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Improve Company Culture with Office Perks

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There are many factors that go into accepting a job offer - salary, medical benefits, and commute time are a few of the obvious reasons. However, as more and more millennials enter the workforce, one thing remains a priority focus for recruiters when gearing up to hire the right talent - officefalse

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History of Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters

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Over twelve years ago, a coffee roaster, Julia, and her teenage son, Robert, worked together at a coffee shop in Culpeper, Virginia. From there, their love for coffee and appreciation for the craft blossomed into what we know today as Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters.

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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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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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