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Top 10 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

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 grinds: Steep grinds in hot water to dye fabrics or paper for an “antique” look. Use grinds on a damp rag to remove grease and grime from tools or dishware. If you have a scratch [...]

New Colombia Excelso

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 of Colombia. It is very rugged and mountainous, which is good for the cup of coffee, however, it makes harvesting a lot harder for the farmers. Most coffee in this region is grown on small, [...]

The Fun Side of Espresso

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 small, layered espresso drink. Flavored syrup (I like vanilla), half and half, and espresso. The whole idea of this drink is that it is taken in layers. First the bitter espresso hits your tongue, which [...]

From Seed to Roast

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. Today, I’m going to share with you the stages of growing, harvesting, and processing coffee from my own experiences. This is a relatively short explanation and there are so many other variables and specificities that [...]

The Health Benefits of Coffee

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 the real story? After extensive research on the newest studies, I think I have found the answer (for now). In their article, ‘A Little Coffee May Be Good -- Dare We Say Healthy? -- For [...]

Brazil Drought and the Price Increase

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 coffee? I’ll tell you! Firstly, Brazil is the largest exporter of coffee in the world and they have been experiencing some bad weather for coffee growing. Ideally, coffee is grown in two seasons; wet and [...]