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10
May

Cuba Puts Peas in the Coffee Again

Associated Press, May 3, 2011 HAVANA - Cubans' morning joe will be a little more bitter and a little less potent as the island returns to mixing coffee with roasted peas in a cost-saving move. The blend is being distributed beginning this month for domestic consumption, the Interior Commerce Ministry said Tuesday in an announcement published by Communist Party newspaper Granma. The change apparently will not affect coffee for export, for sale in pricier stores or in establishments catering

10
May

(ARA) - Espresso, invented in Italy in order to serve commuters rushing to catch trains, is now enjoyed around the world.  While many enjoy espresso sitting at a favorite neighborhood cafe, you can easily prepare it at home when armed with a basic understanding of espresso-brewing techniques. Espresso - which is also a type of roast - requires a unique, rapid brewing method that utilizes pressure, not gravity, to brew, and is always prepared fresh to be savored

28
Jul

TruBru at Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company

We are pleased to let our customers know that we have added the TruBru coffee system to all of our stores.  TruBru is a pour-over method of brewing coffee, which results in a perfectly extracted, clean and flavorful cup of coffee.  Come visit any of our stores, ask for a TruBru cup and enjoy your favorite coffee specifically made just for you.

29
Jul

Bulk Coffee Programs

A bulk coffee program is a plan that will ship you a predetermined amount of coffee each month. The amounts vary, so make sure you find a plan which suits your needs. Start with ordering a small amount at first, to make sure you don't end up with more coffee that you can consume before it starts to go stale. Most of the plans offer a house blend brand of coffee which may be imported

29
Jul

The Wide Varieties of Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Among all types of coffee, my favorite type is gourmet flavored coffee. You might wonder why. Tell me tell you the reasons now. The Wide Varieties of Gourmet Flavored Coffee There is absolutely no shortage of different flavors of gourmet coffee. The online store where I buy most of my coffee has these flavors: amaretto, almond, butterscotch cream, butter rum, cherry cobbler, cherry bomb, chocolate cherry, chocolate almond, chocolate marshmallow, chocolate Irish Cream, chocolate raspberry, chocolate mint,

29
Jul

  You may not know this, but unless you buy your coffee direct, the coffee beans used to make the morning cup of coffee that you love so much have probably been in the hands of half a dozen middle men. With so many stages involved in getting the coffee to your distributor, the quality of the beans suffers. Here's a fresh idea - eliminate the middle men and get your coffee

29
Jul

Tips for finding the Perfect Premium Coffee

There is coffee and THERE IS COFFEE! You likely know about the generic quality coffees you find at the supermarket, using the inferior Robusta beans. And, in contrast, there is the alternative: the coffee regularly termed Gourmet Coffee you buy direct from roasters around the country. Popular large volume roasters, like Starbucks as well as most of the the smaller roasters dispersed about town, essentially utilize this far

28
Jul

Fair Trade and Ethiopian Coffee

  Every day in the early hours of the morning, the farmers of the Oromia region head out to the coffee plantations in the Ethiopian highlands for a day’s work. Often walking barefoot for miles to arrive, the farmers use their bare hands to pick the coffee beans off of steep mountains in high altitudes and a blazing sun. For these farmers and their families, coffee farming is the only means to

28
Jul

  Techniques for brewing coffee range from the practical to the artful. When purchasing a coffee maker for your home, you'll want to select a machine that matches your own coffee brewing style. Is drinking coffee a languid morning ritual or something you do on-the-go? Do you prefer an uncomplicated cup of black coffee or an espresso with a light crema layer? To help you decide on the ideal brewer for your lifestyle,

28
Jul

More Ways to Brew Your Coffee

  Coffee Brewing Methods range from popular Espresso or French Press methods to lesser used methods like Turkish. Here we explore the four most popular Coffee Brewing Methods: Espresso, French Press, Drip Filtration and Mokta or Stovetop method. Espresso Probably the most popular of the Coffee Brewing Methods in recent times is making an Espresso using a machine. Super hot, pressurized water is forced through fine ground, tightly packed coffee. The pressurized infusion process