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  • Arabica vs Robusta , which coffee bean wins?!

    Arabica vs Robusta , which coffee bean wins?!

    Most coffee lovers have, at least once in their lives, been asked the million-dollar question: “Arabica or Robusta?” With over 100 species, coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world. Yet, Robusta and Arabica are the most memorable. Even though Arabica and Robusta differ in taste, growing environments, and quality; the competition between the two coffee strains is fierce. Robusta is the second most popular coffee in the world and makes up approximately 40% of the world’s coffee production. Robusta is a hearty coffee plant with twice as much caffeine as Arabica. Since caffeine is toxic to bugs, Robusta...

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  • The Impact Of Coffee On The US Civil War.

    The Impact Of Coffee On The US Civil War.

    It has been stated that coffee was a key determinate for Union Soldiers in the Civil War. Perhaps the North's access to caffeine gave its soldiers a strategic advantage. At least that's what one Union officer, Gen. Benjamin Butler, thought. He ordered his men to carry coffee in their canteens and planned attacks based on when his men would be most wired. His advice to other generals was: "If your men get their coffee early in the morning, you can hold." It was stated that the Union Soldiers drank it before marches, after marches, on patrol, during combat. In their diaries,...

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  • Did you know there were five attempts to ban coffee?

    Did you know there were five attempts to ban coffee?

    Well, it almost happened. In fact, they first banned coffee in Mecca in 1511 because leaders believed it stimulated radical thinking. And, 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be "satanic." However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600. The Ottoman leader Murad IV took it even further when he ascended the throne in 1623 by creating the first punishments for drinking coffee, which included beatings and if you were caught the second time, you were sewed into a leather bag then thrown into the sea.     Luckily...

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  • We Are At TimeGad Cafe !!

    We Are At TimeGad Cafe !!

    We are delighted to announce that we are now serving our coffee at Timgad Café in Washington D.C! Timgad Café is an international local coffee shop located in the lower concourse level of the Ronald Reagan Building Plaza near the Federal Triangle Metro Station’s entrance. Since 2016, the coffee shop has been supporting globally farmed and locally roasted coffee, serving only the best coffee in town.   It is a charming, low-key peaceful environment that’s filled with several unique international artworks, textiles and handmade pottery. It’s more than a place to sip your coffee. A true gem in the nation’s capital...

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  • Whole bean Vs  Ground  Coffee

    Whole bean Vs  Ground  Coffee

    Whole bean Vs  Ground  Coffee. “I grind my own beans, thank you” that's a sentence that you must have heard before  (unless you're the one usually saying it). There has always been a debate among coffee connoisseurs to choose between whole bean or ground coffee. The is really no wrong choice, it just depends which one you consider most beneficial. Most people buy and use ground coffee, mainly because that is the easiest to use and the form that is found on the shelves of every local supermarket. It's ready to brew, and won't require any extra time, skills or equipment on your...

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  • How coffee is traditionally served in Sudan.

    How coffee is traditionally served in Sudan.

    Have you wondered how coffee is served in different parts of the world?  We can't tell you about every part, but we can tell you how they serve coffee in Sudan.
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