Archive for the ‘Robusta Coffee Beans’ Category


Could You Really Die from Death Wish Coffee?

A couple of years ago Death Wish coffee became a household name due to an ad run during the Superbowl. The name Death Wish has to do with its high caffeine content. If you watched Super Bowl 50 you may have seen the commercial for Death Wish Coffee. Vikings rowing a long boat on a [...]

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How Many Pounds of Coffee Do You Need to Trade for a Russian Fighter Jet?

Indonesia is the fourth largest coffee producer in the world at more than 800,000 tons a year. A fourth of their exports are high quality Arabica coffee beans and three fourths are lower quality but higher in caffeine content Robusta. As you enjoy your cup of Java remember that Java is an island in the [...]

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Organic Coffee vs Folgers

If you want organic coffee you need to look for organic certification on the label. If you buy Arabica coffee you are getting the highest quality coffee. Organic is virtually always Arabica. But the best-selling American coffee brand is Folgers. How can you compare organic coffee vs Folgers? Organic Coffee Healthy organic coffee is Arabica [...]

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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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What Are the World’s Strongest Coffees?

When we wrote about Death Wish Coffee we believed it was the strongest coffee in the world. We may have been wrong. Mike Brown, owner of Death Wish Coffee mixes Arabica and Robusta coffee beans to make Death Wish Coffee. Robusta coffee is properly named Coffea robusta, or Coffea canephora. This variety of coffee is [...]

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Coffee Butter on Toast Anyone?

If you really need that coffee to get going in the morning here is another source of caffeine. The Japanese food products company, Snow Brand Milk Products, has come up with a coffee butter spread to put on your breakfast toast. Who would have thought? We have our doubts about this product being organic. In [...]

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How Do You Make the Best Cup of Coffee?

Look on the web for how to make the best cup of coffee and you see a bunch of ads promoting coffee makers, do it yourself coffee gismos and a French press for only $14.99 plus shipping and handling. How do you make the best cup of coffee? It starts with good coffee beans and [...]

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What Is Climate Change Resistant Coffee?

Year after year meteorologists report that average global temperatures have hit another high for the modern era. Considering that what is today the frozen arctic once supported palm trees we have wondered if growing coffee on the arctic tundra will one day be possible. But what would extreme climate change do to coffee production? Last [...]

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How Did Coffee Evolve?

Humans started drinking coffee in the Middle East, India, Persia, Turkey and Northern Africa by the 16th century. However it was probably discovered and first prepared in the 10th century, with its use centered in monasteries in countries like Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula. As the consumption of coffee spread so did its cultivation. A [...]

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Rise of Death Wish Coffee

Winning a lottery can change your life. That is what Mike Brown, the owner of Death Wish Coffee, found out. Mike won a contest sponsored by Intuit Quick Books to get a free 30 second commercial run during the 2016 Super Bowl. Death Wish is considered to be the world’s strongest coffee. This is because [...]

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