Coffee fables, tales, and truths is TheQueenBean’s take on the history of coffee. From the origin story to modern-day coffee barons, Coffee fables, tales, and truths shares our laughter, lessons, and love for the beloved bean. Below is an excerpt from one of our fables. To purchase or learn more about our book, please click here. Death by coffee... Continue Reading →
Peek inside our roasting process!
From green beans to roasted perfection, this is how we transform our green beans into perfectly roasted coffee. To learn more about our coffee, please visit TheQueenBean.com. Green beans are delivered in large burlap sacks stacked onto pallets. These beans are processed (cleaned) at their point of origin or at a processing point located close... Continue Reading →
Coffee drinks: What’s in a name?
Espresso? Cappuccino? Ristretto ... even Java? Ever wonder how your favorite coffee drink got its name? In this blog entry, we uncover the truth behind some of the most famous (and sometimes odd) names in the world of coffee! Espresso– Café Espresso translates from Italian to pressed out coffee -- which makes sense as espresso... Continue Reading →
Spring’s hottest (and coldest) coffee drinks
A little café bubbly, flora lattes, caffeine-light brew, and... mold fermented coffee beans? This season's coffee trends are as diverse as they are tasty! From sparking coffee to tailored blends these drinks give coffee lovers five good reasons to celebrate.
Nantic Coffee, 225 women producing great coffee preserving a culture
Nantic means “our mother” in the ancient Mayan language of Tzeltal, and 'our mother' beautifully describes the story behind this wonderfully aromatic coffee. High-grown on the soaring, nutrient-rich soil of Mexico's Chiapas Highlands, this stunning coffee hails from smallholder farms...
All the buzz on bees and small crop coffee farming
Today, we are talking about a different kind of buzz, the bee, and how one of our favorite summer friends is proving increasingly vital to small farm coffee growers as the globe warms.
Cup of joe — an expression of love, laziness, or derision?
In a world where flat whites are trendy, espressos are sophisticated, and a fine drip cup is educated, the good 'ol cup of joe is the steady, understated everyman's drink. It's a friend and the fun kind at that -- the one with dubious origins and a touch of scandal. From outright insult to an interesting amalgamation, here are the potential origins of the phrase cup of joe.
To subscribe or not to subscribe: the pros and cons of a coffee subscription
Purchasing a coffee subscription is a commitment most of us enter somewhat blindly. In this entry, we are shedding light on subscription nuances, describing what we've found -- based on our years of offering coffee subscriptions -- to be subscription pros, subscription cons, and questions to ask before subscribing.
Burlap coffee sack: the upcyclable, recyclable, eco-friendly coffee bean data file.
ous questions about our burlap wrappings -- why we use burlap, where it came from, and what to do with it after you unwrap your coffee. In this blog, we are going to answer all of these questions, starting with my favorite thing about burlap, the data map.
Coffee enemas — the real sh*t!
You may have noticed many new age spas and alternative healing retreats lauding the benefits of coffee enemas. While the practice is currently experiencing a renaissance, the use of enemas for detoxification dates back to the 1800s. People believed that by flushing their system of intestinal toxins the body would be relieved of poison and thus many diseases unable to take root. Combining caffeinated coffee with water for colon cleansing gained popularity as part of “Gerson Therapy” – a treatment developed by the German doctor Max Gerson in the 1930s. This theory supports... Continue Reading →
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