It is not uncommon to hear people compare coffee and wine. After all both "coffee and wine are from agricultural products---fruits, which are comparably small, sweet, and round---and are best harvested ripe. There's a season for harvest and processing for both. Both can also be identified by variety and origin, and both use many of the same terms to describe beverage sensory...Read More
Did you know that the first web cam was actually created to monitor the level in a coffee pot?
In 1991 a group at Cambridge University invented the world's first web cam to keep an eye on the coffee pot, after a few too many trips to an empty pot!
Read the full history and story behind this...Read More
Lattes, mochas, cappuccinos- some of my favorite drinks this time of year are espresso based. It looks like I'm not alone in enjoying an occasional espresso beverage. According to the National Coffee Association, in 2012 14% of US consumers consumed an espresso based beverage a day (1). Do you prefer brewed coffee, or espresso? Are you asking, "What...Read More
Answers to what your future holds could be found in the bottom of your cup. That's according to a divination practice referred to as Tasseography. Tasseography is the practice of interpreting patterns in tea leaves or coffee grounds in a cup after drinking it. (Tea is the most prominent source followed by coffee, and sometimes wine sediments.)
I know coffee...Read More
Grinding coffee is one of the most basic tasks that must take place before we can brew great coffee. However, this simple task often gets overlooked as one of the most important ones along the route to great coffee. What exactly happens when we grind coffee? How can different types of grinders and burrs change the grind profile?
Learn the basics about grinding, as well as some pretty in...Read More
Blog post is written by Amanda Crossland, Product Manager for BUNN Home Products
I recently had the opportunity to tour Los Pastores coffee farm in Guatemala and see the devastation of coffee rust or Roya first hand. Roya is a parasitic leaf fungus that deprives the coffee plant of nutrients. Farmers in Guatemala are facing difficult choices that will impact...
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