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Light vs Medium vs Dark Roasts | Why The Difference Matters

What does it matter? To summarize the differences: As coffee roasts get darker, they lose the origin flavors of the beans and take on more flavor from the roasting process. The body of the coffee gets heavier, until the second crack, where the body again thins. Lighter roasts have more acidity than darker roasts. Light roasted beans are dry, while darker roasts develop oil on…

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Why You Need A Gooseneck Kettle – And When You Don’t Need It

The gooseneck kettle is perhaps the most iconic symbol of contemporary manual coffee brewing. Their elegant swan necks, ergonomic handles and tapered spouts make them ideal for precision brewing. Their eye-catching and modern designs make them the perfect representatives for the third wave manual coffee movement. They are stylish and highly functional, a deadly combination in today’s coffee culture. Please do not let the fact…

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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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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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The Coffee Cart Essentials Made Simple

All the hipster kids have coffee bars (and probably a lot of moms, too). But they don’t have to require DIY-intensive hours of labor. Here’s a list of power items to make any coffee cart swoon-worthy. 1. Chic Vintage Re-purposed Cart Pretty much anything you can find with a surface will do here. The more creative and random, the more hipster points. Here’s ours. 2. Pallet Coffee…

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All About Your Coffee Choices (and why the difference matters)

“How do I pick a good coffee?”What a loaded question. First, we need to do a little recon on what type of coffees there are, then we need to decide what kind of coffee drinker you are now and where you are looking to go.OK, ready?The FactorsBean Variety1. Arabica: beans comprise around 75-80 percent of world production, your typical bean from coffee shops and restaurants2. Robusta:…

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How To DIY a Mobile Coffee Cart, and Why You Need One

We had our first local show on July 4th and our first necessity was a mobile coffee cart! It didn’t take long for me (Katherine) to volunteer myself and Tyler to build said coffee cart.  Here is why you need one: Whether you own your own coffee shop or are just a die-hard coffee fan, you need and deserve place to store and prepare! A mobile…

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Freezing Your Coffee Beans, Yes or No?

When To:In large quantities, to be stored over periods of weeks or months. Vacuum sealing and storing in the freezer is beneficial for storage.Or on a commercial level. There is some science behind the flavor difference in cold beans:However this is on a commercial level, not an at-home level; the flavor difference that these scientists talk about does not carry over when we are talking about your cup or…

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Toasted Marshmallow Campfire Coffee

Originally posted on According To Laura JeanBefore my friends and family read this with their jaw dropped, I must make a disclaimer. I still don’t like coffee and will win the bet against my dad and husband that I will not be drinking coffee by thirty. Now that we have that out of the way, welcome to today’s blog post on making your own toasted marshmallow…

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