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The Best Coffee Starts with the Perfect Bean

The Best Coffee Starts with the Perfect Bean

We're used to carefully selecting cheese, wines, teas, breads, and even chocolates. Why should coffee be any different? Here's what to look for as a sophisticated coffee consumer. I’ll be honest, when I first dove into the specialty coffee world, I had no idea what I was getting into. Don't get me wrong, I knew the difference between freshly roasted coffee and coffee that had been kept inside my grandma's freezer for over a year. However, the deeper that I dove into this industry the more I became enamored with the complexity and diversity that is available in each origin and in every...

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Coffee Myths and Facts: 5 Myths About Coffee Answered

Coffee Myths and Facts: 5 Myths About Coffee Answered

This article was guest written by Sierra Dinkins, Fresno Pacific University student and Lanna Coffee intern. According to the National Coffee Association, 64 percent of Americans ages 18 and over drink at least one cup of coffee a day, with an average daily consumption of 3.2 cups. With this amount of coffee consumption a day, the health risks and benefits of caffeine are extremely important. A moderate amount of caffeine is considered to be three 8 oz. cups of coffee (250 milligrams of caffeine) per day. Six or more 8 oz. cups of coffee per day is considered excessive intake...

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From Crop to Cup: The Incredible Journey of a Coffee Bean

From Crop to Cup: The Incredible Journey of a Coffee Bean

The story has been told of where a great cup starts. The tale of a farmer who plants a coffee tree, cares for it, harvests its fruit, removes the seeds, and sends them away to find their home in a cup. A great cup starts on the tree, in the caring hands of a farmer. But where can the greatness end? Where can it all go wrong? For us coffee drinkers, it might be easy to see the farmer and not truly understand all the toil not just to start a great cup but to keep it great. A farmer...

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Millennials and Coffee

Millennials and Coffee

The term “Millennial” is thrown around so often in the news and social media, even causing debates about our president on Twitter.  This term has become a buzzword because the people who comprise the meaning sure seem to make a lot of noise. What I mean by saying they “make a lot of noise” is that statistically, this group is spending more money on entertainment and food than the generations (plural) before them (The Experience Movement).  So, who are Millennials? The technical term means: “a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.” Common acceptance of the generation of...

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