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Climate Change's Impact on Coffee

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It shouldn’t really be much of a surprise that climate change can impact coffee farmers - the varying environmental conditions of the globe cause irregular temperatures, rain, and humidity. These conditions, of course, are what can make or break a farmer’s harvest each season. Unfortunately, forfalse

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Manual Coffee Brewing Tools

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Whether you’re camping in the Shenandoah mountains or planning a cross-country road-trip, there will be days when you won’t have access to your coveted countertop espresso maker or autodrip coffee machine. Luckily, we’ve compiled our top four favorite manual brewing methods that are not onlyfalse

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The Specialty Coffee (Re)evolution

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I remember my coffee game changing experience distinctly. At the time I knew specialty coffee was a thing, but still wasn’t exactly into it. When I took a sip of Counter Culture’s Idido Ethiopian coffee, I finally understood that coffee can be different. Most of the notes were probably lost onfalse

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Why Manually Brew Coffee?

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If you have been to one of our coffee shops—both Commonwealth Joe and The Java Shack—you probably have noticed there are two ways to get your drip coffee: batch electric drip coffee versus a manual brew.

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The Deal with a Doppio

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Many of us have tried espresso. It is the base ingredient of our favorite lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas. The longer you are in coffee however, you realize how misunderstood espresso is.

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Coffee Drink Trends of 2017

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If you drink coffee, you likely have your favorite drink. Whether you routinely order a large iced latte on your way into the office or move from hot pour overs to iced tea depending on which way the wind is blowing, you likely have your tried and true beverages top of mind. Regardless of yourfalse

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