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Filter Coffee

Posted by Chris Davies on

American Filter Coffee Culture There is no denying that the culture surrounding coffee in the United States of America is unique. This fact became clear to me soon after moving to Spain to teach English. I realized that no Tim Horton’s or Starbucks americano would replace the drip coffee and vanilla creamer that I had come to love. As I sipped my European lattes and espresso shots, I began to wonder why Americans make and consume coffee so differently. To understand the USA’s coffee culture, it is important to take a brief look at our history. Americans have been drinking...

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Tips For Brewing

Posted by Chris Davies on

Mmm, there's nothing like freshly brewed coffee in the morning. For some people, coffee is the number one must have, and if you are one of those lucky people that can't stop loving coffee in the morning then you'll be pleased to know there are other ways to brew coffee. 1. Decorating your own lattes With some practice it's possible for anyone at home to decorate their coffee in a way they probably thought only baristas could pull off. Baristas make it look simple, and if you do it then you can also get great and positive results - especially since...

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Antioxidents and health benefits of coffee

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Coffee’s health promoting properties are likely due to the antioxidants naturally occurring in the coffee bean. A typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than typical servings of grape juice, blueberries, raspberries, and oranges. Antioxidants in coffee may also help to reduce inflammation, which in turn can reduce the risk of many related health disorders.  Most of the above studies showed that caffeinated coffee had the greatest benefits. This is due to many of the antioxidants being removed during the decaffeination process. Quickfire fitness benefits of Coffee Gives you ENERGY! This is probably the primary reason this drink is so popular. Caffeine helps...

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