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The Mighty Peaberry

The Mighty Peaberry

The peaberry is prized for the richness of its flavor. Tanzanian Peaberry is a lively, inviting coffee from the acclaimed Kilimanjaro region. Unlike the traditional coffee berries, which feature two side-by-side fertilized seeds, peaberries occur when only one of the two seeds is fertilized. This, you may be interested to know, does not occur on … Continue reading The Mighty Peaberry

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8 Ways to Reuse Paper Coffee Filters

8 Ways to Reuse Paper Coffee Filters

We are increasingly sensitive to our environment. Americans recycle more than ever, and that’s a good thing. The small choices we make daily make a world of difference. Did you know that a single person can generate as much as 4 pounds of trash daily? It adds up quickly; to nearly 1,500 pounds per year … Continue reading 8 Ways to Reuse Paper Coffee Filters

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Coffee Tree or Coffee Shrub?

Coffee Tree or Coffee Shrub?

The coffee plant belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which includes well over 13,000 different species of trees, shrubs and even herbs. We get coffee from the Coffea species. It is a perennial shrub but is often called a tree since it reaches heights of 20 feet or more. Interestingly, cultivated coffee shrubs are pruned down … Continue reading Coffee Tree or Coffee Shrub?

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Coffee Talk – The Best of 2018

Coffee Talk – The Best of 2018

Just made a fresh cup of coffee – Organic Healthy Living Blend, in case you are curious – and signed in to this Blog to compose the next weekly article. It seemed like we launched this project just a few short months ago, but upon review just realized we’ve posted 43 articles already, which takes … Continue reading Coffee Talk – The Best of 2018

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12 New Years’ Resolutions – Java Style

12 New Years’ Resolutions – Java Style

One of the main reasons so many of us struggle with keeping New Year’s resolutions is not so much the level of difficulty of the changes we vouch to make as how we insert them into our daily routine. Timing truly is everything. According to research, the best way to stick with a new habit … Continue reading 12 New Years’ Resolutions – Java Style

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In Praise of Coconut Milk

In Praise of Coconut Milk

Coconut milk has gained in popularity with the ketone diet and as a delicious alternative to butter when indulging in a good cup of bulletproof coffee, but don’t set it aside yet. There are several reasons to use coconut milk in your coffee year-round. For one thing, coconut milk is cholesterol free. We must point … Continue reading In Praise of Coconut Milk

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Coffee Trends to Watch in 2019

Coffee Trends to Watch in 2019

The words Cold Brew and Bulletproof are still on the tip of our tongues as we enter a new year, but Millennials are turning to coffee in increasing numbers and that changes everything. What fresh brewed coffee trends should we expect in 2019? First, it is important to note that access to information, and the … Continue reading Coffee Trends to Watch in 2019

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The 5 Stages of Coffee Roasting

The 5 Stages of Coffee Roasting

Coffee beans from different regions of the world present different characteristics of sweetness, acidity and even aroma, though in their fresh, newly harvested state our noses may not be sensitive enough to pick up on the aromatic nuances of the fruit. For us, the experience and pleasure of good coffee flavor and aroma is attainable … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Coffee Roasting

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15 Ways to Recycle Coffee in 2019

15 Ways to Recycle Coffee in 2019

Being kind to the planet is a common theme these days, and rightly so. From ambitious programs to small-scale endeavors, there are thousands of ways to make everyday choices that are kinder to us personally and to the world at large. Coffee plays a two-fold role in this endeavor, as it is often around a … Continue reading 15 Ways to Recycle Coffee in 2019

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How to Buy and Store a Coffee Gift

How to Buy and Store a Coffee Gift

Making a gift of coffee during the Holiday Season has a flavor far beyond the brew itself. Coffee, like food, is the gift of a sensory experience. In many ways, it is a gift of time also, for it invites a pause in the day to savor both the sip and the moment. Like most … Continue reading How to Buy and Store a Coffee Gift

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Traveling with Coffee

Traveling with Coffee

The Holiday travels begin as we compose this article. With all the changes in rules for travelers flying in and out of country, you may wonder, “Is coffee allowed in my suitcase on a plane? How should I package coffee when traveling by plane? Can I place it in my carry-on bag?” In this article, … Continue reading Traveling with Coffee

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Three Coffee Myths Debunked

Three Coffee Myths Debunked

Anything good for you, or enjoyable, is almost certain to be the topic of cultural myths and misconceptions. Here’s a familiar example at this time of year: Turkey makes us sleepy because it contains tryptophan. The truth is, it is the copious traditional Holiday meal that makes us sleepy, not the bird alone. Nuts like … Continue reading Three Coffee Myths Debunked

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3 Genius Coffee Maker Hacks

3 Genius Coffee Maker Hacks

Ah, the conveniences and simple pleasures of modern-day life! Coffee at the touch of a button. You hear it brew in the distance while you get ready for work; music to your ears, in the midst of life’s daily little dramas. It is said that the mere act of noticing the sound of coffee dripping … Continue reading 3 Genius Coffee Maker Hacks

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Understanding Coffee Acidity, Balance and Body

Understanding Coffee Acidity, Balance and Body

We usually assess the general taste or flavor of anything we ingest based on our experience with food. This makes perfect sense, when you think about it. For our ancestors of long-ago, beverages were probably a no-brainer. The main source was water. Their main concern revolved around food, and with assessing the taste and safety … Continue reading Understanding Coffee Acidity, Balance and Body

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How to Pair Coffee and Dessert

How to Pair Coffee and Dessert

Just as there are diverse tastes in sweets and coffees, there are diverse schools of thought regarding the ideal combination of coffee and dessert. Even great chefs have different opinions about this, but they do agree on one thing: in the end, it’s a matter of experimentation and developing one’s palate. This being said, there … Continue reading How to Pair Coffee and Dessert

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Boost Your Coffee, Boost Your Health

Boost Your Coffee, Boost Your Health

The health benefits of coffee are innumerable, and it is not unrealistic to assume that researchers have yet to uncover more benefits we cannot imagine today. Coffee has been associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, reduced depression, protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and a lower risk of heart disease, to name just … Continue reading Boost Your Coffee, Boost Your Health

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Best Tricks to Remove Coffee Stains

Best Tricks to Remove Coffee Stains

Coffee stains most often occur on tablecloths, napkins and on the cup itself. But on the odd occasion (not so odd for some maybe) that they occur on a garment, there is no reason to fear the piece will be ruined. You know how it goes. You finally wear that gorgeous new shirt you’ve been … Continue reading Best Tricks to Remove Coffee Stains

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How to Make Perfect Pour Over

How to Make Perfect Pour Over

Paper filters. Check. Hourglass coffee pot. Check. Fresh ground coffee. Check. Hot water. Check. You’re almost late for work, again. Thank goodness for your simple coffee brewing method. Heat the water while you dress. Pour on the fly as you gather your gear. Grab the to-go mug. Fill it. Out the door. Oh, if all … Continue reading How to Make Perfect Pour Over

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How to Make Keto Coffee

How to Make Keto Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee has been the talk of the town for a couple of years. In case you have not heard yet, this is coffee that is made with butter instead of milk or cream, and we must say it is something you must experience once in your lifetime. There are no words. But we digress, … Continue reading How to Make Keto Coffee

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Coffee Cupping For Pleasure

Coffee Cupping For Pleasure

We often wonder why there is not as much decorum around ordering a cup of coffee in a restaurant as there is when ordering wine. We imagine the waiter arriving with a tray and pouring just enough coffee in the cup for one of the dining guests to taste and give their approval. Wouldn’t that … Continue reading Coffee Cupping For Pleasure

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Any Nutrients in Coffee?

Any Nutrients in Coffee?

You know water is good for you. Your morning coffee is mainly water, but there is more to this invigorating brew. Coffee is a source of seven vitamins and minerals, and while these occur in minute quantities in each cup, they contribute to the synergy of nutrient absorption, especially if you enjoy your coffee with … Continue reading Any Nutrients in Coffee?

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How to Switch to Black Coffee

How to Switch to Black Coffee

Perhaps you’ve realized that dairy does not agree with you. You are not alone. If you’ve tried substitute creamers for your coffee, you may have found it difficult to get used to the texture or added flavor. It’s just not the same. And if you are used to adding sugar to your coffee, going sugar-free … Continue reading How to Switch to Black Coffee

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After-Dinner Coffee Pairing

After-Dinner Coffee Pairing

Coffees from different regions bring different nuances at mealtime. Choosing the right coffee to follow your main course dish can truly enhance your dining experience. Choosing the right brewing method can make the process flow as naturally as, well, a perfectly brewed pot. First things first: coffee pairing. Coffee is like fine wine, it is … Continue reading After-Dinner Coffee Pairing

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Is Powdered Milk Good in Coffee?

Is Powdered Milk Good in Coffee?

Using powdered milk in coffee is a sensible choice if you do not drink much milk otherwise and it is a good choice for your health. Powdered milk keeps longer than milk, it is easy to portion, and it is much healthier than most creamers. We live in a world of convenience. We seek efficiency … Continue reading Is Powdered Milk Good in Coffee?

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