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Iced Coffee in a Pinch

July 22, 2013

Although I enjoy iced coffee all year round, to me, summertime is the best time to indulge in this cold version of my favorite beverage. Brewing iced coffee highlights the natural sweetness of coffee with minimal acidity. There are those who brew using hot water, others enjoy brewing with cold water. I’ve dabbled in both […]

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Hold the Pickles Hold the Lettuce

May 16, 2013

Level: Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce. Special orders don’t upset us. All we ask is that you let us serve it your way. For those of you who are not old enough to remember this little jingle, it’s from an early 1970s Burger King commercial that was created to promote the fact that you […]

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The Vacation Coffee Experience

April 29, 2013

Each day, 63% of American consumers enjoy at least one cup of coffee.  We visit our favorite coffee shops, brew pots for breakfast enjoyment, and savor a cup after dinner. Our day-to-day coffee experiences are a ritual. Some may be more involved than others – but all are a ritual — and all are rooted in […]

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Connecting with Coffee

April 16, 2013

Nearly twenty years ago when I first was assigned to cover the specialty coffee industry, I made my way to Long Beach where the SCAA’s annual convention and exhibition was being held. Immediately, I was drawn into the community of coffee. It was, and still is, a community of professionals all working hard to advance […]

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My Marathon of Coffee

April 15, 2013

This past weekend, the specialty coffee industry gathered in Boston, MA for the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Conference and Exhibition. “The Event” welcomed thousands of international coffee professionals from more than 75 countries to focus on specialty coffee, sustaining the industry and farmer’s livelihoods, and the latest and most innovative trends and products […]

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Espresso and Biscotti: A Wonderful Pair

February 28, 2013

  Jatinder Kaur of Ashi’s Bakehouse in Mohali, India contributes to Coffee Universe this week – and, provides us with a delicious biscotti recipe, that is a perfect treat to enjoy with your espresso.   Espresso is a full-flavored, concentrated form of coffee that is served in “shots.” The term Espresso comes from the Latinate […]

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Coffee and Pastry

November 26, 2012

I’m sitting here on my final morning in Tulsa, where I am visiting my in-laws, enjoying a cup of coffee with the last homemade pecan bar. Usually, I leave the pecan bar-making up to my mom, which requires us to await a care package that is immediately hidden from the kids. But, time spent in […]

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Limited Edition Sipping Chocolate + Intelligentsia Coffee

October 17, 2012

Askinosie Chocolate introduces a delicious new limited edition chocolate beverage: Sipping Chocolate + Intelligentsia Coffee. The handcrafted drink is made using 70 percent single origin chocolate, which is made from cocoa beans directly sourced from Davao, Philippines, then infused with a single origin coffee from Intelligentsia Coffee. The result is a purely decadent and delicious […]

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Let’s Talk Coffee: Ten Years of the Ultimate Coffee Connections

October 6, 2012

Level: Every year, coffee professionals from around the world gather in a coffee-producing country to exchange information, learn, and inspire each other. This year, the tenth gathering of Let’s Talk Coffee, we find ourselves in the Colombian city of Antioquia, located in foothills of the Andes mountains. Let’s Talk Coffee began ten years ago, and […]

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Winner Announced: National Coffee Day Giveaway

September 27, 2012

We have a winner! We’re basking in the afterglow of a great National Coffee Day promotion, thanks to Capresso for providing us with an awesome giveaway! We would also like to thank all of you who have followed us on social media, and commented on our website. With that said, we’d like to congratulate Carrie […]

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