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Pour Over Coffee Ritual and Reward

The process of the pour-over coffee brew method is all in the name – coffee is extracted as water is hand poured over freshly ground coffee beans. Add some gravity to motivate it through a paper filter and drip into your cup below. This is the simplified version because at any coffee shop featuring pour-overs you can see that [...]

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Sustainability of The Coffee Industry, Farms, & The Families And People Who Run Them

From tree to cup, upwards of 100 million people are directly involved in the production of coffee, making it a global enterprise and a world wide top traded comodity. The size of our industry puts a great deal of pressure on its sustainability for generations to come. Many factors can affect the life span of the coffee [...]

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The Cascade of Nitro Cold Brew

Summer is here! If you’ve outgrown the frappuccino, there’s a strong possibility you’ve tried a cold brew or two or five. It’s a whole world of difference in taste with a change in steep and temperature. But that same taste and texture gets immediately shaken up when nitrogen is tapped along with it. The cascade of nitrogen bubbles is [...]

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The Adventures of Superfood: Coffee

We now live in a time where being aware of our health and wellness is essential. Hashtags like #fitness, #fitlife, #fitspo, #motivation, #superfood, #eatclean, #healthydiet, and #healthychoice have easily hit the millions.And diet is at the center of it all. Today, the philosophy of eat well and staying fit has trumped the idea of starving [...]

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The Perfect Union Between Coffee Brewer and Coffee Grind

Few things are more satisfying than spending the time to make a perfect cup of coffee for yourself. This is why many coffee lovers will dedicate time shopping for conscious companies, shade-grown, fresh locally roasted coffee beans packed in the proper bag with a one way valve, sourced down to their small farm and farmer of choice; making sure it’s fair trade, [...]

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Recap CoffeeFest Dallas 2016

The Coffee Blenders team is back in San Diego from having just attended CoffeeFest in Dallas, TX! We had a great time getting to know all the guests who ranged from roasters and coffee shop owners to importers and baristas. Not to mention all the exhibitors with such innovative coffee products – we got to taste unique flavors of tea, [...]

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Matcha: It’s the IT Tea and Now It’s Single (Serve)

We were obsessed with wheatgrass shots in 2008 then we devoted ourselves to juice cleanses that promised detoxed summer bodies in exchange for a little bit of hanger. Then spirulina and chia seeds had a brief flash of fame. After that we started blending anything that can fit into a Vitamix but America’s collective attention span is onto a cult worthy beverage, Matcha [...]

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Coffee Storage: Keeping Those Beans WHOLEsome

Wasting coffee is a punishable offense. Preserving the coffee you brought home is an essential step to brewing your perfect cup. There are various conflicting theories on how to keep our precious coffee fresh. Whether it’s Robusta or Arabica, from Central America or East Africa, here are some commonly agreed upon methods discovered by trusted coffee scientists. Isolation Method Coffee [...]

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The 9 Personalities of Coffee Mugs

A hundred or so years ago, coffee mugs were just bland vessels that said way more about the socioeconomic climate than they did about the person drinking from them. They were grey, drab, and they only performed a basic function.Sometimes, they even struggled to perform a basic function. But coffee mugs have evolved, just like the rest of society.Indeed, they have evolved [...]

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How Coffee Increases Social Interaction

Sometimes, it can be really hard to stay in touch with our friends. Many of us work long hours during the week, and when we’re not working we might be pursuing some of our hobbies that don’t involve our friends, such as sports or reading.Because we’re all busier than ever, finding a suitable time to meet up with friends is increasingly [...]

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