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A Guide to Home Brewing

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A Guide to Home Brewing
As many coffee shops, restaurants and other service-related businesses continue to shut their doors to the public in the wake of COVID-19, many customers are turning to the online marketplace to buy beans that they can brew in the safety of their homes. Purchasing beans from your local shop not only helps to keep them in business but supports the coffee industry on a much larger scale as well. 
If you usually rely on your favorite barista for your daily fix but are now forced to make coffee at home for the first time, it can be a little daunting to start from scratch on your own. 
We’re here to help with a few tips and simple steps for making your own coffee using the tools you have at home. And if you’re already a pro at home brewing, we hope you’ll find something helpful here too!

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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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Why Manually Brew Coffee?

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Why Manually Brew Coffee?

If you have been to one of our coffee shops—both Commonwealth Joe and The Java Shack—you probably have noticed there are two ways to get your drip coffee: batch electric drip coffee versus a manual brew. Understandably, if you don’t know the difference, you presumably look up at the menu and think, why would I pay more money for a manually brewed coffee? Although, an electric dripper is a great option for your morning coffee, there is definitely a benefit to getting a cup of coffee hand brewed by one of our baristas. A good cup of coffee depends on...

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