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Coffee !

I've been all over these forums & can't find the 'right forum', so mybe i'll find an answer on the front porch ?  Smiley Very Happy

I have 2 cans of 'cheapie' coffee ; tried mixing them so they would be more flavorful, but not-so-much did it work. Might buy a more spendy brand & mix them, but in meantime, anyone have any ideas on how to make these cheap brands taste better ?

Thanks !

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Where is your coffee sourced from?

Poverty is a real and ongoing problem for many coffee farmers and workers around the world. It's a problem that's impossible to ignore when we travel to coffee farming communities.
Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Through our groundbreaking Community Aid Program, we strive to break the cycle of poverty that exists in coffee communities by spending upwards of $1 million annually. We improve the education, housing, health, and sanitary conditions for workers and their families on every farm where we do business whether it's a huge plantation, a small farm or a coop of small farmers.

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We also provide agricultural assistance to all the farmers we work with to improve crop quality and convert farms to shade and organic farms to ensure the beans are sustainable, delicious and worth the higher prices we pay. Not only does this make coffee taste delicious, but it also improves the environment including the water supply for the people, flora, and fauna among the coffee communities from Mexico to Rwanda.

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Coffee farming communities need help in so many ways other than just a slightly higher price. Our Community Aid Program with direct investments to break the cycle of poverty as well as consulting to improve agricultural quality in all our partner farming communities is doing just that. We are proud to say that 100% of our coffee is fairly, directly and ethically traded. Because we have our boots on the ground at every farm where we buy coffee, we know that every dollar that goes to our partner coffee farms is making a real difference to lift farmers, workers, and their families out of poverty.

Pete Rogers, our green coffee buyer, reflected on the customers' invaluable role:

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"The reality is that without you, our customers, we could never accomplish any of this. You are making the decision to buy this coffee, and through that you are supporting these programs and breaking the cycle of poverty. You need to understand the success and help us celebrate since without you the 'we' has no power, no success and few changes. So on behalf of the thousands of people in coffee communities world wide...Thank You!"
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Dave you are sooo funny!  But the camel takes the cake.....and he's cute too!

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And he's smart cuz he likes C-O-F-F-E-E!!!

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Some days require more coffee than others!

 

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Coffee time this weekend!

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Heaven is ~ One cup of dark, rich coffee and enough beans to make many cups more.

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I awake.

I rise from my bed and stagger down the hall--using my fingertips, tapping the walls, as my guide.

As if on autopilot, I make my one single cup of coffee.

And with the first sip....

My eyes open.

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Coffee is a way of stealing time which should by rights belong to your older self.

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Coffee time folks!

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Does a high end coffee maker really make a better cup of coffee?

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Dave, you asked, "Does a high end coffee maker really make a better cup of coffee?"

 

In short, I say it does not.  I make a pretty darn good cup of cup using Folgers Decaf instant coffee.  And after a few heaping spoonfuls of creamer and artificial sweetener (stirred not shaken), I'm good to go! Ummmmm, good!

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The woman who started a coffee empire with her son's book

Before 1908, when you brewed coffee, filters were made of cloth. Sometimes coffee was filtered through socks if you were in a pinch. Yummy!

After getting fed up with her coffee's bitter taste caused by cloth filters, German homemaker Melitta Bentz literally took a page from her son's schoolbook and filtered her coffee through it. She quickly patented her contraption and became a coffee filter mogul.

The paper filters went on to win awards at the Leipzig Trade Fair and her company still exists to this day.

Thank you Melitta Bentz for bringing the sock brew to extinction!

 

Taken from an article entitled: 10 Crazy Coffee Stories 

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GREAT HERSTORY- THANKS FOR SHARING! & THE REST, THEY SAY, IS COFFEE HISTORY!
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Do you have a family size coffee maker for those holiday get togethers?

 

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