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    Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters // Guatemala Santa Felisa Purple Gesha

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    Ever since featuring Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters in my roundup of noteworthy woman owned coffee roasters, their Guatemala Santa Felisa Purple Gesha has been popping up all over my Instagram feed. There have been several high-profile coffee influencers who’ve loved this coffee and, I must admit, I was definitely influenced into buying this one (which is saying something considering it was $36 for six ounces – that’s money I never spend on myself). But the story of Santa Felisa inspired me to crack open my wallet. This coffee is a limited run for Bean & Bean,

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    RAKO Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Luleesa Limu

    I featured RAKO Coffee (more accurately RĀKO Coffee Roasters) in my recent feature, 13 Woman Owned Coffee Roasters in the United States. RAKO Coffee was founded in April 2020 by sisters Lisa and Melissa Gerben. The Gerbens operate RĀKO with their focus on environmentally friendly roasting and sustainably sourced single origin coffees. In fact, a portion of each coffee sale supports the coffee country of origin’s International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Chapter. I was so taken with their mission that I decided to buy one of their coffees to show some support: their Ethiopia Luleesa Limu. This

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    How to Create the Perfect At-Home Coffee Bar

    Many can agree that nothing quite beats a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning and with all of the at-home brewing tools available these days there are more ways to go about making a cup of joe than ever. So having a dedicated space to brew and keep your equipment is essential. And while nothing can fully replicate the feeling of stepping into your favorite coffeehouse we’ve reached out to the coffee experts from Sacramento to Miami to help you create the most authentic coffee shop experience possible with the ultimate home coffee bar. Start

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    13 Woman Owned Coffee Roasters in the United States

    March is Women’s History Month here in the United States. For the next few weeks we’re going to be celebrating some noteworthy women in the fields of coffee, spirits, and beer! For today’s post, I’ve collected some of the finest woman owned coffee roasters from across the country. EDITOR’S NOTE: This list is in no way exhaustive or comprehensive. It is just a sliver of the great work women are doing in the specialty coffee industry. I’ve only selected companies that readers can buy from no matter their location. There are many woman owned coffee shops, carts,

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    Folkcity Coffee // Nicaragua La Fuente

    Folkcity Coffee makes their Noteworthy debut today with a selection from Sabino and Maria Jesus, a husband and wife team that grows coffee and vegetables at the highest altitudes in the Jinotega region of Nicaragua. Their farm is La Fuente.  La Fuente is a second generation farm where modern coffee production meets old-world charm. If you were to visit, you might see Sabino still using two oxen to pull a cart or plow a field before planting. He continues the tradition of his late father, Don Jose, whose farm boasts excellent altitude and climatological conditions for coffee

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    Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters // Costa Rica Finca Sabanilla

    When Oscar Chacon inherited generations-old land from his late father at age 18, he didn’t expect that one day he and his wife would become some of the most cutting-edge producers in Costa Rican specialty coffee. He was simply interested in maintaining the legacy passed through his family since 1840. His wife, Francisca, also came from a long line of cafecultores, and after the birth of their first child she left her government job to focus on building a boutique milling and microlot project to differentiate their coffees. An earthquake struck Costa Rica in 2008, knocking out electricity and access to

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    Oddly Correct // Colombia La Lampara

    Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters quickly became one of the most noteworthy coffee roasters in the country. It’s been far too long for me to try them out, but today marks their Noteworthy debut! Colombia is one of the most well-loved and diverse coffee producing countries in the world. The Andes mountains split the country into many regions, each with its own particular terroir and micro-climate. The fine folks at Cafe Imports seek out coffees that show the best of these regions and highlight the work of many small holding farmers, most who own

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    9 of the Best Coffee Blends to Warm Your Holiday Season

    There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee to warm your soul during cold Winter days. Especially this year. It’s dark most of the day, it’s cold, the snow is piled high, and we’re in a pandemic. There’s no better year to embrace the practice of Hygge, cozy up by the fireplace (or a space heater) (or a really big candle), wrap yourself up with the heaviest anxiety blanket you can find, and warm your soul with a hot cup of coffee. “Since we’ve no place to go” – LITERALLY – here are 9 of the best