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  • Need a coffee break?

    Need a coffee break?

    We truly love our coffee breaks especially when you need a quick pick-me-up, but how did the word 'Coffee Break' originate. Well, the British may have invented ‘Tea Time’ but America invented the ‘Coffee Break’. In the 1950’s the sale of coffee declined and thanks to an innovative marketing campaign by Pan-American Coffee Bureau,  the idea of a coffee break was created. The idea was born by a Mr. Watson after noticing during World War II some factories started giving their employees a couple of minutes off every shift, during which time some of these workers would drink a quick cup of...

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  • What roast makes the strongest cup of coffee?

    What roast makes the strongest cup of coffee?

    “I like dark roast because I like my coffee strong” when you hear a statement like this, a true coffee connoisseur will ask “Do you mean in taste or caffeine?”. It is crucial to discern the difference because quite often people relate to the taste of their coffee to the amount of caffeine. The coffee making process has it that the lighter the roast, the more caffeine it contains. As coffee beans absorb heat in the roasting process, their color becomes darker, and oils appear on the surface of the beans at higher temperatures. The longer that it is roasted, the...

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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 did coffee come to Western Civilization?

    How did coffee come to Western Civilization?

    Coffee originated in Ethiopia and has been used by nomadic tribes for thousands of years; however, it wasn't until the 1400s that people discovered that its seeds could, in fact, be roasted for a delicious beverage. The earliest record of coffee being consumed as a drink was in Yemen in southern Arabia. Historian Mark Pendergrast 
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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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