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Cappuccino Popsicle

Cappuccino Popsicle

Get your caffeine fix in frozen form with this cappuccino popsicle! Yield: 8 popsicles Ingredients 1 cup water ⅔ cup sugar 2 tbsp corn syrup 2 tbsp instant espresso 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1 tsp cinnamon Instructions Bring 1 cup of water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, cooking until sugar dissolves. […]

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The Many Uses of Burlap Bags

The Many Uses of Burlap Bags

One of the most underused gardening items is burlap. Here is a list of uses for this cloth: Use burlap to help control erosion on steep slopes. Cover plants with it to provide a few degrees of frost protection. Burlap is the perfect material for wrapping evergreens prone to damage from the weight of heavy […]

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Know Your Bean Type

Know Your Bean Type

There are two types of coffee beans: Robusta – Of the two types of beans available, Robusta accounts for about 40% of the world’s coffee bean production. As the name indicates, it is a hardier or more “robust” bean, more resistant to the diseases that can cause problems for the more delicate Arabica variety of […]

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What’s Wrong with Buying Pre-Ground Coffee?

What’s Wrong with Buying Pre-Ground Coffee?

Contamination – Coffee oils are very delicate, which makes them an easy victim of contamination. Whatever odors are around coffee will taint it in ways that will not contribute to your coffee tasting experience. Oxygen – The cells inside the roasted coffee bean contain approximately 1,000 different volatile aromas and flavors. Once ground the volatile […]

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Who Knew, Coffee Beans are a Seed of a Fruit!

Who Knew, Coffee Beans are a Seed of a Fruit!

Coffee beans are the seeds of a fruit similar to a cherry.  The world’s coffee is grown by small-scale coffee farming families.  Coffee is actually the world’’s second most traded commodity, taking a backseat only to petroleum, with the coffee market earning nearly sixty billion dollars annually. The importance of coffee in the world cannot […]

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Why Drink Fresh Roasted Coffee?

Why Drink Fresh Roasted Coffee?

Coffee is at its peak flavor potential between two and fifteen days after it’s been roasted. Try to buy your coffee as close to its roasted-on date as possible. If you have the good fortune of getting your coffee the day it was roasted (like the people who pick it up straight from our store), […]

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A Little Coffee History

A Little Coffee History

In 1824 Thomas Jefferson deemed coffee “the favorite drink of the civilized world.” Jefferson enjoyed the coffee houses of Williamsburg and Paris, and served coffee at the President’s House, Poplar Forest, and Monticello. He preferred beans imported from the East and West Indies, and abhorred the “green” or unripe beans that were popular in America […]

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Brewing Coffee 101

Brewing Coffee 101

THE NCA GUIDE TO BREWING ESSENTIALS Coffee is personal – the right way to make it is how you like it best. That being said, mastering a few fundamentals will help you perfect your technique. From here, we encourage you to experiment with different roasts, origins, or preparation methods. Here are our tips to brew […]

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