If you care about quality, don’t buy coffee from Vietnam. Well, since they mostly export robusta beans, this may not be something the average person would be doing anyway (Arabica beans are typically more highly desired, for many reasons). The Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association has admitted that they use old criteria for quality, and […]

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Ever been wine tasting? Well, coffee lovers sometimes do something similar, and it’s called cupping. Basically, it involves a lot of slurping and spitting. You want to run each sip across your whole mouth, to ensure that all taste buds on the tongue have a chance to sample it. There’s a long article about this […]

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I’ve been thrilled with ordering unroasted coffee beans from Sweet Marias, but options are always a good thing and I’ve come across another green bean supplier in California, The Unroasted Coffee Co, based out of San Francisco. They sell exclusively organic coffee, much of it shade-grown and/or Fair Trade certified.

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Well now, this is a bit surprising. Yes, McDonald’s was just credited with having some of the best drip coffee around for the money, but now they’re taking on Starbucks by offering espresso drinks! Availability will still be limited, it’ll be a slow rollout and my hunch is that partway through, they’ll realize it’s a […]

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Cerulean Warbler Conservation Coffee, a shade grown coffee from central Columbia, is now being offered for sale through a partnership between Thanksgiving Coffee Co and the American Bird Conservatory. It’s perhaps the latest in a growing trend of environmentally friendly premium coffee. The plantations growing this coffee are designed to preserve a suitable habitat for […]

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