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May 20, 2019

Why Shade Grown Coffee is key to sustainability.

Shade grown coffee supports sustainable farm practices and also protects the habitat of migrating birds. And the coffee tastes better too.

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May 20, 2019

Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Choosing organic fair trade coffee contributes directly to the lives of the farmers who grow the coffee beans.

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May 20, 2019

Decaf coffee is usually a compromise.

If you want to brew gourmet decaf coffee, you'll maybe lose a little flavor. And you may also want to know HOW coffee is decaffeinated...

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May 19, 2019

With coffee prices high, how can you save money without cutting back?

As coffee prices continue to rise, it’s worth looking at ways to cut back on what you pay for coffee, without compromising on the quality of your brew.

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May 19, 2019

A few of our favorite coffee photos.

After taking and collecting photos for this website for several years now, we have a few coffee photos that stand out as favorites.

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May 19, 2019

Are Keurig K-Cups recyclable?

QUESTION: I love the convenience of making my morning coffee with a K-Cup brewer. But I’ve always been worried that K-Cups are filling our landfills

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May 19, 2019

How much caffeine is there in a cup of coffee?

If there was no caffeine in coffee, it wouldn’t give you that special lift and feeling of alertness. But how much caffeine is there in coffee?

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May 19, 2019

Cone vs flat-bottom filter. Which is better?

QUESTION: What are the pros and cons of a cone vs a flat-bottom filter? ANSWER: That's an interesting question. I don't think either drip cone filter

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May 18, 2019

The True Mokha Java coffee blend from Bean Box

Mokha Java is one of the oldest coffee blends in the world, and this particular blend balances chocolate and fruit perfectly.

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May 18, 2019

Kuma Coffee Guatemala La Esperanza from Bean Box.

This Kuma Coffee Guatemala La Esperanza came to us from Bean Box. It's a mild coffee, with hints of both milk chocolate and orange.

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