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Is Nitro Cold Brew a true Specialty Drink?

Nitro is, at its core, cold brew. And cold brew is highly debated as to whether or not it truly IS a specialty coffee drink.

The Case for Sustainable Coffee: Climate Change and Chemicals

Hey there! My name is Justina. I’m going to be doing blog posts from time to time. Just so you know a little bit about me: I’m a full-time college student and an avid environmentalist and human rights activist, so my blog posts may touch upon some of these passions...

Coffee and Tea Lowers Risk of Brain Cancer

According to the American Brain Tumor Association, primary brain tumors occur at a rate of 12.8 per 100,000 people.  Although people of any age can develop a brain tumor, the problem seems to be most common in children ages 3 to 12 and in adults ages 40 to 70. A...

How to Reuse Your Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves

Hey Everyone, Every morning I wakeup with a cup of Black River Roasters coffee and every night I cuddle up with a warm cup of tea.  I never thought to reuse my coffee grounds and/or tea leaves until I found an article tweeted by the Rainforest Alliance showing what to...

The Science of Coffee

Coffee is derived from over 1,500 chemical substances, making it a highly complex beverage.  Approximately 850 of these chemical substances are volatile, while 700 are soluble.  Discover how complex the cup of coffee you are drinking really is in this blog post.

The Meanings Behind Different Coffee Label Claims

This article talks about the different labels  that coffee companies put on their coffee bags to set them apart from others, which includes “100% Arabica Beans”, “Fair Trade Certified”, “Organic”, “Shade Grown”, “Morning Blend”, and “Rainforest Alliance Certified”.  I have copied and pasted the article from Women’s Health Eat This, Not That section...