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Varietals, Varietals, Varietals

If you know about coffee slightly more than the average consumer, you know there are two main types of coffee plants: Arabica and Robusta. Believe it or not, there are many varieties of the two coffee genus of Arabica and Robusta. So, to appease the Coffee Gods were going to discuss some of their best creations.

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...

10 Interesting Facts About Coffee

I have always enjoyed reading the Snapple facts underneath the lids and wanted to give you some interesting facts about coffee.  I hope you will like reading these as much as I did and learn something new too!

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...

Organic vs. Conventional Coffee

After doing some research on organic versus conventional coffee, I wanted to pass on what I have learned.  Check out this blog post to get the facts.