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How to Drink and Enjoy Black Coffee

How to Drink and Enjoy Black Coffee

If you're a coffee drinker, you know how you like your coffee. But, odds are you don't like or haven't tried drinking it black. If you're looking to expand both your coffee knowledge and palate, you need to learn how to like black coffee. What Is Black Coffee? Black coffee is coffee without any milk, cream or dairy substitute. Some enthusiasts maintain black coffee also excludes sweeteners. It might seem simple, but preparing a cup of coffee is much more complicated than you'd think. The journey from bean to cup starts...

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Can Caffeine Make You Tired?

For most people, a hot mug of coffee in the morning helps them get an energetic start to their day. In fact, plenty of professionals buy several bags of eco-friendly whole bean coffee to make sure they never run out of brewed goodness. Yet some folks swear that coffee makes them fall asleep. Science tells us that drinking coffee is not a foolproof way to push away the zzzs. Could it be that, despite drinking a large latte or sipping an espresso, you start to nod off within the hour? Perhaps, but not due...

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How to Make French Press Coffee

How to Make French Press Coffee

There's nothing like the perfect French press coffee to start your morning off on the right foot. Instead of heading to your local cafe, we encourage you to grab a bag of Real Good 100% Arabica whole bean coffee and brew a delicious cup of French press right in your kitchen. We've put together this helpful guide of French press coffee instructions to teach you how to be your own master barista.  Tools and Supplies Needed for French Press Coffee Brewing coffee is a technique that straddles the line between...

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How Many Times Can You Use a K-Cup?

Not too long ago, coffee lovers had to wait for their pots of coffee to brew before enjoying a steaming cup of java. With the invention of the K-Cup, everything changed. Now, you can simply pop a K-Cup into a compatible machine and have a mug of the wonderful hot stuff in about a minute. Convenient? You bet! But the big question on many K-Cup lovers' minds is how many times they can use their K-Cups before they have to toss them. Obviously, this is a personal preference question on some...

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How to Taste Coffee

Even if you have been a coffee drinker for decades, you may not have learned how to distinguish the differences between coffee types. In fact, coffee tasting takes time and patience to develop. That just gives you more of an excuse to brew your next cup of java! Below, we'll look at how to taste coffee more deliberately. Apply our recommendations and become the bean master of your home or workplace. Understanding the Coffee Flavor Wheel  Have you ever noticed that practically every mug of coffee has unique characteristics? Some...

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Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee

Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee

Coffee comes in many forms, but before your brew is mixed into a beverage, it goes through a roasting process that can substantially impact its flavor. For some coffee drinkers, the difference between light roast and dark roast is more than just a taste preference.   At Real Good Coffee Company, we appreciate how the science of roasting coffee influences its caffeine content, bitterness, taste, strength and acidity. Whether you're an aspiring coffee aficionado or if you'd simply like to know more about the different types of roasts, we've created this helpful...

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History of Coffee

History of Coffee

Coffee is a staple in many American households. We fill cabinets with ceramic mugs, reserve coveted counter space for our coffee makers, and stare down floor-to-ceiling coffee displays in grocery stores — and for what? That perfect, warm cup of coffee.  American's aren't the only population hooked on coffee, either. It's a global phenomenon that touches countries in every populated continent. Though coffee is readily available almost anywhere, the journey from a coffee plant to a steaming cup of coffee requires a careful growing, drying, and roasting method. With such an involved process,...

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How to Grow a Coffee Plant at Home

How to Grow a Coffee Plant at Home

How much do you love coffee? The casual coffee drinker might frequent a cafe or even brew a pot at home occasionally, but if you're a coffee fanatic like our team members at Real Good Coffee Company, you know that your options for making great tasting coffee at home are endless. If you're interested in really enhancing your coffee making skills, go for the ultimate upgrade and grow your own coffee plant at home! Can I Grow A Coffee Plant at Home? You can grow your own coffee plant at...

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Cappuccino vs. Latte vs. Macchiato vs. Mocha vs. Americano vs. Espresso

Cappuccino vs. Latte vs. Macchiato vs. Mocha vs. Americano vs. Espresso

We live in a world obsessed with coffee — and we love it! It's great to pop into a corner cafe and have the option to try out diverse blends and brews. There are plenty of people who know what they like, and that single cup of joe will always hit the spot. However, there are so many different types of coffee that we believe everyone should at least sample each variation once. At Real Good Coffee Co., we love the taste of coffee. While we're inspired by the different...

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What Is the Coffee Grind Chart?

What Is the Coffee Grind Chart?

If you're new to coffee culture — and we mean the serious, scientific, almost magical elements that turn beans into diverse brews — then you'll surely be surprised at just how many factors influence each individual cup of coffee you sip every morning. Believe it or not, the way your beans are ground makes a significant impact on taste and texture. At Real Good Coffee Company, we believe that the coffee grind size chart is a useful tool for folks at home who trade their automatic coffee grinder for a more intricate...

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