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The Deal with Flavor Notes

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Imagine you have just walked into your favorite coffee shop and you decide you want to order a pour-over coffee. So you ask the barista what’s brewing that day and the response will frequently be a few coffee origins by country. To help you understand what each coffee tastes like, they will thenfalse

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Basic Coffee Roasting Mechanics for the Average Joe

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The Magic of Latte Art

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It's espresso with a big dose of style.  But what’s the point of latte art?  Is it just for aesthetics, or is there something deeper that it adds to the third-wave specialty coffee experience?

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Why Science Says Freshly Roasted Coffee Tastes Better

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New Bags Mapping Single-Origin Coffees

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"Breaking Grounds" with Coffee Cuppings

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