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​Counting Our Blessings: Things to be Thankful For

As we begin to wrap up the year and think about the last 12 months with the benefit of hindsight, it becomes clear that 2016 has been an uncharacteristically difficult year for the country, and world, at large. An endlessly gray parade of iconic celebrity deaths, countless instances of violence and tragedy, and an election [...]

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​Season’s Steaming: Stop and Smell It

The American Public is preparing to make a decision that will reverberate throughout history. We are consumed by our own political narrative right now, a narrative which is so strong that many of us might, at times, feel like we are drowning in rhetoric, propaganda, and headlines. Election Stress Disorder is officially a thing in [...]

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​French Press to Impress: Fall Concoctions

Fall is a time during which we seek comfort from the things that we eat and drink. As the air becomes crisper and the climate colder, our minds wander to robust and flourishing additions we can quickly add to our usual routines in order to infuse the day with extra flavor.Since coffee is a big [...]

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​Coffee Culture Under a Microscope: Winter is Coming

Autumn is a season of change, there’s no ignoring that fact. Even here in Hawaii, where the weather and climate don’t change much from season to season, we can sense a shift in cultural and culinary interests. All over the mainland, people are putting away their mojitos in exchange for hot toddies. Swimsuits are finding [...]

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​Addressing Coffee Concerns: How You Can Help Prevent a Worldwide Coffee Shortage

If there are still folks in the world who deny the reality of climate change, hopefully the recent news about a threat to coffee supplies is enough to highlight the gravity of the situation.In case you haven’t heard, coffee producers worldwide are more and more concerned about the ways in which climate change is impacting [...]

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​The Value of the Coffee Break: An Institutional Ideal

Coffee helps us be productive -- there’s no denying that. Some of us wouldn’t bother getting out of bed in the morning if we weren’t enticed into doing so by the idea that, before long, we’ll be sipping on a fresh cup of the finest caffeinated concoction available. For many of us, coffee is the [...]

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​People Who don’t Drink Coffee

It may not seem possible, but there are actually people out there in the world who don’t drink coffee. It’s irrational, self-destructive, and downright unpatriotic, but nonetheless people manage to survive without pounding a cup of java every morning.What type of depraved monster is it that doesn’t drink coffee, you ask? Well, you may be [...]

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​Best Times of the Day to Drink Coffee: A Rebuttal to Science

This is an urgent update from Tree M Farms here in Pahala. It has come to our attention that many people are not aware of the fact that there are critical times in the day when your body can benefit from consumption of coffee. Basically, in order for your body to operate at peak efficiency [...]

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​Coffee: Why it's the Center of the Universe

“Let’s do coffee.” How did these words become so parallel to the overall social, professional, and romantic experience in America? We do coffee for meetings, we do coffee for dates, and we coffee for ourselves, but how did it come to be that way? Why are coffee shops the cornerstones of our communities and coffee makers [...]

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​Five Uses for Old Coffee Grounds

Because so much time, energy, and passion goes into the coffee that we produce, we want to see its use go as far as possible. In the interest of a sustainable ecology, we should always try to make sure that the things we consume aren’t consumed want only and with a detrimental impact on the [...]

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