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Q&A with Our Director of Sourcing, Christy Thorns

From “flavor dog” to Director of Sourcing, Christy Thorns has seen a lot of change at Allegro (and the whole coffee industry) since she started at our headquarters back in ’94. She’s been a true pioneer in the coffee world and we had a chance to sit down and ask...

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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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Galapagos La Tortuga: The Islands of Turtles and Coffee

  Two years ago, our release of Galapagos La Tortuga was so delicious, we had to bring it back again. We roasted this year's lot to bring out the notes of salted caramel, sweet spice, and lime- creating a truly unique cup. What makes this coffee even more remarkable is...

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Helping Coffee Producers Diversify Their Income with Food 4 Farmers

  Coffee buyer, Jess Brooks, recently took a trip to Guatemala with Food 4 Farmers, our partners and $10k donation beneficiary for our most recent Making Coffee Matter release, Organic Café La Abeja. Jess had the opportunity to visit some of the farms that have been learning commercial beekeeping and...

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Coffee and Bluegrass: Our 20+ Year Partnership with Planet Bluegrass

  A 20+ year partnership means lots of coffee and lots of bluegrass. Our events manager, Chris Rogers, has been at several Planet Bluegrass events over the past four years and explains why our long-lasting relationship has been so great and where you can find us if you're at Folks Fest...

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The Four Minute Breakfast: Coffee and Toast Will Save School Mornings

  It’s hard to believe August is here and school will be starting in just a few weeks. It feels like we blinked and summer vacation is over. Whether you're sad to see those slow summer mornings go or excited to send the kids back to school, adjusting to the rushed...

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Guide to Alternative Milks: How to Pair Coffee with Dairy-Free Milk

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 shorty thereafter,...

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CRIMSON HIBISCUS 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 Rum Punch. It's the perfect, "I invited people over and need to come up with a fun and refreshing cocktail so we can...

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The Women Behind Three Queens Blend

Every year, we release a coffee that’s extra special to us. Not only is this coffee sourced from three amazing coffee farms in East Africa, it’s produced by incredible women working to help empower generations of women around them. We’re excited to introduce you to the queens behind the coffee....

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Winning the Lottery: Rafting Down the Grand Canyon

This spring, our team member, Brian Sanner, had the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to raft down the Grand Canyon for three weeks. In addition to the Instagram worthy photos, he gave us a little recap of what it was like to disconnect from work and spend time...

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