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10 Facts You May Not Know About Coffee

Behind crude oil, coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity. Coffee is actually a fruit. Coffee “beans” are actually the pits of the berries, also known as “coffee cherries.” These pits are roasted to produce the product you see in your bag. The term...

By Erik
Composting Your Gimme! Coffee Bags

Hi everyone! It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, but as the weather warms up (for some of us anyway), it got me thinking about the outdoors and growing things. More specifically though I was thinking about Gimme! Coffee and how you can compost their coffee bags.It’s...

By Nick B
Home-Brewed Coffee: Tips and Tricks to Save You More

Most of us know that preparing our favorite drinks at home can save big bucks - to the tune of hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year. Still, a few simple tricks can help maximize your savings and give you an even greater budget boost.   Buy Wisely The Simple Dollar, a...

How Green is Your Coffee Routine?

In the spirit of brewing a greener cup of Joe, we've compiled a list of five ways to reduce your coffee carbon footprint. 1. Switch to a Manual Brewing Method For Espresso - Consider the Handpresso Wild Hybrid or the ROK Espresso Maker. Both will let you make...

By Nick B
Labeling for a Cause - Deciphering Coffee Certifications

For some of us, having a cup of coffee is as routine as putting on our shoes every morning. We drink it for the pick-me-up and, of course, the taste. But is it possible for our daily coffee, espresso, latte, or cappuccino to do someone else a bit of good? The short answer is yes. However,...

Single-Serve Coffee Cups and Capsules Go Eco-Friendly

Ask the experts and many of them will tell you the same thing: the single-serve coffee category is hotter than freshly brewed java. Fueled by convenience, the time-saving system that lets users prepare drinks by the cup is gaining popularity worldwide. Yet, since their inception, single-serve...

Going Green with Your Morning Dose of Caffeine

Going green may seem complicated, but you can start saving the planet first thing in the morning, just by making a few simple changes to your java routine. Many coffee houses across the country are encouraging caffeine junkies to bring their own mug and save some change. If you bring your own...