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, as well as the best water temperature for brewing a delicious cup of coffee. 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

how to drink black coffee

How to Drink Black Coffee and Enjoy It

Last Updated on February 3, 2023 Do you enjoy a good cup of black coffee? If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people find the taste of black coffee to be bitter and unappetizing. However, there are many reasons why drinking coffee black can be beneficial for your health and your overall well-being. In

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How to Keep French Press Coffee Hot: 5 Best Options

Last Updated on December 19, 2022 If you’re a coffee lover, then you know that there’s nothing quite like the French press. This unique coffee brewing process results in a rich, smooth cup of coffee that is unlike anything else. However, as the minutes go by, your precious brew is cooling off in the carafe

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Make DIY Instant Coffee at Home with This Simple Recipe

Last Updated on December 2, 2022 Do you like the taste of instant coffee? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “no.” But did you know that it’s possible to make your own instant coffee at home using whole coffee beans? You might decide that the small amount of effort required to grind

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how to keep coffee hot in a coffee maker

How to Keep Coffee Hot in a Coffee Maker

Last Updated on February 3, 2023 Do you like coffee? Do you like to drink it hot? So do I. But many times that is easier said than done, particularly if your brewing method includes using a standard coffee maker. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to keep your coffee piping hot. There

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blonde roast coffee

A Beginner’s Guide to Blonde Roast Coffee

Last Updated on November 26, 2022 What is blonde roast coffee? This is a question that many people have, especially those who are new to the world of coffee. Blonde roast coffee is a light roast that is made by roasting green coffee beans for a shorter amount of time than other blends. In this

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Discover What to Do With Old Coffee Beans

Last Updated on November 12, 2022 Every coffee lover encounters this problem at one time or another: your stash of whole coffee beans may be past its prime. So what to do with old coffee beans? Well, this for starters: Don’t throw out your old coffee beans! Here’s what you can do with them. It’s

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what is a long black coffee

What is a Long Black Coffee?

Last Updated on November 4, 2022 Long black remains a phenomenon in the coffee world with its hybrid origin and deep roots in Australia and New Zealand.  Most coffee lovers savor its strong taste and aroma but mistake it for Americano. They erroneously think a long black is no more than hot water diluted espresso

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what is cortadito coffee

What is Cortadito Coffee? A Beginner’s Guide

Last Updated on November 3, 2022 Do you love coffee? If so, you’re probably familiar with a few different types of coffee drinks. You know, latte, cappuccino, machiato, and other popular beverages. One of the lesser-known types of coffee is Cortadito. This type of coffee is popular in Cuba and Miami, and it’s gaining popularity

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what is black eye coffee

What is Black Eye Coffee? Everything You Need to Know

Last Updated on October 14, 2022 Do you love a strong cup of coffee? Really strong, potent coffee? If so, you’re going to want to learn all about black eye coffee. This unique drink is made with two different types of coffee, and it packs a punch when it comes to caffeine content. In this

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out of the grey coffee review

Out Of The Grey Coffee Review

Last Updated on October 3, 2022 To some folks, a cup of coffee is, well, just a cup of coffee. Their coffee palate doesn’t really care where the beans came from, how they were processed, ground, and what type of brewing method was used. They just want the coffee. That’s cool. I can respect the

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best flavored coffee beans

Your Guide to the Best Flavored Coffee Beans

Last Updated on November 26, 2022 Do you love the taste of coffee but find the regular, unflavored variety a bit too bland at times? If so, then you need to check out the best flavored coffee beans! These beans are pre-flavored with delicious and unique flavors that will take your morning cup of joe

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fall flavored coffee

Fall Flavored Coffee: The Tastiest Autumn Blends

Last Updated on November 26, 2022 There’s something about the crisp autumn air that just makes us want to cozy up with a warm cup of coffee. And what could be better than a cup of coffee that tastes like fall? We’ll explore some of the most popular fall coffee flavors, and give you a

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Can You Use Nespresso Pods Twice? Get the Straight Scoop Here

Last Updated on August 9, 2022 If you own a Nespresso coffee machine, you know how awesome the brew is. There really is nothing that compares to a freshly brewed cup of joe with its deep, rich flavor and layer of creamy foam on top. You’re also aware that the coffee pods are a little

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How to Make Proffee: A Simple Guide

Last Updated on August 5, 2022 There are over 100 species of coffee beans around the world, and the different varieties of coffee blends that can be produced from these are staggering. From the popular espresso to the ultra-expensive and exotic kopi luwak, there is a coffee for every palate and pocket. Modern-day consensus is

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what is red eye coffee

What is Red Eye Coffee?

Last Updated on November 30, 2022 What is red eye coffee? It’s the morning brew (or anytime brew) that gives you more than just a caffeine jolt. A red eye is simply drip coffee with an extra espresso shot added in. The name comes from the red eyes you may get after drinking it, but

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best coffee for first time drinkers

The Best Coffee for First Time Drinkers? Here’s the Scoop

Last Updated on November 12, 2022 Coffee can be a bit intimidating for first-time drinkers. You might not know where to start, what kind of flavors you like, or if it’s just the right time for you. Coffee has a distinctive taste as well, and add to that, coffee beans themselves can be a bit

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The Best Decaf Coffee Pods to Enjoy in 2023

Last Updated on January 18, 2023 Coffee is a beloved beverage throughout the world. If you’re a coffee lover like me, it is near and dear to our heart. And while most people enjoy drinking their coffee with caffeine, there are times that it is in a person’s best interest to forego the caffeine.  Decaffeinated

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how to make coffee in the microwave

How to Make Coffee in the Microwave (no coffee maker needed!)

Last Updated on September 26, 2021 Why would you want to know how to make coffee in the microwave? There are any number of reasons, my friend. Maybe your beloved coffee maker just went kaput and you need a caffeine fix NOW. Or, you’re in a location that lacks coffee brewing gear. You might be

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how long does cold brew last

How Long Does Cold Brew Last? Discover How to Make It Well & Enjoy It Longer

Last Updated on December 6, 2022 Cold brew coffee is a delicious and simple way to make your own coffee at home, and coffee lovers everywhere are discovering the joys of this less acidic, smooth, creamy cold coffee. It’s also more economical than buying it from the store or cafe. Your brew needs to be

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difference between light roast and dark roast coffee

The Difference Between Light Roast and Dark Roast Coffee

Last Updated on January 27, 2023 Coffee drinkers are a diverse group, and the vast majority of them have their own opinions on what tastes best. Some enjoy light roast coffees while others prefer dark roasts, and yet another loyal group of java lovers will only tread the middle ground with a medium roast. But

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best light roast coffee

Best Light Roast Coffee for 2023: How to Choose Yours

Last Updated on January 19, 2023 If you’re looking for the best light roast coffee you’ve come to the right place, my friend. There are many different types of roasts and each one has its own set of characteristics. Light roast coffees are, of course, roasted for less time than their medium or dark roasted

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coffee for people who don't like coffee

Coffee for People Who Don’t Like Coffee

Last Updated on August 19, 2021 There are many, many coffee-lovers in the world…serious coffee afficionados. You might just not be one of them. And that’s okay, we will love you just as you are. 🙂 And if you’re in the camp of those who are searching for coffee for people who don’t like coffee,

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Need a Coffee Filter Substitute? We’ve Got You!

Last Updated on August 8, 2021 Java lovers know that coffee can be a lifesaver, but what do you do when you’re not able to brew your cup of joe? It can certainly be a feeling of desperation when you realize that your supply of coffee filters is gone. G-O-N-E. So the frenzied search for

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French press tips

French Press Tips: Secrets to Brewing Great Coffee

Last Updated on January 27, 2023 Brewing coffee in the comfort of your own home can be an enjoyable ritual. One of the more popular ways to brew coffee is by using a French press, also called a “coffee press” or “cafetiere.” This process has been around since late 1800s and remains one of the

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The Best Way to Grind Coffee Beans at Home

Last Updated on August 2, 2021 If you’re a coffee drinker (and I’ll bet you are!), chances are your morning routine starts with a great cup of coffee, or at least that’s the goal. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to grind your whole coffee beans just before brewing. Is there really

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how to fix weak coffee

Weak Coffee? Fix That Problem in 3 Simple Steps

Last Updated on March 5, 2022 A great cup of coffee is a staple in many people’s lives. It wakes us up, it keeps us going, and simply put- it tastes great! However, one of the most common complaints about coffee is that when brewed incorrectly, it will be too weak. For many coffee lovers,

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best way to make coffee while camping

The Best Way to Make Coffee While Camping: A Must-Have for Adventurous Java Lovers

Last Updated on July 28, 2021 Java in the Wild: The Best Way to Make Coffee While Camping There are some things that just don’t seem like they should be difficult to do. Making coffee is one of them. But if you’re camping (okay, maybe it’s not actually ‘the wild’ but it sure is different

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7 Fun Ways to Make Coffee: A Guide to Creative Brewing

Last Updated on March 5, 2022 Coffee is an essential part of the morning for many people. It wakes us up and gets us going. There are so many different ways to brew coffee at home, but there are ten that really stand out as being unique! See how some of these methods compare with

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guide to brewing with a coffee sock

How to Use a Coffee Sock: A Simple Guide to a Great Cup of Joe

Last Updated on July 16, 2021 How to Use a Coffee Sock: A Simple Guide to a Great Cup of Joe A coffee sock can be used to make a better cup of joe than you might have been getting from your drip brewer. But wait. You’ve never heard of a coffee sock? No…it’s not

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how to use a v60 coffee dripper

How to Use a V60 Coffee Dripper: A Beginner’s Guide

Last Updated on August 28, 2021 How to Use a V60 Coffee Dripper: A Beginner’s Guide Have you ever been curious about how to make a good cup of coffee? Or maybe you’re just sick and tired of the same old, same old. If this sounds like you, then it’s time to learn how to

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