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Why Your Grinder is the Most Important Piece of Coffee Gear

Why Your Grinder is the Most Important Piece of Coffee Gear

Like most people, I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning. For all of its proposed benefits, coffee is a relatively simple process. For one there are only two ingredients, coffee and water. In addition, brewing coffee can be as easy as pressing a few buttons or slightly more involved if you prefer a manual brewing method like a pour-our or French press. Regardless of your choice of brewing method, the most important piece of coffee equipment isn't the actual brewing device itself. No, the most important piece of coffee brewing equipment is a coffee grinder. Yes, that loud...

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What is Direct Trade Coffee? | Direct Trade vs. Fair Trade Coffee

What is Direct Trade Coffee? | Direct Trade vs. Fair Trade Coffee

As a specialty coffee roaster, we're often asked the question "Are you fair trade?" While we don't sell fair trade certified coffee, we do offer direct trade coffee. But what exactly is direct trade? And how does it benefit farmers and consumers alike? Fortunately, we've taken the time to outline answers to these questions. In this article, you'll learn about the differences between fair trade and direct trade coffee as well as learn why we at Lanna Coffee are committed to the direct trade model. Enjoy!

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How to Brew with a Hario V60

How to Brew with a Hario V60

The Hario V60 offers exceptional control over your coffee brewing process but does take some practice to master. Use the following instructions as a guide to practice your pour-over. The important thing to remember is to pour slow. The entire process should take about three minutes for a 10 oz. cup of coffee from your first pour. 

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Thai-Inspired Cold Brew Coffee

Thai-Inspired Cold Brew Coffee

With the weather finally starting to warm up, what better time to stock up on delicious cold brew coffee? Cold brew coffee, for those that don't know, is in fact not regular coffee that's cooled. Instead, cold brew coffee is actually brewed with cold water, typically over a 24 hour period. The result is a tasty beverage that's smooth and balanced, with just the right amount of acidity.

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