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James Warnken
Are Your Beans Still fresh?

Are Your Beans Still fresh?

    You can tell if your beans are fresh quickly and without too much work.  Ask yourself, are they from a reputable company?  Where did you purchase the coffee beans?  Are they date specific?  Where is the Roastery located?  What type of coffee beans are they?        Asking these questions will help you understand how the coffee industry works overall.  There are always specific changes made by some companies that determine the freshness of your coffee beans.  For instance if you buy coffee beans that are brought into the market by one specific company and they are...

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James Warnken
Types of coffee grinds and  their respective brews.

Types of coffee grinds and their respective brews.

   One very important factor in creating the best brew for you, is the grind.  Every way you enjoy coffee has its own special way to grind it.  The filters used often dictate the grind.  Having a perfect grind will bring out the best flavor and taste possible for your particular bean.        Let’s start with the largest grind and work through to the smallest grind and how they are used.        Extra Coarse grind is used for Cold brew coffee and Cowboy coffee brewing.  This is going to have a long brewing time and extract...

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James Warnken
How Coffee Beans are Grown

How Coffee Beans are Grown

  No one knows how all coffee beans are grown!  Each continent, country has a specific way to grow their coffee beans.  Hawaii the only true place in the USA where coffee is grown is on Volcanic Ash or soil!  It is known around the world as Kona Coffee.  The elevation, air flow, sunlight and soil determine the taste of its coffee.  Often said to be some of the best in the world.        Now back to the coffee of the world, each area has an elevation, airflow, heat and soil that determines what their coffee tastes like in your cup.  Coffee...

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Terry Miller
The Different Ways To Grind Coffee

The Different Ways To Grind Coffee

Yes, there are different ways to grind coffee beans!  The most common are the Blade grinders and the Burr Grinders.  They come in various shapes and sizes.  As a homeowner, you need to decide which is best for you.  Economy wise, the blade wins hands down.  From a few dollars to a bit higher the blade grinder is what most folks buy.  The Burr grinder is for the more sophisticated coffee consumer.  Most times, it is larger, grinds more, better built, has an elaborate grinding system and does a better job.    The blade grinder uses multiple cutting blades like a...

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