23 Household Uses for Coffee Filters

paper roses made from dyed coffee filters image by Aine D

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

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

6 Tips For When You Buy Coffee Beans

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Are you confused by the vast array coffee beans when looking at them in the store?  Most people make the mistake of making a quick purchasing decision based on the packaging or a commercial they have seen for a specific brand.  These are easy ways to make a quick decision, but not always the best if you are looking for good aroma and taste.  When choosing coffee beans, follow these 6 tips to make the best decision possible. Continue reading

4 Easy Tips for Making Iced Coffee Drinks at Home

Capresso Coffee Team

Capresso Coffee Team

 

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Iced coffee beverages have gained popularity and sent a big chill through the coffee industry.

Consumers love their cappuccinos and mocha lattes, but have discovered that when these drinks are served cold, they are even more refreshing.  In fact, iced coffee beverage consumption increased from 20% to 29% from 2003-2004, according to the National Coffee Association. Continue reading