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Civet free on a tree

4 reasons to avoid Kopi Luwak

High-quality coffee is a luxury that we all deserve to enjoy and yet, most people don’t know anything about specialty coffee. A decade ago it

Espresso extraction through a naked portafilter

9 common myths about espresso

Espresso is a paradox. It’s the most fascinating achievement of art and science in the coffee world. But, like most things coffee, is full of dogmas, myths, and misinformation of all kinds.
Keep reading and gather some material to annoy your fellow coffee geeks!

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What is a breve coffee?

Did you know that a breve coffee is made with half-and-half instead of whole milk? This means the espresso has more room to move and it makes for a richer, creamier cup.

Cortado, flat white, cappuccino

What is a cortado?

now very little about the history of cortado, we are certain it was first created in Spain. That’s why I asked for help from the best baristas there to explain cortado better.

Coffee dry processing (Picture by Dirk Lachenmeier, CVUA Karsruhe, Germany))

What is cascara?

I borrowed insights from coffee scientists, historians, estate owners, and roasters to write this article. Unexpectedly, cascara is above and beyond anything I knew about it. More than a mere by-product, cascara is a cultural treasure.

Does Dark Roast Have More Caffeine?

does dark roast have more caffeine?

Do you believe that bitter coffee is stronger? Read below to find a few surprises about the differences between dark, medium, and light roasts.