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40 Songs with Coffee

There is a plethora of good coffee song. There are definitely more songs about alcohol, but musicians seem to be obsessed with coffee, and compose and play while they drink coffee. Coffee has an unending association with people who are getting things done. Let’s cut to the chase, offices would just grind to a halt without it. There are also lots of fun stories about coffee and caffeine, and I think these songs really capture that well.

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Posted by Olga Hartman - September 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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Funny Commercials : Coffee Break fun videos

A cup of Joe in the morning may pack more than just an energy kick. More and more studies are surfacing to suggest that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking this dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease. Here’s an entertaining video if you’re having a coffee break!

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Posted by Olga Hartman - August 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm

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Gourmet Decaffeinated Coffee

If you have an immense love of coffee and all of a sudden, your body doesn’t participate and the doctor tells you to stay away from caffeine, then yo’’re probably feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest.

Coffee is a darling to many and is a staple in people’s daily routine. To some, it’s the kick that caffeine gives to jumpstart the day or wake up their sleepyheads. To others, it’s the flavor and aroma that are just way too enticing. If you must eliminate caffeine, but luckily, you belong to the ‘others’, then you can still enjoy your daily coffee run as gourmet coffee now come id decaffeinated versions.

Gourmet coffee manufacturers has come up with the idea to cater to all people including those who can’t have caffeine in their systems. However, the taste of decaffeinated coffees is slightly different from that of regular caffeinated ones but the flavor and aroma are up to par.

There are two methods of decaffeinating coffee and they are done before roasting the beans, thus, losing some of the flavors. One method makes use of a solvent to absorb caffeine from the beans and then the beans are washed to get rid of the solvent.

The other method is called Swiss Water. No chemical is used in this method. Instead, the beans are being treated with hot water and steam to take away the caffeine. In this process, coffee beans are likely to lose their oils in which substantial flavors lie.

You can still have flavorful coffee beans though even when you decaffeinate them, provided you only use ones that are of excellent quality. This is mainly the reason why decaffeinated gourmet coffee is rather pricier than the regular ones, but it is worth every penny. No argument there.

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Posted by Olga Hartman - August 18, 2014 at 8:53 am

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Hipsters Love Coffee

Hipsters care too much about their coffee, and practically anything that lets them flaunt their cultural sensitivity, star intellect and unmatched individuality all at once.

Watch this video just for laughs!

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Posted by Olga Hartman - August 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

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10 Unusual Uses For Coffee

Everybody loves coffee, and sometimes we just love it too much we practically use it for other stuff that don’t involve drinking. I use coffee grounds as body scrub, how about you? Watch this video about an entertaining take on the unusual uses of coffee!

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Posted by Olga Hartman - July 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

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‘Coffee rust’ threatening coffee plantations for gourmet coffee

Coffee rust is the most economically important coffee disease in the world, and in monetary value, coffee is the most important agricultural product in international trade. What’s it all about? Is it that bad? Watch this video.

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Posted by Olga Hartman - May 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

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Gourmet Coffee Essentials

Any coffee drinker would not be alien to the idea of gourmet coffees. But it can’t be denied that one gets curious as to what makes coffee become a gourmet coffee. One might consider the beans, the roasting process, the grinding, flavor as well as the freshness of the beans. The answer is all that has been mentioned above.

The true thing is that all of the aforementioned characteristics are greatly considered in making these types of coffees. After all, they won’t be called gourmet coffees if they did not possess any extraordinary attributes.

First to give consideration to are the type of beans needed to make these types of coffee. As you may have heard before two types of coffee are being sold commercially out there in the market, these are Robusta and Arabica. Robusta is the main type that is used to make every day instant coffee while Arabica is mainly used for gourmet coffees. What is the difference between the two? Unlike its Robusta counterpart, the Arabica is grown only in high altitude areas that are located in tropical as well as sub-tropical places in the world. These growing conditions coupled with the soil type are able to produce quality beans that are needed to make unique flavors that are commonly associated with gourmet coffees.

Like grapes need different regions to be able to be made into wine, there are also different areas these coffee beans need to grow at for them to be made into gourmet coffees. Many countries grow the Arabica but three major areas are to be considered the most abundant. These are the:

*South and Central Americas- The coffee beans grown in this area are known for its acidity, crispness, spicy side and the much needed quality. Some of the well-known coffee are the Columbian Supremo and Costa Rican Tarrazu.

*Africa and Arabia- This coffee are able to provide a variety of flavors, mellow taste and delicate balance between acidity and body. The gourmet that are famous in these areas are the Yemen Mocha and Kenyan AA.

*Pacific- These types of beans offer rich and full-flavored gourment coffees which include the Sumatran Mandheling and Hawaiian Kona.

Also these beans are roasted in various and unique ways greatly depending on where it is grown.

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Posted by Olga Hartman - May 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

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Coffee 101: The Buzz Behind the Buzz

The contemporary world is now overloaded with corporate coffee chains. They totally outclassed the modest coffee bars of the past. Daily coffee drinker’s visit these coffee shops to get their well-loved flavor, not only for the mere purpose of drinking, but to socialize with other people, as well.

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Posted by Olga Hartman - May 15, 2014 at 9:46 am

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Single Origin Coffee

You can never compare a hot cup of gourmet coffee with a mere processed coffee you bought at a grocery store you came across on the street. They are worlds apart. They are different from each other in ways you can never imagine if you’ve never tried the former.

Gourmet coffee has a classic and typical taste and a unique and distinct aroma from the beans. The texture and the aftertaste that it has never fail to leave gourmet coffee lovers in a Zen place. Gourmet coffee is generally never bitter as compare to regular coffee. Like a good wine which is known to have a distinctive flavor, a quality gourmet coffee is prepared to give coffee drinkers a pleasurable experience every time.

Gourmet coffee marketing is also different from how regular coffee is marketed. They come in whole beans and they are almost always sourced from estates that are known to possess specific and unique characteristics.

If you are a true blue coffee lover like you claim to be, you should know the distinct properties of different estates. Every estate has its own unique characteristics, familiarize yourself around these stuff and you’re bound to know which properties work for your discriminating taste. Thus, your next coffee orders will be directed to a specific estate.

Gourmet coffee processing is way slower in comparison to ordinary coffee in order for the coffee beans to retain its full flavor and aroma. Take for example the Kopi Luwak you tasted from the Philippines. You probably found a muted acidity with an aroma of roasted nuts plus dark chocolate along with a syrupy and chocolaty aftertaste to it. The place where coffee is cultivated actually plays a big part on the taste, acidity, aroma, and aftertaste of a coffee bean.

That being said, coffee experts have come up with the concept of single origin coffee over the years. The same bean could have a different taste when it is being cultivated in different estates even in the same region. This is one of the reasons why an estate coffee is a step ahead of single origin coffee.

The soil where the coffee is grown as well as the climate, the species, the altitude, and the coffee processing methods define a single origin coffee.

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Posted by Olga Hartman - May 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

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EASY HOW-TO: Make Your Own Coffee Pod’s

Coffee pods and capsule can be used to reduce the amount of time which is usually consumed in brewing coffee and can easily simplify the brewing process by removing the need to measure out the portions and parts that are usually packed in large quantities.  They are pre-packed ground coffee beans that are filtered on their own.

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Posted by Olga Hartman - May 6, 2014 at 8:01 am

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