Are you Sensitive to Caffeine? How to tell & what to do about it

Caffeine is powerful stuff. It can be an incredible, performance enhancing boost – or turn quickly into an unhappy list of side-effects. Awareness of how caffeine affects your body is key to making the most of the benefits while avoiding the more unpleasant side! The first step is gauging your sensitivity. Loosely defined as “how easily […]

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Make Your Own Frosted Coffee (and other diy recipes with cold brew)

  Coffee concentrate, or cold brew, is both a delicious standalone and a versatile ingredient. Brewed over a period of several hours in cool water, cold brew develops a smooth, balanced expression of whatever beans are used, and delivers a rich & creamy result. However, bear in mind that it is a concentrate, and designed to be diluted, […]

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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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8 Ways to Get the Freshest Cup (That You May not be Thinking About)

This is for all of you out there who love to experience your coffee to the fullest. We’re right there with you. Read on for some crucial tips on getting the most deliciously fresh brews!   Buy freshly roasted coffee. Look to local roasters and specialty companies with rapid turnaround times. Always check the bag for the roasting date. […]

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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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Weekly Good: The Making of Happiness

  The things you enjoy are important. Pay close attention to what fulfills your soul, to the things that lift your spirit.   Let those moments happen. Savor a sweet interaction, a small victory, a perfect view; don’t waste your life chasing happiness. Cultivate a posture of enjoyment.   Taking time to settle into enjoyment […]

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The Master Guide to Freezing Your Beans

Is it okay to freeze coffee? The short answer is: not really.  The main problems with with storing beans at colder than room temperature don’t have anything to do with the cold – it’s more about humidity, smells from other food, and temperature fluctuations.   Fridges and freezers get too dry. Fridges and freezers are […]

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Weekly Good: A Formidable Combination

  As we celebrate ten years of drinking coffee and doing good, we can vouch that this saying rings true. We came about through a heart that was moved to see health and prosperity reach communities in Rwanda, and through the tireless move toward excellence since. We constantly brainstorm ways to improve, constantly wrestle with […]

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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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