Small batch coffee roasting -- it is marketed as the best way to roast coffee and the only way to prepare specialty coffee -- but what does small batch really mean and is it better than say a medium or large batch? The answer may force you to rethink everything you thought you knew about... Continue Reading →
Coffee rust? It's real and it's attacking your favorite coffee plants. Okay, that was a bit dramatic. While true, the situation isn't quite as apocalyptic as you may have been lead to believe -- though coffee rust does threaten global coffee supply, particularly Central American coffee, it does not signal the end of coffee.
Stock up now, coffee will be gone by 2050! If you read the news, you've likely felt shock, horror, and finally, despair at the headlines pronouncing our beloved bean's imminent demise. Thankfully, the whole truth is much less dire.
Ready to fool your guests into believing you have an at-home barista? It is much easier than you think! Regardless of the brew method or beans chosen, adhering to these coffee making musts will ensure you always have a great cup.
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.
Coffee enthusiasts love to share photos of sweeping mountain landscapes, bright-eyed workers, and rough, earth-covered hands cupping a pile of fresh beans. Those images are real and convey the gentle, inspiring side of coffee growing but there is another side. A very dark, very sinister, very brutal side of coffee growing that too many farmers... Continue Reading →
Hearing things lately? Depending on how great an adventurer you are, what I am about to tell you will either be viewed as gravely disturbing or delightful, in a twisted sort of way. Recent studies have found that people with high stress, who drink three or more cups of coffee per day are more likely to hallucinate.
Small and mighty, El Salvador is a force in the world of coffee. With perfect growing conditions, increasingly rare varietals, and a modern social history woven around the very vines their beans grow on, the history of modern El Salvador is the history of Salvadoran coffee.
Lemon, salt, chocolate, ice cream -- if you've visited a specialty coffee shop, you know people like to spice up, dress up, and sweeten their espresso. While some additions add an extra touch of flavor to your cup, others fundamentally alter a key aspect of the drink. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite... Continue Reading →