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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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5 Beverages on Tap Your Employees Will Love

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5 Beverages on Tap Your Employees Will Love

By: Chelsea Jarrell Office perks have come a long way since stale, mass-brewed coffee. Many companies offer their staff perks such as discounts on services like massages or yoga, snacks to keep them fueled for the day, break rooms with a space to relax, and beverages to keep them hydrated or caffeinated. Perks like these not only help the company stand out from other employers, but also keep employees happy and healthy. After all, happy employees are up to 20% more productive. There is a lot on the market that an office manager could offer to foster a great atmosphere...

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Why Nitro Cold Brew is Better for Your Office than a Keurig Machine

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Why Nitro Cold Brew is Better for Your Office than a Keurig Machine

By: Chelsea Jarrell As coffee increasingly becomes an important staple of any modern workplace, office managers are looking for the easiest and most cost-effective way to keep their staff fueled for the day. Keurig is one popular machine in the workplace due to its easy to use, single cup brewing system. The Keurig removes the burden of brewing coffee from the office manager, not to mention there is less cleanup involved as well. However, despite its convenience, there are still some negatives aspects to the Keurig. While Keurig has mastered the single-serving machine, like most coffee makers, the Keurig is...

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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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