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  • Reading the Leaves: The Legendary Origins of Tea

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    According to Arab folklore, coffee was discovered by dancing goats several hundred years ago. But tea — the world’s most popular beverage aside from water — has a longer and more genteel history. Chinese folklore credits Emperor Shen Nong with discovering the energizing properties of the tea plant about 5,000 […] Read More
  • Turn Your Bakery into a Bakery Café

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Baked goods and coffee go together like, well, donuts and coffee.  Because not every bakery takes advantage of this natural pairing, adding specialty coffee to your bakery menu can make you stand out in a crowded marketplace. Coffee houses learned long ago that customers expect first-quality baked goods to go […] Read More
  • Celebrating Independence

    Monday, July 2, 2012
    July 4, 2012 begins the 236th year of independence for the United States of America. As the national holiday approaches, we feel deeply grateful for the patriots who formed our nation on a foundation of liberty and justice. And for the men and women of our armed services who work […] Read More
  • Kopi Luwak Coffee and Your Bucket List

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    Most java junkies probably know that Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee, typically selling for $100 per pound and up to $50 per cup in fine restaurants. Consumed primarily in Japan and other Asian markets, Kopi Luwak gained worldwide fame in the 2007 comedy, “The Bucket List.” Jack […] Read More
  • From There to Here to You: Creating a Coffee Community

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Coffee is the world’s most valuable commodity after oil, worth more than $15 billion annually. The cultivation of coffee trees in the shaded, mountainous terrain where the best coffee grows is back-breaking work. Calloused palms plant seeds, transplant seedlings to mountainsides, prune, fertilize, irrigate, harvest coffee cherries and carry 200 […] Read More
  • A Few Great Books About Coffee

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Few experiences in life are more enjoyable than savoring a cup of specialty coffee while perusing the pages of a thought-provoking book. Here are a few volumes to consider if you’d like to learn more about the drink you’re sipping. One classic is Out of Africa, written by Danish author […] Read More
  • A Drop of Coffee History: Kaldi and His Goats

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    The coffee tree is indigenous to only one small African country: Ethiopia. So how did coffee become so popular around the world? According to a popular legend, it all began with a young Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi.  Many centuries ago, Kaldi found his goats bounding about the hillsides in […] Read More