The Blends — environment

Why do we love coffee so much?

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Aroma The scent of coffee is delicious for some, and a wakeup call for others. There's a science behind preserving it, too. Read about the difference between scent and aroma, too. Taste As roastmasters who have perfected the taste, we know that this is the key to bringing everyone back, over and over again. Read what constitutes to taste, after all. Mood Builder For some, it gives them energy every morning, and for others, it helps them relax from anxiety. Whatever your mood, it will be your elixir. Conversational Coffee is a conversation. Whether a date night, a guest get-together,...

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What environmental factors affect the quality of coffee?

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Our 5th generation roastmaster Jeff who has had a heritage and lineage of coffee roasters pass the craft of coffee making explains how coffee is harvested and what the environmental variants are that affect the taste. Follow his stories on Instagram at @roastmasterjeff! Coffee is harvested in the dry season when the cherries (from which beans are harvested) are firm. They can be stripped in a variety of ways, but the flavor and depth of coffee intensity depends on multiple variables. What city/place it is in, what the soil composition is like, whether there is a volcano present or not,...

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Always Committed to Recycling at Intelligent Blends

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Recycling on your mind? Here are some interesting recycling statistics from Recycling Works that may alarm you: 1. Only about 1/10 of all solid waste in the United States gets recycled. 2. Although 75% of America’s waste is recyclable, we only recycle around 30% of it.  3. The U.S. recycling rate is around 34.5%. If we’re able to get the rate to 75%, the effect will be similar to removing 50 million passenger cars from U.S. roads.  4. The leading cities for recycling in the US are (#1) San Francisco, CA (#2) Boston, MA (#3) Chicago, IL (#4) Denver, CO and (#5) Portland, OR.  At...

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