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Espresso–I love it! What is it?

Espresso–I love it! What is it?

Oh the aroma, the taste and the buzz! Nearly every barista drink is based around espresso. Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Americano—are any of those a staple of your caffeine diet? They all have espresso in their heart. This crucial element of many of our favorite...
Food and coffee are essential to life

Food and coffee are essential to life

There is a quotation by S. Truett Cathy found on the walls of nearly every Chick-Fil-A: “Food is essential to life; therefore, make it good.” This simple statement beautifully summarizes the corporate vision of Chick-Fil-A. But it also beautifully...
How “fair” is fair trade?

How “fair” is fair trade?

We often get asked if our coffee beans are fair trade and/or organic. Our answer is always the same: yes and no. Some of our beans are fair trade certified, and some of our beans are organic certified. Some are both, and some are neither. I usually don’t take...
Coffee Myth #6: Shiny beans mean fresher beans

Coffee Myth #6: Shiny beans mean fresher beans

Another myth that gets repeated from time to time, is the one about oily beans being fresher than dry beans. While I can understand the logic here—i.e., dry beans are dry because they have sat around for a while and “dried out”—it is simply untrue. The...
Coffee Myth #5: Whole bean is higher quality

Coffee Myth #5: Whole bean is higher quality

Another enduring myth about coffee is that whole bean coffee is somehow superior to ground coffee. While this myth does contain a grain of truth, it’s not because of quality, it’s because of freshness. Let me explain. Coffee is roasted as a whole bean;...