Our quick guide to buying a coffee brewer

Speed, size, price, maintenance, Taste! Purchasing a coffee brewer is a commitment, especially if you rely on it to brew your first cup of the day. Before jumping right into brewer characteristics, it's important to identify the type of machine that is right for you. The self-assessment The first step in choosing a coffee machine... Continue Reading →

Grab your coffee and hit the gym!

Coffee is that elusive workout partner you've always wanted but never thought you'de find -- it lifts your mood, energizes you, minimizes pain and the perception of boredom, and even helps you burn more fat -- up to 3 hours after you've stopped moving! The key to unlocking this dream-like ally? Timing. According to the... Continue Reading →

Coffee profile: Yemen Mocha Matari

Yemen's history with coffee dates back to the beginning. According to some legends, coffee was first discovered in Yemen by a Sufi monk. In others, our beloved bean was first discovered in Ethiopia and soon brought to Yemen by a monk who became besotted after discovering he could roast, grind, and then brew this magical... Continue Reading →

Burr vs. blade grinders

Burr vs. Blade -- the great grinder showdown. If you are searching for a new coffee grinder, odds are you have felt a little like you are being ground yourself. There are many grinder options and very little information to help you distinguish the key characteristics of each. Today we are going to close the... Continue Reading →

Decoding coffee flavor descriptions

Mushroom, citrus, raspberry... understanding how to apply coffee descriptives in a meaningful way is not intuitive. It's an art that takes time, tools, and tasting to master. Just as you learn to detect subtle differences in your favorite pasta sauce or brownie mix, with a little guidance, you'll soon be able to distinguish and identify... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting your morning cup

Brewing an excellent cup of coffee is both a science and an art. While we often attribute a coffee's taste to bean origin, roast, or preparation, there are a number of factors between roasting and sipping that can spoil what should be a delicious, high-quality cup. In this blog, we walk you through our coffee... Continue Reading →

The tea lovers guide to coffee

For tea drinkers, navigating the world of coffee can be a mammoth and often frustrating challenge. The good news is, it doesn't need to be! Tea and coffee, while natural enemies in the beverage industry, are more like apples and pears than apples and oranges. Below are our coffee suggestions for tea lovers looking to... Continue Reading →

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