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How Many Brews in a Bag of Coffee?

How Many Brews in a Bag of Coffee?

A BRIEF GUIDE ON HOW MUCH COFFEE TO BUY Figuring out how much coffee to buy at once doesn't have to be a guessing game or feel like math homework. (But, shout out to all the math teachers out there who we’re sure wouldn’t assign any more homework than what’s necessary. ) We crunched the numbers so you don't have to. We based these estimates assuming one 12-ounce cup of coffee per person per day using a 25 gram dose — what we recommend for most brewing methods. (Not sure how much coffee to use for your preferred method? Take...

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Ask the Farmer: "is Your Coffee Organic?"

Ask the Farmer: "is Your Coffee Organic?"

It's a question we get a lot.   And the answer is...yes? Sort of? I mean, technically it isn't? But, like, technically it is?   As you can tell, we are very eloquently equipped to address this complex issue. So we enlisted the help of Edwin Martinez, the owner of Finca Vista Hermosa in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Our friendship with Edwin dates to 2010, when he became the first farmer we ever bought coffee from.   "Organic," like any other title, carries a lot of weight, and, perhaps, a lot of false assumptions. It is perhaps a better exercise to move past...

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All About Honey Processing of Coffee

All About Honey Processing of Coffee

A majority of the coffee we bring you throughout the year is processed using the ever-faithful fully washed method, which makes incredible coffee, don’t get us wrong. But from time to time, we sprinkle a coffee that’s a little different into the mix. Allow us to elaborate: What is Honey Process? Believe it or not, it has nothing to do with bees, hives, or actual honey of any kind. The word “honey” refers to the sticky mucilage (think the inside of a grape, but less fruit) that surrounds coffee seeds. Every coffee begins as seeds inside a coffee cherry, which...

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3 Easy Ways to Clean & Maintain Your Home Coffee Equipment

3 Easy Ways to Clean & Maintain Your Home Coffee Equipment

So, you’re feeling good. After researching and asking advice from your coffee pals, you’ve procured your perfect home coffee setup. You’ve figured out your coffee brewing ratios. You’ve nailed that pouring technique. You’re cruising through those beautiful bags of Crema beans. Then, you notice that your Kalita is starting to stain a bit. Your coffee pot practically looks black inside where once shiny silver stared back at you. There are bean bits that seem to never quite leave your grinder.   “Oh, no!”, you exclaim, “what have I done wrong?!” Fret not! These are totally normal ‘side effects’ of coffee...

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