Christopher Mize

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4 Beans: Beyond Arabica & Robusta, Meet Liberica & Excelsa

Coffee Comes In Many Varieties Coffee is a fruit, and like any other fruit it comes in different varieties and each variety has its own distinct characteristics. You’ve probably heard of Arabica beans-you’ve seen them mentioned in TV commercials and advertised on bags of coffee at the store.  But if you’re like most people you

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Starbucks Red Eye vs. Americano

Starbucks Red Eye vs. Americano: Which Brew Reigns Supreme?

Some coffee drinkers reach for the Americano, enjoying the subtler espresso flavors with plenty of caffeine to kick-start their mornings. Others dive right into the caffeine with a powerful red eye that’s undeniably robust and energizing. This leaves many wondering which brew is “supreme?” Starbucks Red-Eye is a cup of coffee with an espresso shot(s)

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Single Origin and Blended Coffee

Single-Origin vs. Blended Coffee: Which Brews The Best Joe?

Coffee has a fascinating background dating back to the 9th century. Yet, while people still enjoy coffee for its energizing benefits and center point for socialization, one thing has changed significantly – the types of coffee. Nowadays, there is a draw to unique coffee types, especially single-origin. But what exactly is the single-origin vs. blended

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does coffee region affect flavor

Does The Region Where Coffee Beans Are Grown Affect Flavor?

The unique combination of altitude, soil, and local practices in a coffee-growing region, known as “terroir,” directly influences the flavor profile of the coffee bean.  As a result, coffee beans from different regions exhibit distinct taste characteristics. Ranging from acidic and floral in Africa and sweet and nutty in South America. Terroir is a French

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