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  • 15 things worth knowing about COFFEE

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    9 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Read the rest of the facts over at The OatmealRemember for your FREE sample of liQuid heaVen visit us at http://liquidheaven.blospot.com
  • 7 Easy Tricks to Make Your Coffee More Eco-Friendly

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    Raza Imam
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Coffee is among the most popular drinks in the world, if not the most popular drink in the world. Unfortunately all of those coffee drinkers are unknowingly taking a pretty […] The post 7 Easy Tricks to Make Your Coffee More Eco-Friendly appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Food Security and Food Sovereignty

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    kristina.morris
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    A community is food secure when it has access to enough food to meet its dietary needs. However, food security doesn’t necessarily address if this food is produced locally or brought in from elsewhere, and it doesn’t always require the community’s participation in obtaining and distributing the food. Food sovereignty puts ownership of food systems into the hands of the communities themselves. It involves a sustainable, long-term process in which a community can establish its own food systems and produce its own local products without being subject to fluctuating international…
  • New Starbucks® K-cups® – Guatemala Antigua

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    Shannon M
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ah, Guatemala Antigua—your subtle notes of cocoa, your soft spice. No wonder so many people love you. Like many of you, I’m a huge fan of this delicious, single-origin Starbucks® coffee. And I was extremely excited when we started seeing ideas about Guatemala Antigua K-Cups®. This exquisite coffee has been offered at Starbucks since 1971, and I’m excited to say for the first time, it’s now available in K-Cups®.  It’s only available in Starbucks retail stores—check it out along with several other Starbucks® K-Cups® we offer in-store.
  • Delonghi Espresso Machines - Others, Pete Thompson

    CoffeeGeek.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    Bottom Line: Modern design means its impossible to make bad coffee. Good looking item for the guy who just wants a good coffee without risking getting it so very wrong.Read review...
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  • 7 Easy Tricks to Make Your Coffee More Eco-Friendly

    Raza Imam
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Coffee is among the most popular drinks in the world, if not the most popular drink in the world. Unfortunately all of those coffee drinkers are unknowingly taking a pretty […] The post 7 Easy Tricks to Make Your Coffee More Eco-Friendly appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • The Quantified Coffee Drinker

    Michael Allen Smith
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Seems like every month or so, someone sends me a link to some health study involving coffee. I used to read them, but I don’t anymore. People have been drinking […] The post The Quantified Coffee Drinker appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Brewing Coffee With the Coffee Sock

    Michael Allen Smith
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    This summer I received what has to be the most simple coffee brewing method I’ve ever seen. It is a sock attached to a wire. Not just any sock though. […] The post Brewing Coffee With the Coffee Sock appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Ristr8to Coffee in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Joseph Robertson
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wanderlust. The indelible desire to strike out, leave behind what has been and discover what is – what can be. It struck me some time ago, and earlier this year, […] The post Ristr8to Coffee in Chiang Mai, Thailand appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • 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.
 
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  • Food Security and Food Sovereignty

    kristina.morris
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    A community is food secure when it has access to enough food to meet its dietary needs. However, food security doesn’t necessarily address if this food is produced locally or brought in from elsewhere, and it doesn’t always require the community’s participation in obtaining and distributing the food. Food sovereignty puts ownership of food systems into the hands of the communities themselves. It involves a sustainable, long-term process in which a community can establish its own food systems and produce its own local products without being subject to fluctuating international…
  • 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…
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  • New Starbucks® K-cups® – Guatemala Antigua

    Shannon M
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ah, Guatemala Antigua—your subtle notes of cocoa, your soft spice. No wonder so many people love you. Like many of you, I’m a huge fan of this delicious, single-origin Starbucks® coffee. And I was extremely excited when we started seeing ideas about Guatemala Antigua K-Cups®. This exquisite coffee has been offered at Starbucks since 1971, and I’m excited to say for the first time, it’s now available in K-Cups®.  It’s only available in Starbucks retail stores—check it out along with several other Starbucks® K-Cups® we offer in-store.
  • Teavana® Premium Loose Leaf Tea Now Available at Starbucks® Stores

    Grace T
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    After reading hundreds of ideas regarding the quality and variety of our tea, we noticed one comment that really stood out and aligned with our mission. From etchaskesher: “I know your brand is all about coffee, but I also feel your brand is about having "exceptional" items and "refined" tastes. I believe this should extend to the tea selection as well.” We couldn’t agree more, but we really wanted to take the time to make sure the tea we offer lives up to the same standard that we hold our coffee. And we found the way to do that was really quite simple:…
  • Redeem Rewards at Target

    sbx_evan
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Hey there—it’s Erin on the loyalty team. I've been seeing tons of ideas come through about redeeming rewards at Target, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one. I’ve been secretly voting this idea up for months years now. So I’m thrilled to share that starting this weekend you are now able to not only earn Stars at Target, but redeem your Birthday and Lucky Dozen Rewards. Even sweeter, from October 17-19 you will earn a Bonus Star when you pay with your registered Starbucks Card in Target locations just because we love you… and…
  • Coconut Milk Test Expansion

    Laura_C
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Thousands of you have voted and commented about bringing a non-dairy, non-soy milk option to stores, making it one of the most popular My Starbucks Ideas of all time. And we’ve heard you loud and clear! We’re excited and proud to announce Coconut Milk has joined the Starbucks non-dairy milk family in select cities. Through much tinkering and many blind taste tests, we found that the rich, creaminess of Coconut Milk is the best complement to our hot, iced and Frappuccino® beverages with none of the allergens of almond milk. Following a successful summer test in select stores in…
  • Kind Bars are Back

    Amy_B
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You asked and we listened - KIND bars are returning to participating Starbucks.  We’re offering three delicious flavors: Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and Blueberry, Vanilla & Cashew. All of the bars are gluten-free and made with wholesome and delicious ingredients like nuts, fruits, honey, and spice. I’m a huge fan. They’ve saved me on multiple occasions when I didn’t have time to make breakfast, and the Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt bar paired with a decaf latte after a long day? Pretty much the…
 
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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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  • Sump Coffee

    Bill
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Sump Coffee Location: St. Louis, MO WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] In this glorious day and age, there exist numerous coffee operations doing a fantastic job with their product, truly showing great dedication and extreme zeal for well-crafted coffee. Yet few shops wear their hardcore nature as well as St. Louis' Sump Coffee, known far
  • Survival Coffee: Kyocera Grinder

    Bill
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    The more Hollywood generates post-apocalyptic glimpses to the unfortunate lifestyle of a world battling zombies or simply recovering from a nuclear winter, the more easily spooked people seem to get about encountering such cataclysmic events. To this swirly pool of somewhat-justified paranoia I would like to add the question: how will you make a good cup of coffee when disaster strikes?
  • Bloom Coffee and Tea

    Bill
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Bloom Coffee and Tea Location: Northfield, NJ WiFi?: Yes Rating: 5+ [see key] The wonder of summer often conjures up glorious images of sandy beaches, cerulean skies and refreshing ocean water. I know the mental slideshow well, as I have spent many a summer visiting the gorgeous towns of the southern NJ coast. Yet for all the summer magic
  • 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
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  • Near and Far

    coyoty
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    View from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, with PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Bridge, the Rachel Carson Bridge, the Allegheny River, and a cup of Crazy Mocha coffee.
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    nerv67
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
  • Morning coffee (39 photos)

    Alex
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
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  • longing

    neversaydi237
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia is one of our most favorite places on the planet… I’ve been so wrapped up with production stuff this week that I hardly had a minute to breathe, but I did get a sec just now to miss it there. There’s just so much about the way life is there that I love. I’m gonna defect, you watch! We go every year, usually in the fall before the rainy season starts. I love the chill in the air. Running in Stanley Park in the early morning along the seawall, seeing those totem poles in the distance and the lighthouse around the loop. Strolling for a coffee…
  • Rule the world!

    frenchfriesandcheese
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    Given enough kopi (coffee) I think i can rule the word!
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    COFFEE STRATEGIES

  • Korea re-exports coffee house concepts

    Andrew Hetzel
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Successful Korean coffee retail cafe chains like Caffe Bene and Paris Baguette already have dozens of locations within the United States and are eyeballing thousands of units in the next decade. What makes these brands so appealing to American consumers and can they beat Starbucks at the game it invented? Read my comments in today’s […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • 15 things worth knowing about COFFEE

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Read the rest of the facts over at The OatmealRemember for your FREE sample of liQuid heaVen visit us at http://liquidheaven.blospot.com
  • Keurig 2.0 brews up DRM to freeze out copycat cups

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The brand's next generation of single-serve coffeemakers won't be brewing anything other than Keurig-approved pods.There's some reason for Green Mountain to be optimistic about the next generation's chances, though. With new features like larger serving sizes and the ability to brew an entire pot, Keurig 2.0 will probably have more direct appeal to coffee lovers than Vue did. Green Mountain's recently announced partnership with Coca-Cola and its plans to release a cold brewer this fall could also engender some excitement about what's coming next. There's also the fact that Keurig 2.0 brewers…
  • Coffee Futures Jump to 32-Month High on Brazil Crop Woes

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
     Coffee futures surged to a 32-month high on speculation that persistent drought will curb next year’s harvest in Brazil, the world’s largest grower and exporter. Dry weather was forecast for the next 10 days after no “meaningful” rain fell over the weekend in Brazil’s main growing regions, Drew Lerner, the president of World Weather Inc. in Overland Park,Kansas, said in a telephone interview. Arabica-coffee prices have almost doubled this year with crops parched since the start of the year. With damage worsening before the start of spring in the Southern…
  • Coffee consumption: It's in your DNA

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Drink too much coffee? It's not your fault. It's in your DNA.A new study found genetic variants linked with coffee consumption habits."This might explain why people vary in not only their coffee consumption behavior but also the stimulating or rewarding effect that coffee produces," Marilyn Cornelis, research associate in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and the lead author of the study, told USA TODAY Network.Because coffee consumption can impact health, this new research may help identify people who would benefit from increasing or decreasing the amount of…
  • How Decaffeinated Coffee is Made

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Today I found how caffeine is removed from coffee to produce the decaffeinated version of the world’s most popular drink.There are several different methods used that can make coffee relatively decaffeinated. The drawback (or advantage, depending on your preference) of all of these methods is that they generally make the coffee flavor milder due to caffeine being one of the components which gives coffee its bitter, acidic flavor.The general decaffeination processes includes soaking the still green coffee beans in hot water (160-210 degrees Fahrenheit) and then some sort of solvent or…
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  • A Visit to Amsterdam

    Carolyn
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Well hello again. It’s been a little longer than I’d planned since the last time I checked in. We’ve been busy settling back into our life in New Jersey — reconnecting with old friends in that day-to-day way that you miss when great distances are involved, reminding ourselves of the ways we do things in […]
  • Spontaneity in Spain + Fried Eggs with Creamy Spinach and Toast Soldiers

    Carolyn
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    A great brunch or dinner recipe for Fried Eggs with Creamy Spinach and Toast Soldiers, and a tale of uncharacteristic spontaneity in Spain.
  • Tropical Paradise Green Smoothie on Serious Eats

    Carolyn
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A friendly green smoothie with tropical flavors.
  • A Beautiful Wedding Weekend in Central Switzerland

    Carolyn
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    Scenes from a wedding weekend in Engelberg, Switzerland, plus a stop at Hiltl, the world's oldest consistently operating vegetarian restaurant. Who'd have guessed it's in Zurich?
  • Creamy Vegan Oatmeal with The Works

    Carolyn
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Recipe for a quick and easy creamy vegan oatmeal with peanut butter, berries, flax, dessicated coconut.
 
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  • Introducing the Redesigned Arizona Coffee

    Chris Tingom
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    New look! The old design of Arizona Coffee was launched in 2005, which is a long time. A really long time! I’ve been planning a redesign of this site for almost that entire time, and especially over the last few years. The old design really held up well over the years, and was flexible. But, times have changed. Now, we have responsive sites that are mobile friendly, and people expect more photos, bigger photos, maps and widgets. This is phase one: redesign And today, I’m really excited to introduce the first phase of this redesign project. This new site design features larger…
  • Upcoming Latte Art Competition on November 6

    Chris Tingom
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    I’ve just heard from Perry Czopp writing on behalf of Silent Flight Coffee and Altitude Coffee Lab. They’re announcing a latte art competition to be held at Altitude Coffee Lab in Scottsdale on November 6, 2014. The event will be held in the evening, from 6pm to 10 pm. All are invited, and Perry is taking RSVPs for baristas that wish to compete in the event. You can contact Perry at perry at thecoffeechop.com or use the form here. Perry is also looking for sponsors. I’m too ecstatic to announce that the homie @flatteryleadstoruin from Austin, Texas is partnering with us for…
  • 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…
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  • Bean Box Coffee Introduction

    Jason Coffee
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I interviewed the founders of Bean Box last week and hear about their vision of providing the best coffees that the Seattle has to offer. Their passion was inspiring and I just had to know if the quality of coffee matched their enthusiasm, so I sat down with all four coffees from the September/October bean box and went for it! My main concern with coffee subscriptions is making sure I am getting to taste the best possible coffees and that my palette is not going to get bored or sideswiped with a bad selections. As I went through each coffee it was clear that these coffees were carefully…
  • 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…
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  • Bean Box Coffee Introduction

    Jason Coffee
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I interviewed the founders of Bean Box last week and hear about their vision of providing the best coffees that the Seattle has to offer. Their passion was inspiring and I just had to know if the quality of coffee matched their enthusiasm, so I sat down with all four coffees from the September/October bean box and went for it! My main concern with coffee subscriptions is making sure I am getting to taste the best possible coffees and that my palette is not going to get bored or sideswiped with a bad selections. As I went through each coffee it was clear that these coffees were carefully…
  • 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…
 
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    Daily Demitasse

  • Coffee Gear Giveaway

    Jennifer
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Kick off the Holiday Season and win coffee gear as an early present for yourself, for family or friends. Here’s how! Thanks to Planetary Design for donating the prizes – please check them out online at www.planetarydesign.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/planetarydesign – that would be much appreciated. What you’ll Win Planetary Design […] The post Coffee Gear Giveaway appeared first on 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.
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    Best Coffee Beans

  • Remember to Read Your Reminders: Putting Coffee in the Freezer

    Kenny King
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:58 pm
    I write about coffee, so I know not to put coffee in the freezer. Ahem, then why have I been putting my coffee in the freezer for the past month? The Power of Good Looks Last month, some ultra hip friends of mine who are way too good-looking hosted a get-down, get-together. I went … ready to party! As soon as I arrived, I noticed all the other guests worshipping and over-value-ing the opinions of my super-superb looking friends. It’s sickening. I’m against all that. I pride myself on focusing on what someone says and not on the puckered lips that say it. That’s right! I don’t care…
  • 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

  • Verona RS Review

    Casa Espresso
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Made famous by its 5 year stint as the official machine of the UK Barista Championships, the Verona returns to offer even more power and performance in the form of an RS edition. With a background of success, can the Verona RS make a name for itself and live up to the high standards set by its predecessors? Continue reading our review to learn about the evolution of the Sanremo Verona RS, making it one of the leading commercial coffee machines available to buy in the UK. Internal Improvements Temperature Stabilisation The most important aspect of the RS is the way it manages temperature for…
  • Eco Friendly Coffee Machine

    Casa Espresso
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Last year, Sanremo surprised the coffee industry when they unveiled details about the Verde, an environmental themed coffee machine. Unlike anything the company has designed in the past, the Verde represents Sanremo’s commitment to ensuring that coffee is enjoyed today, tomorrow and long into the future. “Because we love coffee so much we are continuously finding ways to sustain the environment by giving coffee a second chance.” Sanremo Now the Verde has launched, lets take a look through its environmental credentials to see why it is now known as the most eco-friendly coffee machine in…
  • 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…
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    coffeestylish.com

  • Keurig Vue Review : Your Vue Questions Answered!

    Danijela
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Brewing a fresh cup of coffee is always easy with Keurig. And, in today’s brand new episode, we’re staying on our theme to talk about the Keurig Vue System. Usability As far as the operation and simplicity, the Keurig Vue is very similar to highly popular K-cup system. You just take the Vue pod, insert […]
  • 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 […]
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    Coffee Bean Direct Blog

  • Meet the Mugshots

    Kate
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Coffee Bean Direct/Tattle Tea is powered by a small army of dedicated foodies, geeks, gamers, fitness nuts, creative types, and smart, talented people of all stripes. That’s why we’re featuring a staff member on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter every Monday, along with a coupon for their favorite coffee or tea, #MugshotMonday. Here’s a look back at our September mugshots, and a little more about the people behind those handsome mugs. Anthony, Tea Expert How long have you worked for Coffee Bean Direct/ Tattle Tea? 9 Years! And I’m ruined for working anywhere else. Many of our employees…
  • Hit the Books with Eyes Wide Open!

    Kate
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
      Whether of not you’re heading back to school, caffeine can be a real friend on slow mornings (afternoons, or evenings).  It’s a little known fact that caffeine is lost during the roasting process and the lighter the coffee, the stronger the buzz, generally speaking. Naturally high in caffeine, we keep the roast level light on our Eyes Wide Open Blend to supercharge your study sessions, or anything else you need to stay awake for.
  • Fall Preview

    Kate
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    If you’re having the summer of your life and the early arrival of Halloween decorations at stores everywhere seems rude, stop reading. Enjoy the pool, we’ll see you in a few weeks. If however, you agree that fall is the most delicious time of the year, get ready! All of your favorite fall flavors will be returning to our site soon along with new creations like Pumpkin Roll coffee (see below). Excited? Well, the truth is they’re already here. You can have them. They never really left. All of our seasonal flavors are available year-round by phone. You can have your Autumn…
  • Strawberry Wave Cheesecake: The recipe behind the flavor

    Kate
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Like long days lounging at the Jersey shore, enjoying buckets of fried seafood and spectacular people-watching, Strawberry Wave Cheesecake coffee is a seasonal delight you won’t find anywhere else. Inspired by the glorious cake below — baked by our shipping supervisor Lori — it’s here for only a short, sweet time, so enjoy it while it lasts! Cheesecake may not be the first dessert that comes to mind if you’re in the mood for something light, but this recipe, adapted from a letter published in a 1962 issue of Gourmet magazine, promises to be just that — for…
  • 5 ways to Enjoy Your Coffee Cold

    Kate
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Last week’s post explained how to adjust our hot steeping instructions to make loose leaf iced tea, and it’s only fair to give coffee its due. Even if you already brew and drink it by the bucketful, there’s probably something on this list you haven’t tried. 1. Over Ice …and in a glass. It sounds obvious, but there are many ways to skin a cat. The lazy version: pour hot coffee brewed the usual way over ice. If you’ve ever ordered iced coffee and it wasn’t on the menu, this is probably why you were disappointed. Hot brewing typically produces a…
 
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    The Pilot's Blog

  • 5 Tips for brewing the best cup of coffee

    BeanPoster
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Picture yourself in a fine restaurant in Vienna, Italy. (Or better yet, in one of our fine Roasterie cafés, if Italy is a little more of stretch than your imagination allows.) Imagine ordering a cup of coffee and think of the sweet fragrance, the delicious, complex flavor, and the smooth, velvety texture. Now imagine yourself in the kitchen of your great aunt Mable with the lacking, bitter, flavorless depression-era coffee she sets before you at the table. Aunt Mable is a sweet lady, but what is doing with her coffee? Or if this is an experience you have with your own coffee maker, what are…
  • The Bean Hunter’s Travels: Colombia & Ecuador 2014 – Part 3 of 3

    BeanPoster
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    In early September Bean Hunter Jon Ferguson left Kansas City to journey to South American in search of the world’s best coffee. After a few days visiting farms and developing new relationships in Colombia (read parts one and two), Jon headed to Ecuador. September 9, 2014 – September 14, 2014 I left Bogota early Monday morning to Loja, Ecuador. On the way I had a lay-over in Guayaquil, Ecuador with a few hours to pass, so I decided to take a taxi downtown to the water front to visit the free Archeological Museum. After a quick tour of pottery and miniatures from the past, I…
  • Experience The Roasterie Factory

    BeanPoster
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Here at The Roasterie, we not only deliver delicious, air-roasted coffee from around the world, but we also like to educate and entertain! Come to our Factory location at 1204 West 27th street, and you can tour the Roasterie factory, learn where coffee comes from and how it ends up in your cup, and get tips on how to become your own home barista! 1.) SEED TO CUP Come experience the journey coffee takes from seed to cup. We not only tell you, but we show you how coffee comes from the seed of an exotic fruit, to end up as a delicious beverage you enjoy in a variety of forms. 2.) FACTORY TOUR…
  • Fall at The Roasterie

    BeanPoster
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    That’s right, autumn is upon us! This is no trick, we have some tasty new treats for you to enjoy! Looking for something seasonal to brew at home? Pick up a bag of our Autumn Harvest Blend. This flavored blend only comes around once per year, and it is exceptional. This is a French roast blended with the flavors of nutmeg and ginger, so the effect is that of a freshly baked pumpkin pie. Aromatic and flavorful, this warm, spiced blend is only available during the fall season, and beautifully compliments the sights and feelings of autumn. Order it online or visit The Roasterie Café to…
  • Responsible Coffee: USDA Organic vs. Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade

    BeanPoster
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Coffee is a world trade commodity. In fact, coffee is the second largest trade in the world, next to gasoline. This means that the effort of getting every single “cuppa Joe” into your hands involved grueling, competitive, labor-intensive work from the farmers, pickers, exporters, buyers, roasters, and packagers involved in every level of coffee production. Unfortunately, where there is hard work, there is often exploitation and the cutting of corners. Coffee consumers, producers and retailers have become aware of this problem, and for that reason, have implemented systems to make…
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    Coffee Maker Plus

  • Tips for Coffee Grounds Recycle (2)

    Admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    The post Tips for Coffee Grounds Recycle (2) appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It 4. Remedy wood scratches Coffee can be a remediation for minor scratches or dings in your wooded furniture without any damages. This method is practical and economical. Stir coffee grounds with a bit of olive oil to make a paste, and then wipe it slightly into scratches along with the grain of the wood. After a couple of minutes, remove it with a clean and lint free cloth. 5. Natural deodorizer for kitchen Coffee can absorb…
  • 6 Steps for How to Clean A Coffee Maker

    Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    The post 6 Steps for How to Clean A Coffee Maker appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It6 Steps for Cleaning A Coffee Maker Step1 Clean out the coffee grounds in the coffee maker, then add water into it, cycle for once to ensure it free for cleaning. Prepare an empty filter and put it into the coffee maker, it will be used in next steps. Step2 Make a mixture that each half for water and lemon juice. Turn off your machine and pour out the water. Step3 Pour the mixture into your machine, then let the mixture stay…
  • 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…
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    Coffee Brew Guides

  • Experiment and Explore: The Depths

    Garrett Oden
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It seems my ability to write and publish here once a week has come to a halt. Recently it’s been more like once every two or three weeks. This is due to an odd feeling I only recently identified, a feeling that is the opposite of what I expected. The more I learn about coffee, the less qualified I feel to write about it. My coffee journey of late has taken me from the old forum of Coffeed, tracing the footsteps of some of specialty coffee’s big names, to the wild west that is coffee roasting chemistry in the GreenCoffeeBuyingClub.com forum. Despite all that I’ve learned from…
  • 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…
 
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    Roast Lab Coffee Blog

  • Further Thoughts On Palate Changes

    Matt Brock
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    I have written a couple of posts about how my coffee preference seems to change with the seasons. It seems my palate and taste preference has also changed over the past few years. Around 2012 or so I stopped drinking beers. I started living a very strict paleo/primal lifestyle. I gave up all grains. I didn’t even eat grains on cheat days. The bread and pasta was no big deal. I had, however, grown in love with the rapidly growing craft beer industry. It was a tough break up. One of the reasons I really got into coffee more was because I needed something to replace the love I had for the…
  • 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…
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    Blog - kofiMe

  • 10 Best Cities for Speciality and Gourmet Coffee in the World

    Alessandra Branco
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Although speciality and better quality coffee is grown in the central and southern hemisphere, it is in the northern countries where you will find most of the speciality and gourmet coffee roasters and cafes that serve it. Below is a list of the 10 cities where you will notice a considerable number of cafes that provide higher quality coffee, so pack your bags and use this information as an excuse to plan your next trip to one of these amazing places! Montreal, CanadaOnce a city that wasn't really associated with coffee, Montreal is now a place full of micro-roasters and bean educators,…
  • 6 Awesome Ways to Personalize Your Coffee Mug

    Alessandra Branco
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Have you ever wondered about ways to make your coffee mug more personable? Or just wish you could differentiate your mug so that others in your household don’t use it? Here are 6 different ways you can personalize a coffee mug for yourself or even turn it into a cool present that you can give at special occasions. And the best part is: you can do it yourself while getting to be creative!1. One of the easiest ways to do this: using porcelain/ceramic paint pens. 2. Another super easy way is to simply add a ribbon or something personal to the mug holder: 3. Use paint and create your own work…
  • Why are subscription boxes becoming so popular and should I subscribe to one?

    Alessandra Branco
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    There was a time where when we thought about subscription we would mainly relate to receiving newspapers and magazines to our door on a recurrent basis. Nowadays, people can subscribe for anything, from movie streaming websites such as Netflix to boxes of tampons or shaving kits. While many thought that this subscription method would die out with the advancement of internet services, it is actually thriving. An expanding economy of subscription-only start-ups has come to exist and is now providing customers with everything from fashion accessories to online snowboarding lessons.  My…
  • 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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