23 Household Uses for Coffee Filters

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paper roses made from dyed coffee filters image by Aine D

 

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Coffee filters can be used for more than just filtering coffee.  Here are some creative ideas that will save you both time and money.  After you use these ideas, you will come up with more creative uses for coffee filters on your own.  So keep an extra package of coffee filters around.  Here are a few ideas for putting those coffee filters to use: Continue reading

Give an Organic Coffee Gift Set or Basket

Natures Flavors Organic Coffee Gift Box

Natures Flavors Organic Coffee Gift Box

 

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Are you looking for a memorable gift set for your friends and family at Christmas or any other occasion?  Many people prefer to find unique combinations of little gifts that they know others will enjoy and put them together as a gift set or basket.  Organic and gourmet coffee gift sets and baskets make the best gifts for the coffee connoisseurs on your list. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Coffee Grinder

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coffee beans ready to grind image by DeaPeaJay

 

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Exposure to air oxidizes coffee beans and coffee grinds oxidizes faster because they lack the bean’s protective skin covering.  Home coffee grinders allow you to stop the level of exposure and produce the freshest grind from your coffee beans.  The best thing about coffee grinders is the grinding can be done at conveniently at home when you need it. Continue reading

How to Grind Coffee Beans

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freshly ground coffee beans image by wanderfolly

 

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What is the enemy of all coffee drinkers?  Air.  As soon as air comes in contact with your coffee grinds, the coffee loses its flavor.  That’s why coffee manufacturers vacuum seal their grinds—to keep them fresh while sitting on the shelf at the supermarket.  But once you break that seal, air hits the grinds and it begins to lose its quality. Continue reading

Coffee Grinders: Tips for Grinding and Brewing Coffee

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If you are like most coffee drinkers, you have your own opinion on how to brew the perfect pot of coffee.  Most coffee drinkers agree that it’s a combination of cold, clean water and freshly ground coffee beans.  And to make the freshest pot of coffee, why not grind the coffee beans right at home?  A coffee grinder is the perfect gift for the coffee connoisseur and a nice kitchen accessory. Continue reading

Bunn A10 Pour-O-Matic Coffee Brewer

Bunn A10 Pour-O-Matic Coffee Brewer

Bunn A10 Pour-O-Matic Coffee Brewer

 

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One of the best coffee brewers currently on the market is the Bunn A10 Pour-O-Matic Coffee Brewer and is highly rated by satisfied customers for its market performance.   Preferred by fine restaurants and food service establishments the Bunn coffee maker it is a durable coffee machine made from stainless steel that brews consistently high quality beverages. Continue reading

A Bunn Coffee Maker—It’s The Best

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For brewing coffee for small or large crowds, the Bunn coffee maker is rated one of the best.  You can find a Bunn coffee maker everywhere:  homes, convenience stores, offices, hotels, restaurants and even cruise ships.  Bunn is a leading manufacturer of coffee makers worldwide and services to more than ninety countries. Continue reading

10 Facts You Never Knew About Coffee

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coffee beans image by Stirling Noyes

 

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Has someone at the local coffee shop caught your eye, and you need a conversation starter to get his or her attention?  Try some of these interesting coffee facts to break the ice: Continue reading

What Is Organic and Fair Trade Tea and Coffee?

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fair trade image by nyoin

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People drink tea the world over, but many do not realize that tea is grown in developing countries on tea plantations.  These crops are sprayed with chemicals and pesticides and the workers that harvest these crops for us are exposed to these dangerous chemicals.  They are also paid very little for the hard work they do in harvesting a drink many of us take for granted each day. Continue reading

The Coffee Bean

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coffee image by Moyan_Brenn

 

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Coffee is one of the most popular beverages today and is prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant.  Whether it’s served hot or iced, with sugar and cream, it continues to be a favorite drink with a different flavor to suit everyone. Continue reading