Gluten Free Coffee

Gluten Free Coffee

Gluten free coffee? So, I run a coffee shop right? Hopefully soon, I’ll be running a vast number of coffee shops, but let’s just talk about this first one. After much consternation, I decided to carry various pastries, oatmeal and all of the other stuff that...
Common (and not so common) Coffee Terms

Common (and not so common) Coffee Terms

Coffee definitions. Nuff said.   The coffee world can be full of confusing words. I thought I’d put together a list of coffee terms  that will help you put that coffee “hipster” in their place! Oh boy.   Let’s get it on. Letter A...
The Truth About Organic Coffee Beans

The Truth About Organic Coffee Beans

Are the specialty coffee beans I buy online certified organic? If you’re looking to buy specialty organic coffee beans online, I know a great place. (Smile) But seriously, there are certain standards that exist for a farmer to sell certified organic coffee beans. At...
Coffee Acidity

Coffee Acidity

Coffee Acidity Acidity in coffee is used to describe a range of flavors that are perceived in coffee and can be directly attributed to acids found in the coffee beans. Acidic coffee = heartburn? Acidic coffee does not mean heartburn. More acidic coffees are often...
Bitter coffee? Here’s why.

Bitter coffee? Here’s why.

Strong coffee and bitter coffee. Are they the same? We all have been there. As a matter of fact, I get asked the question, “Is this coffee strong?” I’m not quite sure if the question is asking me if the coffee is bitter or does the coffee have a lot...
How to Brew a French Press of Coffee

How to Brew a French Press of Coffee

Back at it again with the French Press… Ahh… The French Press. In an earlier post, I gave a brief backstory of the Press with the promise of a brewing guide. I have faith that when you’re finished reading this, you’ll know how to brew a French...