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$500.50 a Pound for Coffee Beans
And that’s for the green, unroasted version? Half of me really wants to try this coffee because I’ve sampled similar ones that were top notch. The other half can only imagine how much it would cost for just a cup of this coffee.
MUST READ: The Beans
With a few exceptions, I recommend Arabica coffee and running away from the bitter Robusta beans. However, just because it says it’s 100% Arabica doesn’t mean that you’re actually getting good coffee. Thanks to wordplay and marketing, you might be getting mold, twigs and rocks next time you buy coffee from the big giant coffee corporations.
Friday Feature: Iced Coffee Methods and Recipes
You want to make iced coffee this summer? Drew put together a list of just about every method and technique for you to try. Which is your favorite?
A bonus method from Paul over at Caffination. Simple, yet effective.
Compare Espresso Machines
Compare Coffee Shop Calories
Last week, I was pointed over in the direction of Find The Best. There I found these two articles that could be of interest to anyone looking to buy an espresso machine or know how much calories they’re consuming at their favorite coffee shop. Don’t worry you don’t have to do those two things at the same time.
Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree On Coffee
Based on a random sampling of my friends, this is fairly accurate. If you like Starbucks, you’re probably a Democrat. If you like Dunkin’ Donuts, you’re probably a Republican. But what if you don’t like either?
The Long History of the Espresso Machine
This one is for you espresso geeks out there, who thought that they knew everything that there was to know about espresso machines.
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