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Las Damas Fundraiser

You might remember a coffee I had in the shop early last year– it was a delicious coffee from Peru called Las Damas del San Ignatio. I’m excited to be bringing it back again, and we’re doing something special this time around. The Las Damas coffee comes from a coop of woman coffee farmers in…

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Coffee Blends: Why, pt II.

This month I’m writing about blends. Last week I talked a little bit about what blends are, and one reason coffee roasters blend coffees. This time I’m going to talk about another reason roasters like making blends, and dig into why blends are a good choice for lots of coffee drinkers. Coffee can be inconsistent…

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Blends Post #1

This month we’re talking about coffee blends. Blends are the best selling coffees at the Mess and for many other roasters. Why? Blends have catchy names. There are other reasons too. What Are Blends? Simply put, a blend is a mixture of two or more single origin coffees. For more on single origins, read here…

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Coffee Blends Survey!

This month I’m talking about blends. But first, I want to hear from you. Fill out this quick survey so I can get an idea what’s interesting to you about blends! I’ll choose one person at random to receive 4 bags of exclusive Coffee Mess blends; they’ll ship out the 27th of March! I’ll add…

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Single Origin Coffees Part II

Last time I answered some of the most common questions about single origin coffee. Now I’m going to try and clear up some of the other confusing aspects of single-origin coffee. One thing that seems to be a point of confusion for people is how single origin coffees are labeled. You’ll see lots of information…

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Single Origin Coffee! Your Biggest Questions Answered Pt. 1

What is Single Origin Coffee? On the surface, it’s pretty simple: single origin coffee is coffee grown in a particular place, and then sold as coffee grown in that place. It can get pretty wild from there. When I asked readers for their questions about single origin coffee, these kinds of questions were common: Kevin…

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