The Blends — fun facts

Fuel your fitness goals ... with coffee!

Posted by Sourabh Sharma on

Aside from that morning wake up call and cognitive sharpening ability, did you know coffee can actually aid your workouts too? Check out the benefits, and shop your favorite blends, too! Stronger Workouts Caffeine increases levels of epinephrine in the blood, which enables you to push yourself further in your workout. So sip a coffee a half hour before a work out for an energy boost. (Source) Increases Metabolism Coffee contains B-Vitamins that boost our metabolism, enabling our digestive system to function optimally and ensure our workouts reach their goals (Source). Weight Loss Caffeine speeds up metabolism by almost 11%,...

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Why do we love coffee so much?

Posted by Sourabh Sharma on

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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Nitrogen: A Quick Science Lesson on keeping Coffee Pods Fresh

Posted by Sourabh Sharma on

Think nitrogen flushing, and it takes you back to chemistry class. Don't worry, we're just here to tell you why this is so important to keeping your coffee and it's aroma fresh! With our 5th generation Roastmaster Jeff, we use science to ensure the highest quality that we harvest reaches you in the freshest condition. While we could do conventional vacuum packaging, that works well for solid sturdy foods, but not for things as delicate as coffee beans. Coffee and it's freshly ground format have surface area that cannot be squeezed into an airless lump and needs more than a...

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5 fun facts about the historical origins of coffee

Posted by Sourabh Sharma on

Coffee is essentially legend, and a staple drink in America. Here are 5 things you may not have known about it's origins. 1. 9th century (800 AD) goat herders and shepherds discovered coffee after noticing it's effect on their goats who performed a sort of 'dance' after eating coffee berries. Subsequently, when made into a drink, they found it kept them awake all night! 2. Coffee was originally a food - the fruit it is from was mixed with fat to create an energy ball... and then it was consumed as a wine from the pulp of coffee berries.  3....

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What environmental factors affect the quality of coffee?

Posted by Sourabh Sharma on

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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