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Coffee Country Spotlight - Indonesia!

Welcome back to Coffee Country Spotlight, the only place you get an awesome history lesson while sitting in your comfy chair sipping your favorite caffeine beverage. Today  we’re going to talk about Indonesia. Join me as we learn some interesting facts about this country as well as their role in the coffee production industry. First, let me amaze you with some really unique and interesting facts about this wonderful country. #1. Indonesia is really big- it’s made up of 17,508 islands spread across 1.9 million square kilometers. To put that in perspective, it takes 12 hours to fly from one end to the other… #2. The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia Arnoldi grows in Sumatra, Indonesia. This flower can weigh up to...

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Coffee Country Spotlight - India!

Welcome back to Coffee Country Spotlight, where we sip our favorite coffee beverages while learning about the impact of different countries on the coffee production and exportation industry. We also learn some other fun and interesting facts about each country. Today, we’ll be learning about India. First, let’s see how many of these facts you knew and how many are new to you… #1. Did you know India has a floating post office? Yep, there’s is a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar. (While we’re talking post offices, India also has the largest postal network in the world.) #2. In 2011, the Kumbh Mela was listed as the largest gathering of people. Over 75 million attended, so many people...

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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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Another take on Great Pour Over Coffee...

Coffee- some would say it is the life blood of the American society. Ask a mother who has been up all night with her children and she might tell you that aromatic dripping is the highlight of her day. Waiting by the coffee maker, breathing in the succulent scent that is coffee. Whether you like decaf or full strength, mild or strong, cream, milk or sugar or just plain black the fact is Americans enjoy coffee for a majority of reasons. According to a recent statistic 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis. There are many ways to enjoy your coffee whether from a slow drip coffee maker, a French press, a single serving...

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The Humble Origin of Coffee

If you’re like us, you probably drink coffee on a daily basis and likely much more than just once a day. Whether it’s a part of your morning ritual as you head to work or school or plays a role in your social world, coffee is probably a staple in your daily life. For something that plays such a key role in your day, you may not know exactly where coffee originated. So, here’s a little history about your favorite beverage. Origins of CoffeeCoffee’s history may go all the way back to the 10th century. The ethnic group Oromo is believed to have been the first to recognize the energizing properties of coffee. There’s evidence that coffee was consumed in...

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