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Fact or Myth? Can Coffee Cause Dehydration

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Fact or Myth? Can Coffee Cause Dehydration

By: Chelsea Jarrell When we think of coffee, one of the first things we associate it with is caffeine. Caffeine is one of the most consumed psychoactive substances in the world. It can be found in many different products such a coffee, tea, soda, or even chocolate. Coffee and caffeine are known to have a lot of negative connotations. One of which is that caffeine can actually dehydrate you. But where did that notion come from, and how much of it is true?   The link between dehydration and caffeine can be traced all the way back to 1928. A...

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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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The Art and Skill of a Barista

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The Art and Skill of a Barista

By: Chelsea Jarrell Our favorite trusted craftsperson, baristas have become that oh-so-familiar face that brightens up our day with the simple call of our name and a drink waiting shortly after. But have you ever wondered where the term Barista came from? Or how the role has developed into what we know it as today? The History of the Barista Surprisingly, the name was coined back in 1645 when there were houses that would serve both alcohol and coffee in Italy. The term Barista is Italian and when translated into English literally means “barman.” At the time, the espresso machine...

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Coffee Fest 2018

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Coffee Fest 2018

By Chelsea Jarrell Coffee Fest is a trade show that travels around the United States every year showcasing everything involved in the world of coffee. It is viewed as one of the best trade shows produced nationally and internationally. Coffee Fest includes an exhibition, education classes, and competitions since 1992. Step foot into Coffee Fest and you will be surrounded by that familiar aroma we all have grown fond of; after all, “If it looks like coffee, smells like coffee, goes well with coffee or is coffee, you will find it at Coffee Fest.” This year Coffee Fest is traveling...

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Coffee Drinks Explained

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Coffee Drinks Explained

For a majority of millennials, wine bars are intimidating. With hundreds of label names you can’t pronounce and an expectation to know whether you’ll enjoy the $14 glass of Bordeaux you just ordered, being well-versed in the art of fine wine does not come natural to most people. Along that same vein, to many people, walking into a coffee shop can feel just as intimidating. For those of you who can tell whether the shot of espresso you ordered this morning was over extracted, it’s safe to say you can skip this explanatory blog post. However, if you’re someone who...

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