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Regenerative Agriculture and Coffee

Regenerative Agriculture and Coffee

Agroforestry and other regenerative agricultural practices are essential to reducing, and hopefully reversing, industrial agriculture’s continued harm to the environment. While far from the only thing you can look for when searching for regeneratively-grown coffees, one indicator of quality is the phrase “shade grown.”

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Aeropress Brewing Guide

Aeropress Brewing Guide

Mention the AeroPress in polite coffee conversation, and you’re sure to hear a flood of opinions on this little brewer. Beloved by some and hated by others, the AeroPress is an inexpensive brewing device designed to quickly make a delicious single cup of coffee with ease. If you’re looking for a simple yet highly versatile way to experiment with your coffee brewing skills, the AeroPress is a worthy investment. And, at only $40, it’s a pretty inexpensive one, too.

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Introducing the Lanna Travel Pour Over

Introducing the Lanna Travel Pour Over

Imagine: it’s a bright, cozy morning in Yosemite. You’ve just woken up to the sounds of nature--the chittering wildlife, the gentle streams in the distance--and you emerge from your tent, ready to start the day with a piping-hot cup of coffee. Traveling makes brewing coffee a lot more complicated than prepping your pour-over station at home.

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Milk Steaming for the Home Barista

Milk Steaming for the Home Barista

So, you’ve mastered the art of espresso. You’re slinging shots faster than you can say “cappuccino.” Now, it’s time to upgrade your home barista skills: it’s time to steam some milk! This has always been my favorite part of being a barista. The sound is essential to the café experience, and the feeling of nailing the perfect milk texture for latte art is one that can’t be beat.  If you’re looking to learn and one day master this skill at home, you’ve come to the right place.

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