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Tech Consumers in Africa Want 'Good,' Not 'Good Enough'

With the tech ecosystem across Africa progressing in leaps and bounds and turning the continent into the next big frontier for product and service providers alike, the challenge is becoming clear to those vying for a slice of the African market. And it’s that “good enough for Africa” will not …

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Try Out Some Of These Fantastic Coffee Tips!

Ah, coffee! There is nothing like the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee wafting through the house. However, even if you start off every day …

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Devastating Disease Wipes Out Half of Central America's Coffee Crops

If you look forward to your cup of joe in the morning, the latest news from Central American coffee growers could ruin your day. Coffee plantations …

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New Trends in Coffee: The Age of the Nano-Roaster

When it comes to coffee, people have been talking about micro-roasters for awhile. Now there's a new trend happening: the nano-roaster. How did we get here? Let's dig through the history a bit, starting at the beginning of the last decade.<p>Waves and waves and waves<p>You might have heard the phrase …

How A Quest For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Led Two Tinkerers To A Business Breakthrough

How Doug and Barb Garrott–coffee geeks and tinkerers–invented one of the world’s best coffee grinders.<p>This is a story about the life-changing power of tinkering. This is also a story about a really good cup of coffee.<p>Doug and Barb Garrott live in a hilly corner of northern Idaho, just east of the …

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These Maps Show Why Half the World Prefers Kind of Gross Coffee

For fresh coffee-loving Westerners — a love so deep it’s worth a legal war — it may come as a shock that the other half of the world prefers what …

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Colombia is full of beans: coffee regions open for tourism

After almost 50 years of solitude, the country's central coffee-growing region is now safe for tourists. Kevin Rushby finds its old farms and coffee plantations make charming places to stay<p>By the time the first fireflies were stirring, we were coming up the dusty, jungle-lined road that led to the …

10 Reasons Fair-Trade Coffee Doesn't Work

I see you, smugly smiling over your morning cup of fair-trade coffee, gratified at the unimaginable impact your thoughtfully chosen beans must be bringing to poor coffee growers overseas.<p>Well, think again.<p>The academic evidence for any positive effect of fair-trade coffee on coffee growers is mixed …

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Coming to Your Senses: How to Really Taste That Cup of Coffee

<i>Enjoying coffee is more than just a matter of liquid meeting tongue. All five of your senses play a part, some in entirely surprising ways.</i><p>See me. Feel me. Touch me. Hear me.<p>The Who at its lyrical best. Also, your coffee talking.<p>The next time you bring cup to lip, think these lines. Why? Because …

Health Benefits Of Coffee: A Couple Of Cups A Day Could Do You The World Of Good

When your alarm goes off and the thought of facing the day makes you want to crawl back under the covers, there are few things that get you and up …

How 3 Specialty Coffee Roasters Got Their Start

We all know there's something beyond getting coffee to taste a particular way than just how it's grown, or how we brew it. The way a roaster approaches the practice of roasting—their own unique combination of graphs and data points, training and experimentation, computers and science, feel, smell, …