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Coffee: Myth, Folklore, And Magical Properties

Coffee: Myth, Folklore, and Magical Properties

Coffee’s history starts in Ethiopia, where his progenitor, a variety akin to today’s Coffea robusta, grew wild in the low-lying hills. Legend tells that around 600 C.E. a goat-herder named…

Coffee: Seriously Big Medicine

Coffee: Seriously Big Medicine

Grandma's kitchen was bright. I remember sitting near a formica counter that was light blue, white, and yellow. I was eight. I sat up in my chair feeling very grown…

Coffee: Awakening The Mind

Coffee: Awakening the Mind

The first sip went down smoothly. The astringency of the coffee in addition to its warmth cleared my throat. The antioxidant-rich chlorogenic acids were up to the task of bringing down the inflammation that had just started to effect my sinuses. I added a little cream to break up the acidity on my stomach - pure bliss.
Show 87: Herb Lab With Coffee And Okon

Show 87: Herb Lab with Coffee and Okon

When it comes to tasting coffee, there's no better expert than our special guest, Okon Udosenata. He stopped by to show share one of his favorite beans with us, talk cupping and pouring, and offer a few suggestions on how to choose and brew the best roast.
Coffee : Slow Roasted Medicine

Coffee : Slow Roasted Medicine

A warm cup of Joe in the morning is not usually sipped with herbal medicine in mind, but no one will tell you it doesn't have an effect on the body. Coffee is full of stimulants that, when properly placed, provide a remedy for common health problems.
Coffee Brewing – How-to

Coffee Brewing – How-to

One important key to making great coffee is to choose coffee you love. Using this process, the scent and the flavor of your beans will shine as will any unbalance or flaws. Experiment with the best quality beans you can find. Pay attention to the characteristics you like best and to which varieties satisfy your palate. Ignore any coffee experts who try to tell you what you should or shouldn't like. Coffee is highly personal.
Roasted Roots: A Coffee Substitute

Roasted Roots: A Coffee Substitute

The cinnamon in this blend gives it a spicy aroma that mimics a spiced coffee. If, like my partner, you prefer an earthier coffee black with no fancy-stuff, omit the…

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