Avoid these iced coffee pitfalls

Iced coffee. Cold Brew. Chilled coffee. Japanese Iced Coffee -- there are many ways to make a great cold coffee but, no matter how you brew it, to ensure a satisfying cup, you want to avoid these common iced coffee pitfalls.

The mad men of coffee, fanaticism at its finest

Maniac. Obsessive. Creative. Fighter. These, my friends, are the mad men of coffee. From fearless leaders who proclaimed they would "rather suffer with coffee than be senseless" to creatives who approached their cup with what can only be called fanatical devotion, coffee has beguiled (or enslaved, depending how you see it) some of history's greatest men. Keep reading...you may just be surprised at how far man will go for the love of coffee.

How fresh are your beans?

Few things disappoint as much as brewing a cup of coffee only to discover the beans are bad. Thankfully, there are a few quick actions you can take before brewing to assess a bean freshness: smell, look, touch, and test.

Tips on how to develop your coffee palate

Coffee has over 1,500 unique compounds that go into creating individual flavors and aromas. Developing the ability to distinguish and identify those unique flavors is an art anyone can learn. All it takes is time, patience, a strong love of coffee, and a sense of sensory adventure. In this entry, we'll walk you though the process and tools needed to develop a refined, expansive coffee palate.

How coffee with coworkers makes for happier, more productive employees

One drink that helps employees learn new things faster, confidently express ideas, engage in constructive debate, and increase overall happiness? Coffee. While it may sound too good to be true, recent research shows that coffee offers employees numerous social, psychological, and intellectual benefits. If you like the sound of that, keep reading to learn about the advantages of drinking coffee in the workplace.

How to identify high-quality coffee

A great cup of coffee starts with a great bean. While this may sound easy, identifying a great coffee can be very challenging if you don't know what to look. In this entry, we are going help you distinguish buzz words from words that universally indicate high quality coffee, starting with the bean type right through the roast.

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