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Espresso Basics

The folks at Coffee Wholesale USA are wild for espresso! Most of us are partial to this drink’s high concentration of caffeine. Others love the rich, smooth flavor and full-bodied taste of this specially-roasted bean. You don’t have to be … Continue reading

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World Record Broken: Largest Coffee Party

Last Monday (October 7, 2013), a coffee-related Guiness World Record was broken in Boyaca, Colombia: Largest Coffee Party in a Single Venue. This project was a collaboration between the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the Department (State) of Boyacá, … Continue reading

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Baristas Coffee Company: Cool or Gross?

Burlesque/pin-up girl-themed coffee/espresso drive-thru chain “Baristas Coffee Company” features and only employes women who agree to wear what I would describe as borderline stripper attire. You know, the skanky stuff strippers wear before they strip it off. Some of it … Continue reading

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Coffee For Every Personality

I personally do not understand people who don’t drink coffee. I mean, how do get going in the morning without coffee? Sometimes I drink mine black if I’m lazy or out of milk/cream or if I am trying to cut … Continue reading

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Latte Art: The Perfect Pour

For many, coffee consumption is the a satisfyingly gritty start to the morning grind. It can be a hobby, a habit, and an integral part of your daily routine. But espresso and espresso-based drinks in particular are more than just … Continue reading

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Pour Me: Pour Over Coffee

Keurigs are awesome because they are easy, fun, and brews just the right amount of joe: one cup. But coffee snobs would argue the newest appliances born out of the ‘single cup brewing’ fad leaves much to be desired. To … Continue reading

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Divine Iced: Cold Pressed Coffee

Here in Richmond, VA, we are getting into what could quite possibly be the last week of 80- and 90-degree temperatures as we enter the autumn of 2013. And before we make that time-honored seasonal switch from iced to hot … Continue reading

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Better Brewing

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T. S. Eliot Offering tips to the seasoned coffee drinker can be frustrating. Typically, coffee making is an integral part to the drinker’s morning routine and is done automatically. Reading an … Continue reading

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Spent Coffee Grounds: Recycling Ideas

Every morning starts by opening the coffee maker and replacing that nasty, wet coffee filter filled with spent coffee grounds in the trash. Sometimes you miss and the wet grounds get all over the wall and the floor. Gross! Hopefully … Continue reading

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Laptop Hobos Becoming Homeless

Ah, the pungent aroma of fresh roasted coffee, clouds of steam hissing and shooting out of the top of espresso machines, wiry and tattooed baristas jockeying for position — shouting order names … and what traditional coffee shop backdrop would … Continue reading

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