Archive for February, 2016


Should We All Drink Coffee?

There are a lot of health benefits in a cup of coffee. Because coffee is a healthy beverage why don’t more of us drink it? An interesting article in this regard in The New York Times posed a question. “I Don’t Drink Coffee. Should I Start?” Counting yourself out from the 64 percent of Americans [...]

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Illnesses Related to Grinding and Roasting Coffee

If you grind and roast coffee in commercial quantities you may be at risk of respiratory diseases. Illnesses related to grinding and roasting coffee are asthma and obliterative bronchiolitis. It has long been known that coffee related asthma comes from coffee dust and occasionally from contaminants such as castor bean dust. More recently scientists have [...]

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Does Coffee Reduce the Risk of Cirrhosis?

A couple years ago we wrote that you can treat cirrhosis with coffee. According to newly reported research drinking two cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of dying from cirrhosis by sixty-six percent. Researchers looked at a variety of caffeine-containing drinks but it turns out that you can only treat cirrhosis with [...]

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How Does the Strong Dollar Affect Coffee Growers?

Being a hardworking and efficient coffee grower may not be enough these days if you want to be successful. You will also want to live in a country whose currency is not pegged to the US dollar! What is that all about? How does a strong dollar affect coffee growers? It turns out that coffee [...]

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What’s with Death Wish Coffee?

If you watched Super Bowl 50 you may have seen the commercial for Death Wish Coffee. Vikings rowing a long boat on a stormy sea that turns out to be… Death Wish Coffee! So what’s with Death Wish Coffee? Forbes published an article about the commercial, the company and a small business ended up with [...]

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Is Single Serve Coffee on the Way Out?

No less authority than The Washington Post wonders if America’s favorite coffee trend is coming to an end. They are referring to the single serve coffee pods pioneered by Keurig which still dominates the markets for coffee pods (K-cups) and coffee pod machines. Several years ago, coffee pods seemed invincible. Sales of the single-serve cups [...]

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