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Green Mission: Working Towards Sustainable Coffee

Is sustainable coffee possible? It takes a lot of people, resources, and energy to get coffee from where it’s grown on a farm to your morning cup. Just because coffee has a long journey, doesn’t mean we can’t practice a sustainable model in the process. From working with our farmers,...

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Non-GMO Coffee: Behind the Certification

When genetically modified foods were introduced in the late 90s, an initial wave of popularity was supported by a positive narrative from brands and farmers incorporating GMO foods into their offerings. In 2007, the non-GMO project was created, a certification that gave consumers seeking food that comes from the ground,...

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Fair Trade Coffee: Behind the Certification

Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee The Fair Trade Certified™ seal represents a wide range of products today, but their founding mission was to increase income for coffee farmers. We have partnered with Fair Trade USA for nearly 15 years and continue to increase our offerings of Fair Trade Certified coffee every...

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Honey Vanilla Simple Syrup: Make Your Own!

This easy honey vanilla simple syrup is the perfect addition to our Organic Indian Chai. Add a splash of milk or frothed milk for a delicious chai latte. Not a chai drinker? This simple syrup goes great with any of your favorite coffee and tea drinks. We used wildflower honey...

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DAVID LYNCH COFFEE AND TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION

In 2005, the David Lynch Foundation (DLF) was founded with the mission to prevent and eradicate toxic stress among under-resourced populations through a Transcendental Meditation (TM) program. Since opening its doors, DLF has helped bring the stress-reducing TM technique to over one million children and adults around the world. With...

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Cold Brew Negroni: The Perfect Coffee Cocktail

Easy Cold Brew Negroni Is summer ending or is fall beginning? As the season changes, a cold brew Negroni is the perfect transition drink to sip on while the days start to get a little cooler, and a little shorter. No cold brew on hand? Use our easy recipe to...

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Rainforest Alliance: Behind the Certification

Rainforest Alliance Certification Since the introduction of coffee farming, farmers have learned and adapted in ingenious ways. Sometimes these changes benefit their yields or coffee quality, but sometimes changes can have detrimental side effects. The practice of clearing forest trees to plant more coffee trees takes place all over the...

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Ubuntu Life Foundation: Helping Special Needs Children in Kenya

Photo credit: @erinoutdoors Twenty years ago, Zane Wilemon bought a one-way ticket to Kenya. It wasn’t long before he met his co-founder, Jeremiah Kuria, and the two started the Ubuntu Life Foundation. The core of their mission was to create opportunities that empower local communities. Together they created a center...

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Korakundah Project: Building A School With Our Partners

  In the mountains of Southern India, The United Nilgiri Tea Estates (UNITEA) has grown black teas since 1922. We started working with them in 2009 and shortly after became a partner in the Korakundah Project, helping them build a school in their community. Prior to the project, the children...

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Tea Popsicles Recipe

We love making iced tea with our 40 different kinds of tea, they are so refreshing over ice. But sometimes it's so hot you need something even colder. Tea popsicles are super easy to make and you can use whatever fruit you have on hand (frozen fruit works great, too)....

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Responsible Sourcing Initiative at Allegro Coffee

  Building thriving and transparent coffee supply chains As pioneers in specialty coffee, we have always believed that where your coffee comes from matters. This simple founding ethic still guides us today. But, it’s about more than just great tasting coffee. It’s also about fairness to farmers, healthy ecosystems, and...

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Our Pride Blend Partner: The Ali Forney Center

In 2002, The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was founded to help LGBQT youth on the verge of homelessness gain access to housing and supportive services. Located in New York, AFC helps 1,400 young adults per year prepare for independent living. Last year, we began a partnership with the center and...

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Vanilla Orange Cold Brew

  Cold brew season is upon us. Kickoff summer with this vanilla orange cold brew you can make with a French press. Unlike most cold brew recipes, this one combines orange zest with the coffee grounds and brings out a punch of delicious citrus and chocolatey notes in your cold...

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The Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

  In specialty coffee, there is a growing conversation from industry professionals surrounding how much is paid for a pound of green (unroasted) coffee and if that price is enough to sustain not only the individual farmer, but the future of the industry. At Allegro Coffee, we are always asking...

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Organic Ethiopia Shakisso

  Our Small Batch Organic Ethiopia Shakisso is more than a great cup of coffee from Ethiopia’s renowned Guji region, it’s the product of a 15 year relationship. Supporting a passionate farmer for years, watching them grow and improve the quality of their coffee. Ethiopia is known as the birthplace...

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Bird Friendly Coffee: Behind the Certification

Bird Friendly Coffee   There are 3 billion fewer migratory songbirds now than there were in 1970. A range of different threats are responsible for the decrease in bird populations—one of those threats is coffee farming. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center developed the Bird Friendly® coffee certification after years of...

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World Coffee Research

World Coffee Research Businesses, organizations, and individuals are planning for a more sustainable future. From reducing waste to sourcing sustainable goods, the actions we take now will benefit us down the road. But have you thought about what the future of coffee might look like? Not very many people have....

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Denver Coffee Partner Prodigy Coffeehouse

Prodigy Coffeehouse In 2016 we began a partnership with Prodigy Coffeehouse. They are unlike any coffee shop we have ever been to and we were honored to help support their mission in helping young adults, “unlikely prodigies”, achieve success through coffee education. About Prodigy Prodigy takes at-risk youth ages 16-24...

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4 Ways To Reuse Coffee Grounds

4 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds: Most of us don't think twice after our morning cup is brewed, we have our coffee and that's what important. Into the trash or compost goes our coffee grounds... but giving those grounds a second life is easier than you think. We've put together...

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How to Dye Easter eggs with tea

Dye Easter eggs with tea: Our Easter egg hunts might look a little different this year, but that's no reason to skip the fun tradition. Have you tried to dye Easter eggs with tea? We love the natural look and you most likely have the simple ingredients needed. It's a...

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Organic Coffee: Behind the Certification

Organic Coffee In 1986, Allegro Coffee became one of the first roasteries to offer Certified Organic coffee. Now, 60-70% of the coffee we roast is organic. With each new year, we source more organic coffee, deepening our support of producers who share our commitment to protect our planet while creating...

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Matcha Latte Recipe: Make Your Own At Home

We're adding a touch of green to our morning with a delicious (and easy to make at home) Matcha Latte recipe. It's the perfect hot beverage if you're looking for a coffee alternative, morning or afternoon. We used a French press to froth and strain the matcha (although a matcha...

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Girls Gotta Run: Empowering Girls in Ethiopia

  In 2007, the Girls Gotta Run Foundation was started in Washington D.C. with a mission to empower girls in Ethiopia, helping them become changemakers in their communities, and helping them succeed through education and athletics. Since then, the organization has changed and evolved, seeing success they never imagined, and...

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The Difference in Decaf: Swiss Water Process

  When it comes to decaf, the Swiss Water® Process is the gold standard. If you're a decaf drinker, or even if you're not, you should know the difference in decaf. There are two ways to decaffeinate coffee, with chemicals and with the Swiss Water® Process. All Allegro decaf coffees use...

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Interview with Team Left Hand's Bike MS Rider, Gina

Every year, Team Left Hand sets out on a series of rides to raise money for Bike MS - and they do a pretty impressive job. They raise more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. Their commitment to Bike MS isn't just raising money for research...

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The People Behind Our Small Batch Coffee Line

  Our Small Batch line didn't just show up overnight, what was formerly known as our Allegro Coffee Roasters brand, has been years in the making. So many people have worked to get you these incredible coffees from all over the world, as we launch the rebrand and release of...

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A Guide to Our Small Batch Coffee Series

  Why Small Batch? Sometimes we come across a coffee that is so spectacular and unique, but only available in small quantities. We decided to create a whole line dedicated to these exceptional coffees. They are rare, unexpected, and totally worth a try. Introducing our Small Batch lineup - one...

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Which coffee goes best with your brew method?

You might know which brew method you prefer, but are you brewing the right coffee for your cup? The same coffee can taste completely different depending on how you brew it. So we asked one of our coffee buyers, who travels the world to find the best coffee, which Allegro...

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Giving Tuesday: Where to Donate this Holiday Season

This year, instead of Black Friday sales, we put together a list of all the wonderful organizations we’ve donated to throughout the year as part of our Making Coffee Matter series. If you’re looking for a great non-profit to donate to this Giving Tuesday, you’ll feel good about giving to...

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Candied Coffee Walnuts: Easy Make Ahead Holiday Treat

  How do the holidays creep up so fast?! If you're headed to a holiday party, hosting, or just trying to plan ahead for holiday gift baskets... these candied coffee walnuts hit the spot. Just make sure to store a few jars for yourself, once you taste them - you...

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