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    Does Decaf Coffee Taste Different From Regular?

    Decaf or regular? We’re all heard this familiar phrase, be it at Starbucks, a diner, or our favorite corner coffee shop. In my copious research into the world of coffee, I’ve tried almost every form of out there: espresso, moka pot, pour-over, keurig, etc. Often I’ll choose to order decaf if I’m drinking after 5pm or spiking my coffee, and we all have our different preferences. But one of the most common questions I’m asked about buying beans is: does decaf taste different from regular? Does Decaf Coffee Taste Different? The short answer is that generally yes, decaf coffee tastes…

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    What Is a Long Black?

    If you’re just getting into coffee, or even if you’ve been enamored of it for awhile, you may have never even heard of a long black. They’re not common in North America, or even much in Europe, but if you…

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    How to Store Coffee Beans

    If you’re looking to maximize the flavor of your coffee, the best way is to use it within 10 days of roasting, making sure to grind it just prior to brewing. But then you’ll need to find a way to…

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    Café con Hielo

    The café con hielo (“coffee with ice”) is a summertime iced coffee drink from Spain that is either a solo or double shot of espresso served along with a tall glass of ice. After being served, the person can add…

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    A Mochachino is a creamy chocolaty coffee drink made of espresso, milk, and chocolate powder or syrup. This drink was created in the United States and resembles a Bicerin or a mocha latte. If you love chocolate, this is well worth…

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    Espresso Granita

    If you are ever looking for a sweet coffee drink on a hot summer day, an Espresso Granita is an excellent choice. This drink contains espresso, sugar, whipped cream, and chocolate. It is frozen, crushed, and served in a parfait…

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    Best Coffee Bean Roaster

    Roasting your own coffee not only allows you to save money, but it also gives you the very freshest coffee you can possibly get while giving you complete control over the roast profile, quality of the beans, and mix of…

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    How to Froth and Steam Milk

    If you are looking to make a drink such as a latte or a cappuccino, you will need to know how to steam and/or froth milk. Doing this is not simple at first. But, once you get down some key…

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    Café au lait

    A Café au Lait is a traditional French coffee drink that is made with brewed coffee and steamed milk. It is similar to a caffe latte except the latte has espresso instead of brewed coffee. Therefore, if you prefer a…

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    Cups and Mugs

    If you enjoy different coffee drinks and you want to make a great presentation of your creations to family and friends, having the right glass, cup, or mug will make a big difference. Not all drinks will use the same…