Coffee Beans

The Renaissance of Home Coffee Roasting

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According to legend, when the goatherd Kaldi brought coffee berries to a local monastery with stories of increased energy, the imams refused to believe him and threw the beans on the fire. In this tale, it was the resulting delicious aroma that caused the imams to quickly pull the berries back out and sample them […]

Espresso and Coffee Drink Glossary

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Espresso is a unique process of extracting coffee. Italian: caffé espresso, literally translated as ‘pressed-out coffee’ Traditional Espresso Drinks Espresso – A straight shot usually 1 oz to 1.5 Doppio – A double shot, usually served straight 2 oz to 3 oz Americano – 1 oz Espresso combined with 6 oz of hot water for a richly […]

Chocolate Maple Bacon Banana Flavored Coffee

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Flavoring coffee is a practice as old as coffee consumption itself. Early coffee drinkers in the Middle East sometimes brewed spices and nuts with their coffee beans to add flavor. Today, enjoying chicory coffee is still a vital part of a visit to New Orleans, and everyone’s familiar with adding fruit-flavored syrups, chocolate or caramel […]

What is Coffee?

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What is Coffee? Though referred to as a bean due to its size and shape, coffee is actually the seed of a berry known as the coffee cherry which grows along the branches of the coffee tree. It takes nearly a year for a cherry to mature after the flowering of the tree’s fragrant white […]

The Importance of Fresh Ground Coffee

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One of the great joys of coffee is opening up a bag or can of coffee and being greeted by that first intense aroma . . . However the following morning, after opening the bag again one might ask, “where did that beautiful aroma go? Have I become accustomed to that smell, or did it […]