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Tips on How to Open a Successful Cafe

12 Tips on how to open a Successful Cafe Opening a coffee shop can be an exciting venture, but it requires careful planning and execution. Here's a step-by-step guide to...

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Tips on How to Open a Successful Cafe

12 Tips on how to open a Successful Cafe Opening a coffee shop can be an exciting venture, but it requires careful planning and execution. Here's a step-by-step guide to...

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Brewing Standards for Excellent Coffee

Brewing Standards for Excellent Coffee

You are investing in quality coffee; please spend a few minute investing in brewing an excellent cup! Below are some common-sense steps that you should already have in place to...

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Brewing Standards for Excellent Coffee

You are investing in quality coffee; please spend a few minute investing in brewing an excellent cup! Below are some common-sense steps that you should already have in place to...

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Q Grader Reflections

Q Grader Reflections

The Q Grader course was six days long. I cupped at least 240 cups of coffee throughout the week. The course tests your sensory skills, primarily olfactory and taste. One...

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Q Grader Reflections

The Q Grader course was six days long. I cupped at least 240 cups of coffee throughout the week. The course tests your sensory skills, primarily olfactory and taste. One...

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Crop to Cup, Journey of the Coffee Bean

Crop to Cup, Journey of the Coffee Bean

How does a coffee bean get from the crop to the cup? The vast majority of specialty Arabica coffee cherries are harvested by hand. It takes about 4,000 cherries to...

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Crop to Cup, Journey of the Coffee Bean

How does a coffee bean get from the crop to the cup? The vast majority of specialty Arabica coffee cherries are harvested by hand. It takes about 4,000 cherries to...

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Coffee’s Dehydrating Effects May Be a Myth

Coffee’s Dehydrating Effects May Be a Myth

Is coffee dehydrating or not? There has been much discussion about the potential hydrating effects of coffee due to a popular article published by NPR in January of this year. ...

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Coffee’s Dehydrating Effects May Be a Myth

Is coffee dehydrating or not? There has been much discussion about the potential hydrating effects of coffee due to a popular article published by NPR in January of this year. ...

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Comfort & Joy

Comfort & Joy

What does the holiday season mean to you? To some of us, it’s about spending time with loved ones. For others, connecting to their spirituality and the rituals associated with...

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Comfort & Joy

What does the holiday season mean to you? To some of us, it’s about spending time with loved ones. For others, connecting to their spirituality and the rituals associated with...

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Espresso – Good for Beans, Not for Roasting

Espresso – Good for Beans, Not for Roasting

Espresso – Beans we Love; Roast Level we Don’t I was talking about roasting recently and someone asked about ‘espresso roast.’ While other shops may use this as a roast...

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Espresso – Good for Beans, Not for Roasting

Espresso – Beans we Love; Roast Level we Don’t I was talking about roasting recently and someone asked about ‘espresso roast.’ While other shops may use this as a roast...

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Good Things Come to those Who Procrastinate

The 12 Days of Christmas in Review If you’ve been following along for the past two weeks, you’ve likely seen our 12 Days of Christmas – ideas for the coffee...

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Good Things Come to those Who Procrastinate

The 12 Days of Christmas in Review If you’ve been following along for the past two weeks, you’ve likely seen our 12 Days of Christmas – ideas for the coffee...

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August Featured Artist, Amherst Cafe: Eric Reed

Eric Reed is a photographer who draws inspiration from his immense life experience and travels as well as his love of fly-fishing.  He honed is skills behind the camera while...

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August Featured Artist, Amherst Cafe: Eric Reed

Eric Reed is a photographer who draws inspiration from his immense life experience and travels as well as his love of fly-fishing.  He honed is skills behind the camera while...

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A&E Coffee & Tea Environmental Initiatives

A&E Coffee & Tea Environmental Initiatives

April is Earth Day month. Back in 1970, Earth Day was established by Gaylor Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. It was such a successful movement, that in December of the...

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A&E Coffee & Tea Environmental Initiatives

April is Earth Day month. Back in 1970, Earth Day was established by Gaylor Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. It was such a successful movement, that in December of the...

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Why Migratory Birds are Crazy for Coffee Migrants and Coffee

Why Migratory Birds are Crazy for Coffee Migran...

What’s the Connection? In the midst of altered and shrinking habitat in both North and Latin America, migratory birds have found a sanctuary in the forest-like environment of traditional coffee...

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Why Migratory Birds are Crazy for Coffee Migran...

What’s the Connection? In the midst of altered and shrinking habitat in both North and Latin America, migratory birds have found a sanctuary in the forest-like environment of traditional coffee...

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GC Technician Testing

Golden Cup Technician

A Golden Cup Technician is a trained coffee specialist who can issue the Golden Cup Award to establishments meeting the brewing standards. Now, that is a mouthful, so let’s break...

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Golden Cup Technician

A Golden Cup Technician is a trained coffee specialist who can issue the Golden Cup Award to establishments meeting the brewing standards. Now, that is a mouthful, so let’s break...

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