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We’re Pretty Excited About This Onyx Coffee

There are a lot of amazing roasters around the world producing some fantastic coffee while supporting a sustainable coffee economy. Unfortunately, traveling to all of these coffee roasters and sampling their products is pretty much impossible (especially when you’re facing a global pandemic).   To help Twin Cities residents get a better taste of

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Why Coffee Shops are Great for Productivity

A lot of people struggle with being productive at home, especially when it comes to dull and repetitive tasks. In fact, studies have shown that people perform these types of tasks better in a controlled work environment than they do at home. This is because you have little choice but to

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Onyx Coffee Lab – Our First Featured Roaster of 2021

We are proud to have Onyx Coffee Lab as our first featured roaster of the year. Based out of Arkansas, Onyx was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife Jon and Andrea Allen. Since then, they have both become award winning baristas and highly respected roasters in the industry.   In fact, Andrea was 2020’s U.S.

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Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade: What’s the Difference?

With the third wave coffee movement and rise of specialty coffee, people have come to care a lot about coffee origin. Not only does this have a profound impact on taste, but knowing who grew the coffee promotes transparency. This helps ensure safe working conditions, fair pricing and more, all

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The Coffee Crisis: Will History Repeat Itself?

Creating a sustainable coffee economy isn’t a marketing phrase designed to sell coffee for higher prices. It’s an ongoing effort that’s critical to keeping quality coffee available while taking care of the people responsible for creating it. Despite the efforts of the third-wave coffee movement, some industry insiders fear we’re on the

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