The Dialogue

Grounds for Health Saves Lives of Women

November 3, 2012

  Clearwater, FL, November 2012 – Tis the season of giving and without a doubt, philanthropy in the coffee industry is making a positive, lasting impact on the lives of those who grow and harvest coffee. One program that is benefitting from the generosity of companies who serve the coffee market is Grounds for Health, […]

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Water, Water, Everywhere

October 4, 2012

Water – it’s a big part of your cup of coffee. In fact, a cup of coffee is made up of 98.5% water, and in an espresso, water represents 95% of what’s in the cup. Therefore, the quality of the water used is an important variable in brewing a great cup of coffee. The quality […]

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Coffee Love? Or Love for Coffee?

October 3, 2012

One former barista talks about customer service and how all she wants is a great cup of coffee and a bit of human interaction. By Manda Worthington Having been in the coffee industry for the past 6 years, and getting to be part of its expansive growth in the U.S., I’ve come to notice what […]

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Got Brewed Coffee?

September 12, 2012

Brewed coffee begins to lose its optimal taste immediately after brewing. Here are a few tips to ensure your brewed coffee is served at its peak of flavor. It is recommended that you brew only the amount that will be consumed immediately. Pour the brewed coffee in a warmed cup to help maintain its temperature […]

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Finding the Right Grind

August 3, 2012

Level: Never grind more coffee than you will use for immediate brewing. Once the beans are ground, the flavorful oils are exposed to the damaging air. As these oils dissipate, so will the flavor of your coffee. Once ground, coffee will begin to lose its flavor almost immediately. Different methods of brewing will require different […]

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Coffee’s Journey Throughout the World: A Brief History

August 3, 2012

Level:   Coffee was first discovered in eastern Africa in an area we know today as Ethiopia. A popular legend refers to a goat herder by the name of Kaldi, who observed his goats acting unusually frisky after eating berries from a bush. Curious about this phenomenon, Kaldi tried eating the berries himself. He found […]

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