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We are often asked “how come my coffee doesn’t taste like your coffee when we get it home? – like when you go to a store and they give you free samples so you buy a 20lb bag only to discover it doesn’t taste the same?  So here are our tips and tricks to getting your coffee to taste the same.   Use filtered water.  Water plays an important role in good coffee.  We live in the mountains so our water isn’t tainted with a lot of the chemicals that say a major city has in theirs. Grind your coffee...

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Airtight Abode: Picture your coffee beans chilling in a cozy, airtight fortress. No air gets in, no air gets out – it's like the coffee bean equivalent of Fort Knox. Keep those suckers sealed tight to fend off the flavor thieves! Cool Hideout: Don't let your beans sunbathe! They're not on vacation; they're in hiding. Find them a dark, cool spot away from the glaring sun and the hot breath of kitchen appliances and the cold of the freezer. Think of it like witness protection for your coffee's flavor. Moisture Madness: Moldy coffee? No, thank you! Keep those beans dry...

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Once upon a time in the enchanting hills of Tuscany, there lived a charismatic barista named Enrique. With his charm as smooth as an espresso shot, he ran a quaint little café named "Caffè Model Citizen."  One sunny morning, Tabella, a lively artist with a passion for life and a penchant for cappuccinos, strolled into Caffè Model Citizen. She was captivated not only by the aroma of freshly ground coffee but also by the twinkle in Enrique's eyes as he expertly crafted her cappuccino, the Italian way.  Their playful banter over the counter became a daily ritual. Tabella's sketchbook was...

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It's all about the brew method and the method that typically extracts the most caffeine from coffee beans is the espresso method. Espresso is a concentrated coffee preparation where hot water is forced through finely-ground coffee under high pressure. Despite the smaller serving size, espresso generally contains a higher concentration of caffeine per ounce compared to other brewing methods. This is because the high pressure and short extraction time efficiently draw out the soluble compounds from the coffee grounds, including caffeine. It's worth noting that factors such as the type of coffee bean, grind size, and brew time can also...

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Cold brew is a coffee preparation method that involves steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in cold or room temperature water for an extended period, typically 12 to 24 hours. This slow extraction process results in a concentrated coffee concentrate, distinct from traditional hot brewing methods. To make cold brew, coarse coffee grounds are combined with cold or room temperature water in a container, like a jar or pitcher. The mixture is then left to steep, allowing the flavors to infuse gradually. After steeping, the coffee is filtered to separate the liquid concentrate from the grounds. Cold brew is known for...

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