Minas Espresso Blogs

October 6, 2018
The Rich History of Coffee in Brazil

Brazilian coffee is one of the world’s best coffees for very good reason. Much of the coffee grown there is organic and grows in abundance thanks to Brazil’s hot climate and wide, rolling plains. This, along with the rich, red soil, helps the coffee beans flourish on their farms (including ours in Minas Gerais). Do […]

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September 24, 2018
How to Celebrate National Coffee Day

Did you know there is a national holiday specifically for coffee? It’s true! September 29 is considered to be National Coffee Day throughout the US. We thought we’d take this opportunity to talk all about it! It’s not exactly certain where or how National Coffee Day became an official celebration of the famous hot beverage. […]

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August 19, 2018
What Makes Brazilian Coffee So Desirable?

For the last 150 years and counting, Brazil has been the world’s largest producer of coffee. What is it that makes Brazilian coffee so desirable? One Answer is Very Obvious (At Least to Us) Brazil is the home country to our coffee roaster’s owners, our families, our farmers, and our farmers’ families. We care very […]

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August 15, 2018
Coffee Roasts: What’s the Difference?

If you’re not a coffee connoisseur or expert, you may not actually know the difference between each type of coffee roast, including decaf. After learning about these coffee roast differences, you may decide to try something new on your next coffee run. The Myth that is Decaf Coffee Yes, decaf coffee is different from regular […]

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August 1, 2018
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 […]

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July 24, 2018
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 10th 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 […]

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July 19, 2018
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 […]

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July 17, 2018
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 […]

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July 16, 2018
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 […]

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June 8, 2018
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 […]

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