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  • Meet Our Mocha Java Blend

    The story of the famous Mocha Java Blend likely began over a thousand years ago. We don’t know for sure when coffee, born in Ethiopia, first crossed the Red Sea into Yemen but coffee may have been cultivated in Yemen as early as the sixth or sevent Read more
  • Coffee's Appellation Trail

    One of the extraordinary things that happens when you drive from Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala (to visit friends at Finca El Valle, for example), aside from surviving sketchy lane changes made by local buses, is something invisible. You cross a Read more
  • The Madness of Kopi Luwak Coffee

    Around the time that Journalist Charles MacKay published Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds in 1841, in which he discussed the Dutch “Tulip Mania” of the early 1600’s, a similar supply and demand driven phenomenon was eme Read more
  • What Does Coffee Have To Do With Submarines?

    Prior to passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, truth in labeling wasn't a thing. For coffee, that meant you could say the coffee was from anywhere. Coffee drinkers liked coffee from exotic places, like Mocha or Java. (or a blend of both!) Fo Read more
  • This is Whirling Dervish

    The history of coffee is full of tales, both legend and recorded fact. There are spies and smugglers, kings and knaves, revolutionaries and reformers. But it is the origin stories that are the most mysterious, shrouded in myth. Two of our most pop Read more

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