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Q&A With Lost Sock Coffee

Jeff Yerxa and Nicolas Cabrera met in 2012 at American University and quickly realized their mutual affection for a great cup of coffee. As their admiration for coffee grew so did their relationship and so did their ambition. The two became roommates in 2013 and began home roasting their own coffee shortly thereafter. Their obsessive pursuit for the perfect cup has culminated with the opening of…

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Q&A With Airship Coffee

Want this roaster at your front door?! Subscribe today using the code AIRSIP.ME for 15% off any subscription!  Get To Know The Roasters Q: How did you get involved in the coffee business?  A: In 2006, I started a sustainable agriculture project with the Lenca Indians in the mountains of western Honduras. Initially, my focus was on teaching sustainable agriculture practices to help improve their food…

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Coffee Hacks That Will Make Your Mornings So Much Better

We all NEED that morning cup of brew, right? So don’t settle for “meh.” We’ve put together some tips on how to brew a better cup and some hacks on how to switch it up!  Tips Use fresh beans – grind before using Coffee beans are roasted, allowed to cool, ground and then put in cans or packages. By the time you take them home, it…

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The Real Reason Your Coffee Is Bitter

There’s nothing worse than pouring a big cup of coffee, bringing it to your lips, taking that first sweet drink, and realizing that it’s bitter as sin. Ya’ll, nothing is worse.  Your cup of coffee should be a burst of good flavor, not an overpowering dose of bitterness. So why does it end up bitter? Should Coffee Be Bitter?  It’s interesting that coffee is often…

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How Does Caffeine Work?

Humans love caffeine.  It’s the world’s most popular psychoactive drug, with a full 90% of Americans consuming it on a daily basis. Caffeine on the brain? Every waking moment, neurons in the brain are firing away. As they work, they produce something called adenosine – a chemical compound in the brain called a purine nucleoside. There are several different adenosine receptors in the body, but there is one in particular…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee At Work

1. It helps you stay more alert.The caffeine in coffee doesn’t (or just) actually wakes you up. However, it does put a halt to the main compound in your brain that makes you sleepy – adenosine. Drink small cups when needed to keep your brain alert and push through projects throughout the day.2. It’s a great creative juice.Some say that coffee puts a damper on creativity because…

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