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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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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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The Many Uses of Coffee Grounds

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The Many Uses of Coffee Grounds

By: Chelsea Jarrell Coffee can be used for much more than creating the perfect caffeinated beverage. In fact, there are several different ways to put those wet coffee grounds to good use. Check out this post to figure out which ones fit into your lifestyle. Beauty Coffee grounds are a perfect coarse substance full of caffeine and vitamins that can help rejuvenate and exfoliate your skin.   Coffee Body Scrub: Wake up in the shower with this homemade body scrub. The combination of coffee, coconut oil, cinnamon, and vanilla awakens your senses and leaves your skin feeling super soft. Coffee...

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Best Coffee & Food Pairings

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Thanks to Hollywood’s not so accurate representation of police officers, the classic drip coffee and glazed doughnut is what most people think of when they hear ‘coffee & food pairing’. However, the reality is, we can do as much with coffee and food as we can with wine and food. In both instances, the same concept holds true as the key to the finding perfect duo - match the dominant flavor notes of the coffee with a food that shares those similar flavor notes. Whether you enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning with breakfast, as an afternoon treat...

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Life After Decaf

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Life After Decaf

By: Chelsea Jarrell   Decaf Coffee has been considered over the years to be a blemish to the coffee community.  It is often talked about in a bad light, and has been attached to certain slogans such as “Death Before Decaf.” These quick judgements and accusations do not give decaf any chance to prove itself. Like most inventions, decaffeinated coffee was discovered by accident. Around the early 1900s a German merchant by the name of Ludwig Roselius was transporting a shipment of coffee beans when they accidently became saturated with sea water. The salty water caused the beans to lose...

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