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Posts tagged: coffee

Get your FALL on

I have noticed over the last few years that Fall is becoming more and more trendy. Fall being such a hot topic is a great thing for us because that means for cuter outfits, more activities being created, and yummy new recipes coming out of Pinterest! Read on for our...

Choosing good Decaf Coffee (It’s hard)

  Coffee has over a thousand different compounds in it, the most well-known of which is caffeine. While many consider caffeine a desirable stimulant (and sometimes the only reason to drink coffee), a significant number of people can’t have or don’t want to have caffeine. That’s where decaffeinated coffee comes...

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...

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!

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....

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...

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...

Cupping Coffee at Home

Supplies Needed: Coffees (20 grams of each coffee) Grinder Scale (for measuring coffee weight) Timer Cupping Bowls (measuring capacity should be 160ml-200ml) Rinse cups filled with hot water Cupping spoons Hot water element  Vessel (to collect used coffee grounds) Mug or glass (to hold cupping spoons) Step One: Grind out...

Seed to Cup

Have you noticed that more and more people are starting to show signs of interest in the origins of the coffee they are drinking? This new-found interest is the direct result of the Specialty Coffee movement and how the coffee industry is becoming a more sophisticated one. Coffee lovers like...

2021 Coffee Trends

Coffee trends are developing all of the time, every year there is always something new happening in the coffee industry. Nothing gets us more excited than that first cup of coffee in the morning. With 2020 behind us and a renewed sense of optimism, there’s a lot to look forward...