It's the holiday season and, if you are anything like us, that means coffee! Lots and lots of coffee. Coffee at home, coffee at the office, coffee with friends and loved ones. Good coffee, okay coffee, and bad coffee... that, dear readers, is where we start today, with those painful-to-swallow (though sometimes vital) undesirably bitter cups of coffee.
December 16th, 1773 was a cold, blistery Boston evening. By 7 pm, the sky would have been pitch black with the only light coming from the stars, candles, and the occasional lantern. The air rolling in off the Atlantic was crisp and biting as it wrapped around the Boston Harbor. On this night, sixty men dressed in Mohawk costumes boarded three ships carrying British tea and tipped, dumped, and stomped into being one history's greatest, most impactful political protests. It was also the night coffee became America's drink.
It's getting chilly outside! If you're anything like me, the cooler the outside temperature, the warmer I want to feel on the inside -- that means hearty breakfasts, more baked goods than I need, and spice. Lots and lots of mouth-tingling, soul-warming spice. From sweet cinnamon to pungent clove to fiery pepper, coffee offers an... Continue Reading →
Want to know a great secret in the coffee roasting world? Coffee brokers. Coffee brokers are vital to a thriving coffee industry -- they ensure quality control, offer a lifeline to farms, assume the purchasing risk for roasters, and share information between growers and roasters.
Myths, lies, and downright terror-inspiring tales of our favorite black magic brew have been deceiving devotees and abstainers for decades. It’s time you learn the truth. Here’s part III of our myth-busting series. Coffee exacerbates anxiety and the body's stress response. Myth! Drunk in moderation, coffee does not cause or exacerbate stress. In fact, many... Continue Reading →
Coffee filters are a daily feature in many of our lives and choosing the right filter can be, well, tricky. Aside from the numerous brands to select between, there are also a host of different types of coffee filters to choose from, each with its own pros and cons.
Feeling stressed, anxious, or a touch overwhelmed? Reaching for that cup of freshly brewed coffee may actually be just what you need. While coffee consumption often gets a bad rap, sipped smartly, coffee can actually help you reduce stress and anxiety. The keys to unlocking this duo's magic are quality and timing.
Carbs and sugars and gluten in your coffee? Well, it really depends on how you drink it and where you buy it. Coffee, like popcorn and leafy greens, is a healthy option when consumed plain but can become deceptively carb-heavy, fat-laden, and sugar-packed once dressed-up.
Long isolated from the western world, Myanmar's coffee is as bold, diverse, and exciting as the land it grows on and hands that tend it.
Smooth, frothy, rich, refreshing....coffee? Nitro coffee hit the American hipster coffee scene in 2011 or 2012 (depending on who you ask) and has since grown to dominate the cold brew market. Keep reading to learn what makes nitro coffee unique in the world of specialty coffee drinks, along with the pros and cons of choosing... Continue Reading →