“What goes best with coffee? Another cup.”

Henry Rollins

A Great Cup of Coffee Starts with a Little Bean

(and some handy knowledge about the coffee-making process!)

It really isn't necessary to go to school to learn more about the coffee-making process, but a little bit of knowledge sure helps! We want to confidently create our brew, don't we? 

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of varieties of coffee beans, grown in many parts of the world. Learn more about what type of bean, and which grind, will work the best for you. You'll discover how coffee is actually made, and where to buy these little gems, too!

What's new in the world of coffee beans, coffee facts

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