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Step Up Your Salads

Step Up Your Salads

A salad a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. Move over apples, it's time for salads to shine as one of the healthier eating habits one can adapt.  Improve nutrition, lose weight, or changing eating habits- salads are often a go-to solution. Being mindful of what you top your leafy greens with is what will make the difference. Making smart choices will lead to healthy results.  Salads are a great foundation to lay out your daily dose of fruits and veggies. The cool crunch and refreshing bites will leave you craving more and embracing this new all-star....

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Origin Story: Costa Rica

Origin Story: Costa Rica

“Going to origin changes your perspective on coffee, plain and simple. I’m not talking about the type of trip where one simply takes selfies with the locals in an effort to show the world how well traveled they are. Of course, selfies and pictures will all take place inevitably; it’s hard not to become enamored by the beauty of a country that is completely different than your own, and there’s nothing wrong with that!  However, through the fluff, you’ll begin to remember why you got into the business in the first place, and the real reason that we, as coffee...

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Now Available: Elmhurst Milk

Now Available: Elmhurst Milk

Over recent years, the trend of alternative milks has risen. People are searching for new ways to enjoy the creamy, delicious ingredient due to dietary restrictions or environmental reasons. New research from Mintel reveals that non-dairy milk sales have seen steady growth over the past five years, growing an impressive 61 percent since 2012.One company dedicated to making it through these changing tides is Elmhurst 1925. A dairy company founded in 1925 by the Schwartz brothers, it was New York City’s last milk manufacturing plant until it’s closure in 2016. The company decided to re-brand as Elmhurst Milked and started to focus...

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Punch You in the Face Acidity: Thirikwa

Punch You in the Face Acidity: Thirikwa

Kenyan coffees have consistently been some of our favorites because of their punchy acidity and juiciness. Back again this year, Thirikwa will leave you impressed with the region’s unique flavor profile.  The History of Coffee in Kenya Although Ethiopia is believed to be the region from which coffee originated, Kenya didn’t begin to grow and cultivate the crop until 1893. Through a complicated and difficult history of British colonization and wars, it wasn’t until after 1960 that some Africans were allowed to grow coffee but still had major restrictions put on them. Thankfully after many reforms, coffee growers in Kenya have...

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