Arabica Beans High Price is Prompting The Use of Robusta Beans

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This is an interesting article that points out the high cost and scarcity of Arabica beans. Some are adding the more plentiful and cheaper Robusta beans to their blends to...

What is a Social Entrepreneuer?

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Even in this economy, or maybe it is because of this economy, there are new businesses forming and older business redirecting their mission and core values to give back...

Coffee and AIDS

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With the success of HIV medications came the dilemma of sustainability for many in coffee growing countries. And, the need to export coffee for a fair price effects all farmers...

Coffee Marinade for Chicken

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This recipe for Coffee Marinade is an out of the box taste extravaganza. Most chicken marinade recipes call for the chicken to soak anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours. We...

More on Fair Trade

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The debate is heating up on whether Fair Trade is really fair at all.  We will be posting opinions for and against the current “system” because what so...

What’s UP With Coffee….the price!

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What’s Up With Coffee………..the price! Coffee futures (green beans) are trading at nearly double the prices that they were last year at this time. Wholesale coffee prices have...

Coffee Honey Cake Recipe

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This is my Grandmother’s recipe that came all the way from Romania. Everyone says that their Grandmother was the best baker, but mine really was! We would beg...

Thoughts on Fairtrade and Organic Coffee

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FAIRTRADE is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability. FAIRTRADE is, fundamentally, a response...

Coffee bean selection and roasting (video)

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This is Master Roaster Jeff Chean talking about grading and roasting premium Arabica beans in order to  get the best profile in our ArabicaDabra coffee.  We call it an...

Coffee Prices are Percolating!

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It is pretty astonishing at how high the price of green coffee beans has gone up just in the last 60 days! My broker laughed when I said...