by Karen Cebreros, Sustainable Coffee Trader Global Coffee Trading  The times are changing and the signs have never been clearer: In Hollywood, “Time’s Up.” The hashtag #metoo has become a social movement. And wearing black is making a statement about far more than fashion as America comes to terms with a truth echoed by the

Coffee Gadgets

No self-respecting coffee habit is complete without a gadget or two. It’s how we make life simpler and turn the ordinary act of coffee-making into something more. With the caveat that one person’s essentials are another’s foolish trinkets, here are a few of our own recent favorites: For fresh espresso not from a machine but from—yes—a
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8 Fun Coffee Facts

Coffee is a superlative beverage. But it is also a beverage of superlatives though some of the ways it’s earned that honor are, shall we say, slightly out of the ordinary. Here’s a look at coffee facts you won’t find on trade association web sites: • The worlds largest iced coffee was prepared on July
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Coffee & Eggs With Mole Sauce

Coffee and eggs go together like breakfast and mornings. But this wake-up call takes that classic combo to a whole new level by mixing the two and giving the works a Mexican spin. It even finds a way to slip a little chocolate onto your plate. (And we ask you: when the day begins with
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The Art of Caffeine

There are lots of reasons we prefer coffee. It’s indescribably delicious, simple to summon, and can be dressed up in all kinds of ways for an equally expansive variety of occasions. And did we mention it comes with a helpful helping of caffeine? Because let’s be honest: We drink it for taste. We drink it
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The Truth About Coffee & Antioxidants

Our quest for health takes us many places. To our yoga mats and our bicycle seats. To the hiking trail and the fitness center, a bowl of fruit or a lunchtime salad. Yet if we really want to boost our bodies, we should head for the nearest café and order a large latte. Not to

The Ultimate Travel Mugs

Is there any more essential tool for the itinerant coffee lover than a good travel mug? We don’t think so. It’s the one thing that can make or break the coffee-on-the-go experience, and all success rides on its super powers or horrifying lack thereof.Unfortunately most travel mugs are meh at best and a cruel practical

Iced Coffee Hacks

June is almost here, and with it comes summer or, as we prefer to call it, iced coffee time. With the season’s heat on the rise, we’re craving cold and seeking the kind of caffeinated cool that air conditions both body and soul. For that mission, no ordinary iced coffee will do. Instead, celebrate the

Pancakes With Cold Brew Butter

Both tradition and necessity demand that every proper day begin with coffee and hopefully lots of it. This delicious spin on that idea agrees, but insists we think outside the cup and not only have our coffee but eat it, too. What comes out of the kitchen when we do is a breakfast so good
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A life without good coffee is hardly any life at all. Indeed, on many days, our most urgent mission is to brew the finest cup possible, and to reach this higher plane of achievement, we seek out the world’s best varieties and stock our kitchens with the perfect equipment. Yet here’s a secret that’s often