Growing Coffee at Home – Is It Even Possible?

growing coffee at home coffee beans and plant

Coffee lovers know that the best coffee experience comes down to freshness. No matter what kind of coffee you prefer, if it isn’t fresh, it isn’t going to taste good. With that in mind, it seems nothing could create a fresher coffee experience than growing coffee at home, right? What does it take to grow, … [Read more…]

Best Irish Coffee Recipes – Two That’ll Do

Irish Coffee

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. That means it’s the perfect time for us coffee lovers to transform our favorite beverage into a celebratory concoction. We’re referring, of course, to Irish Coffee! If you haven’t made Irish Coffee at home before, never fear! We’ve gone in search of the best Irish Coffee recipes to share … [Read more…]

Coffee Farming in Africa – Where It All Began

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As we embark on a trip through the coffee regions of the world, it makes sense to begin our journey in Africa where both the arabica and robusta coffee plants originated. Although intentional coffee farming in Africa dates back over 2,000 years, Coffee Arabica L. grew wild in the Kaffa district of Ethiopia thousands of … [Read more…]

What Is Cordyceps Coffee?

black mug with white question mark

We all know what coffee is, but what is cordyceps coffee? Believe it or not, it’s a special blend of coffee and dried cordyceps mushroom. Yes, you read that right. Cordyceps is a fungus — a mushroom — that just so happens to contain a number of health-enhancing properties. And mixing cordyceps with coffee, it … [Read more…]

What is Maragogipe Coffee? An Elephant in the Cup

maragogipe coffee

I was recently introduced to a type of Arabica coffee I’d never heard of before. We won’t find this coffee on the shelves of our grocery store. And we probably won’t even find it in the majority of specialty coffee shops. It’s called Maragogipe, and it’s the rarest coffee I’ve personally had the good fortune … [Read more…]

Coffee and Reading – A Cup of Friendship Book Review

A Cup of Friendship novel

I live in a rural area, in the mountains of Tennessee, and the local county library is quite small. So when I recently searched there for a coffee-themed novel to read for fun, I honestly did not expect to find anything. But, to my surprise, the results came back listing a novel called A Cup … [Read more…]

Compare Keurig Coffee Makers to Find the Best Model for You

Keurig Coffee Maker

There’s really nothing that matches the Keurig for creating a fast, fresh, personalized coffee-brewing experience. Since every cup of coffee is prepared individually, each coffee drinker gets to choose his or her favorite coffee brand and roast, select the desired serving size, and begin enjoying a piping hot cup of coffee within about a minute’s … [Read more…]

My Thing for Coffee

Hello and Welcome! I’m Cheri, and, as you might have guessed, I’ve got a thing for coffee. But not just for the brew itself. I love the whole coffee experience: the aroma, the brewing, the savoring on slow mornings, the sharing with friends. It All Started with That Coffee Smell When I was a little … [Read more…]