Happy International #Coffee Day!

 

Happy International Coffee Day!

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International Coffee Day is a special day to celebrate the world’s second most popular beverage…COFFEE! Second, of course to water. This day was first celebrated in Japan, in 1983. Not only do we honor our favorite beverage, but we also recognize the coffee farmers, because without their hard work, we wouldn’t have our daily brew. With most commercial brands, the farmers only get a very small wage, which is frequently less than $1 per day. Be a part of the solution, and look for ethically sourced coffees. These are identified by various certifications, such as Fair Trade. Many roasters have created their own certification of sorts, known as ‘Direct Trade’. This practice is predicated on creating the most [Read more…]

Single Serve Coffee Tips :: Kirk Jeffery Coffee Review

 

Single Serve Coffee Tips & Kirk Jeffery Coffee Review

:: Single Serve Coffee Craze ::

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Single serve coffee makers are all the rage at the moment.  Masses of people are choosing these convenient brewers as their daily brewer, but is this a wise choice?  Check out the video


for my thoughts and tips on making single serve coffee that is far superior to these expensive gizmos.  Don’t waste your money by trading taste, value, and sustainability for the convenience of a plastic coated stale coffee product.  Click here for more of my thoughts on Kcups and other single serve brewers like the Keurig.

I received some coffees from Kirk Jeffery Coffee, a micro roaster who specializes in small batches of fine coffees.  I really liked one of these coffees, and it is very reasonable at $10/lb.  Check out the video for my thoughts.

Have a question, comment, or want to start a conversation about this video or other coffee topic?  Leave a comment below and I will reply c[_] Merry Christmas, and thank you for taking the time to check out this post!

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Camano Island Coffee Roasters Review

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This month I received 3 bags of coffee from Camano Island Coffee Roasters, a Washington based coffee roasting company.  I had no idea what to expect, and considering the string of not so good coffees that I have been shipped lately, I wasn’t really expecting much.  Much to my

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Nate’s Top 5 Misused & Abused #Coffee Terms

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Misused Coffee Terms

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Strong coffee“…”Bold coffee” These as well as other coffee related terms have been misused and abused over and over, making it very [Read more…]

Why #Coffee Drinkers Use Flavored Cream & Other Additives

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Here are my thoughts about why a particular segment of coffee drinkers prefer to douse their coffee with additives like flavored cream, coffee flavorings, and excessive amounts of cream/sugar.  I would love to have you leave a comment below!  Thank you so much for visiting 😀