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Month: March 2018

What is a coffee bean (Hint: It’s not a bean!)

What is a coffee bean (Hint: It’s not a bean!)

At some point, most of us Procaffeinators will ponder this question. If we are particularly precocious, we ask it in our youth, perhaps when we come across a stray bean in our grandparent’s kitchen. More likely, it happens after we decide that buying pre-ground coffee isn’t good enough anymore and we start buying “whole bean” in order to grind our own. I answered this much better here: WHAT EXACTLY IS A COFFEE BEAN?Please check it out! I know we call it…

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Coffee and Me: A Story 50+ Years in the Making

Coffee and Me: A Story 50+ Years in the Making

I Got Started Pretty Early My earliest memories of coffee are in my grandmother’s kitchen, watching the bubbles in the glass top of the percolator on her stove as she made coffee for my grandfather. I must have been 3 or 4. I remember enjoying my own cup with lots of milk and what I assume was a saccharine tablet for sweetness (although I am old enough that it might have been cyclamates!). I remember feeling so grown up. Fast…

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