Category: Coffee

Top Summer Coffee Pick

It is finally warm here in Minnesota. School is letting out, bicycles are speeding by, and everyone is enjoying our short-lived summer. As the temperatures continue to rise, hot coffee drinkers may enjoy their steaming cup of coffee a little less. So what do you do on a hot summer

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Where Does Specialty Coffee Come From?

It’s one of the age-old coffee questions, where does coffee come from? Does it grow in a tree? On a bush? Is it really a bean? You may know the answers to these questions if you are a coffee fanatic like we are. But most people haven’t stopped to really

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Does Stronger Darker Coffee Have More Caffeine?

It may be assumed that a stronger darker roast of coffee contains more caffeine than a mild lighter roast. What do you think? Fact or Myth? That is actually a myth. A stronger darker roast doesn’t equate to more caffeine in your cup of coffee. If anything, the opposite is

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

If you didn’t already know this, let us be the first to tell you. That cup of coffee you enjoy every single day is actually good for you! In this day and age, it seems all our favorite indulgences aren’t great for our overall health, but coffee actually comes with

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Single-Origin Vs. Blend Coffee

As a specialty coffee café at the University of Minnesota, we like to help our fellow coffee lovers learn all the coffee industry’s ins and outs. We are here to serve you a delicious cup of coffee, but we are here to arm you with the knowledge to select sustainably

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Your Favorite Coffee Shop Beverages

One of the greatest things about coffee is the variety. From the types of bean selected before brewing to the whip cream topping, the possibilities of what’s in your cup and how you customize it to your liking are endless. Whether you are a coffee newbie or seasoned pro, our

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Arabica Vs. Robusta – Which is Specialty Coffee?

We know not everyone is an expert in the origins of their coffee. As a specialty coffee shop in Minneapolis, our job and passion are to source high-quality coffee beans from ethically run farms across the globe. We put in the work to do this, so all you have to

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Sun-Grown Vs. Shade-Grown Coffee

One of the biggest focuses of specialty coffee growers and the third wave coffee movement is sustainability. We value how we can contribute to protecting our environment while producing the highest quality cup of coffee possible. For us, that process goes all the way back to when and where the

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What Makes Specialty Coffee Special?

Did you know that the term specialty coffee is more than just a fancy name given to coffee drinks as a marketing strategy. Specialty coffee is actually a term used to describe a type of coffee that qualifies based on different standards. In order to be considered a specialty coffee,

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