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The Quoted Coffee – Chapter 2

The Quoted Coffee – Chapter 2

All of us understand the emotional truths and delightful idiosyncrasies that accompany our love of java. A few clever words or a well-crafted phrase can capture the coffee universe so precisely that we recognize ourselves at once. It is said that the ability to see ourselves in a lighthearted way is very healthy indeed. Which … Continue reading The Quoted Coffee – Chapter 2

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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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Who Invented The Diner Mug?

Who Invented The Diner Mug?

You may have a favorite diner in your own town, or perhaps there is one you visit each year while on vacation. The classic diner offers more than traditional dishes; it is especially recognized for its desserts and coffee. Even if the coffee is not outstanding, there is something deeply satisfying about cradling a real … Continue reading Who Invented The Diner Mug?

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The Quoted Coffee – Chapter 1

The Quoted Coffee – Chapter 1

Coffee quotes often make us smile or think about our lives in a new light. No matter how the phrases are turned, when coffee inspires them it is almost certain that everyone can find a nugget of personal truth behind the intended meaning, or beyond it. Coffee quotes range from purely whimsical to historical and … Continue reading The Quoted Coffee – Chapter 1

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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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Who Invented the Paper Cup?

Who Invented the Paper Cup?

The paper coffee cup is part of our daily lives, and while we are increasingly conscious of the environment, and you may even rinse out your morning cup and put it in the recycling bin, we rarely contemplate one pressing question: Who invented the paper cup? Our ancestors found all manners of drinking vessels right … Continue reading Who Invented the Paper Cup?

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Who Brought Coffee to America, Really?

Who Brought Coffee to America, Really?

It is commonly thought that conquistadors, early explorers and colonists are responsible for coffee’s popularity in the Americas, but this is not accurate. Coffee’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean was a lot more momentous than this. The first significant import of coffee to America took place in the mid-1600’s via New Amsterdam, later known as … Continue reading Who Brought Coffee to America, Really?

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Meet You at The Coffee House!

Meet You at The Coffee House!

Did you know that the first site of the New York Stock Exchange was a Coffee House? So was the London Stock Exchange’s first site. The Coffee House, it turns out, was the common gathering place for business, commerce and daily news. It was, also, the venue of choice for political and philosophical debate among … Continue reading Meet You at The Coffee House!

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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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Buzz-sicles

Buzz-sicles

Remember your mom making Popsicles from scratch? What a treat! Let's make pops for grown-ups, with coffee of course.

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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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Raw Sugar or Brown Sugar?

Raw Sugar or Brown Sugar?

Today’s health conscious coffee drinkers prefer pure, natural sugar. But which natural sugar is best? Speaking strictly of sugar and setting aside maple syrup and honey for a moment, let’s examine the true nature of raw sugar, cane sugar and brown sugar and how each complements your coffee in its own unique way. Raw sugar … Continue reading Raw Sugar or Brown Sugar?

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Can Coffee Really Help You Lose Weight?

Can Coffee Really Help You Lose Weight?

Yes, coffee can help you lose weight, but not quite as you might expect. Weight management is a very personal venture. Indeed, you might say that it is, at its best, a sized-to-fit endeavor. Different strategies for different people. By now, we all understand that there is really no right or wrong way. It is … Continue reading Can Coffee Really Help You Lose Weight?

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How Do You Hold Your Cup?

How Do You Hold Your Cup?

The studies speak for themselves. Again and again, they confirm how coffee can elevate the mood and help with depression and how it makes us generally more positive. The ultimate test is run in your own kitchen daily, or at the office coffee bar. You know the results. In fact, you count on them. But did … Continue reading How Do You Hold Your Cup?

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The Correct Coffee to Water Ratio

The Correct Coffee to Water Ratio

You read it everywhere: 2 level tablespoons of ground coffee for every 6-oz. cup. But if you’re a coffee lover, your cup is a mug and it’s closer to 8 ounces, if not more. Of course, cup or mug size is not the only factor. Some say they only use filtered water to make coffee, … Continue reading The Correct Coffee to Water Ratio

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How to Store Coffee

How to Store Coffee

Whether it is roasted or not, coffee is still subject to the elements. Remember that whole beans offer less surface to the air. Thus, storing whole beans and grinding as needed is a good way to prolong the life of fresh coffee. Storing whole beans and grinding as needed is a good way to prolong … Continue reading How to Store Coffee

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How to Use Old Coffee Beans

How to Use Old Coffee Beans

So you forgot that jar of coffee beans in the back of the cupboard. All may not be lost. Old, stale coffee beans actually make a very decent cold brew. First, make sure the beans are not moldy. You will recognize the smell of mold instantly and without the shadow of a doubt. In doubt, … Continue reading How to Use Old Coffee Beans

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How to Stop Static in Electric Grinders

How to Stop Static in Electric Grinders

First, many thanks to our esteemed customer from Minnesota who asked the question on our Facebook Page a while back. And why is there static anyway? Most grinders have a plastic chamber. Since plastic is a poor conductor, the electric charge does not dissipate promptly from the grind. This is especially true on a dry … Continue reading How to Stop Static in Electric Grinders

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Is There Really More Cholesterol in French Press Coffee?

Is There Really More Cholesterol in French Press Coffee?

You may have heard that there is more cholesterol in French Press coffee. As with any food and beverage news these days, you may wonder about the accuracy of this statement, not to mention secretly hope it is absolutely untrue. Truth be told, cholesterol is present in coffee’s natural oils; all coffee that is. Indeed, … Continue reading Is There Really More Cholesterol in French Press Coffee?

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Bleached or Unbleached Filters?

Bleached or Unbleached Filters?

We can generally agree that unbleached filters are kinder to the environment. However, to each is own. We have an acquaintance who uses white, bleached filters, rinses and dries them after brewing coffee and then turns them in the most creative paper flower arrangements you can imagine. Her filter flowers have graced the tables of … Continue reading Bleached or Unbleached Filters?

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