Category Archive: Coffee

Get a Free Starbucks Drink During the Holidays

Starbucks is giving away free drinks each day throughout the holidays, except for Christmas, through January 2nd. The only catch is that you have to check their site, Starbucks Cheer, to find out where. The site says: As 2016 wraps up, we hope everyone will ring in the new year with love in their hearts. …

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3 Ways to Establish Yourself as a True Coffee Aficionado

Coffee has become a social ritual — a way to stand out, a comforting daily routine, and even a hobby for some. The way we like our coffee speaks volumes, while the way we serve it to others is even more important. Reach aficionado status and impress guests with these quick tips. 1. Know the …

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Brew-it-Yourself: Benefits of Becoming Your Own Barista

Becoming your own barista is now easier than ever, with the rise of increasingly more advanced personal coffee and espresso makers allowing us to make a perfect cup of joe from the comfort of our own homes. While the transition from barista to home coffee maker has left some missing the hustle and bustle of …

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Drink the Coffee, Use the Grounds

I enjoy coffee. I generally put the grounds into my composter where they will add nutrients to the compost, or I dig them directly into my garden soil for the same purpose. However, there are numerous other ways to use your spent coffee grounds. If you vermicompost, use some of the grounds in your worm …

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Top 5 Coffee Recipes for the New Year

Here’s a list of our favorite homemade coffee recipes to top off the New Year – enjoy! I’m a caramel lover and that’s why I picked this simple recipe for Easy Caramel Latte from Naive Cook Cooks! Here’s a similar recipe with a kick: Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Cocktail from Pizzazzerie – I love a good salt/caramel …

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Coffee Recipes To Keep You Warm

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a good cup of coffee can be your best friend. It can help you wake up when it’s dark outside, keep you going on last-minute shopping trips, and nothing beats a heartwarming after-dinner coffee around the table with family. Coffee is the perfect companion to keep …

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Specialty Coffees

In the 1930s, physicists started discovering a whole zoo full of exotic atomic particles. There were muons and kaons and who-knows-whatelse-ons. When told of these, the famous physicist Enrico Fermi said: ‘If I wanted to remember all that I would have become a botanist.’ Ironically, later he invented the process used in atomic bombs. I …

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International Coffees

Brazil The coffee from Brazil is world-famous for a good reason: it’s stellar. None more so than the Brazil Bourbon Santos. Brazil is the world’s largest coffee bean producer, but hasn’t always been regarded as the best. That may change if this blend catches on. Named after the birthplace of the cultivar, an island now …

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A Coffee History of Adventure Around The World

Beer may be the oldest man-made brew, with wine a distant second. Beer recipes are at least as old as 6000 BC, but the oldest winemaking processes date ‘only’ from about the turn of the first millennium. Their younger cousin, coffee, arose a few hundred years later, though no one knows how old the plant …

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Coffee – From Beans to Shelf

From its origins over two thousand years ago, coffee bean processing has grown to a worldwide market whose output as a commodity has a dollar value second only to petroleum. Though there are dozens of bean varieties, the plants fall into two main classes: the arabica, first cultivated on the Arabian Peninsula, and the robusta …

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