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How Long Does Coffee Last?

Does coffee expire? In short, yes. A cup of spoiled coffee won't make you sick, but, you should store your coffee correctly so that you can savor each roast's flavors and aromas. After all, your coffee wouldn't be as yummy without those components. How Long Does Coffee Last? Your coffee's lifespan depends on whether it's whole, ground or brewed. While you won't experience food poisoning or illness from spoiled coffee, you'll notice that it's stale and flavorless. If you want strong, tasty coffee, it's essential to follow freshness guidelines: Coffee...

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How to Make an Americano at Home

How to Make an Americano at Home

Ever wish sipping on your cafe latte could last as long as a giant mug of regular coffee? Next time, try ordering a cafe americano, an espresso-based beverage with as much volume as drip coffee. By mixing espresso with water instead of milk, an americano stretches out your espresso experience. Size aside, an americano appeals to many coffee aficionados, as the addition of water dilutes the strong taste of straight espresso without masking its bold flavor with milk. But you don't have to wait until next time you're at a...

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A Coffee Bean's Journey 

A Coffee Bean's Journey 

  If you are like most people, you probably consume at least one cup of coffee a day. While you are sipping on your morning brew or afternoon cup of joe, though, have you ever thought about the growth of a coffee bean and how it makes its way into the liquid that you drink in your cup? The coffee production process involves a lot of real good people working together to create the real good coffee you know and love. Check out our quick guide and take a walk through the...

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How to Make a Mocha at Home

How to Make a Mocha at Home

There's nothing better than a fresh cup of coffee in the morning — but what if, one morning, you're not in the mood for a black cup of coffee? What if you find yourself craving something sweeter? Whether you're looking for a way to liven up your morning cup of joe or a way to combine coffee and dessert, mocha is the way to go. The best part about a mocha is you don't even have to leave the house to get one. Regardless of whether you own an espresso machine...

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7 Best Snacks to Pair With Coffee 

7 Best Snacks to Pair With Coffee 

  If you are a true coffee lover, you know to enjoy a cup no matter the time of day. Whether you are brewing a cup to enjoy as an afternoon pick-me-up or want to treat yourself to something mouth-wateringly sweet for breakfast or after dinner, there are almost endless foods you can pair with your cup of coffee. After all, with all the different roasts and ways to brew coffee, you are sure to find the perfect match. Indulge in These Delectable Coffee and Food Pairings  If you are looking...

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Beginner's Guide to Coffee Drinks

Beginner's Guide to Coffee Drinks

  Do you walk into your local coffee shop, glance at the menu, and have no idea what to order? Coffee menus can be confusing! Trust us, you're not alone! Our coffee drinks for beginners guide introduces you to the most popular coffee drinks to help ease your confusion and hopefully help you find a drink you'll love. Coffee Drinks Terminology Learning the names for coffee drinks will help you place an order for a drink you will come back for again and again. We'll look at seven of the...

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4 Different Ways to Make Iced Coffee at Home

4 Different Ways to Make Iced Coffee at Home

  There's nothing quite like enjoying an iced coffee while you do your daily chores or make the commute into work. There's something so soothing about this drink, which is probably why it's so popular. Unfortunately, most people don't have time to run to the coffee shop every day to buy an iced coffee. The good news is, you can make iced coffee at home. Our iced coffee recipes below will encourage you to try new things and experiment with fresh flavors and blends. You can try these four ideas...

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5 Ideas for Reusing Coffee Grounds

5 Ideas for Reusing Coffee Grounds

  You love your daily cup of joe, but you also love the environment. You strive to make sustainable choices, whether that means buying 100% recyclable K-Cups or taking your bike to work instead of your car. Well, we have some good news! You can green your coffee habit by reusing your coffee grounds after you finish brewing a pot. Here are five ways to reuse your coffee grounds. 1. Fertilize Your Garden Do you have a backyard or porch garden? Then you know how essential fertilizer is to creating...

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What States Drink the Most Coffee?

What States Drink the Most Coffee?

  Have you ever wondered which states drink the most coffee? The average person drinks 2.1 cups of coffee per day. But in some states, they consume way more than the average. So which ones are getting the largest caffeine buzz? We have a list of the top coffee consumption by state. Is your state on here? Time to take a look and analyze the results! The Biggest Coffee-Drinking States It may not be a surprise to learn that the Number One state for drinking coffee is New York. New Yorkers...

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Hosting a Coffee Bar Happy Hour

Hosting a Coffee Bar Happy Hour

  Happy hours are always fun, but they rarely think outside the box. Rather than pass around a tray of the same old mixed drinks, why not put a new twist on the night? Set up a coffee bar where your friends can get their caffeine fix and even have a little fun playing barista! Here's how to create a coffee happy hour that will have everyone talking — and begging you to host the next get-together. Prepare Different Brews Giving your guests the right base to concoct their fun drinks...

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