The Truth About Mycotoxins (and why you shouldn’t be worried)

  About six years ago, the word “mycotoxin” suddenly emerged into the public consciousness when health guru Dave Asprey, the founder of the Bulletproof diet, cited mycotoxins as the reason coffee both “made you weak,” and was “bitter.” We’re not going to make any particular statement about Bulletproof Coffee™ (for our thoughts on that check […]

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What “Specialty Coffee” Really Means

  It’s an increasingly familiar term, often linked to carefully poured cappuccinos and more-expensive-than-usual bags of coffee, but the actual meaning can feel a little opaque. Used for the first time in 1974, the phrase referred to exceptionally grown beans with flavor profiles unique to their geographical origin. The idea mirrored a growing trend in […]

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The BEST Coffee-Based Meat Rubs

  Do you ever just look around and wonder what else you can rub coffee on? It actually doesn’t matter what you answered, because coffee-based meats rubs are a must for everyone. Not only will the flavor add a glorious dimension of something extra, the acidity of coffee acts like a tenderizer, breaking down the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Roasting Process

  Every bean that reaches your cup is the result of several careful processes, all of which have the potential to utterly ruin it. Perhaps the most delicate stage is the roast – where split-second timing can make or break  hundreds of pounds of coffee.   Why the Roast is Important   Without roasting, coffee […]

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