Archive for September, 2015


Coffee and Your Heart

There seems to be more good news every about coffee and your heart. Several months ago researchers reported that coffee drinkers have lower risk of having calcium deposits in their coronary arteries. Drinking three to four cups a day maximized the benefit of avoiding clogged coronary arteries as reported in Live Science. This means a [...]

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Can Coffee Save Brazil’s Economy?

Brazil, the largest coffee producer in the world by far, is in dismal economic straits. The Great Recession followed by slowing of the Chinese economy has greatly reduced exports of raw materials. The Brazilian economy is in recession and the Brazilian currency, the real, has fallen sixty percent versus the US dollar in the last [...]

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Pour Over Coffee

If you are interested in a great cup of healthy organic coffee consider making pour over coffee. This is a traditional way to make small quantities of coffee and has now caught on with the likes of Starbucks. The short version is that all you need for pour over coffee is ground coffee, boiling hot [...]

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Coffee Varieties: Gesha

We have written quite a bit about Panama mountain grown organic coffee. This is the first time we have mentioned Gesha coffee, a gourmet variety grown in the highlands of Chiriquí Province in the west of the country. Panama is the last Central American country before you get to Colombia (South America). Once part of [...]

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Coffee Popsicles for a Hot Day

A summer favorite is iced coffee and so is bottlled cold brew coffee. Taking it a step further how about coffee popsicles for a hot day? You can make coffee popsicles out of any home brewed, cold brewed or coffee house coffee. All you need are ingredients, popsicle molds and a freezer. Here are a [...]

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Coffee Varieties: Colombian

Coffee varieties evolve through natural selection or selective breeding. Both factors come into play with Colombian coffees. The specific varieties from which traditional Colombian coffee is derived are typica and bourbon. Colombia is the third leading coffee producer in the world, the second leading producer of Arabica coffees and probably the most reliable source of [...]

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Coffee Varieties: Typica

Coffee varieties are the subspecies of coffee that occur by natural selection and by selective breeding. Disease resistance, yield and flavor vary from variety to variety. Variety or breed selection is critical to the planter as he or she must pick the optimal variety for altitude, sun or shade, soil conditions and climate. Regarding coffee [...]

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