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Fair Trade Coffee

What is Fair Trade coffee? Where does it come from and who makes it? Is it organic coffee or is it a gourmet coffee brand? Is Fair Trade a good cup or coffee or just an expensive one? Fair Trade Coffee The idea behind Fair Trade coffee is provide a price floor for small scale […]

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UTZ Certified Coffee

Individuals looking for organic coffee may run across the UTZ Certified label. This label says that the bag of coffee you are buying came from a coffee farm that employed sustainable agricultural practices, good environmental practices and efficient farm management. A key feature of the UTZ Certified label is that UTZ Certified coffee is traced […]

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Best Organic Coffee to Buy

When you buy healthy organic coffee you want the best. But how do you know what is the best organic coffee to buy? There are two things to consider. First, you want a high quality Arabica coffee from a coffee producing country like Colombia. Second, you want a fresh coffee and not one that has […]

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Eggnog Coffee for Christmas

Christmas is almost here and with the season come many traditional foods and beverages. One staple for Christmas is eggnog. This yuletide beverage comes to us from medieval England. In East Anglia the locals modified a European hot milk beverage called posset. Noggin was a Middle English word used to identify a carved wooden cup […]

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How Do They Make Organic Instant Coffee?

A true coffee lover may buy organic green coffee beans, just enough for the day, grind enough for one serving and drink the best healthy organic coffee from Colombia. Or a person may just drink a cup of coffee from time to time and not be interested in a lot of work to get the […]

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What Is Organic Coffee and How Is It Grown?

When you drink a cup of regular coffee you may be getting more than just coffee in your cup. Years ago the Australian Food Authority tested regular coffee and found more than 130 different impurities in a regular cup of Java. The way to get around this issue is to drink organic coffee. But, what […]

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What Makes Organic Coffee?

Coffee used to grow in the wild. It was discovered in East Africa a thousand years ago. From its discovery in Ethiopia coffee was cultivated and domesticated as it spread across the world. The coffee that people discovered a thousand years ago was healthy organic coffee. Healthy organic coffee has been around for a long, […]

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Reduce Your Risk of Stroke and Heart Failure by Drinking Coffee

The evidence that coffee has positive health benefits keeps on coming. Most recently a paper presented at an American Heart Association meeting demonstrates a reduced risk of stroke and heart failure in coffee drinkers. Drinking coffee may be associated with a decreased risk of developing heart failure or having stroke, according to preliminary research presented […]

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Coffee Varieties That Defeat Leaf Rust

There is a fungus that infests coffee plants and threatens the world’s supply of Arabica coffee. It is coffee leaf rust in English and La Roja to Colombian coffee growers. This fungus is also the reason that the English converted from coffee drinkers to tea drinkers in the 19th century. In that era the main […]

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Which Is the Safest Decaf Coffee?

The question has risen again of whether or not decaffeinated coffee is bad for you with an article in Consumer Reports. The first method used the chemical solvent benzene. We now know that when inhaled, even in small amounts, benzene can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches, as well as eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation. […]

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