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Cool Down With FosterHobbs Coffee

   It's a perfect afternoon for coffee --- a refreshing cup of Cold Brew or Iced Coffee --- to be exact. People often confuse the terms Cold Brew and Iced Coffee (the same people probably are confused about the true meaning of "espresso" too), but you don't have to.  It's just a matter of knowing the difference between the two, which is basically knowing the difference between their two preparation methods. The difference between these two rich elixirs is the way you make them. It's understandable why people confuse the term Cold Brew because the term is actually misleading since Cold Brew coffee isn't really brewed. Cold Brew is steeped coffee and no heat source at any time comes into contact with...

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An espresso machine is headed to space!  Aboard the Dragon spacecraft,  the Italian made espresso machine, not resembling any espresso machine on earth but more reminiscent of an Easy Bake Oven or microwave,  was aboard SpaceX CRS-6  and was launched yesterday afternoon by a 208-foot Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral  Air Force Station.  The International Space Station (ISS) is the destination for the espresso machine, aptly called the ISSpresso. Until now the astronauts of the ISS have had to drink instant coffee.  But now thanks to the joint venture between engineering company Argotec and the Italian Space Agency, the astronauts may be able to enjoy a richer, more authentic coffee using the  Italian made espresso machine manufactured by Lavazza ....

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The Life Cycle of Your Fresh Coffee Beans | A Look At What It Takes to Grow Them

Coffee is a fruit -- an extremely precious fruit. It takes at least 200 coffee cherries to brew the 50 ounce pot of coffee you  enjoy each day. (Each cherry contains two coffee beans [seeds].  I measured out how much coffee I would typically use to brew a 50 ounce pot of coffee and counted 411 of our roasted Brazilian Montanha de Diamante beans.) Before these cherished whole coffee beans arrive at FosterHobbs Coffee Roasters in High Point, NC, many hands--skilled and dedicated--planted, pruned, weeded, picked, peeled, washed, dried, hulled and bagged these coffee cherries grown in equatorial countries situated between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Mike and I deal with beans each day so we’re aware of the intricate...

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