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Coffee's Best Friend - Dried Cranberry Biscotti

There is something about the smell of fresh coffee brewing in the morning; honestly throughout the day, too. I try to limit my caffeine intake once late afternoon hits, but I cannot resist a Biscotti and coffee after dinner. There is something about Fresh Anise Biscotti and a Fresh Cup of Coffee. It truly is the perfect pairing. Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, I cannot resist the Biscotti and Coffee combination. My Grandpa would dunk everything in his coffee, from toast to cookies. I spent a lot of time with him growing up, therefore I was a conditioned dunker before I even started drinking coffee.  While my Grandpa was drinking his coffee & eating his toast my Grandma would...

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Making & Enjoying Iced Coffees at Home!

Listen up...the good news is that cold coffee is very easy to make, even if you have limited tools and equipment. Here are a couple methods you can use to make cheap, delicious, and easy cold coffee at home to share with your family & friends. Of all the kinds of coffee, French Press Iced Coffee Recipe is probably the easiest. There is little room for error, and little or no technique involved. All you need is coffee, cold water, a French Press, and plenty of time. If you’re in a hurry this won’t help you, but if you plan ahead, this will be the fastest (and most caffeinated) coffee you could make. Ingredients: 78 g (2.75 oz) coarse ground coffee600 g...

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Let's Brew Coffee for a Pour-Over at Home Without a Scale!

Having a well equipped area for brewing coffee for our coffee teams through 2 shifts, we have taught and skilled ourselves to brew brew and pull an espresso shot without a scale. Knowing our coffees, roast levels, and tastes, we have learned to determine how much water and coffee to use and be consistent with each brew so that we can all enjoy the experience of any coffee that we use. During the stay-at-home orders, we seriously need our caffeine and great coffee to enjoy, but not everyone has the tools at home to measure and make great pour overs. Let's experiment with some tips on how you could brew an excellent pour over of coffee without a scale. For this example, let's use...

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The Women Coffee Farmers of Rwanda: A Sustainable Source of Growing Coffee through Leadership

The Women of Hingakawa have seen one of the darkest periods of Rwandan history. They made a decision to make poverty their mutual enemy rather than each other & heal through coffee and leadership, and here's how. We are proud to introduce you to the women of Hingakawa Women’s Coffee Cooperative. The Hingakawa (“Let’s Grow Coffee”) Association is actually only one half of the Abakundakawa-Rushashi (“Those Who Love Coffee”) Cooperative which was formed in 2004, becoming the first Women’s Farmer Association of its kind in Rwanda. The other half of Abakundakawa Rushashi is the Dakundakawa (“We love Coffee”) Association, also 100% run by women. Both associations are located in the northern, mountainous regions of the Gakenke district, situated at 1700-1900 meters elevation...

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During uncertain times, RhoadsRoast Coffees is Open, Working, Strong, & Healthy

An update about COVID-19 from RhoadsRoast Coffees As all of us reorganize our lives around the threat of Covid-19 entering our communities we are finding ways to deal with the flow of coffee. While the pressures on many are huge, we aim to act as best we can in this given environment. We can only imagine what things will look like in 3 – 6 months time, but stories of determination and grit to deal with the hand that life gives, inspire all of us to move forward. We are steadfast and dedicated to keeping the importing flow, distribution flow, and customer orders and fulfillment process operational  Monday - Friday, 5 AM - 5 PM. We are receiving huge support from our...

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