Coffee 101

Coffee info and education for coffee lovers, whether you're a novice or expert

Coffee Aroma: What in The Smell is Going On
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Coffee Aroma: What in The Smell is Going On

September 08, 2022 | 2 min read

My mouth literally waters when I first smell coffee in the morning. It’s an instantaneous reaction accompanied by a giant ...

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Espresso v. Black Coffee: What’s the Difference
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Espresso v. Black Coffee: What’s the Difference

July 27, 2022 | 2 min read

Are espresso and coffee the same thing? Well, the answer is both yes and no. First things first, all espresso is coffee bu...

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Understanding the Roast Curve
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Understanding the Roast Curve

July 19, 2022 | 2 min read

Have you ever wondered how coffee roasters turn green coffee into magical little morsels of deliciousness? Well, the secre...

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Ethiopian Coffee Landscape
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Ethiopia: Perfection in a Cup

March 22, 2022 | 2 min read

Not only is Ethiopia the birthplace of Arabica coffee, which accounts for the vast majority of specialty coffee, but it al...

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Americano
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Coffee Drink History: The Americano

March 10, 2022 | 2 min read

While their appearance might be similar to that of a classic brewed coffee, Americanos have a distinct flavor profile and ...

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Cup of Coffee
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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Percolator Coffee

January 18, 2022 | 3 min read

While percolator coffee isn’t as popular as it once was, many people still love and prefer this brew method today. 

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Man carrying coffee cherries
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Inside B-Pods: Peru, Cenfrocafe Co-Op

November 30, 2021 | 2 min read

The Cenfrocafe Co-Op began in 1999 to support the efforts of these small farmers and promote outstanding growing standards...

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Coffee beans inside of a bowl
Bruvi Tips, Coffee 101

Inside the Pod: Guatemala Coffee Kids Huehuetenango

November 02, 2021 | 2 min read

Central American coffees are crowd-pleasers, which is why we especially like them in our blends. With our Guatemalan Huehu...

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Q-Grader Sipping Coffee
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Q Graders: Experts in Coffee Quality

October 26, 2021 | 2 min read

There are many coffee professionals, but few hold the prestigious mark of an esteemed coffee quality expert, the Q Grader....

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Cup of iced coffee with leaves in the background
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US Grown Coffee: Kona

October 12, 2021 | 3 min read

Kona is quite unlike any other growing region in the world and has captured the hearts and cups of tourists and coffee lov...

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Coffee bags full of beans
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Experimental Coffee Processing: Anaerobic Fermentation

September 23, 2021 | 3 min read

Whether you’ve heard about coffee fermentation before or not, it’s good to understand this scientific process and why many...

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Bruvi Brewer with coffee mug
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It’s All About the Grams: The Importance of Your Coffee to Water Ratio

September 14, 2021 | 3 min read

There is one major piece of this puzzle that the single-serve industry has got all wrong for far too long…the amount of co...

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Coffee Growing On Hill
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Impact of Growing Altitude on Coffee

September 07, 2021 | 2 min read

Along with general geographic traits like climate and soil, elevation is a critical component to the resulting taste profile.

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Serving Cup of Coffee
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The Specialty Coffee Journey: Farm to Cup

August 24, 2021 | 3 min read

It’s important to understand the beautiful process of maintaining the highest quality standard from farm to cup. Here’s ho...

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Coffee Cherries
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Inside Bruvi® Lab: Finca El Paraiso

August 10, 2021 | 3 min read

By pushing the limits of experimental processing and not being confined by coffee tradition, El Paraiso plays by their own...

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Coffee Sustainability: Cascara, Coffee Fruit Tea
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Coffee Sustainability: Cascara, Coffee Fruit Tea

August 03, 2021 | 2 min read

Cascara is a commonly discarded byproduct of coffee, but when brewed right, it can be a great replacement for your afterno...

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Understanding Acidity in Coffee
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Understanding Acidity in Coffee

July 13, 2021 | 3 min read

While preference in coffee acidity levels is quite subjective, there are a lot of factors that lend to one coffee deliveri...

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Coffee Talk: “Pulling” a Shot of Espresso
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Coffee Talk: “Pulling” a Shot of Espresso

July 06, 2021 | 3 min read

If you’ve immersed yourself in the world of espresso or spent any amount in a coffee shop, you will certainly hear someone...

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How Coffees from Different Regions Across the World (Usually) Taste
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How Coffees from Different Regions Across the World (Usually) Taste

June 01, 2021 | 3 min read

There are some key characteristics that differentiate the various growing regions across the world. Learn how to tell the ...

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Know Your Coffee: Coffee Varietals and Cultivars
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Know Your Coffee: Coffee Varietals and Cultivars

May 18, 2021 | 4 min read

If you understand the variety of your specialty coffee, you will have a much better idea of what you can expect. Here’s so...

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Measuring Ground Coffee
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Why is Instant Coffee Still a Thing?

May 11, 2021 | 3 min read

More than one third of the world’s retail brewed coffee is instant coffee. Why drink instant coffee when you can get gourm...

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Coffee Grounds On Table
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When Does Coffee Go Bad?

April 27, 2021 | 3 min read

How do I know if the coffee beans sitting in my cupboard are still good? It’s not a simple answer but I’ll give you the to...

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A Trip to New Orleans: Coffee & Chicory
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A Trip to New Orleans: Coffee & Chicory

April 20, 2021 | 3 min read

While walking through the lively French Quarter you will notice many cafes that serve a less than typical brew, chicory co...

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How Bruvi® Evaluates Coffee
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The Art of Evaluating Coffee: How to Cup Coffee

April 06, 2021 | 3 min read

Quite simply, coffee cupping is just a comprehensive evaluation of a coffee’s taste, smell, and overall quality. This can ...

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