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  • Cheap Coffee Vs Speciality Coffee

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    Alessandra Branco
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Have you been wondering about the difference between the coffee you find at a supermarket or chain coffee shop, and the coffee you buy from a specialty store or a local coffee shop that may also have its own roaster and serve high quality coffee? And do you have about 15 minutes to spare? If so, we have put together two funny, interesting and illustrative videos that will provide you with some good insights of the differences between the two types of coffee.The first video is a humorous cheap coffee review by a coffee expert and his thoughts about the coffees' tastes. The second…
  • Coffee and Working Out

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    Alessandra Branco
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:32 am
    It seems like an obvious thought that drinking coffee or other caffeine stimulants will give you a boost before you start your workout. But the benefits of drinking coffee go beyond that needed stimulation to start and continue your exercise routine. Below are the different ways how coffee can not only improve your performance, but also aid your weight loss, muscle building and health.Please note that coffee should be consumed 1 hour before your workout.Also, keep in mind that you should not overdo it (up to 6mg per body weight maximum), avoid cream and sugar when you drink it, be…
  • Baked and Wired

    Pure Coffee Blog
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Baked and Wired Location: Washington DC WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] In my many trips to DC, I nearly always park in the outskirts and pipe in via the Metro. For the most part, I depend on the train solely to get around (unless otherwise necessary) and thus, I have definitely left out a few spots in DC from my explorations. The most
  • The Coffee Ethic

    Pure Coffee Blog
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: The Coffee Ethic Location: Springfield, MO WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] I am a great fan of open town squares, especially when they sit amidst local merchants. In walking through hundreds of urban open spaces, ranging from Central Park to Golden Gate Park, it seems that the proper dosage of local commerce (though I do not know the
  • Dec 19, What is the most unknown region for great Coffees?

    What's new at Coffee Detective.
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    As the The Truth I will post my knowledge of Specialty Coffees I've tried.I've spent 1000's of Dollars looking for the best Coffees on the Planet! I've
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  • Eva Solo Coffee Brewing Tutorial

    Michael Allen Smith
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I tell people that my favorite rich coffee brewing method – other than espresso – is the Eva Solo, they usually don’t know what I am talking about. The Eva Solo is also known as a Cafe Solo. What is the Eva Solo? It brews like an upside down french press with a fine […] The post Eva Solo Coffee Brewing Tutorial appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Roasting Coffee in a Frying Pan

    Heidi Tadesse
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I home roast coffee, I use a big frying-pan. I buy my green coffee beans from different parts of the world and then deliver the roasted coffee each day to some of my clients. Equipment Needed Large frying pan Long spoon reserved for just roasting coffee Gas stove Spray bottle with fine mist setting […] The post Roasting Coffee in a Frying Pan appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Bonavita Coffee Maker versus the Technivorm Moccamaster

    Chris Arnold
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    For a long time, the Technivorm Coffee Maker reigned pretty much king for the coffee geek who wanted a semi-automatic drip brewer. It brewed at the right temp for the right amount of time, had even saturation of the grounds, a thermal carafe, and was built like a tank. It was made in the Netherlands, […] The post Bonavita Coffee Maker versus the Technivorm Moccamaster appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Sili-Dripper Silicone Collapsible Coffee Drip Brewer Review

    Chris Arnold
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    If you have ever wanted to make your own drip coffee while on travel or for a hiking/camping trip, you know that keeping the size of all the bits and pieces down to a minimum is key.  Most opt for a cone filter, fashioned after the Melitta style.  But they take up a fair amount […] The post Sili-Dripper Silicone Collapsible Coffee Drip Brewer Review appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Preparing a Traditional Turkish Coffee

    Eyal Rosen
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    In recent my travel to Istanbul, I researched tens of coffeehouses, and found the perfect cup, in the centuries old Ali Pasha coffee house. Kahve, Turkish coffee, was invented by the Ottomans hundreds of years ago. The exceptional taste, body, aroma, preparation and presentation associated with Turkish coffee lend it an exclusive identity that is […] The post Preparing a Traditional Turkish Coffee appeared first on I Need Coffee.
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  • Coffee Kids Suspends Programming in 2015: A letter to our friends and supporters

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Dear Coffee Kids Friends and Supporters: For 26 years we have partnered with coffee-growing communities to improve the lives and livelihoods of coffee-farming families. We have been dedicated to supporting communities as they build their own vision of healthy, resilient communities. After serious deliberation, the Coffee Kids Board has decided to suspend programming, effective December 31, 2014. We will then search for an appropriate organization with which to merge. Understanding the time-sensitive nature of the situation, the deadline for this merger will be the end of the first quarter of…
  • Year after year, sustainability is built

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    By Julia Baumgartner One early morning in October, the programs team headed north from Antigua, Guatemala, on a long, winding road, destined for San Gaspar Chajul, El Quiché. The speed bumps, potholes and misty mountain roads kept us from cruising too fast. Seven hours later, we rolled into our final destination: our partner ACMUV’s rustic posada. Women and young girls with red skirts, huipil blouses and pompoms wrapped in their hair walked slowly past cornfields in this colorful highland town with a brutal history and a strong Ixil presence. The programs team was here to meet with members…
  • Support sustainable farming in Oaxaca

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Eighty percent of the population of Nuevo Progreso, Oaxaca, is food insecure. Decreased yields and readily available processed foods with poor nutritional value are to blame for much of this insecurity. That is why this year we are funding the third stage of the Community Participation in Food Security project. This project builds upon previous accomplishments such as family vegetable gardens, rainwater harvesting tanks and drip irrigation systems while also introducing new economic opportunities. It builds a network throughout the region by implementing farmer-to-farmer methods of…
  • Food Security and Food Sovereignty

    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

    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…
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  • First Holiday Edition Reusable Cup

    Sue Long
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    In 2013, we introduced our $1 Reusable Cup to U.S. and Canada stores, helping to increase our percentage of beverages served in customer tumblers (and reduce waste) by 20%. Now, thanks to your ideas, we have a special treat for the holidays—the Holiday Reusable Cup, available for a limited time. The art is inspired by our red holiday cups, using some of the same design elements. And if you’re one of our reusable cup users, you’ll know that this is the first special edition cup that we have made, aside from our online-only, limited edition cup from our #Whitecupcontest. The…
  • Reactivate Gold Status for Active Duty Military

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Hi, it’s Erin on the loyalty team. As a Starbucks partner, and also a very proud sister of an active duty United States Marine, this idea to freeze Gold status while on military deployment was naturally close to my heart. After my sister returned from Afghanistan, I saw how hard it was for her to get everything back in order. And I knew that if my team could help make that process for other military members easier in any way, we would.  Launching this idea is our way of saying to all U.S active military members, that not only do we value everything you do to ensure the safety…
  • A New Coffee Experience

    Leslie Wolford
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
    Today the doors to our new Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room open in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle—just nine blocks from the original Starbucks® store in Pike Place Market. This vibrant café is the culmination of our coffee passion—it is our coffee shrine. A place for you to see, taste, smell, and experience every part of the coffee roasting and brewing process like never before. The space features a tasting room for you to explore and get to know the Starbucks Reserve coffees, roasted daily onsite and brewed right in the café. Our…
  • Mobile Ordering Coming to Portland, OR and Menu Returning Through the Updated Starbucks® app for iPhone®

    Ben Straley
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    We love hearing feedback and ideas from our customers and strive to make sure we’re providing features that are both relevant and convenient for you. Today we’re excited to release an update to the Starbucks® app for iPhone® that includes two important features you’ve told us you want: mobile menu and Mobile Order & Pay. •         Mobile Menu: It’s back – a version of our Starbucks menu has returned to the app. Now you can quickly browse and search the mobile menu to find and try new or…
  • There’s a New Turkey Sandwich in Town

    JoAnn O
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    To all the Grandma’s Turkey Sandwich fans  (and anyone who just loves Thanksgiving leftovers more than the actual holiday itself), this one’s for you. Starting in November, we’re bringing back this holiday favorite—but with a twist. Our Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini is a warm and toasty version of the classic Grandma’s Turkey Sandwich. Think layers of oven warmed turkey, with cranberry-herbed stuffing and rich turkey gravy layered together on a perfectly crispy but soft focaccia roll. Have I awakened your taste buds or am I the only one who is…
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  • Win a Baratza Coffee Grinder!

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Do you bleed for your local espresso shop? Do you spend all of your free time patronizing a particular coffeehouse? We want to hear about it! In the spirit of good will to all humans, we have teamed up with the fine people of When I Work to host a contest for one fortunate soul to win a Baratza Virtuoso Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (check it out here on Prima's website)! All that you need
  • Baked and Wired

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Baked and Wired Location: Washington DC WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] In my many trips to DC, I nearly always park in the outskirts and pipe in via the Metro. For the most part, I depend on the train solely to get around (unless otherwise necessary) and thus, I have definitely left out a few spots in DC from my explorations. The most
  • Bean Box

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A lot of coffee subscription services serve up a different coffee from all over the nation, but few target one specific area or city. Yet that's exactly what Bean Box does, serving up 4 coffees roasted only in Seattle to their constituents. Using 2 oz bags, I received the following coffee in my shipment: Kuma Coffee's Guatemala La Esperanza, Herkimer Coffee's Drip Blend, Long Shoreman's
  • The Coffee Ethic

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: The Coffee Ethic Location: Springfield, MO WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] I am a great fan of open town squares, especially when they sit amidst local merchants. In walking through hundreds of urban open spaces, ranging from Central Park to Golden Gate Park, it seems that the proper dosage of local commerce (though I do not know the
  • Mugged: Cinnamon and Lavender [Le Palais des Thés]

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    Subject: Le Palais des Thés Teas Mugged and Rating [see key]: Lavender Oolong 4+ Cinnamon Black 3+ As the holidays flare up again, the many flavors of spice come roaring into the realm of lauded drink options. Most people think of lattes flavored with gingerbread or peppermint, but there's also quite a few teas that get a little more play in kitchens and coffee bars at this time of year.
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  • Ahhh Coffee...

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:16 pm
      Coffee, the smell the taste the sheer enjoyment of that first sip. Oh yes I am coffee addict and I love it. I like latte, cappuchino, macchiato, there is a time and place for all of them. Now there is an interesting debate about New Zealand coffee did we or did we not pioneer the ‘flat white’?  Now the debate centres on the ratio of coffee to milk, milk that is textured rather than frothy. Served in a smaller drinking glass but with the same amount of coffee ( approx 30ml) as say a latte, it is less milky and the milk band is thinner and not as creamy. The difference…
  • 365 Days of Christmas - Days 312 & 313

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Day 312 – This: Grandma sent over a fruitcake, done slightly different, not as heavy or sweet. It’s lovely.   Day 313 – This: Gingerbread meia de leite and a cookie – a holiday’s special deal. Plus books, right next door!
  • Secrets Keurig My KCup Reusable color Brown Coffee Filter

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Secrets Keurig My KCup Reusable color Brown Coffee Filter for B30 B31 B40 B50 B60 B70 K10 K45 K65 K75 There are a lot of products obtainable right now for single serve brewing at home or in the workplace. You could have noticed commercials on Tv for Keurig, Senseo, and Dolce Gusto and wondered how every brew technique functions and which 1 is the best. The latter really is dependent on things like the quantity of cash you are ready to shell out, what attributes you require, and what coffees you prefer. In this write-up, you will be introduced to the keurig brewing technique, and learn not…
  • Bout of Books 12

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Hello! Welcome to another post on coffeelant. Today’s post is a little special. I normally don’t participate in reading challenges because I tend to stray from them and I don’t keep up with the set TBR I have set for myself. For 2015, it’s going to be different. Very different. As you can tell by the title, this is going to be about Bout of Books 12. Here is a little blurb in which it explains what Bout of Books 12 is way better than I can: The Bout of Books blog can be found here. Amanda’s blog can also be found here. Lastly, Kelly’s blog can be found…
  • Comasagua

    john freeter
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Hi there! I’ve been posting pretty much just flash fiction lately, since I’m trying to h
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  • Sipping and Giving

    9 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Several weeks ago, we meet up with our pals at Keep it Local OK to come up with some sort of cool...
  • A Holiday Hours Update!

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Hey friends - it’s been a crazy fun year. Thanks for that!  We are so excited for this time of...
  • The Sip Truck be Rolling!

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    We’ve been planning this for a long time. A really long time in fact.  We are pretty pumped to...
  • Loyalty, Feedback and More!

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    As many of you know, we are back with Square as our point of sale system at EVOKE.  While most of...
  • Current Feature: Spyhouse Coffee

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Summer is over and its time for a change. As most of you know, here at EVOKE, we strive to craft...
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  • What's Next For China? Try Coffee. Yes, Coffee!

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Yunnan, famous for tea, is growing ever more coffee, with farmers drawn by higher returns; now its focus is boosting quality for domestic market.Yunnan, the southwestern province famous for its scenery and its hearty black tea, literally means "south of the clouds". The tropical rainforest is lush terrain for growing tea, fruit and, increasingly, coffee."Here, coffee is business. A farmer can make more money growing it rather than tea," says Wouter De Smet, Nestle's manager for coffee agriculture service in Puer .With a tea-drinking tradition, China's coffee consumption remains low, but it is…
  • As always K-Cup coffee keeps getting "better"

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Comments for Is the plastic used in Keurig K-Cups safe?Dec 02, 2014Toxic Toxic Toxicby: Anonymous I do a lot of fasting. When I fast I clean out my body super well. I can do 40 days, on organic juices. When I break my fast, I slowly introduce other foods. I am like a canary down the mines. My body can tell so fast if something is toxic.These Keurig machines, and the cups they put the coffee in are very very toxic. I got instant headache, a feeling of extreme tiredness, restlessness, nausea and anger. I only had a couple of cups from a new machine. The carafe smells badly of plastic, and…
  • 3 Things you don't know about Coffee

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Here’s a staggering number for you: In the US, 100 million people wake up each day and reach for their favorite coffee drink. This means java is officially more popular than Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus' best twerking videos - combined. For you football fans: that's more than 7 seasons-worth of Super Bowl viewers, rolling over and grabbing a hot cuppa every day. And so, we chose to take a deep-dive on America's consta-buzzing coffee culture with this year's Coffee Survey, which was conducted from Feb. 12-18. What are we drinking? How much are we paying? Where are we buying? These…
  • 5 Coffee myths DEBUNKED!

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Chris Vigilante, owner of DC-based Vigilante Coffee Co., fully admits that he originally got into coffee as a way to avoid the real world and elude the dreaded cubicle job. But what started as a long stretch of slackerdom while surfing in Hawaii has turned him into something of a java superstar among those who know coffee in DC.Since returning to the area in 2011, Vigilante has spearheaded three coffeehouse pop-ups, his most current one at Hogo in Shaw. He intends to keep that one running until he can move into his permanent space in the upcoming restaurant/clothing store/coffee shop combo…
  • Women who drink two cups of tea a day slash risk of ovarian cancer

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    WOMEN who drink two cups of tea a day can slash their risk of ovarian cancer by a third, according to new research.Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have found that both tea and citrus fruits and their juices can dramatically lower risk of developing the deadly disease.Their study reveals that women who consume foods containing health-boosting flavonols and flavanones - which are both subclasses of dietary flavonoids - significantly decrease their risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer.The research team studied the dietary habits of 171,940 women aged between 25 and 55…
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  • Creativity, Inspiration and Dancing in the Streets

    Marla Saunders
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Last year David and I found ourselves at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World all by ourselves. We’d stopped for the day on our way from south to north Florida, and we felt a little bit like two kids playing hooky from school. It was the middle of the week during a busy season and there we were eating Mickey ice cream ears and watching a parade. Sometimes when you are ditching school, it catches up to you. On this day, David had just taken a conference call that needed to happen, so he stepped into a quiet corner to chat while I watched the rocking street parade coming down Main Street. Now…
  • Travel: Journeys are the Midwives of Thought

    Marla Saunders
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    “Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our eyes and the thoughts we are able to have in our heads: large thoughts at times requiring large views, new thoughts new places. Introspective reflections which are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape. The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do. At the end of hours of train-dreaming, we may feel we have been returned to…
  • 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)
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  • Interview: Josue’ Morales of Mayaland Coffee

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    This month’s interview is very special. I’ve been looking forward to writing this one for over a year now. A little background first. I had the privilege of working for Josue’ Morales at Mayaland Coffee in it’s very beginning stages. It’s amazing to see how far they’ve come already and the changes that’s been made. It’ll […] The post Interview: Josue’ Morales of Mayaland Coffee appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • 5 Cities with Killer Coffee

    6 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This is a guest post by Jay Deratany. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our guidelines. You can get a cup of coffee almost anywhere, anytime.  But an excellent cup of coffee served with panache in a city that’s as obsessed with java as you are?  That’s a little harder […] The post 5 Cities with Killer Coffee appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Now Closed: Coffee Gear Giveaway

    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 and like them on Facebook at – that would be much appreciated. What you’ll Win Planetary Design […] The post Now Closed: Coffee Gear Giveaway appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Interview: Dr. Alvaro Gaitan

    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

    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.
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  • Advantages of Table Service for Independent Coffee Shops & Café’s

    Casa Espresso
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    A trip down the highstreet and you will no doubt see coffee shops with a queue of people stood alongside the counter. Although it may seem minimal, the impact that the ordering process within a coffee shop can have on its financial performance is often quite high. Assumptions made of a Counter Service: Quicker at getting customers in and out of the door Easier to manage and requires low staff numbers Both quicker and easier for customers For a hot drinks chain it certainly makes sense to adopt this process, especially in city centre locations. The offering is generic and most customers will…
  • 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…
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    The Coffee Blog | K Cup Reviews | CoffeeForLess

  • Free Shipping Day is Thursday, December 18

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    Check it out. Free Shipping Day is returning to this Thursday, December 18th. Free Shipping Day is a one-day event many online retailers choose to participate in each year, and it has become wildly popular since its inception in 2007.  How Do I Get Free Shipping? On 12/18/2014 shop for your coffee, tea, and hot cocoa holiday gift needs. Add your desired items to your shopping cart (there is no minimum purchase required). At Checkout, make sure to select Ground (1-5 days) $0.00 as your Shopping Method. That’s it! With delivery by Christmas Eve, Free…
  • Promoting Arts Awareness Through Coffee

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Community is a big part of our mission at CoffeeForLess. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Arts For All, a New York City-based non-profit organization that provides under-served children the chance to discover and develop their creative side through arts outreach. The value art can bring to a child’s life – building, creating, learning, doing – can last a lifetime, and it’s been proven that children who make art are stronger readers and get better grades in both math and science. Through their efforts, Arts For All aims to use art to instill…
  • Inside Scoop: Black Friday K-Cup Deals at

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What is it about Thanksgiving that has us excited? Yes, the turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings are tough to beat. Add in time spent with family & friends, a few hours of football, and a 4-day weekend — is there anything better? And when it comes to shopping and bargain hunting, the day after Turkey Day is second to none. A Black Friday With All The Trimmings That’s why we’re celebrating big at CoffeeForLess! All orders starting on Black Friday through December 1 are 10% off (terms do apply). Find great deals on coffee machines, including our Black Friday special Keurig…
  • K Cup Coffee Prices Rising This Year

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Have you heard the news about K-Cup prices? Yes it’s true, prices will be rising and it’s not exclusive to K-Cups — coffee prices are going up across-the-board, from Starbucks’ announcement earlier this year to Keurig’s intention to increase prices on its K-Cups, the cost of your morning brew will be going up. Why Are K-Cup Coffee Prices Rising This Year? Blame it on the drought. A sustained drought and much-lower-than average harvests in Brazil, the world’s largest supplier of Arabica coffee, have played a large part in the price increase. Add to…
  • Now in Stock: Enjoy Café Escapes K-Cups at Home

    11 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Experience the coffee shop feeling in your own home. Café Escapes can now be enjoyed in the form of a K-Cup. The Café Escapes ground coffee beans are packed into individual K-Cups and sealed tightly. The machine will then puncture through the K-Cup to force hot water pressure through the K-Cup and into your mug for your optimal drinking pleasure. Designed for “me time,” Café Escapes K-Cups were developed exclusively as a delicious afternoon companion for your quiet moments. Indulge in a piping cup of hot cocoa mixed with the fragrant taste of coffee. Robust, creamy and with a sweetly…
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  • peppermint mocha recipe with candy canes

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Hi guys, today I’m sharing a highly requested peppermint mocha recipe with crushed candy canes! Over the years, I’ve tried and tested so many different versions of peppermint mocha, but this one is by far the best. Let me show you how easy it is… ______________ HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT MOCHA ingredients: 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee […]
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Great Coffee Gifts for Every Budget

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:36 pm
    It’s that time of year again! And, to give you a head start on ideas, I’ve complied a list of things I use & love and some things I’m choosing between. Things I think would make great gifts for the coffee lover in your life. Happy shopping! 1. Rocky Top Soap Shop Coffee Shampoo, $6.50 […]
  • Starbucks Verismo 580, only $59.00 + Free Shipping!

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    For a limited time, the Starbucks Verismo 580 is 50% off at! The price has dropped from $119.00 to just $59.00! Includes free standard shipping and one box of Verismo Pods. Final price: $59.00, shipped. Verismo is a great option if you want a 2in1 single serve brewer since it can do espresso and […]
  • Keurig Elite : I’m Lovin’ It

    14 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    Pretty much my favorite tool when creating new recipes or testing k-cups for the blog: Keurig Elite. Keurig Elite comes in black, white, blue and rhubarb. The machine has a 48 ounce removable reservoir – that’s enough to make 6 standard cups and it’s really easy to refill. You can either remove the reservoir or […]
  • How to Make a Latte ( with & without espresso machine )

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:14 pm
    When life gives you lemons…make a latte. I know that lattes sound super complicated, but they are not. In fact, today I’d like to encourage you to have a very relaxed and traditional approach to lattes…Because in the real world, latte is just “coffee with milk”. And all you need to make a good latte, […]
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  • The KeepCup – Enjoy your coffee without the waste

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    The KeepCup is a wonderful product from Australia that helps to balance gourmet coffee drinking with ethical living. “Keep Cup – Feel Good – Do Good”, as the makers put it, is all about promoting re-use and helping to reduce waste within the coffee community. If you’ve been seeing more and more small colorful plastic coffee cups around town and in your favorite coffee shops lately, do not dismiss it as a fad, the KeepCup has an important part to play in coffee culture. The brainchild of brother and sister, Abigail and Jamie Forsyth, KeepCup began in 2008 with…
  • Gourmet Coffee, Exciting Chocolates and Paris – SIAL 2014

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    Every 2 years SIAL opens its doors to the food and beverage world, 2014 was no exception with 6300 exhibitors and a record breaking 150,000 visitors. For 5 days Paris becomes the place to be if you are in the industry.   This year Sea Island Coffee was part of the exhibitors and flying the flag for exotic gourmet coffee. It was an event full week with SIAL celebrating its 40 year anniversary with a sound and lightshow and lots of new products being introduced to the market. The show being set in Europe did not stop visitors from across the globe to participate. There were attendees from…
  • Gift Guide for Coffee Lovers

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Christmas is fast approaching, and it is time to seriously start considering the perfect gift to get your friends and loved ones. Around this time of year, we are often asked to suggest the ideal gift to buy for a coffee lover. Everyone has their preferences when it comes to coffee, and it is key you know what you are looking for when shopping. And so to help on your quest for the perfect gift this Christmas we have set out a quick guide.   Strong Coffee If all you know about your friends is that they like their coffee “strong”, but have no idea what that means do not worry, we’ll…
  • Costa Rica Geisha – The Malbec of Coffee

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    From veteran coffee writer Maja Wallengreen’s Spilling The Beans Blog: Coffee of The Day: The “Awesome” Costa Rica Geisha by Sea Island Coffees – The Malbec of Coffee! In the last decade an increasing number of coffee cuppers have started writing about the emergence of the “Geisha” coffee variety on the world market, and from cuppers – or professional tasters – to roasters and coffee fanatics alike they cannot stop marveling over the flavor attributes in this coffee. And for good reasons! SO today, as a perfect Sunday coffee choice, SpillingTheBeans is making an evaluation…
  • Hawaii Kona Coffee Review

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Recently Pete from Pete Drinks had the chance to review our Hawaii Kona Coffee. We always enjoy receiving feedback, and are pleased to hear good things about our Hawaii Kona “Brewed, the sweetness is reduced and a more fruity character of sharp redcurrants starts to put in an appearance.In the mouth, it’s surprisingly delicate; a soft acidity balanced with gentle red fruit hits the tongue first, fading to a tea-like tannic finish. While it’s on the mild side for my normal tastes, it’s refreshing and goes well with a hot sunny day in a way that a big, aggressive coffee…
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    Coffee Maker Plus

  • Best Semi-automatic Espresso Machine and Reviews 2014 – 2015

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    The post Best Semi-automatic Espresso Machine and Reviews 2014 – 2015 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItSemi-automatic Espresso Machine Reviews 2014 – 2015 In the world of home-made espressos, there are three types of espresso machines that are very popular among the customers: semi-automatic espresso machines, fully-automatic espresso machines and super-automatic espresso machines. This post is for info of best semi automatic espresso machine. While many people love the convenience and…
  • Delonghi Espresso Maker Reviews – How to Choose A Delonghi Espresso Maker?

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    The post Delonghi Espresso Maker Reviews – How to Choose A Delonghi Espresso Maker? appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItAbout Delonghi – Delonghi Espresso Machine Reviews Looking for A Delonghi espresso machine? This post is about Delonghi espresso maker reviews, ratings and main features. No matter you are looking for a pump espresso maker, or a espresso cappuccino maker, you will find review info about it. When choosing an espresso machine, you have to consider several things: price, convenience, brewing…
  • 3 Steps to Evaluate Coffee Quality

    6 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The post 3 Steps to Evaluate Coffee Quality appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItHow to Evaluate The Flavor of Coffee Good coffee is like good wine, only when you drink it and taste it slowly will you know the beauty of it. No matter drinking what kind of coffee, you shouldn’t swallow it. On the contrary, in order to get the full flavor of it, you should let coffee stay in your mouth for a millisecond and let your tongue to touch and feel the coffee molecules. Use your senses to discern various flavors…
  • What is Fair Trade Coffee?

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The post What is Fair Trade Coffee? appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItWhat is Fair Trade Coffee? What Does it Mean? Fair trade coffee means to do transactions with local coffee farmers using fair price to help them develop coffee industry in a environmental sustainable way. The management and business operations are also transparent. Fair trade coffee also helps to guarantee workers’ working environment and local environment. At the same time, fair trade offers technology and training for workers. It…
  • How Coffee is Made? From Seed to Cup

    15 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The post How Coffee is Made? From Seed to Cup appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItHow Coffee is Made? To many of us, we drink coffee everyday. But do you know how coffee is made? In this article we will give you a brief picture of how the coffee is made from the beginning of the planting to the drinks in our cup. 1. Planting Coffee beans are not the fruit but seeds of coffee trees. They used to make coffee after several processes including drying, roast and grinding. However, if the coffee bean never goes…
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    Roast Lab Coffee Blog

  • Coffee Lovers Guide to Tea

    Matt Brock
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    I have been thinking about exploring tea but didn't feel like doing the proper research. This post saved me time. Permalink
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    Matt Brock
    2 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    I put a little milk in my coffee several times this weekend...and I enjoyed it. It wasn't much milk but it was just enough to change the mouthfeel of the coffee and give it a little more of a creamier texture. I don't look down on people who add cream or milk to their coffee. Unless it is 2% milk or fat free milk. That just makes no sense to me. Oh and sugar. I can't get behind that either.
  • Brewing One Way

    Matt Brock
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    I haven’t been on the site much lately. It’s not because I haven’t had time. It is because I have been redirecting the time I used to spend on the site writing to a new hobby. Handful woodworking. I have really gotten into it. Anyway, I am not abandoning the site but I must won’t update as often as I used to. I think it is better this way. I didn’t like the few times I posted something because I felt like I needed to do so. Who knows, maybe I will post a little bit about my newest hobby here in the future. Either way, stay subscribed. I'm not getting rid of the site. When I do post,…
  • 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…
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  • Chai Eggnog Latte

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Ok, ok so this isn’t coffee, but in the spirit of holiday themed drinks, let’s overlook that.  Afterall, there’s always someone in the crowd who frowns as you make all these coffee based drinks and wants something else. Well now you can please them too.  Chai Tea has all the spices of Christmas time.  Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cloves to mention a few. Pair Chai Tea with eggnog and you’ll have a Christmas explosion in your mouth.  Feast your eyes on the Hacked Chai Eggnog Latte.  You’ll be glad you did. Chai Eggnog Latte, Hacked Ingredients 2 Chai Tea…
  • Eggnog Latte

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Eggnog is one of those things you either like or hate. If you like eggnog, you’ll love my Hacked Eggnog Latte! Super easy to make and sure to wow whom ever you are making it for. Lattes are just shortened from the Italian Caffe Latte, which really means just coffee and milk.  So don’t fret if you don’t have a fancy espresso machine, I do all my “lattes” on the stove in a pot. Perfect for Christmas morning present opening.  My Hacked Eggnog Latte is also ready to be spiked with rum if it’s gonna be one of those Christmas mornings trapped inside with the…
  • Gingerbread Latte

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    Gingerbread is a wonderful thing.  So is coffee.  Now combine the two, I know right? My in-laws in particular like this holiday bad boy, so I am always making this for our Christmas brunches after the Xmas presents have all been torn into. I use as many spices as I can in the milk itself as I heat it up on the stove. The traditional gingerbread spices added to the warm milk make for a merry get together.  Topped with whipped cream and molasses, this drink is sure to be your next go-to holiday bliss beverage. Enjoy! Gingerbread Latte, Hacked Ingredients 2 shots of espresso or dark roasted…
  • Caramel Apple Spice

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    Yet another drink with no coffee, I know.  There’s just something warm and wintry about this drink that I just had to add it.  Hot apple cider or juice topped with whip cream, cinnamon and caramel, how good does that sound? Both of my girls have insisted on having this every Christmas morning, so now it’s tradition. After all Mom has her tea and Daddy has his coffee, they sure felt left out with no special holiday drink to sip on while they tore away at presents under the tree. I admit I came up with this recipe after having one at Starbucks, and I think my recipe is just as…
  • 6 Fun and Festive Hacked Holiday Drinks

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my CRH readers out there! The Christmas season is my favourite time of the year.  Very much looking forward to Christmas morning… huge mug of fresh roasted coffee in hand, soft snow falling, warming by the fire, my little rugrats opening presents, sounds about perfect. With a few days to go to the big day, I thought I’d share some of the festive coffee recipes I whip up each year for my family each year.  This is a season of giving gifts after all! Of course it makes all these goodies even more magical when you use coffee that…
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  • Coffee and Working Out

    Alessandra Branco
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:32 am
    It seems like an obvious thought that drinking coffee or other caffeine stimulants will give you a boost before you start your workout. But the benefits of drinking coffee go beyond that needed stimulation to start and continue your exercise routine. Below are the different ways how coffee can not only improve your performance, but also aid your weight loss, muscle building and health.Please note that coffee should be consumed 1 hour before your workout.Also, keep in mind that you should not overdo it (up to 6mg per body weight maximum), avoid cream and sugar when you drink it, be…
  • 10 Great Christmas Gifts for Coffee Lovers

    Alessandra Branco
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:29 am
    Christmas is coming soon. It is a beautiful time of celebration and being around those we love. It is also a time where we find ourselves searching for that perfect gift to all the special people in our lives. Every year we make an effort to innovate by trying to find something we haven't given before. In order to help you with this year's Christmas shopping, we have gathered together 10 ideas of great gifts that are perfect for those who love coffee.Note: Your will find more information about the displayed items through the links under each picture.1. kofiBox by…
  • Cheap Coffee Vs Speciality Coffee

    Alessandra Branco
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Have you been wondering about the difference between the coffee you find at a supermarket or chain coffee shop, and the coffee you buy from a specialty store or a local coffee shop that may also have its own roaster and serve high quality coffee? And do you have about 15 minutes to spare? If so, we have put together two funny, interesting and illustrative videos that will provide you with some good insights of the differences between the two types of coffee.The first video is a humorous cheap coffee review by a coffee expert and his thoughts about the coffees' tastes. The second…
  • Cosy Coffee Moments Inspirations

    Alessandra Branco
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    In this cooling weather, we wanted to encourage you to stay inside whenever you have the chance, make a delicious cup of coffee, and cosy up while doing the things you love. So whether you enjoy watching movies, reading books, relaxing in bed, or watching the leaves fall outside, we have gathered together some pictures and ideas of cosy moments to inspire you to enjoy these simple but pleasant moments inside. So grab your mug, pick your perfect spot at home and enjoy.Drinking coffee while writing a memoir. Drinking coffee while online shopping. Drinking coffee while reading your…
  • Delicious Coffee Drink Recipes From Around The World That You Probably Never Heard About

    Alessandra Branco
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Tired of finding the same coffee drinks at the your local shop or making that same cup at home? Need some new ideas on how to prepare your beans? Or are you just curious to know what kind of coffee drinks people serve in other parts of the world? Here you will find a few coffee drinks where you probably won't see at your local coffee shop (unless you live in one of the described places) and their respective recipes, so that you can try it at home and use some ideas from around the world to innovate or "cosmopolite" your coffee break. Arnaud's Café Brûlot DiaboliqueThis…
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