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10 Coffee Hacks that will change your Life!

If you are a life hacker (i.e. like to get shit done using unorthodox/smarter methods) and enjoy craft coffee, do we have a list for you! Imagine taking your DIY experience to the next level with fun, innovative, and creative ways to make and use coffee. Did you know you...

The Truth about Decaf

Millions of Americans drink decaf coffee to get that perfectly bitter taste without all the jitters.  Well news flash! There’s no such thing as naturally occurring decaf coffee. ALL coffee beans come with caffeine naturally. For coffee to be considered decaf most sources agree at least 95% majority of the...

How to keep your coffee fresh......

  Fresh coffee, stored correctly, will ensure a great-tasting cup of coffee.  Let’s begin by asking, what effects coffee freshness? There are two things that primarily effect coffee freshness are the two things we need to live. Oxygen and light, take it away from coffee and you’ll be adhering to...

Ways of sweetening your Coffee without using sugar

So, since sugar in coffee poses a danger to our health, what alternatives are out there to flavor our coffee without using it? Anything that claims to be healthy can be debated. I'm not promising that everything here is healthy for everyone. Age, health problems, personal preferences all affect what...

What's happening at Ricks?

So grateful to be making so many wonderful announcements. We have so many things in store for our company and our customers. Look out world here we come!

Brewing up Freedom

Class is in session, and coffee is the subject. Let's go through some history and how it shaped how we consume coffee today!

Honoring our Military Children

Did you know April is the Month of the Military Child? The month of the Military Child in April recognizes the unique challenges children in military families face. They face continually changing circumstances and often one or both of their parents enlist active duty or reserve, meaning at any given...

Caffeine..... Yes please!

Let’s start with how caffeine effects your body and your brain. Researchers have found that caffeine has positive effects on your brain, body overall, and central nervous system. Caffeine produces a feeling of pleasure and happiness…. Overall gives you positive vibes, this is because caffeine increases dopamine in the brain....

Did you know?

Did you know if you place a bowl of fresh coffee grounds in your fridge, and leave it for a day or two the coffee will absorb odors. This odor killing trick actually works everywhere else as well.  Did you know pricy cellulite creams and ointments almost always have caffeine...

Extraction

Coffee extraction refers to the process of extracting desirable compounds from coffee beans during the brewing of coffee. Extraction occurs when hot water is poured over coffee grounds, causing compounds such as caffeine, carbohydrates, lipids, melanoidins and acids to be transferred from the grounds to the water. Extraction is everything...

Acidity Friend or Foe

Let’s start with knowing what acidity is. Acidity is not that easy to define, mainly because it takes on many different forms.  A coffee that’s more acidic affects the flavor and the aroma, taking on the characteristics of stone fruits, sweet nectarines, or juicy apples. It can be understood as a...

The history behind the Irish coffee

Joe Sheridan was born in 1909 in Castlederg, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. One of six sons, his family moved to Dublin after the death of his father, where he worked in a restaurant. In 1943, he applied for the job of chef at the airport in Foynes.  Foynes and...

Coffee Weather

According to the weather lore, coffee supposedly can foretell what type of weather is in store for you. There is a belief that if the bubbles of coffee collect in the center of your cup, you can expect fair weather. If they adhere to the cup, forming a ring, you...

Barely touching the surface of Roasting

Let’s talk about roasting. All you need to do is roast the green raw coffee until it goes brown. It doesn’t sound any more complicated than frying up a burger. But it certainly is! Coffee roasting is based on a science about which entire books have been written. How great...

How to create the perfect start each day.....

There are only two times of the day you have total control. The Start of your day and the end of your day. You can always attempt planning the middle of your day, but let’s be real, how often do tasks unfold the way you “planned” them? Sometimes your boss...

How much do you know about coffee?

For millions of people, coffee is an essential morning tradition that fuels the start of their day—and most of the time, you probably don’t even think about it. But behind every sip of coffee, there’s a fascinating story that begins in the country where it was grown and ends with...