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    Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters // Costa Rica Finca Sabanilla

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    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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    The Revolutionary Books That Influenced Martin Luther King Jr.

    Education without morals is like a ship without a compass, merely wandering nowhere.Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the pioneering force of the American Civil Rights movement until his assassination in 1968. He was a prolific Baptist preacher who espoused the teachings ideals of Christ. But he was also a book lover and collector with a massive home library, and he was heavily influenced by the writings of Gandhi, Eastern philosophy, American transcendentalists, and political revolutionaries. He kept the company of various prominent literary figures of the time – King counted James Baldwin and Langston Hughes as friends, organized

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    What Does Orwellian Mean

    “This could not be more Orwellian.”Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), on losing his Simon & Schuster book deal In the fallout of the attempted coup and Capitol insurrection last week – in which Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and others attempted to overturn the results of the election, and President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Mo Brooks and more used their platforms to incite a heavily armed and crazed mob of Trump supplicants and sycophants to storm the Capitol and attempt to overthrow the government by force – the backlash has been swift, hard-hitting, and

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    The Most Noteworthy and Best Albums of 2020

    Every year I count down the year’s best albums. This year was going to be no different, and I started planning my Best Albums of 2020 list on Spotify as soon as the year started. You’ve heard it everywhere, but it bears repeating – 2020 was a year unlike any other. Particularly for musicians. In a year where touring was canceled, musicians had to find new ways to promote new music. But being quarantined also gave them plenty of time and opportunity to write, record, and release new music. I’ve put together what

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    9 of the Best Holiday Beers for Bringing Holiday Cheers

    Nothing sent us to the liquor store and bars for curbside pickup quite as often as, well… *broadly gestures at the entirety of 2020.* Now the holiday season is upon us. We are jingle bells deep in it. And it’s certainly true that Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Festivus, and other Secular Winter Celebrations don’t look the same as they usually do, our good friend, Beer, is here to help us celebrate and ring in the new year. If you’re heading out to the liquor store for some seasonal libations, check out this list of the best holiday beers for bringing

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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

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    9 of the Best Craft Beers to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner

    From Belgians to barleywines and brown ales to barrel-aged stouts, these are nine of the best craft beers to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. Table Beer – Creature Comforts Brewing Company photo by Noteworthy On a day packed with filling foods, equally filling beers might not be on your menu. Enter Creature Comforts’s Table Beer – a sessionable, hop-forward, refreshing, approachable Table Beer Belgian-style ale. Table Beer has an earthy, floral, and citrus hop character balanced by complex Belgian yeast flavors, which leads to subtle bitterness on the finish. Sweet Potato Souffle Rye