Archive for the ‘Coffee from Colombia’ Category


How Can You Get Freshly Roasted Colombian Coffee?

The best coffee is Arabica and the best Arabica coffee comes from Colombia. There are two basic species of coffee, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica coffee is generally believed to be the first type of coffee to be cultivated. When you buy Arabica organic coffee you are choosing the species of coffee with superior taste according [...]

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Do You Need a Fancy Machine to Make Great Coffee?

The other day we ran across and article on the internet about high tech gizmos for making coffee. The Stranger writes that the future of coffee is in Seattle’s coffee machines. The Mavam UCEM espresso machine looks unlike any espresso machine you have ever seen. When it was released, coffee executives from Japan and Europe [...]

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Peace Comes to the Coffee Growing Regions of Colombia

On November 30, 2016 both house of congress in Colombia ratified a peace agreement between the government and FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army). The half century long Colombian Civil War was over. During the war more than 200,000 people died, most of whom were civilians. And more than 5 million people [...]

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What Is the Most Expensive Coffee in the US?

Some folks are willing to pay a premium for unique coffees. That person is a coffee gourmet. Are you a coffee gourmet? If so you probably like healthy organic coffee. Are you familiar with Panama mountain grown organic coffee or Colombian organic coffee brands? Do you prefer coffee house coffee on the way to work? [...]

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Is Organic Coffee Acid Free?

A reader recently asked this question. Is organic coffee acid free? The short answer is no but there is more to the story. What makes coffee acidic? First of all the average acidity of black coffee is a pH of 5 where water is neutral at 7, cow’s milk is 6 and lemon juice is [...]

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Organic Decaffeinated Coffee K Cups

If you are a single serve coffee lover but also want organic without the caffeine what do you do? It turns out that organic decaffeinated k cups are not that hard to find. Google the term. Target online carries several Keurig brands of organic decaffeinated coffee k cups as well as Newman’s Own, McCafe, Peet’s [...]

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Is Third Wave Coffee Really Better?

For generations Brazil exported its finest coffee and sold coffee mixed with things like corn meal locally. Now Brazil has coffee shops for the coffee connoisseur. The same thing, it turns out, is happening in Guatemala the Central American producer of Arabica coffees. Although Guatemala started planting some Robusta at lower altitudes due to leaf [...]

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Organic Ways to Fight the Coffee Borer Beetle

An old pest is back and posing a major threat to Brazil’s coffee crop. According to Reuters the coffee borer beetle is causing major damage to coffee crops in the world’s leading producer. Coffee growers in parts of Brazil are grappling with the worst beetle infestation in recent memory as a ban on a pesticide [...]

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Organic Coffee with Butter

A new craze in the coffee world is to add butter to your cup of java. What is the point of organic coffee with butter? Is this something you should try or are there drawbacks? Natural Living Ideas writes that there are 7 good reasons to start adding butter to your coffee. Although coffee alone [...]

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Climate Change Drives Coffee Farmers to Higher Elevations

In the coffee growing region of Colombia they grow varieties like Caturra at lower altitudes around 3,000 to 5,000 while Arabica grows best in the 5,000 feet and above range. Part of this is because of coffee leaf rust which thrives at lower altitudes. As temperatures have risen on the mountainsides of Colombia, Arabica is [...]

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