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Is There Such a Thing as U.S. Coffee?

With the rise of the internet and social media, American society has become increasingly aware of where their products are made and food is grown. This has led to a push for buying local or at least American-produced products. While it’s certainly a great idea to support local business, particularly

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Featured Roaster: Madcap Coffee

7 Corners Coffee is proud to announce our latest roaster: Madcap Coffee. As far as third wave roasters go, Madcap is a veteran, having started all the way back in 2008. Don’t mistake their age for complacency, though. Madcap is constantly pushing industry boundaries, experimenting with new flavors and holding themselves to

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Working Conditions of Coffee Farmers

One of the most important parts of building a sustainable coffee economy is ensuring the farmers responsible for growing and harvesting coffee plants have proper working conditions. Unfortunately, coffee farmers have a history of being taken advantage of. Even as sustainability efforts and the presence of third-wave coffee have increased, farmers have often been ignored.  Most of the world’s coffee is grown in

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The Cost of Coffee and a Sustainable Economy

These days, it’s common to hear complaining about the cost of coffee. “Four dollars for a latte? I can practically get a full meal for that price!” While you may have a hard time actually finding a four-dollar meal, the question remains: Is modern coffee that expensive?   Compared to other “trendy” beverages, we would say

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Is There a Point to Latte Art?

A great cup of coffee is a work of art in itself, telling the story of the farmers, roasters and baristas who played a part in creating it. For certain coffee drinks, however, a visual accent is added before the beverage is served. When ordering a latte or a cortado

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The Rise of Specialty Coffee

At 7 Corners Coffee, we serve what’s known as “specialty coffee.” When some people hear that phrase, they may think it refers to a Frappuccino or cortado topped with latte art. However, specialty coffee describes the quality of the coffee being used.  In a recent post, we talked about the history of third wave coffee shops. The birth of specialty coffee is closely related. As people started appreciating the unique flavors of different

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