Strange Brews Edition 1 – Black Ivory

What makes this coffee super cool is that this isn’t done for shock value. There’s legitimate science behind why Black Ivory does it. There are very specific reasons that it actually makes the coffee taste better. Black Ivory’s founder, Blake Dirkin, explains why. “They eat a lot of grass and a lot of green, leafy […]

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L-Theanine – Is It Magic?

In a 2012 study conducted in Australia, researchers were able to observe a noticeable change in people’s mental focus when they consumed a combination of L-Theanine and cafffeiene. To sum up the study, those that took the combination committed fewer errors on a test than the control group. Does L-Theanine make you smarter? We can’t legally say. […]

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Strange Brews Edition 2 – Kopi Luwak

Strange Brews Edition Two – Some More S**t In edition one we talked about the most expensive coffee in the world, Black Ivory Coffee. Now, it’s time to talk about the second most expensive (number two) coffee in the world, Kopi Luwak Coffee. Who Does Number Two Work For? Kopi luwak coffee is partially digested coffee cherries […]

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Cold Brew Coffee – A Brief History

Much like anime, karaoke, instant ramen and street wear, cold brew coffee is believed to have started in Japan. Does this make the Japanese the trendiest people on Earth? Is there anything that hasn’t started there? The first documented use of cold water to brew coffee comes from the 1600s in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto-style coffee, […]

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Coffee Cocktail SZN Vol 5

When this is done, this makes the perfect dessert drink. You know those little orange chocolates that grandma always had at her house? These guys. It tastes just like that. The Marula Madess is sweet and tangy with coffee tones. Honestly, this variation of our quarantine might be the tastiest thing we’ve made yet. We’re biased, but […]

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Strange Brews Edition 4 – CLR CFF

Strange Brews Edition 4 – Clear Coffee, That’s a Thing There’s a lot of weird coffee out there. Like, a LOT of weird coffee out there. When we first started researching for these blogs, we found a few “oddballs” like people who were putting lemons in their espressos. That’s a bit off, but nothing that […]

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Coffee Cocktail SZN Vol 6

So for this guy, you’re going to need a LOT of ice and a blender. Don’t have access to a blender? Reassess your kitchen preparedness and go buy one from Target. We’ll wait. Back with your blender? Wonderful. Gather all of your ingredients, and begin to measure them out. Add the mixture of NuRange Cold Brew […]

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Strange Brews Edition 5 – Coffee Soda

Full disclosure, neither of these projects panned out. Despite receiving great reviews and tons of press, Keepers shut their doors and Stumptown cancelled their sparkling line. Why? We’re not quite sure. Maybe hipsters don’t dictate mainstream coffee culture. Maybe they were still ahead of their time. It’s still a drink served in coffee shops, but […]

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