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    Different Roasts For Different Folks

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    Different Roasts For coffee drinkers, there are acquired tastes, favoring different roasts. Coffee beans are offered in three types of roasts: Light, Medium and Dark. Let's take a more detailed...

    Around the World - Coffee in Ethiopia

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    For millions of people worldwide, coffee is a pivotal part of the morning routine. How many people know where their coffee comes from? Whether you prefer light or dark roast,...

    Single Origin: The History of a Bean

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    Single origin coffee is a statement. It says, “I know where I come from!” Why is this important? You know where your coffee comes from, it comes from the store...

    Blended Beans

    Blended Beans
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    The morning can be such a rush. You have to get through your routine and be ready to tackle the full plate that is your day. Nothing helps ease that...

    Some Amazing Coffee Benefits & Advantages You Probably Didn't Know About

    Some Amazing Coffee Benefits & Advantages You Probably Didn't Know About
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    Are you consuming caffeine like a fiend? Ordering the best, small batch coffee available, such as those found at Green Dragon Roasters? Afraid it might be bad for your health?...

    Espresso - Yesso! A Short Discourse on Why It's the Best

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    For coffee enthusiasts, the day will come when it's time to invest in a real espresso machine. You've already tried several stovetop espresso or moka pots, and even though they make great...

    Around the World: Coffee in Australia

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    Coffee first arrived in Australia in 1788, along with numerous other stores of food and supplies carried aboard the First Fleet. This fleet consisted of two Royal Navy vessels from...

    Coffee's benefits continue: Studies reveal the unlikely compatibility of naps and coffee

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    Once upon a time, there were at least two kinds of people in the world: Those who drank coffee for its delicious taste and alertness-giving effects, and those who stayed...

    Quality Beans Versus Simply Costly Beans - What Drives the Price of High End Coffee?

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    Have you ever wondered about the relatively high price of some coffee types, like Jamaican Blue Mountain or Kopi Luwak, when compared to very palatable, high quality beans from other locales? While...

    Coffee Steeped in History

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    Coffee developed more-or-less out of a boycott. During the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party met on Union Street in Boston. They met at the Green Dragon Tavern, which was demolished in...

    6 Easy Specialty Coffee Cocktails

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    Stay cool, caffeinated, and relaxed with these 6 inspired specialty coffee cocktails. Perfect for brunch with friends or an after dinner drink. Quick Tip: For cocktails served over ice, freeze coffee in...

    Unique Ways to Drink Coffee

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    For some of us, coffee is the blood of life. We can't imagine starting our day without a cup of joe. Some of us can't live without flavored coffees and...

    Will Refrigerating or Freezing Coffee Beans Kill Its Freshness?

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    It's one of those old bits of well-meaning advice you may have heard from your relatives: to keep coffee fresh, put it in the refrigerator or freezer. The enemies of...

    Regions of Coffee: Caffeine Makes the World Go Round

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    Regions of Coffee Coffee was once associated with late night cramming before a big exam or a sweet and decadent caffeinated treat. Those days have since passed, as our tastes...

    Coffee Brewing Basics -- Get the Best Brew out of Your French Press

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    Check Your Grind The first rule of French press brewing is to use a coarse grind. Coffee grounds that are too fine could end up in your brew resulting in...

    Coffee Brewing Basics: a how-to for beginners

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    So you've gone online and purchased your first plunge coffee pot from Green Dragon Roasters. You've chosen the tabletop French press to start with. Starting things off with tried and true basics...

    Different Roasts Satisfy Every Coffee Palate

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    Just like the different varieties of wine from around the world, the different roasts of coffee are sure to satisfy any coffee craving. Light roasts for the subtle tastes, darker roasts for...

    Why Should I Choose Organic Coffee?

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    Some people consider the term "organic" as nothing more than a common buzz word in the foody world. Organic fruit, organic cereal, organic flour, but now organic COFFEE? According to The...

    Why You Should Buy Sustainable Coffee

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    When you think of sustainability, there are many images that may pop into your mind, but coffee is probably not one of them. However, the issue of sustainability has a wider scope...

    How to Make a Perfect Pot of Espresso

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    We've all had it by now - that deep, sultry coffee the Italians refer to as espresso - but how about having a cup of this rich coffee at home....

    Coffee History - The Swedish Coffee Ban

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    Coffee is a drink that many of us consume on a daily basis, but it has not always been considered appropriate. It's almost unfathomable that coffee could ever be thought of...

    What Does Sustainable Coffee Farming Mean?

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    Sustainability is a word that has been in the headlines lately, with more and more people leaning toward the organic farm-to-fork trend, who want to know their food was ethically grown...

    New Study Shows Coffee Drinkers Have the Benefit of Lower Chance of Colon Cancer

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    At one time, those who couldn't live without their daily java fix felt a little bad about it, and many talked of cutting back. But lately, there is so much...

    The Benefits/Advantages of Being A Better Coffee Snob

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    Unfortunately, you can't help it. You bring your french press to work. When you visited your parents, you packed your thermometer, scale, timer, and Aeropress. You go to that coffee...

    New Study Shows One Advantage of Drinking Coffee is Living Longer

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    Coffee drinkers know that the beverage can help you get through the day. It's the perfect way to start the day, a great mid-day pick-me-up, and a treat after dinner....

    The Meaning of Fair Trade

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    "Fair Trade" is an expression that has become a buzz phrase for gourmet coffee.  However,  few people actually know the term means.  Most would probably be surprised to learn that...

    Coffee Benefits/Advantages May Extend to Multiple Sclerosis

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    We've all been told of coffee benefits/advantages for years now, from preventing diabetes to boosting heart health. However, a new study has found that coffee may be effective in staving off multiple sclerosis....

    Hand Selection Means a Better Brew

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    "Hand Selection" is a term used in the coffee industry to describe a practice that makes each cup of coffee taste extra special. It means that each bean is specially...

    5 Benefits/Advantages to Drinking Coffee Everyday

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    Coffee Benefits/Advantages All good things hail from that little bean. Long ago, around the time people thought the world was flat, coffee was something to be avoided. People thought it...

    What is espresso and how do you know if it's good espresso?

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    Espresso - what is it and how is it different from coffee? Espresso is a delectable drink that is generally for the iron stomachs of the coffee world. The focus here...

    5 Benefits/Advantages to Drinking Coffee Everyday

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    Coffee Benefits/Advantages All good things hail from that little bean. Long ago, around the time people thought the world was flat, coffee was something to be avoided. People thought it...

    Addressing Myths About Espresso

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    Since the growing trend of devouring coffee and espresso and anything coffee bean related does not seem to be fading, I find myself wanting to educate others on the myths about this...

    Coffee Benefits/Advantages: Your Coffee Can Be Recycled!

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    Not everyone knows just how beneficial coffee is to the body, but we’ll be happy to educate you! Most folks think the beverage is simply a waker-upper. The caffeine makes...

    What makes speciality coffees so special?

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    Everyone has heard about speciality coffees - but does anyone really know the difference? Why are these coffees specialty and what makes them that way? There's several reasons, actually. The first reason...

    Coffee History: Europe's Battle for the Bean

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    In the early days of Coffee History, European coffee lovers had to buy already-roasted beans from traders who had access to the coffee growers in the Middle East and North Africa....

    Coffee Benefits - Used Grounds Go a Long Way

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    Coffee benefits are amazing. When you drink brewed coffee, it boosts the immune system, metabolism, blood flow, and provides the system with powerful antioxidants. It turns out that coffee grounds also...

    Coffee History - What does "mocha" mean?

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    In today's coffee-drinking world, the culinary use of the word "mocha" is loosely bandied about with little understanding of its origins or its significance in coffee history.  In fact, there are...

    Coffee Benefits/Advantages - Beyond the Bean

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    Coffee aficionados and health food advocates are increasingly focused on the antioxidant and other disease-fighting properties of the revered bean, but what about the fruit that surrounds the bean, the so-called...

    Why Choose Organic Coffee?

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    Did you know that coffee is considered to be one of the "dirty dozen"? We're not talking about the old 1960s movie - we're referring to the twelve foods with...

    Famous Scenes in Coffee History

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    Coffee holds a strong social position - just think of all the common social arrangements we take for granted: First date: "Would you like to meet for coffee?"  Getting together on...

    Micro-Roasters: Size Really Does Matter

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    If you frequent local coffee shops, you might have noticed a boom in micro-roasters across the country. Micro-roasters like us take the green coffee beans and roast them in small batches. There...

    Coffee and its Benefits/Advantages

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    Let's face it.  Coffee isn't exactly the healthiest thing for humans to drink.  But, neither is soda.  However, coffee has some advantages and benefits to it.   Coffee can help you lose...

    How you know you're getting quality coffee beans

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    In order to choose quality beans for coffee, you have to know how to determine quality in coffee beans. One big issue with a lot of people who try to brew their own...

    Coffee Brewing Basics: The Magic Of Cold Brew

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    When you are fortunate enough to have our high-quality organic arabica coffee and you are familiar with Coffee Brewing Basics, you know that preparation is key. Cold brew is easier than...

    Do Good and Feel Good by Drinking Organic

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    As a society, we are much more aware of what we put into our bodies these days.  For a while, we all wanted healthy and low-fat regardless of the consequences...

    Simple Single Origin or Fancy Blends?

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    For most of us indecisive coffee lovers, blends are the way to go.  We don't just want to smooth flavor of Columbia coffee, but also the sharp tang of African...

    Small Batch Coffees

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    Small batch roasted coffees will make a seasoned coffee drinkers mouth water. With exquisite aromas, exciting layers of flavor, and each batch different from the rest, small batch roasting is a...

    Fair Trade Coffee for a Better World

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    Here at Green Dragon all of our finely roasted blends come straight from the source and benefit the communities that produce our coffee beans. There are many reasons to buy fair trade products....

    Finding Your Personal Blends: Understanding the Basic Characteristics of Coffee

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    When you start enjoying black coffee, it's not uncommon to find it difficult to articulate exactly what it is you like about it. Newbies usually identify their personal preferences based...

    Take a Trip Through Coffee Culture Around the World

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    Did you know that coffee culture around the world can vary as much as language or cuisine? From elegant cafés to elaborate ceremonies, the ways in which these five countries drink coffee are...

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