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How should you store coffee beans?

You found your favorite coffee. You decided to stock up. Now you’re in a bind. How should you store coffee beans to keep it fresh as possible as you brew through it? Here are some simple tips from our experts to make your coffee last. The first thing to remember...

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Coffee to Water Ratio Guide: Brewing Basics

Coffee is a simple beverage made up of just two things: ground coffee and water. But what coffee to water ratio delivers the most satisfying cup? There’s an easy answer to this difficult question: it’s subjective. We’re big believers in playing with coffee ratios – you brew you. But before...

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Build the Perfect Coffee Station at Home

Coffee is the first thing most of us consider each morning. Groggy and just out of bed, we trundle into the kitchen and fumble around for what we need for that first cup. Make your morning routine easier by taking some time to organize and optimize your coffee space. Whether...

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Hibiscus Tea Latte Recipe

  We heart this easy hibiscus tea latte. Make one for you or your valentine. Ingredients: Organic Crimson Hibiscus Berry tea Milk or alt milk of choice (we love oat milk for this recipe!) Water Sweetener (agave is perfect!) Directions: Steep tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes. While tea is steeping,...

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Masala Chai Latte Recipe

  Our loose leaf Masala Chai makes a delicious chai latte. With traditional spices including cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and soft ginger - it's sure to warm you up from the inside out. Ingredients: Allegro Tea Organic Masala Chai  Milk or alt milk of choice (we love oat milk for this...

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Citrus Spiced Coffee Recipe

It's citrus season and you're going to love our citrus spiced coffee recipe. Perfect for chilly mornings and super easy to make! Adjust the spices to your preference. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons ground coffee (we like Organic Café La Dueña) 4 slices lemon peel 4 slices orange peel 10 whole cloves...

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Spiced Cranberry Tea Recipe

  Whether you're spending the holidays at home with your family or over Zoom, there's nothing better than a warm beverage to sip on while you're making food, or after a big meal. We love giving our Organic Earl Grey a festive spin with this Spiced Cranberry Tea recipe. It's...

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Cocktail Recipe: Iced Citrus Bourbon Shaker

Your afternoon tea just got a little kick. This iced tea cocktail is refreshing, easy to drink and easy to make. You can use either lemonade or fresh lemon juice and a sweetener of your choice, it's a great way to control the sweetness and acidity. Our very own Kelly...

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At Home Coffee Brewing Guides

Five Brewing Guides to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home From the familiar French Press to the small yet mighty Aeropress, here's our brewing guides to getting the best out of each method. Each guide will give you the recommended gear list, the measurements of water and coffee,...

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How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

  How to Make Cold Brew Coffee Around here, we drink cold brew all year long. It's one of the easiest brew methods, makes several servings, and it's ready to go in the morning. If you're wondering how to make cold brew coffee, our easy brew tutorial breaks down the...

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Grind Guide How To for Each Brew Method

Grind Guide Having the proper grind size can have a big impact on how your coffee tastes. If it's too coarse or too fine, you can end up with an over or under extracted cup. Use our grind guide to make sure you get the grind right every time, we've...

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Aeropress Brew Guide

  Aeropress Brew Guide The Aeropress is so versatile, it's a great way to brew at home or on the road. Lightweight and made from plastic, it's the perfect way to get a great cup of coffee while camping! Our Aeropress brew guide breaks down the steps, making it easy...

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Hario V60 Brew Guide

Hario V60 Brew Guide Hario V60 is one of our favorite ways to brew. If you've never tried using this brew method, it can seem intimidating. We've broken it down into simple steps, watch our Hario V60 Brew Guide, follow the steps, and you'll be a pour over pro in...

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Chemex Brew Guide

  Chemex Brew Guide We love the clean taste you get from brewing with a Chemex. If you've never used this brew method before, or it's been a while and you want to refresh your pour, our Chemex brew guide gives you an easy step-by-step. TOOLS NEEDED: Chemex® Chemex® filters...

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How To Brew French Press Coffee

French Press Brew Guide We love the classic brew of a French press, it's a great first step to brewing coffee by hand. If you're wondering how to brew French press coffee, our easy tutorial will get you brewing in no time! Try brewing with our Organic Breakfast Blend or...

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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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Cold Brew Negroni: A 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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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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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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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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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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Which coffee is best for 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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Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Recipe

  If you hear pumpkin spice when someone says fall, this recipe is for you. Take everything you love about our pumpkin spice cold brew and add a cozy couch and your pajamas.   Ingredients  1oz sweetened condensed milk 3 pumps pumpkin spice syrup 10.5 oz cold brew  Ice Optional:...

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Four Minute Breakfast: Coffee and Toast

  It’s hard to believe December is here and holidays are right around the corner. It feels like we blinked and fall is over. Whether you're sad to see those brisk fall mornings go or excited to have a full house over the holidays, don’t skip your coffee or breakfast...

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Guide to Alternative Milks

Once upon a time, if you had a dairy allergy or simply wanted to opt for a different option and change up your latte routine, soy was your only choice. Now, it seems that every few years a new alternative milk is added to the non-dairy aisle and shortly thereafter,...

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How to Brew Camp Coffee with an Aeropress

  Whether you’re glamping for a night or on a week long backpacking trek, there’s nothing better than waking up in nature with the sunrise to brew a fresh cup of coffee. We love bringing an Aeropress on our adventures because they are lightweight, easy to pack, easy to clean,...

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Crimson Hibiscus Tea Rum Punch

  There are few things that can make a relaxing afternoon on a patio even better. Lucky for your summer plans, we have that thing. Crimson Hibiscus Tea Rum Punch. It's the perfect, "I invited people over and need to come up with a fun and refreshing cocktail so we...

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Lavender Vanilla Bliss Cold Brew Recipe

Classic cold brew is a staple for us during the summertime, but everyone once in a while, we love to add a little splash of sweet to our brew. This Lavender Vanilla Bliss Cold Brew is perfect for entertaining or just sitting on the back patio and taking 10 minutes...

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How To Make Easy Cold Brew At Home

If you're one of the many coffee drinkers who switches from hot to cold coffee during the summer, this recipe is for you. With about five minutes of prep, you'll have cold brew ready to-go for days! No special brewing equipment is necessary.   Items Needed: 1.5 quart or larger...

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How to Brew Easy Iced Tea at Home

We love having a batch of iced tea on hand during the summer — it's super easy to make! Try it with our Organic Estate Ceylon tea. Steps: Brew 32 oz of hot water with eight bags of tea. Let steep for five minutes. Take the tea bags out and let...

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How To: Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Garden

This summer, we’re planting herb gardens at home, perfect to clip off fresh leafs when you need them, and sparing you from all the waste that can come from buying large bundles at the store. One of our favorite things to do with fresh herbs is to brew our own...

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