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What is Robusta Coffee?

What is Robusta Coffee?

You may wonder how we can make our coffee extra energizing. We don’t add caffeine or anything to it; instead, we make use of a type of coffee bean called robusta. Though you may not have heard about this before, there are different types of coffee- the truth is, there are several species of coffee. Currently, we usually consume the varieties arabica and robusta, and subvarieties of these two. There are actually dozens of different coffee species, most of them native to Ethiopia, and many that are still unaccounted for. So let’s talk today about robusta coffee, what’s different about...

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Caffeine and Exercise

Caffeine and Exercise

We all drink coffee for one reason or another…  Although the most important reason why people drink coffee every morning around the world –with about 5 billion cups being consumed every day– is caffeine. Caffeine is the world’s favorite stimulant— it makes us feel energized and gives us a boost. But your favorite beverage has a lot of other health benefits– as does caffeine by itself. Caffeine actually plays a very important role in how your body responds to exercise and how well it performs during certain types of exercise. Let’s take a look: Working Out Caffeine is beneficial for...

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Coffee's Journey From Farm To Cup

Coffee's Journey From Farm To Cup

We don’t usually like to think about stuff like this. Chances are, when it comes to food, we want to stuff ourselves with it- not learn about how long it took to grow or how many kilometers it traveled just to get eaten by us. However, coffee is very different from other foods and also quite special. More importantly: it’s actually interesting. Let’s start with coffee’s origin story, then the farming phase, ending with the roasting process. The Origins of Coffee Sometime during the 15th century, a Middle Eastern monk was on a pilgrimage across Africa. He walked, barefoot, through...

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Coffee Cocktails: 5 Recipes you Must Know

Coffee Cocktails: 5 Recipes you Must Know

Coffee and alcohol are a great combination, and they always have been. In the 16th century, when it was discovered, coffee was brought into Europe via wooden barrels – the same kind that were used for liquor aging and transportation. So, from the start, the connection between these two was apparent. Italy, known for their history as coffee promoters and pioneers, has been drinking coffee with liquor for centuries. A drink made with a shot of espresso and grappa (strong liquor made from grapes) called the Corretto is an essential part of most people’s lunch. So let’s explore more modern...

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