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The Many Types of Coffee Beans

The Many Types of Coffee Beans

I was doing some research for another article when I came across a few species of coffee that were new to me. And I wondered how many Coffea species there actually were. I started digging and boy was I surprised at the answer! Although the vast majority of the world’s commercial coffee production is either Arabica (Coffea arabica), which accounts for almost 70% or Robusta (Coffea Canephora), which accounts for almost 30%, there are actually 124 coffee species known to…

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Super Easy Ways to Make Coffee (Without a Coffee Maker)

Super Easy Ways to Make Coffee (Without a Coffee Maker)

While I find it hard to imagine a morning without coffee, I can readily imagine a few scenarios where you find yourself in a situation where you have coffee but no obvious way to brew it. Maybe your coffee maker is kaput. Maybe you have no grinder or ran out of filters. What can you do?!! How can you rescue yourself from the calamity of no coffee? Well, never fear. People have been brewing coffee for centuries, long before anyone…

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What makes Kona coffee so special?

What makes Kona coffee so special?

I was a Kona coffee farmer for almost a decade. While selling my coffee at local farm markets I would often hear “Gee, this is expensive! Is it really worth it? What makes Kona coffee so special?” It’s a fair question. Kona coffee is priced quite a bit higher than the usual coffee found on a shelf at your local grocery store. Ironically, the things that make Kona coffee expensive are the things that make it special. The fertile soil,…

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21 Easy Hacks to Instantly Improve Your Coffee at Home

21 Easy Hacks to Instantly Improve Your Coffee at Home

My wife knows that I am always looking for good coffee information to pass on to you all, so when she came across an article on HuffPost titled How To Make The Best Coffee At Home, According To 6 Experts, she posted it in the Procaffeination Facebook Group so I would be certain to see it. I think she also knew that even though the authors didn’t ask ME, I would have my own tips to share. And she was…

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The Origins of Coffee

The Origins of Coffee

When I first started “getting into” coffee, my thoughts naturally drifted to its beginnings: Where it originally came from, how it was discovered, and who thought to drink it. Over the years I have learned a few things. Coffee is a plant native to Ethiopia and has been known to the Oromo tribesmen of the region for centuries. They rolled ground coffee cherries with animal fat into balls to create a sort of “energy bar.” While its true origins are…

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