Washington just to get it? Lucky for you a couple of local entrepreneurial guys, Matthew and Ryan (pictured below), felt the same way. They live in Seattle and wanted to bring every amazing, delicious coffee that Seattle has to offer right into your home with the click of a button. I was lucky enough to interview you them and ask some questions about their new business and what drives them to do what they do everyday. There are so many…
  • Luck Bros Peru – MyCoffeePub.com Subscription

    Jason Coffee
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    My Coffee Pub In this episode Jason reviews Luck Bros Finca Chonti Cajamarca PERU with his son Caleb Coffee from the Vine app. This PERU coffee was sent to us by My Coffee Pub. My Coffee Pub is an online subscription based company which sends out a new coffee every month to it’s customers. Based on the performance of this coffee Jason highly recommends that you sign up for MyCoffeePub.com‘s monthly subscription. What did the Coffee taste like? The coffee has a very delicious grapefruit acidity with granny smith apple and cherry notes. It was a sweet and evenly balanced coffee…
  • Espresso is NOT a Bean, It’s a Brew Method

    Jason Coffee
    7 Jun 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Espresso is one of the best ways to brew coffee. Espresso is usually enjoyed as a part of a specialty coffee drink like a latte or a cafe mocha. Many people enjoy espresso with a bit of cream or sugar but I prefer to drink like my coffee, black. What is Espresso? Espresso is brewed coffee. It is not by definition a different bean but a different brew method. It is smaller than a cup of coffee but it can be just as strong in terms of caffeine. It is a small amount of finely ground coffee brewed with nearly boiling water. It is usually .8 to 1 1/2 ounces of liquid in total. In order to brew…
  • HiLine Coffee Review: SoHo Blend

    Jason Coffee
    23 May 2014 | 4:26 pm
    In this episode of Coffee Cup News Jason reviews SoHo blend from Hi Line Coffee. Hi Line Coffee creates Nespresso compatible pods at a fraction of the price. The owners Gene and Ted love coffee and have a true passion to deliver the best single serve coffee possible. “For us, HiLine Coffee is more than just a business, it’s a calling. Our mission is to sell high quality coffee in Nespresso compatible capsules while offering great value and more choice to our customers. While we believe Nespresso manufactures the best single-serve coffee machines we feel it’s time to offer…
  • Coffee Cup Drums!

    Jason Coffee
    30 Aug 2013 | 11:38 am
    Coffee Drumming This is a pretty entertaining use of coffee cups. I have seen some coffee drumming but this is a great combination of percussion and comedy. Innovative percussion is the brain child of Mark Ford which he started in the mid 80’s. Related Posts40 Coffee Songs15 Really Funny Coffee PhotosCoffee Review: Northern Espresso Signature BlendPerfect Coffee at a Perfect PriceIs Coffee Your Fuel?Acid Free Coffee? : Tyler’s CoffeeEmeril’s & Green Mountain K Cups Coffee Review – Episode #82 Author informationJason CoffeeHead Writer, Owner & Founder. at Coffee…
 
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    Daily Demitasse

  • Interview: Dr. Alvaro Gaitan

    Jennifer
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Since I haven’t done an interview in awhile, I thought you would enjoy a whopper of a topic with Dr. Alvaro Gaitan, Head of Plant Pathology, National Coffee Research Center (Cenicafe), Colombia. This month he’ll cover the impact of climate on coffee in Colombia and the 25th International Conference of Coffee Science. DD- What are […] The post Interview: Dr. Alvaro Gaitan appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • 6 Teeth-Saving Tips for Coffee Lovers

    Jennifer
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    This is a guest post by Kenneth D. Mack, DDS  one of the top Dentists in Los Angeles. Would you like to write a guest post for us? Check out our guidelines. You’re probably here for the very same reason that I decided to explore this topic:  You love coffee and you’re not planning on giving […] The post 6 Teeth-Saving Tips for Coffee Lovers appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Recipe: Coffee Brownies

    Jennifer
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    This is a guest post from Elly McCausland that was originally posted on AO at Home. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our guidelines. These are everything you want from a chocolate brownie, but given added depth with a generous dose of (concentrated) black coffee. There’s melted butter and chocolate, […] The post Recipe: Coffee Brownies appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • A Short History on Coffee

    Jennifer
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Today’s post is by guest writer, Nick Huxsted, with his short History of Coffee. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our writing guidelines.  How it all started There are many myths about how coffee was first discovered, but the most captivating for its apparent humble beginnings and the sheer strangeness […] The post A Short History on Coffee appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Flatlands Coffee, The Final Stretch

    Jennifer
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    As an Entrepreneur, it’s exciting when others share your passion and want to start their own business doing what they love. Especially in the same industry. I can’t help but root for them. Which is no different with Flatlands Coffee.   Not only will they focus on Multi-roasters and hire Competition level Baristas, the layout […] The post Flatlands Coffee, The Final Stretch appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
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    Best Coffee Beans

  • Melitta Coffee Maker Reviews – 4 Different Coffee Maker Reviews

    Kenny King
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    One hundred years of European coffee experience, Melitta Bentz, in fact, invented the coffee filter. Here is a look at what customers say about the Melitta coffee maker: Choosing a Melitta Coffee Maker That’s Right For You Melitta MES2R One:One Single Serve Coffee Maker Why You’ll Love It… You get the luxury of drinking different flavors and blends of coffee. With this Melitta coffee maker, you must make one cup at a time. This machine has a sleek, gorgeous design and is great for tight spaces. This Melitta coffee maker is easy to use and just as easy to clean. What You Need to Be…
  • 5 Iced Coffee Recipe Tips & Recommended Reading

    Kenny King
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Summer time calls for iced coffee and great books. There seems as many ways to make iced coffee (with many an iced coffee recipe to choose from) as there are summer books to choose from. But have no worries, relax into the season and allow us to make some suggestions… 5 Iced Coffee Recipe Tips Iced Coffee Tip #1: Fill your ice trays up with your left-over coffee. Coffee ice cubes are perfect for keeping your iced coffee from becoming watered-down. Check-out how Week of Menus blogger Joanne Choi makes her iced coffee–you’ll never drink iced coffee the same again. Recommended Summer…
  • Best Tasting Coffee – Discover Your Favorite Coffee Drink

    Kenny King
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I certainly can’t tell you what the best tasting coffee is for you. But I can tell you what coffee drinks I enjoy. Through me, you may find your new favorite drink … or the worst coffee you ever tasted. But this is all part of the process of finding the best tasting coffee for you. Best Tasting Coffee For Me… And Maybe You. I was well into my thirties before I ever had my first sip of coffee. I really disliked the smell. It stirred my stomach. Now I wake in the morning for that smell. But I have to be honest, it took some time. The Worst Drink Ever!: My first cup of coffee was from…
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    Casa Espresso

  • Barista Tips – Guide to Tamping

    Casa Espresso
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    As part of our series of coffee making guides we take a look at the skills behind every great barista. In recent blogs we have taken an in-depth look at the processes behind milk steaming and the techniques involved in creating fabulous Rosetta latte art. In this post we explore a process of tamping and outline its importance in the production of great tasting espresso drinks. Continue reading to learn how to use the tamper correctly and the steps to take to transform your ground coffee into delicious espresso. What is Tamping? Portafilter with tamper Tamping is the process of compressing the…
  • The Benefits of Using Multiple Coffee Grinders

    Casa Espresso
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    In today’s tightly contested hot drinks market it’s more crucial than ever to stand out from the crowd. Faced with direct competition from local coffee shop chains and fellow independents, not forgetting the growing number of non-specialist coffee selling outlets, the battle for prominence presents many challenges in both retaining and expanding your customer base. One way of doing so is by operating multiple grinders. In this post we’ll overview the benefits of utilising 2 coffee grinders and the potential gains for your business. Lack of Variety Most coffee outlets use a…
  • Benefits of a Coffee Machine with a Temperature Control System (TCS)

    Casa Espresso
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Espresso is normally brewed with water at a temperature range of somewhere between 88 to 95 degrees. A coffee machine that offers the barista control over water temperature is vital for difficult coffees, such as single origins and lighter roasts, but equally as important is the machines ability to stabilise the temperature. Skilled baristas keen to produce consistent tasting drinks will try to mitigate these effects that unstable brewing temperatures may have, but due to the variability in coffee extraction, no barista can tell exactly what the temperature is within the group head. To aid…
  • How to Steam Milk – Our Guide to Milk Steaming

    Casa Espresso
    29 May 2014 | 2:21 am
    Before you can create those wonderful latte art designs you dream of forming on top of your coffee, you need to steam the milk to create the frothy, creamy texture. In this post we break down the steps involved with milk steaming, pinpointing areas which can negatively impact on how your final drink turns out and provide a structure that you can follow and practice to help improve your barista skills. Although it can often be over complicated, in reality milk steaming is a quick, simple process that constitutes: Adding heat to the milk Introducing air to the milk (also known as…
  • Caffe Culture Show 2014

    Casa Espresso
    22 May 2014 | 2:04 am
    Last week the Casa Espresso team visited Caffe Culture show held at the Olympia in London. Caffe Culture is the only event in the UK dedicated to the café industry and is a great for businesses to meet new suppliers that will hopefully help drive customers through their doors. With a host of businesses in the food and drink industry showing their wares to prospective trade customers, the event is one we were extremely eager to check out, not least to get up close and personal with Sanremo’s hotly tipped professional coffee machine, Opera. Taking a Step Back in Time Upon entering the show…
 
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    Handloom Blog

  • Why We Should be Paying More for Coffee

    James
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    I watched a great video last week by The Pancake Epidemic on coffee processing and thought it would be great to share with everyone as it follows on nicely from my last post. I know it can be difficult to visualise things when you’ve only read about them, so this video will help you understand what happens at every stage in the coffee harvesting process. The video features Aida Batlle, a 5th generation coffee farmer who’s very well respected in the Speciality Coffee industry, or as Brandon, the presenter in the video, calls her ‘a rock star’ coffee producer. As you can see from the…
  • From Bean to Cup – How Coffee is Harvested and Processed

    James
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    As I’m sure you all know coffee beans come from the coffee (coffea) plant. However, you may not know that they’re not actually beans. Beans technically can only come from Legumes. Coffee beans, like cocoa beans, simply get their name because they look like true beans. However, they do share a similarity other than appearance, both true beans and coffee (and cocoa beans) are seeds. Coffee plants grow fruit know as cherries and it’s within these cherries that we find the beans. Usually a cherry will contain two beans, grown flat against each other like two halves of a peanut, although…
  • How to Steam Milk – The Beginner’s Guide to Frothing

    James
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    If you’re a regular reader of our blog, hopefully you’ve already become pretty good at making espresso and diagnosing extraction problems. Now its time to learn how to steam milk, so you can then make drinks like: cappuccinos, lattes, flat whites and macchiatos. For the budding home barista, frothing milk is actually quite hard. Most domestic espresso machines don’t have the power of their commercial counterparts; they can quite literally run out of steam mid-way through. Also many machines are fitted with frothing aids, which don’t make good microfoam. Theory of Milk Frothing The aim…
  • 5 Shades of Tea – How Tea is Harvested and Processed

    James
    6 Jun 2014 | 3:06 am
    The process of turning leaves from an evergreen shrub into a tasty hot beverage has been refined over 1000s of years. The Chinese started drinking tea at least as early as 1122BC and will have undoubtedly started experimented with different harvesting and processing techniques very soon afterwards in order to make the perfect cuppa. Differing techniques, as you’re about to find out, having a huge affect on the final flavour of the beverage; growing the tea is only half the job! Harvesting Tea Tea destined for the speciality market needs to be handpicked to ensure its quality. It’s no good…
  • Why Does the Coffee from my Moka Pot Taste Burnt and Bitter?

    James
    23 May 2014 | 2:04 am
    Many professionals in the coffee industry frown upon the Italian classic stove-top espresso maker (often called a Moka pot), claiming it makes burnt and bitter tasting coffee. So much so, that there aren’t many speciality retailers out there who sell them. However, I’ve always believed that using the right techniques, Moka pots can produce a really tasty coffee, with a rich body and flavour (espresso-styled but not espresso). And because their cheap compared to an espresso machine, take up little room and are simple to use, they make an excellent alternative. Awesome Moka Pot Video So I…
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  • Back Stage: Secrets from the Barista

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The life of a barista isn’t always easy—after all, a barista has to be cheerful and on his or her toes at 5am when the morning rush begins. However, despite the challenges, working as a “coffee slinger” has its rewards. Consider these secrets about the coffee business I learned from my days as a barista. -Even when kept warm, old coffee is NOT good coffee. We had a policy at my store that coffee had to be tossed and remade every 30 minutes. When I first started, I thought that was a little crazy. However, after taste testing fresh coffee, 30-minute-old coffee and hour old coffee (all…
  • Coffee and Your Health: Current Findings

    admin
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    One week we hear on the news that coffee has detrimental effects on the body; the next, we read on a CBSnews.com blog that coffee reduces depression. With so much flip-flopping over coffee and its effect on your health, how do we know what to believe? It’s a good idea to go beyond the headline and lede when you see the words “scientific study” attached to any news item. I’ve discovered that, in many cases, these studies are funded by special interest groups. A PR firm hired by a popular coffee brand might fund a study to show that coffee lowers cholesterol as a retort to a big…
  • Green Tea and the “Feel Good Float”

    admin
    4 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    Have you ever felt a bit euphoric after a strong cup of quality green tea? No, this is not a coincidence of any kind — instead, this phenomenon known as “tea drunk” or “tea-induced euphoria” comes from a tiny little chemical unique to green tea: Theanine. Theanine is an amino acid that makes up about half of the total amount of amino acids found in green tea. It adds to the aromatics and delicious flavor profile of green tea. Theanine promotes better absorption of antioxidants. Studies have shown that theanine has been found to enhance certain cancer-fighting drugs while…
  • Fun Coffee Statistics

    admin
    14 May 2014 | 7:14 am
      It’s Tuesday: statistically the day that I drink the most coffee. My scientific proof is that I drink two cups except on Tuesdays. I indulge in three. I’m a creature of habit like that. This is a boring coffee statistic, so let me introduce to you some fun and colorful coffee facts, by the numbers: 55% of coffee drinkers would rather gain 10 pounds than give up coffee for life. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. Coffee represents 75% of all the…
  • Now on Coffee Wholesale: PG Tips!

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    UK’s #1 Tea! Attention tea lovers: you will be uber pleased to know that we are in the process of expanding our tea selections on Coffee Wholesale to include fine artisanal teas (oolongs, pu ehrs, rose tips, mate) … and other delicious varieties like the UK’s best-selling and most-adored tea, PG Tips. They are inexpensive (40 bags/box @ $7.50), made from the finest part of the tea leaf — the tip — and dried within hours of picking for maximum tastiness. The taste is mild, clean, and with the perfect balance of earthiness, and is boldly herbal. This is a non-flavored tea…
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    coffeestylish.com

  • National Coffee Day 2014 : Freebies, Sales and Events

    Danijela
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    This Monday (September 29), we’re celebrating National Coffee Day! And, there’s going to be some free coffee, sales & few really cool events. Check out the list below and take a needed coffee break on Monday! Dunkin’ Donuts On September 29, guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant across the country and receive […]
  • Keurig Mini Review

    Danijela
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Hi guys and welcome back! Today I’m doing a Keurig Mini review as you guys requested on my social media. So, let’s talk about the product… The Keurig Mini is the most affordable and the smallest k-cup machine. Mini is easy to move around on your counter and is ideal for limited spaces – 10.8 […]
  • 7 most popular verismo pods (among our readers)

    Danijela
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Few weeks ago we released a list of the 10 most popular Keurig k-cups, judged according to what our readers have been buying over the last 3 months. Today I’m sharing a similar list of the most popular Starbucks Verismo pods among our readership. Here are the most popular ones from the last quarter. 1. […]
  • quick iced coffee recipe

    Danijela
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    There’s a classic iced coffee recipe that calls for cold coffee. This is not it. Not that there’s anything wrong with the old recipe. It’s just…I always thought that iced coffee should be freshly brewed and ready in 5 minutes, or less. Probably that’s why I was never a huge fan of the cold brew […]
  • The 20 Most Popular K-cups (Among our Readers)

    Danijela
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The following is a compilation of the most purchased k-cups on Amazon – by our community. Here are the most popular ones from the last quarter. Popular regular k-cups 1. The Original Donut Shop 2. Green Mountain Dark Magic 3. San Francisco Bay k-cups (all varieties) 4. Green Mountain Breakfast Blend 5. Coffee People Jet […]
 
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    The Pilot's Blog

  • The Bean Hunter’s Travels: Colombia 2014 – Part Two

    BeanPoster
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bean Hunter Jon Ferguson’s coffee adventures in South America continue through the country of Colombia. After spending some time at the Cup of Excellence competition, Jon went on to visit a few farmers that The Roasterie has working relationships with. Read on! September 6, 2014 – San Augustin, Huila, Colombia After our visit to the farm in Pitalito, we drove back to San Augustin and met with Mr. Gallardo, the sole roaster in San Augustin. The coffee roasting concept is slightly different here, since most people here have their own coffee production. Coffee producers bring their…
  • The Bean Hunter’s Travels: Colombia 2014 – Part One

    BeanPoster
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    In early September Bean Hunter Jon Ferguson left Kansas City to journey to Colombia and Ecuador in search of the world’s best coffee. Read on below about his adventures! August 31, 2014 – September 6, 2014, Neiva, Colombia – Cup of Excellence 2014 Last week I attended the Cup of Excellence competition in Colombia. Being that this was my first visit to Colombia in my life, I was excited to explore not only the diversity of coffee profiles from numerous regions throughout Colombia, but also meet our producers and exporting staff in Pitalito, Huila, where our Colombia Pitalito…
  • The Roasterie Newsletter September 2014

    BeanPoster
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Dear Roasterie friends and family, We hope that this finds you happy and healthy. We’ve had a busy summer; a great summer and for a lot of reasons, the best summer ever. I was recently telling a buddy this and Terry jumped in and said, “Geez Dad! You say that every time!” But it’s true; it’s just been a Norman Rockwell type summer across the board. Normy Sendoff Like a lot of folks who retire, Normy only seemed to get busier. But between his many volunteer activities, we squeezed in a trip of a lifetime for two simple Iowa boys: a tour of the John Deere tractor and combine factories…
  • Thanks for tagging #TheRoasterie!

    BeanPoster
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Are you on Instagram? We are! We love seeing your caffeinated posts tagged with #TheRoasterie and seeing how we are a part of your fabulous lives. Keep tagging #TheRoasterie and your post could be featured next month!
  • The Bean Hunter’s Travels: Colombia 2014

    BeanPoster
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    As you may already know, we travel to the ends of the earth to find the best coffee beans on the planet to air-roast them to perfection for you to enjoy. Bean Hunter Jon Ferguson recently took off on a journey to Colombia. He’ll be keeping us updated on his coffee adventures so keep an eye on The Pilot’s Blog for updates! I’ve made it safely to Neiva, Colombia, which is where the Cup of Excellence competition is being held. Neiva is the capitol of the department of Huila. At the end of this week, I will be visiting Pitalito and a few farms and mills to get in touch with this…
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    Coffee Maker Plus

  • How to Clean Your Coffee Maker With A lemon Juice Cleaner 1

    Admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:54 pm
    The post How to Clean Your Coffee Maker With A lemon Juice Cleaner 1 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItWhy We Need to Clean Our Coffee Maker Frequently? Resource:site   Nowadays, many people have a special attitude for coffee, usually they will use their coffee maker to make a cup of coffee to wake up themselves in the early morning, then a new day is coming. Most of the washing women or men treat the carafe even the coffee reservoir as a major goal, clean them frequently, but they ignore the inner side…
  • Tips for Coffee Grounds Recycle

    Admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    The post Tips for Coffee Grounds Recycle appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItCoffee Grounds Recycle Apart from being a kind of drink, coffee can serve numerous purposes. Coffee can be used in the garden to repel insects and offer nutrients for plants. You can use it around your house or use it as beauty treatment. It can even make your DIY works more unique. Try it, you will find a lot of fun. 1. To repel insects and supply nutrients It’s definitely a good idea to mix some coffee grounds into the garden soil…
  • Top 10 Coffee Producing Countries (Part 2)

    Admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    The post Top 10 Coffee Producing Countries (Part 2) appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItTop 10 Coffee Producing Countries Part 2 6. India It is said that India is one of the earliest coffee producing countries beyond the Arabic world. Most people consider that coffee beans were brought into India by the way of smuggling in the 17th century. India is trying to enter into the top ten coffee producing countries. Most of its coffee estates and plantations are in its southern areas, like Keral, Karnataka and Tamil…
  • Technivorm Moccamaster Reviews for KBT741

    Admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    The post Technivorm Moccamaster Reviews for KBT741 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItTechnivorm Moccamaster Review for Moccamaster KBT-741 This post is for Technivorm Moccamaster review, covering the main features of KBT-741, which is among the best Technivorm thermal models. Hope our technivorm coffee maker reviews are useful to you. You may also would like to check more best coffee maker info here and some best drip coffee maker info here. KBT-741 is a well-reputated coffee maker produced by the company…
  • Top 10 Coffee Producing Countries

    Admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    The post Top 10 Coffee Producing Countries appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItTop 10 Coffee Producing Countries When coffee lovers are talking about best coffee in the world, their producing regions can’t be skipped through the conversation. If you are a coffee lover, which country or countries will come into your mind when mentioning the best coffee? Well, let’s get a look about the top ten producing countries in term of best coffee. 1. Brazil Does Brazil occur to you firstly as mentioning best coffee?
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    Coffee Brew Guides

  • The Mysterious Case of the Metallic Cucumber

    Garrett Oden
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Everyone has off days when it comes to brewing coffee. You grind incorrectly, you mis-weigh the water, you forget to start the timer. There are a number of reasons a person may accidentally harm his cup of coffee every once in a while. But what about off months? Those are the result of poor coffee, bad habits, or malfunctioning equipment. For about two months I’ve been experiencing relatively poor cup quality when I brew at home. There was a flavor element that was entering my final cup, but I couldn’t nail what it was – until now. At first I thought it was my use of a…
  • Coffee Brew Guides Celebrates One Year

    Garrett Oden
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    I thought the birthday of Coffeebrewguides.com was coming up soon. I was wrong. It already happened. On September 3, 2013, Coffee Brew Guides was born from a drive to create, to learn, and to pass on information. What started as a basic, unimaginative website couldn’t help but evolve into something much deeper. Part of that goes to me re-imagining what Coffee Brew Guides should be and how it should function – over and over again. But the most significant inspiration was from nothing that I have done. It came, and continues to come, from what the community does. Here’s to…
  • A New Way to Document Coffee Tasting, Angels’ Cup

    Garrett Oden
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    When I first started hearing terms such as ‘acidity’, ‘sweetness’, and ‘body’ used as descriptors for coffee, I was utterly confused, even skeptical. Fast forward two years – some people are skeptical of me for my use of those same words. Getting to know coffee through more words than ‘bitter’ can be a daunting task. It often requires putting yourself out there to check your understanding of words and phrases against those of professionals. With the help of a new service and app currently in development, the challenge that is learning to…
 
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  • Coffee Kevin Weighs In On K-Cups

    Matt Brock
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Kevin Sinnott is as much a “coffee expert” as anyone and his book, The Art and Craft of Coffee is a must read in my opinion. He recently weighed in on the continuously growing K-Cup industry and his opinions are very much in line with my own. I am certainly not urging anyone to discard their Chemex, Hario or French press makers for K-Cups, nor for that matter their Technivorm, Bonavita or Behmor traditional automatic drip machines. What I am suggesting is to consider what this offers in terms of consumer choices and the possibility of getting a good-to-near-great cup of coffee…
  • Roasting Routine vs. Roasting Profile

    Matt Brock
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Great post about home roasting from Sam Hampton. Worth reading.Permalink
  • Coffee Plant Update

    Matt Brock
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    One of my more popular, and shorter, posts was me sharing the fact I bought a coffee plant. I am happy to report it thrived this Summer. I keep the plant inside and water it once a week or so, whenever the soil is dry about an inch or so down. When I water it I give it a pretty good soak. I probably pour 1 to 1.5 cups of water into the soil. It sits on a table near our kitchen where it gets plenty of indirect sunlight. Basically, this mimics the shade that most coffee plants historically preferred. In the wild coffee usually grows under the canopy of much larger trees. Unfortunately, I didn't…
  • Roast Log Notes

    Matt Brock
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    It took me over a year of roasting to fill up one Field Notes full of my observations and scribbles for each roast I did. I recently looked back through the notebook and here are some interesting takeaways from my first roasting log. My earlier roasts including a lot of notes about what I was smelling. Grass, hay, popcorn, chocolate, burnt popcorn and kettle corn are a few examples. I tinkered more early on with the speed of the fan on the SR500. My later roasts were a little more “dialed in” so there was less tinkering. My roasts got longer and so did my quality. I think this…
  • Cura Coffee

    Matt Brock
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Cura Coffee reached out to me recently and sent a bag of their medium roast. I honestly had not heard of Cura before they emailed me but I really enjoyed learning about their story. Cura Coffee recognizes one of the big downsides to the coffee industry. Poverty. Most coffee growing regions are extremely poor. This is despite the fact that coffee is only second behind oil in terms of global consumption. Some of the reasons the farmers are poor include politics and poor infrastructure. The specialty coffee industry has really tried to raise awareness and help the situation but, like most…
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  • Hario Ceramic Coffee Grinder “Canister” Style

    Jarrod
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Hario Ceramic Coffee Grinder “Canister” Style The folks over at Hario sure know how to make cool things.  The Hario “Canister” Ceramic Coffee Mill as it’s called, is stylish as it’s useful.  I reviewed another Hario coffee grinder here, but this one has a twist – it has an airlock container attached to it!  As you grind your freshly roasted coffee beans, the grinds collect in an airtight canister below. Genius, really. I really enjoy the way it looks and feels.  Has an oldschool, old world charm to it with it’s brassy (is that a word?)…
  • The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop

    Jarrod
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop Another weapon to have in your coffee arsenal, “The Coffee Book” is an aptly named tome of coffee knowledge for basically everything you can think of related to coffee. Recently updated to incorporate the latest from the coffee world, it’s packed full of facts, figures, cartoons and from it’s “discovery” in Ethiopia in the 6th century to the rise of the Green Giant Starbucks and how Fair Trade came about. You will learn about coffee’s cultivation, how it’s harvested and roasted,…
  • Hario Vintage Styled Ceramic Coffee Grinder

    Jarrod
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Hario Vintage Styled Ceramic Coffee Grinder This coffee grinder by Hario is an impressive and beautiful piece of hardware.  Lightweight and simple it grinds coffee in style. It works as you might expect, you crank the arm and grind up your beans.  Ideal for traveling, concerts or bringing over to a friend’s house for a dinner party, the Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill is where it’s at. I enjoy the ‘cool pepper mill-like’ persona this gadget has. The glass container holds 100 grams of coffee, so more than enough for small tasting test batches of beans you roast up. Perfect…
  • Capresso 560 Infinity Burr Grinder

    Jarrod
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    The Impressive Capresso Burr Grinder The Capresso 560 Infinity Burr Grinder makes the list as one of the must have grinders to consider for all your coffee grinding needs. It’s a powerful little beast that blends functionality and design so your spouse won’t mind it on the counter when not in use. Burr grinders are freakin’ awesome. They are superior to blade grinders in every way.  A burr grinder allows for the maximum amount of coffee aroma and flavour to stay locked in your ground coffee.  The secret is all in how the coffee is ground. Basically the blades on other…
  • The Devil’s Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee

    Jarrod
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Devil’s Cup; an Expose on the Histories of our Favourite Beverage This book is another must have tome of coffee knowledge in any coffee lover’s library.  Stewart Lee Allen has traveled the globe to get a true sense of the power of coffee as a phenomena that blurs the lines both culturally and politically. Overall it’s a fun read as it’s told from an adventurer’s point of view, a free spirited guy with a great sense of humour. Painting a seemingly broken mosaic of human cultures together with the threads that bind us all – coffee. Written in an…
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  • 10 signs that prove you’re a coffee lover

    Alessandra Branco
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Some people like to drink coffee mainly because they need an energy boost during their day. But others really do enjoy drinking it and coffee is indeed a very important part of their daily lives. Find out if you are a true coffee lover by checking if you relate to the following signs: 1.       One of the first thoughts that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning is that you need coffee. 2.       You probably drink at least 2 cups per day. 3.       You prefer coffee over tea.
  • So What is Speciality Coffee Anyways?

    Alessandra Branco
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Some of you may be wondering what speciality coffee means. Maybe because you are not familiar with the term, or you have probably heard about it and maybe drank some speciality coffee before, but weren't really able to tell the difference between that coffee from others.As a matter of fact, a revolution has been happening in the world of coffee and it has been going on for quite some time. This revolution has to do with the quality of our daily coffee. More and more coffee shops are starting to provide the best coffee available in the world because that is how much they value their customers…
 
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