Unique Recipes to Celebrate National Coffee Month

“According to a coffee history legend, an Arabian shepherd named Kaldi found his goats dancing joyously around a dark green leafed shrub with bright red cherries in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Kaldi soon determined that it was the bright red cherries on the shrub that were causing the peculiar euphoria and after trying the cherries h ...

01August
2018
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Coffee Culture: How the World Takes Their Coffee | Minas Espresso Inc.

Coffee Culture: How the World Takes Their Coffee

Learn about 20 countries in their unique ways of preparing and/or drinking coffee. One or more of these may inspire you to try something new. Brazil Brazil is 10 th in terms of consumption per capita because now and for the last 150 years has been the world’s largest producer of coffee. It is the national beverage. Cafezinho, or coffee, is a synonym f ...

24July
2018
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6 DIY Iced Coffee Recipes

Summer is here, and it is hot out!  For those who love coffee but cannot stand the heat, here are 6 DIY iced coffee recipes to try out. A Note Before Getting Started Before reading our recipes, please note you can change these to suit your own tastes. Iced coffee can mean either on ice or blended if you prefer. If you are going for the on-ice route, d ...

19July
2018
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Can Kids Drink Coffee?

You grab that much needed iced coffee through the drive-thru, and you have a child in the back seat who is begging you to have a sip. Should you let them, though? Is it really a bad idea to let kids drink coffee? To best answer the question, we should look at what goes into coffee and come to the conclusion together. The Real Question: How Much Caff ...

17July
2018
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6 Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee | Minas Espresso Inc.

6 Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

When brewing the perfect cup of coffee, you may think of things like what to add to the filter, or how much cream or sugar to use. The real trick to brewing the perfect cup of coffee stems down to these six tips first before you think of the other things.   1. Fresh Beans, and Keeping Them Fresh Coffee is best when it’s used within days of being roast ...

16July
2018
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10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee

You may have been lectured as to how “bad” coffee is for you. The truth is it’s the excessive added sugars, syrups, and caffeine you consume that is bad for you rather than the coffee itself. The Bogus Science Myth Those who believe that coffee causes cancer must think that we all drink 2,000 cups a day, because that is the amount one would have to d ...

08June
2018
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7 Different Uses for Coffee (It's Not Just for Drinking!) | Minas Espresso Inc.

7 Different Uses for Coffee (It’s Not Just for Drinking!)

Did you know that there are more ways to enjoy coffee than just one? It’s true! There are in fact multiple ways to use coffee than to just drink it (although there’s nothing wrong with that at all!). Check out these seven different uses; some of them are weird, and most of them are pretty cool! 1. Cooking or Baking There’s nothing quite like the tast ...

29May
2018
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Why We Chose Edwardsville IL as our Coffee Roaster Location | Minas Espresso Inc.

Why We Chose Edwardsville IL as Our Coffee Roaster Location

You may be wondering, “You serve Brazilian coffee but are located in Edwardsville. Why is that?” The truth is despite our origins in Minas Gerais, the state in Brazil where the majority of coffee in the world is farmed and grown, there are a few good reasons why we chose to open our coffee roaster in Edwardsville IL. Come and find out why! 1. Smalle ...

15May
2018
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Espresso recipes that you like

Espresso Creations that you Cannot Afford to Miss   Coffee and espresso are not just for conventional drinks that may well burn your tongue; you can add a whole lot of ingredients to make brownies and other delicious treats if you know how. Espresso recipes go far beyond just making mochas, cappuccinos, frappes, lattes, espresso coffees, and oth ...

21January
2018
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Coffee from around the world

12 Different Coffees From Around the World Most of us cannot even imagine a day without coffee in the morning. We have to get that caffeine boost to help us recharge for the day. It’s pretty much the same all around the world. This morning practice is the same in essence but differs in aesthetics. The ingredients used in coffee and the way it is pre ...

20January
2018
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