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Coffee Country Spotlight - Vietnam!

Welcome to a new installment of Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you can learn about an interesting country and their role in the world of coffee, all while sipping your own steamy cup of delicious pick me up any time of day coffee. Today’s country of choice is….drum roll please…Vietnam (Did you catch that awesome announcer voice?) Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee, second only to Brazil. But before we get down to the nitty gritty about Vietnam and their role in the coffee business, let’s first start with some really cool facts about the great country. 1. Home to the world’s largest cave, the Son Doong.2. Vietnam owns 20% of the coffee market3. Vietnam has about...

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Coffee Country Spotlight - Ethiopia!

Welcome to a new installment of Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you can learn about an interesting country and their role in the world of coffee, all while sipping your own steamy cup of delicious pick me up any time of day coffee. Today’s country of choice is….drum roll please…Ethiopia (Did you catch that awesome announcer voice?) Ethiopia is a large country located in Africa. In fact, it actually sits in the horn of Africa. Ethiopia is filled with ancient culture, including obelisks, tombs, castles and churches. The capital of this fabulously country rich in culture is Addis Ababa, which has a population of 94.1 million people as of 2013. I want to give you a few interesting facts...

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Coffee Country Spotlight- Costa Rica!

Welcome to a new installment of Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you can learn about an interesting country and their role in the world of coffee, all while sipping your own steamy cup of delicious pick me up any time of day coffee. Today’s country of choice is….drum roll please…Costa Rica! (Did you catch that awesome announcer voice?) Here are some fun facts about the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica isn’t all that big. In fact, the entire country is a bit smaller than Lake Michigan. The average life expectancy in Costa Rica is 77 years old, one of the highest in the world. Almost all the Catholic churches in Costa Rica face west. The country has...

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Coffee Country Spotlight - Brazil!

Welcome to a new installment of Coffee Country Spotlight, where you can learn about an interesting country and their role in the world of coffee, all while sipping your own steamy cup of delicious pick me up any time of day coffee. Today’s country of choice is….drum roll please…Brazil (Did you catch that awesome announcer voice?) The lovely South American country of Brazil stretches from the Amazon Basin to the impressive Iguacu Falls. Besides being known for its coffee, Brazil is known for Carnival, an annual festival featuring a parade with floats, flamboyant costumes and samba. The country’s capital is Brasilia and the entire country has more than 200million residents, making it the fifth largest in the world. Now, it’s...

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Camping- 5 Ways to Brew Coffee without Electricity and Stay Caffeinated!

I love camping, and I don’t mean camping in a camper or other RV that is connected to electricity. Let’s face it, if that were the type of camping I did then I would have no problem taking my trusty Moccamaster with me and brewing a good cup of coffee. I’m talking about good, old fashioned, sleep on the dirt in your sleeping bag, maybe in a tent, maybe not camping.  Maybe even Backpacking, at that!  In this edition of our blog, I’m going to show you how you can brew the perfect cup of coffee while camping. There are many ways you can brew coffee while camping with no electricity. For example, how about bringing the old cowboy coffee...

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