Category: Coffee

Where Coffee Comes From and Why it Matters

Being transparent with coffee origins is a critical part of the third wave coffee movement. Walk into a specialty coffee shop, and they’ll not only tell you the country that a particular roast is from but the region where it was harvested. Does this really matter? Yes!  You may already know that coffee origin can have a significant

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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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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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7 Corners Coffee Online Store is Live!

As quarantine measures continue, we’re as committed as ever to supporting our local community while connecting you to ethical roasters from around the globe. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our online store!  From the comfort of your own home, you can order a variety of coffee beans from our roasting partners. This not only helps us during these uncertain

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COVID-19 Update: We’re Still Open!

We are truly living in an unprecedented moment of modern society. Schools are closed. Events are cancelled. Restaurants aren’t able to let patrons inside. The lifestyles we’ve carried out day after day have all come to a grinding halt as we band together to “flatten the curve” and stop the COVID-19 virus from taking the lives of those at risk.  At 7 Corners

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What Exactly is Nitro Cold Brew (and Why is it So Good?)

We know it’s the middle of winter, but in our opinion, cold brew coffee can be enjoyed year-round. Especially nitro cold brew. Though nitro cold brew has existed for less than a decade, it’s quickly become a staple of modern coffee shops.  Why?  Because it’s delicious. Nitro cold brew is scientifically engineered to enhance the flavor of coffee, providing the

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