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Keep Cold Brew On Hand for Hot Summer Days

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Now cold brew and iced coffee are not the same thing. Cold brew is never exposed to high temperatures during the brewing process. This creates a full body flavor that highlights the coffee profile and it's less acidic than traditionally brewed coffee, making cold brew naturally sweeter than an iced coffee. You can experiment serving it hot or cold to see how the flavor profile varies from hot brewed coffee.

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Father's Day Gift Guide for Dads Who Love Coffee

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Feeling stumped about what to get dad for Father's Day? If he likes coffee, we've got you covered! For the Creature of Habit If Dad knows what he likes and faithfully drinks his favorite coffee every morning, he will love a subscription to have a bag or two, ground to specification or whole bean, delivered every one, two, three or four weeks. All of our coffees are available as a subscription.   You can also get him one of our gift sets: a single or double bag of his favorite coffee(s), and one or two of our mugs. Buy Gift...

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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee with the Hario V60

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Making single-serve coffee with the sleek and simple Hario V60 is a fun experience. Made in Japan of heat-proof glass, the ridges and cone shape allow for even extraction. Hario makes a variety of heat-proof glass coffee ware, but also makes laboratory glass and cookware.  Recipe and Brewing Instructions 25g of coffee ground just finer than regular drip grind 400g of water at 200 degrees F   Bring water to temperature & grind coffee Fold edge of paper filter, insert in cone, and pre-wet the paper filter Put coffee in the filter, and level with a quick shake Add 50 grams...

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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee with Chemex

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Chemex is an artisanal, manual pour over method known for brewing an exceptionally clean and delicate cup. In this brew method, the filter sits flush against the glass walls of the server and slows down the brew time. Chemex paper filters are designed to prevent sediment and other “undesirable compounds” from entering the extracted coffee.  Chemex Fun Facts: Invented in 1941 and is manufactured by the Chemex Corporation in Massachusetts, which has been family owned and operated since 1980. Chemex is a flawless blend of design and function. A testament to this fact it's part of several permanent museum collections...

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Coming Soon: Rwanda Single Origin Grown by Hingakawa Women's Association

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In honor of Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day (March 8) we’re featuring the producers of our soon-to-be-released Single Origin coffee. Grown in the northern province of Gekenke, the Rwanda Hingawkawa is a premium lot grown by a group of women who have organized themselves as the Hingawkawa Women’s Association. In Kinyarwanda, Hingakawa means “let’s grow coffee”.   The Hingakawa Women's Association is part of the Abakundakawa Cooperative, a fair-trade farmers group whose name translates to “those who love coffee”, and produces some of the finest coffees in Rwanda. Established by 180 members in 2004, it has grown to almost...

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