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All About Antioxidants: The Major Health Benefits of Coffee

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All About Antioxidants: The Major Health Benefits of Coffee

By: Chelsea Jarrell Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. According to Euromonitor International, 88.8 gallons per capita of coffee were consumed in 2016 just in the US. This has made coffee America’s number one choice, over tea and soda. Coffee has become much more than just a cup to get us through the day. What once had a negative connotation is now considered a great source of antioxidants and a clean source of caffeine. Antioxidants are substances that occur naturally or are man-made that can delay or prevent certain types of cell damage. They...

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CWJ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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CWJ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s finally December, and that means it’s time for festive music, warm holiday drinks, and the ensuing stress that comes along with finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, your boss, the next door neighbor...you get the picture. To save you hours of combing Amazon for gift ideas, we created a holiday gift guide for the coffee lover in your life. Luckily, 83% of US adults drink coffee, so it is a safe bet that CWJ’s curated list of caffeine-related products below will delight and impress your gift recipient. 1. Electric Coffee Grinder Whole bean coffee can be intimidating, especially...

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CWJ City Guide: Best Coffee Shops in NYC

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CWJ City Guide: Best Coffee Shops in NYC

Though we wish we were able to house a Commonwealth Joe location in every US city, the reality is, our brick and mortar experience is limited to the DMV area. However, through our travels, we’ve found amazing coffee offered by passionate baristas can be found in the most unassuming of establishments. As a result, we are starting a monthly blog post series to share our favorite coffee spots in some of the nation’s most traveled cities. Of course, we must start off with none other than the Big Apple. For those of you who don’t have CWJ Nitro Cold Brew...

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Coffee Drink Trends of 2017

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Coffee Drink Trends of 2017

If you drink coffee, you likely have your favorite drink. Whether you routinely order a large iced latte on your way into the office or move from hot pour overs to iced tea depending on which way the wind is blowing, you likely have your tried and true beverages top of mind. Regardless of your drink of choice, occasionally we feel the spontaneous urge to try something adventurous when we we approach the cashier and look up at the daunting menu board. Due to millennials’ focus on innovation, combined with our short attention span, new drink fads in the coffee...

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The Deal with a Doppio

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The Deal with a Doppio

Many of us have tried espresso. It is the base ingredient of our favorite lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas. The longer you are in coffee however, you realize how misunderstood espresso is. Espresso is often referred to as a type of bean. This assessment is totally fair because of the branding of products like chocolate covered espresso beans or even our Golden Horseshoe Espresso blend. We must confess, that the food and beverage industry has caused a misunderstanding. So it is time to set the record straight. At the end of the day, espresso is basically a coffee brew method. It...

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