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Coffee Myths Revealed

Your afternoon coffee will cause insomnia. Caffeine is a stimulant. However, the caffeine you consume in your post-lunch cup is processed through the liver at lightning speed and nearly all of it is flushed out of your body within 4 to 7 hours. So, if you drink your second cup...

What team do you cheer for?

Let's say it together, "2020 sucked." The year 2020 will be seared into the minds of many for decades. Many will want to turn the page and never look back. That's fine. But others may learn that this year was trying to teach us something, and we would be wise...

Coffee during COVID

In what has been a strange year for those people forced to work from home, little daily habits have helped to sustain normality. This year has not been easy for people in the coffee industry, including 25 million smallholder farmers who are responsible for growing 80% of the world’s coffee....

Coffee and Christmas

The Naughty list isn’t just for kids Santa is known to leave coal for naughty children, but when it’s the parents that have been naughty instead, he stuffs their children’s stocking with thermoses full of light roast coffee. Good luck catching those kiddos! Parents, kid’s aren’t the only ones getting checked...

Coffee, Coffee Everywhere!

When we speak to our friends about their favorite parts of winter, many of them gush about how much they enjoy cozy winter nights curled up with their families. We love those moments too, but that’s not the only time we feel happy! If you ask us, the very best time...

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday started as a campaign launched by American Express on Nov. 27, 2010, to help small businesses gain exposure and to inspire consumers to shop within their own communities during the holiday season. The day became official in 2011 when Washington State mayors, governors, senators and President Obama...

Quarangiving

Everyone can make Thanksgiving safer. This year Holiday celebrations will look a little different, but that doesn’t mean we can’y be together or not enjoy the Holiday. Here are some tips to help make your Thanksgiving safe for everyone. Wear a mask with two or more layers covering your nose...

Coffee Palate

Have you ever been at a loss while trying to taste the flavor notes printed on your favorite bag of coffee? While these notes are helpful to experienced coffee tasters, the everyday coffee drinker is often flat out confused what it means when a coffee is going to taste like...

The Importance of a Barista

It seems as though every week now there is some breakthrough or some great new thing happening either at the farm level or in the cafe. When these things happen, it can either be celebrated or cause confusion and conversation from coffee companies as they figure out how to play...

The best Coffee in the World

What makes coffee a contender for the best coffee in the world? There are a combination of factors. These factors vary, from geology to geography, history to culture, and botany to agriculture. The many elements play huge roles in coffee drinking. The ideal bean also needs ideal treatment. There is...

Brew Matters

For those coffee enthusiasts who want to brew better coffee at home, there are several methods you can consider using beyond the usual household automatic coffee maker. Your preferred method will boil down to your personal taste, time, and technique. There is a broad acceptance that manual brewing methods allow...

The bottom line....

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. For some, it is the largest source of antioxidants, outranking both fruits and vegetables combined. Here are some tips on how to make your coffee consumption super healthy. Coffee and Sleep Caffeine is a stimulant, and is why it...

Saving the world one sip at a time!

Not all super heroes wear capes. Some of us drink coffee. Have you ever felt guilty about using disposable coffee cups? Well, you’re not alone, and not without good reason either. After all, our morning cup-o-rick is supposed to help us take on the day-not destroy the planet. Did you...

The latest scoop on coffee consumption

There are many good reasons to drink coffee, and very few not too. Over the last several decades coffee has been among the most heavily studied dietary components. A study at Harvard shows three to four cups per day has been linked to a longer lifespan. Other studies have found...

You are what you brew.....

Almost everybody likes coffee, but apparently how you like your coffee can reveal quite a bit about your personality. Your favorite coffee says a lot about you as a person. Often times the type of coffee you drink has a direct correlation to your personality. A study found that people...