Coffee

  • Specialty Coffee
    What exactly does the phrase "specialty coffee" mean? According to the Specialty Coffee Association of America, the term was coined in 1974 and refers to coffees grown only in ideal climates. Their f....
  • Coffee Roasters
    No matter how fine the conditions, plentiful the harvest, and neatly picked and hulled and dried the fruit, the best coffee beans in the world don't stand a chance if the roasting goes awry. Roasters ....
  • Premium Coffees
    For all the talk and popularity about premium coffees in recent years, it might seem as if we're drinking more and more of it. You might think that the coffee consumption statistics would pike on the ....
  • Dark Roast Coffee
    Dark roast coffee is used to make espresso and other types of darker coffee. The roasting process releases aroma and acids, and largely determines which type of coffee you make from it. Lighter roasts....
  • Coffee Roasters
    Coffee roasters used to be journeymen, but no more. Now they're more like celebrity chefs, complete with loyal followings and highly descriptive reviews. As coffee becomes elevated from a mundane be....
  • Espresso Coffee Beans
    Espresso coffee beans can be almost any dark-roasted variety with good body. Those beans roasted darkest are sometimes labeled "espresso," but there is no specific espresso bean. If you're looking f....
  • Starting A Coffee Shop
    Starting a coffee shop is the dream of many a coffee maven. With shops springing up on every corner, however, the competition is fierce. Here are some questions to consider.First of all, do you want....
  • Exotic Coffees
    Words like "exotic" are relative terms, by and large. To someone whose coffee baseline is a glass (or nowadays plastic) jar, a teaspoon, and boiling (or at least very hot) water, grocery store coffee ....
  • School Fundraising Ideas
    The tradition of Girl Scout cookies being sold through elementary and middle schools is a long and perfectly honorable one. We're also familiar with bake sales and candy sales as school fundraising to....
  • Decaf Coffee
    Making decaf coffee is a scientifically simple process that either involves solvents or activated charcoal. The beans are soaked in water to dissolve the caffeine. Then the solvent or activated charco....