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The French Press De-Mystified: Using the French Press Method for Brewing Your Specialty Coffee Beans

The French Press De-Mystified: Using the French Press Method for Brewing Your Specialty Coffee Beans Immersing yourself in the world of barrel aged coffee, single origin coffee, and specialty coffees from around the world is like discovering a whole new universe of styles and flavors. But as you explore your options, you may find yourself spending more … Continue reading The French Press De-Mystified: Using the French Press Method for Brewing Your Specialty Coffee Beans

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6 Back to School Survival Tips for Busy Parents

School survival tips: It’s easy to get used to the relaxed, stress-free mornings that characterize the summer break. With no school to go to, your children can take some time for themselves — and so can you. But when the back-to-school insanity returns, stress levels can often return with a vengeance. There’ll always be an element of … Continue reading 6 Back to School Survival Tips for Busy Parents

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The Wide World of Specialty Coffee: Different Tastes for Different Cultures

Specialty Coffee Around the World Specialty coffee means different things to different people. For some Americans, it's nothing more than a quick gulp of liquid caffeine. Other individuals are genuine aficionados who love exploring barrel aged coffee, geisha coffee, and any other great single origin coffee beans they can get their hands on. Different brewing … Continue reading The Wide World of Specialty Coffee: Different Tastes for Different Cultures

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5 Ways Cold Brew Is Superior to Iced Coffee

5 Ways Cold Brew Is Superior to Iced Coffee Cold brew is all the rage in hipster coffee shops around the world right now. And slowly but surely, it is becoming the cold coffee drink of choice among casual drinkers. But it’s important to make the distinction between cold brew and iced coffee, as they’re very … Continue reading 5 Ways Cold Brew Is Superior to Iced Coffee

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Discovering the World of Decaf Coffee

If you're so passionate about your decaf coffee that you hold a craft coffee subscription so you can have regular access to the nicest single origin coffee beans on Earth, you're probably a purist in the best sense of the word. But do you find yourself scanning right past the decaffeinated options among the specialty … Continue reading Discovering the World of Decaf Coffee

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Comparing Home Coffee Brewing Methods

Today's coffee drinker can choose, not only from many types of specialty coffee beans, but also from many popular brewing methods. Let's examine how to brew coffee at home by comparing some of the most common coffee making devices and techniques. Drip Coffee Makers Drip coffee makers offer convenient, automated performance, often including programmable brewing … Continue reading Comparing Home Coffee Brewing Methods

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5 Things (besides coffee) That Make Metropolis Coffee Company Awesome

There are coffee companies - and then there are coffee companies that devote themselves to creating of excellent coffee and promoting enthusiasm for and education about coffee culture. One of the best coffee companies in the Chicago area that not only roasts outstanding coffee but also runs a host of other activities is Metropolis Coffee … Continue reading 5 Things (besides coffee) That Make Metropolis Coffee Company Awesome