WHAT IS PEABERRY?

Perhaps, while searching for a coffee to buy, you have come across the term Peaberry in the label of a coffee. And you have wondered what that term meant. You may have also noticed that the price of the Peaberry was slightly higher than the same coffee without the term Peaberry, and you noticed that the description of the two coffees was the same e ...

14January
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What IS it About Christmas?

There is something about Christmas that always causes me to pause and give thought. And I consider the question, “What IS it about Christmas?” It is likely that most of us have had similar thoughts. We begin looking forward to Christmas about Thanksgiving (the merchants start in July). We plan; what gifts to buy, what events to attend, what food to ...

23December
2017
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COFFEE ENHANCED

Now would be a great time for a cup of good coffee. You make your selection and heat the water to brew the coffee your favorite way. As you open the coffee container, you take a whiff of the heavenly aroma and breath it in deeply, expanding your lungs to their limit in order to further enjoy the scent. You close your eyes and just exercise you sens ...

09November
2017
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ARABICA OR ROBUSTA?

In your search to purchase coffee, you may have seen on some packages “100% Arabica.” Of all of the coffees, about 70-80% of are classified as Arabica and about 25% are classified as Robusta. After the bean is ground, it would be difficult to tell the difference whether a coffee is Arabica or Robusta by looking. But there are differences. And, alth ...

08November
2017
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JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Pumpkin-Flavored Coffee for the Holiday Season Two things immediately come to mind when one thinks of Thanksgiving; turkey and pumpkin pie. There are other items that make the list, such as cranberries, stuffing and even yams (sweet potatoes). But turkey and pumpkin pie are the beginning and the end of the Thanksgiving meal. Turkey is the foundation ...

23October
2017
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DID YOU KNOW?

You may have experienced finding that one specialty coffee and wanting to make it your favorite coffee drink. And then not being able to find it again the next time you were ready to buy, even though you know the name of the coffee. Here is some information that may help you understand why this task can be so difficult. And it may help you in your ...

12October
2017
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COMPARING APPLES AND ORANGES

What to Know When Comparing Specialty Coffee You have probably heard the old saying, “Don’t compare apples with oranges.” Which, of course, means, if comparing something to find which is the best, compare like things. You wouldn’t compare a truck with a house, or a bathroom scale with a meat grinder. In the same sense, you wouldn’t compare apples wi ...

25September
2017
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INEXPENSIVE TOOLS FOR EXCELLENT COFFEE BREWING

I have been drinking coffee for over sixty years. It was my go-to drink in the morning to help me, and my system, get started for the day. It was not a special occasion but was just a routine. Then I traveled out of the country and found there was more to coffee than just a hot, muddy-looking drink to help kick-start the day. I found that it was to ...

02August
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