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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! Shop Whole Bean Coffee →  Can I Grow A Coffee Plant at Home? You can grow your...

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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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The Coffee Tasting Flavor Wheel

The Coffee Tasting Flavor Wheel

There are two kinds of coffee drinkers in the world — those who enjoy coffee for the taste, and those who drink it to boost their day. If you're like our team at Real Good Coffee Company, you're both types. We sip our coffee to start our day off on the right foot, and we love it when our cup is brewed to perfection with the taste we crave. What does your perfect cup of coffee taste like? Like many coffee fans, you probably know a good cup when you...

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What Are the Benefits of Drinking Organic Coffee?

What Are the Benefits of Drinking Organic Coffee?

Coffee lovers, rejoice! There's no better time to be a caffeine fiend than the present day. With access to so many different beans from farms around the world, passionate brewers from all walks of life are experimenting with different blends in hopes of creating the perfect cup for every coffee drinker. There are so many options, however, one of the biggest choices is also one of the broadest — do you pick traditional coffee or organic beans? Many coffee drinkers face this dilemma as they purchase their next bag of...

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What's the Proper Coffee to Water Ratio?

What's the Proper Coffee to Water Ratio?

Your morning cup of coffee can set the stage for an amazing day. A freshly brewed mug can make you feel energized and ready to take on the world. But a cup of watery java that tastes like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Let's just say that bad days aren't born, they're brewed. If you've ever sipped a substance that surely doesn't taste like the delicious bag of coffee beans you've purchased, you may be missing the proper water to coffee ratio. At Real Good...

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What's the Amount of Caffeine in Coffee Pods?

What's the Amount of Caffeine in Coffee Pods?

Coffee is more than a beverage — it's your fuel for the day, and sometimes, even into the late hours of the night. Some say caffeine makes the world go round, and we couldn't agree more. However, as responsible adults, it's important for us to acknowledge how much caffeine we're putting in our bodies and understand how much caffeine is too much caffeine. We've created this quick guide to help you learn how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee, what types of coffee has the most caffeine, which...

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