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Roasted Coffee - Where Does It Come From?

Roasted coffee. You buy it all the time and drink it every day. In fact, Americans, Canadians, Austrians, Italians and Scandinavians are the world's biggest coffee drinkers. But have you ever thought about where coffee comes from and how it's grown?

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Tea Online: What is Available on the Web for Tea Lovers?

Because tea, and loose tea in particular, is such a rapidly emerging industry in the U.S., the number of tea-oriented websites has ballooned in recent years. Because tea can be easily shipped, it is easy to buy and sell tea online, which has sparked an explosion of online resources pertaining to tea. Most tea websites fit into one of three categories: blogs, tea company websites (many of which sell tea), and independent websites, many of which are interactive online communities.

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Do You Know How to Grind Coffee?

The way that you grind your coffee makes a serious difference in the way that your coffee tastes. In fact, each coffee grind type is specific to different coffee brew methods, so make sure that you are grinding correctly!

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How is Olive Oil Made

Not all olive oils are made equal - their quality is in essence, graded based on production method, acidity level and flavor. Although different grades of olive oil can mix together to create other grades and types, there are 3 principal types of olive oil purposely made to benefit your health more than others, which you ought to know. Let's run through their production processes briefly to help you get some basic ideas and make a better decision on which one you should go with for best health benefits.

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What Cheap Coffee Tastes Best?

The first question to ask yourself is how much you are willing to pay for your coffee for delicious flavor? However, many Americans are not aware that you can save money when purchasing grocery store coffee due to the findings of a recent market poll. This poll revealed that coffee brands on the market that were cheaper often had a better taste than more expensive commercial brands for sale.

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Olive Oil Types - Which Type of Olive Oil Benefits Your Health the Most?

There are about 6 types of olive oil available in the market - extra-virgin, virgin, pure, refined, olive-pomace oil and lampante oil. Because we're only interested in the health benefits of olive oil, we'll concentrate on its top 3 grades and help you see which one brings you the most health benefits.

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The Increasing Popularity of Gourmet Coffee

The gourmet coffee industry has grown dramatically, especially because of America's love for espresso and specialty coffee drinks. It is quite apparent that coffee houses like Starbucks can be found in every area of major cities, so who is behind these coffee industry trends?

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Types of Roasted Coffee Styles

The act of roasting coffee beans transforms the chemical properties of the bean, creating its recognizable flavor. The green coffee beans expand while changing color and smell. The more heat that the bean absorbs during the roasting process, the darker the color becomes. Initially, the bean goes from green to yellow, followed by a light brown that continually gets darker.

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Besides coconut oil that protects you with its medium-chain lauric acid and flaxseed oil that supply you with plenty of omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) to balance up your body's EFAs ratio, the next good oil that provides health benefits is olive oil.

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The Difference Between Japanese and American Coffee

If you are a coffee lover, you may prefer the convenience of coffee in a can from the Asian market. This is a much more premium selection than average American canned coffee, especially since Japan has such a wide variety of brands to offer. Specifically, a popular brand in Japan is called "American Coffee", which has pictures of a classic car and a beautiful woman to create a 60s feel. This coffee drink is actually quite delicious with the perfect balance of sweetness. It appears that Japan knows what they are doing when it comes to creating canned coffee, which has been popular in Japan for decades. It can commonly be found in vending machines throughout the country. This canned coffee market has become so popular that even top soft drink companies in the United States have created their own canned coffee products for Japan.

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