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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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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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