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Tips For Storing Fresh Roasted Coffee

How do I keep roasted coffee fresh after opening the bag?

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Improving Coffee Quality Through Coffee Certifications

What is all the talk about Organic, Fairtrade Certified and other Coffee Certifications? There is much talk about coffee certifications in the news and other consumer communications.What does it all really mean?

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The Science of Coffee Cupping

If you want to know what makes your coffee truly special, you can start with the science of cupping to analyze and test all of the flavor and aroma components of a coffee roast. This is interesting to try for a novice or experienced coffee drinker, and it uses techniques to further discover what makes your coffee unique.

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The Perfect Cup Of Tea

The novelist George Orwell (famous for his political novels such as Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four) was picky about his cups of tea and tried to lay down the law about how to make the perfect cup of tea. His landmark essay published in the Evening Standard in 1946 reignited the milk-in-first debate, led to research into the art or science of tea-making and aroused the ire of those who like to put sugar in their tea (Orwell derided adding sugar to tea "unless one is drinking it in the Russian style" - was he hinting that those who add sugar to tea are making pigs of themselves*?)

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How Do Red Coffee Cherries Become Green Coffee?

Coffee trees require 3 to 4 years before they bear fruit or coffee cherries. The fruit turns bright red when it is ripe for harvesting. Harvesting happens using either "strip picking" or "selective picking" depending upon geographical, economical and cultural practices.

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From a Seed to a Coffee Cherry Fruit - How Coffee Grows

A coffee bean is a seed that can be planted to grow a coffee tree. The life of a coffee bean starts in the ground under the coffee grower's watchful eye. The transformation from bean to seedlings to small trees takes place over a period of about 4 years.

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Coffee Tasting - An Interesting Career Path

What would you say if your child or young teen wanted to become an official taster of coffee?

Would it be any different from becoming a wine or orange juice taster? What does it take to become an official coffee taster or "cupper"?

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Naturally Low-Caffeine Teas

The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, contains caffeine, a natural stimulant. Some people wish to limit their intake of this stimulant for personal or medical religions. There is a great deal of misinformation surrounding the caffeine content of tea circulating on the web.

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Recycle Your Coffee Grounds and Benefit Your Garden!

Any avid gardener out there may already be able to tell you that coffee grounds contain numerous substances that promote healthy plant life. These compounds include tannic acids, nitrogen, antioxidants, and a range of other nutrients. Plants that thrive in an acidic environment respond well to coffee grounds when used to cultivate a lush and flourishing garden.

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Brewing a Great Cup of Coffee - Successful Grinding Tips

How fine or coarse should the coffee beans be ground before brewing? No single technique is right for everyone. Your needs and personal preferences will determine how you choose to brew your coffee. In turn, this will help you decide how fine or coarse your grinding should be.

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