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Utopian Coffee Fall Blend

Nick Breheny
Nick Breheny

As the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to turn bright shades of orange and red, we all start to think about the fantastic autumn season. To some, […]

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The “Right” Roast

Nick Breheny
Nick Breheny

Coffee is one of the most complex and intriguing drinks anywhere in the world. During coffee roasting, a series of chemical reactions that occur within the coffee bean facilitates the […]

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Pour Over

Landon Porter
Landon Porter

Brewing coffee at home can often be a challenge for people; a challenge that leaves them wondering why they can’t get it to be as good as the coffee shop. […]

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Top 10 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

Allie Vanhyfte
Allie Vanhyfte

The average American consumes over 3 cups of coffee a day. That’s a lot of used coffee grounds going down the drain! Here are a few uses for those leftover […]

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My Time at the Rwanda Hingakawa Co-Op, Part 2

Brendon Maxwell
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Brendon Maxwell

I recently wrote about my time at the Hingakawa co-op, a female-owned and operated coffee initiative that has brought opportunity and restoration to a community devastated by violence and war in […]

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My Time at the Rwanda Hingakawa Co-Op

Brendon Maxwell
Brendon Maxwell

As I sat in the restaurant surrounded by green and yellow painted concrete walls, I was hit by this wave of feeling. It was a combination of excitement and optimism. […]

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Tips for Making Cold Brew Coffee

Aly Curtis
Aly Curtis

Cold brew refers to a coffee brewing method that is quite different from the traditional. Most traditional methods involve the steeping of ground coffee beans in hot water and filtering […]

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The Best In-Home Coffee Grinders

Aly Curtis
Aly Curtis

There’s nothing like a cup of freshly ground coffee in the morning. If you’re one of those people that orders fresh roasted coffee beans and grinds them in your home, […]

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Iced Coffee

Landon Porter
Landon Porter

With the hot months of Summer coming up, I thought it would be helpful to share some thoughts on how to make some great iced coffee. I’ll offer two different […]

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New Coffee: Colombia Pitalito

Landon Porter
Landon Porter

We are excited to release our Direct Trade Colombia Pitalito! This offering is from the Huila region of Colombia, which happens to be my favorite region due to the amazing […]

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New Colombia Excelso

Allie Vanhyfte
Allie Vanhyfte

We have a brand new coffee blend called Excelso that comes from the Narino region of Colombia. This is a very unique blend because of the geography of this part […]

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The Fun Side of Espresso

Allie Vanhyfte
Allie Vanhyfte

Espresso con panna- espresso shot topped with a dollop of whipped cream. The whipped cream melts in the espresso making it taste like an espresso mousse when drank. Undertow- A […]

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From Seed to Roast

Allie Vanhyfte
Allie Vanhyfte

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world right after oil, but happens to be a labor-intensive crop with a high yield, and in most cases, little income. […]

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The Health Benefits of Coffee

Allie Vanhyfte
Allie Vanhyfte

I think we all have heard both sides of the story. “Drink coffee” or “Don’t drink coffee” and it seems like the research is changing all the time. So what’s […]

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Decaf

Landon Porter
Landon Porter

Decaf. Usually this word is associated with poor tasting coffee. But despite its reputation I have good news for the coffee lovers who are unable to have caffeine or the […]

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Brazil Drought and the Price Increase

Allie Vanhyfte
Allie Vanhyfte

You may have heard in recent news about the drought in Brazil and how the coffee prices rose significantly. How does this apply to the average consumer trying to buy […]

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Brewing Tips: French Press

Landon Porter
Landon Porter

The French press, or simply a press pot, is probably one of the most popular manual brewing methods. It’s a great way to highlight all that UTOPIAN coffee has to […]

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Women for Women International

Landon Porter
Landon Porter

UTOPIAN COFFEE CO. is proud to be a supporter of a project called “Women For Women International“, which works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict […]

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