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  • Brewing Justice Series: Grad student talks on the importance of  impact and Womens History Month.

    Brewing Justice Series: Grad student talks on the importance of impact and Womens History Month.

    Sidney Larsen is an active volunteer, ally and member of 734 Coffee family. She is currently studying at the American University in Washington DC, pursuing her masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. She likes to work with organizations that are promoting peace while moving the needle forward in creating positive change like 734 Coffee.  After her studies, Sidney plans to tackle many of the world’s most pressing issues including quality of life and income inequality. When Sidney isn’t busy thinking about how to improve the world, you can find her at trivia night, dancing and learning how to skateboard. Having female...

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  • Brewing Justice Series: Sudanese Activist speaks on social Justice

    Brewing Justice Series: Sudanese Activist speaks on social Justice

    Nadia Taha is a part of the 734 Coffee family and has been with us since Humanity Helping Sudan project. She is a fierce woman from Darfur Sudan, an activist, a journalist, a translator and much more. With a law degree from El Nilein University in Khartoum, Nadia practiced law for a year before diving into journalism suit to unfortunate events. She strongly believes that injustice anywhere is an injustice to her. After surviving a lot of injustices and tragedies herself in Sudan, she was still able to have an impactful voice through journalism in various ways. Since 2010 Nadia has...

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  • The Story of Kaffa: Origins Of Coffee

    The Story of Kaffa: Origins Of Coffee

    Each morning more and more Americans are waking up to the unique scent and unparalleled taste of 734 Coffee.  Having fallen in love with the quality of coffee, we felt compelled to learn more about its origins and share it with you. With some research, we learned of the intriguing story of the discovery of coffee and it’s birth in Ethiopia; the story of kaffa. Although the is debate exactly when coffee was discovered, there is a strong consensus about it's the discovery in Ethiopia and here is how the story goes. Kaffa is the origin of the word “coffee.” It is the name of...

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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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  • Be careful the water you use to brew your coffee!

    Be careful the water you use to brew your coffee!

    Us at 734 Coffee love to make a great cup of joe, and one of the things we consider is the water used.You can ruin a great cup of coffee by using water that has additives. The quality of the water you use is another often overlooked aspect of brewing coffee.  Using tap water that's full of minerals or chlorine won't bond well with the dissolved particulates from the coffee, leading to an under-extracted, weak coffee. Not only that, this higher mineral content is what also leads to buildups in your coffee maker, such as lime deposits. This will require you to descale...

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  • Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”)

    Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”)

    Espresso is expressly made just for you and immediately served by the barista. A quintessential drink that must be drank at the bar before losing its flavor. For many coffee lovers, espresso was considered the “best” way to drink coffee. When it was introduced in the United States, it revolutionized the American coffee industry and brought a new way to experience coffee. Café espresso was originally discovered in the late 1800s out of the need for speed, and it literally translates to “pressed-out coffee” in Italian. At that time coffee was a booming business in Europe. However, it was a...

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