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U.S. Coffee Championships Attending the U.S. Coffee Championships – dubbed CoffeeChamps by its organizers, the Specialty Coffee Association – is a complete sensory experience. If you didn’t make it to this year’s qualifying rounds on Jan. 21 and 22 at the convention center in Knoxville,… Read More >

The History and Emerging Trends of Coffee While the history of coffee reaches back beyond the 16th century to Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula, the mass production and pervasive proliferation of coffee is much more recent. Modern coffee history is divided into waves — three… Read More >

Surviving Black Friday with Coffee When friends and families come together for a Thanksgiving meal, several important questions must be answered: Should the turkey be roasted or smoked? How many pies is too many pies? Are we going shopping later? For many consumers, Black Friday… Read More >

Your Gear Reveals Where Your Brew Belongs If, like the marooned hipster of our infographic, you’ve been living on a desert island and haven’t heard the term “third-wave (or first- or second-wave) coffee,” you can still probably figure out which one your convenience store, hotel… Read More >

The Cuisipro Pocket Grater Twenty years ago, if you wanted to turn food into teensy even pieces you could chop it with a knife, shred it with a grater, pulverize it in a mortar or a food processor, skin it with a vegetable peeler, or… Read More >

The Duralex Picardie Tumbler In retrospect, you were probably a little in love with the whole Picardie family. They were cheerful and noisy and seemed to be everywhere—delivering orange juice to schoolchildren, lined three-deep at the bar, steaming with espresso in the coffee shop. Then… Read More >

An Exhaustive Guide to Asheville, North Carolina for Epicureans When I traveled to Asheville for my first Food Blog Forum, I wasn’t certain what to expect. Would the bloggers be foodies? Tech geniuses? Maybe they would all be brilliant writers. Turns out, they are all… Read More >

What is Fair Trade Coffee? An Explanation of the Certification Logos Ever wonder what all the certifications on your favorite bag of coffee mean? In an era of emphasis on sustainable production and curiosity about where our food and beverages come from, it’s more important… Read More >

The Coffee Enthusiast For the little ray of sunshine in your life — that is the post-coffee-consumption ray Though a common persona, the coffee enthusiast does not passively partake in a daily cup of joe. This individual seeks out the perfect blend of roasted excellence,… Read More >

To brew or not to brew, is that even a question? It’s not about whether or not you will have that morning cup of joe, or six, it’s about where it’s going to happen. Will you drink up at home, make a cup to go,… Read More >