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    Does Dark Roast Coffee Have More Caffeine?

    By Jon Ferguson | July 14, 2020

    A friend asked me, “do dark roast coffees have more caffeine than light roast coffees?”   I replied, no. But if you think that dark roasted coffee is stronger in caffeine, you’re mistaken. There are a few more factors that determine how strong coffee is, the biggest one is whether you measure coffee by weight or volume.  But there are a few other variables to consider.    Plant Physiology   There is a significant caffeine difference in arabica and robusta coffees, the two most common varieties. Arabica is typically considered higher quality and grown at higher elevations, with less caffeine in the fruit, while robusta has higher quantities of caffeine, giving…

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    How is Coffee Decaffeinated?

    According to research, two out of every 10 coffee drinkers drink decaffeinated coffee.  Decaf coffee sometimes receives a bad rap by coffee purists.  Historically, decaf coffee wasn’t given much thought in the coffee industry.   Recently however, improvements in the decaffeination process and more attention to select higher grade, raw…

    By Jon Ferguson | July 7, 2020
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    Coffee Amidst a Global Pandemic

    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought challenges to everyone. As they say, we are alone in this together. Yet coffee continues to bring us together on a global scale and reminds us that the entire…

    By Jon Ferguson | June 29, 2020
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    What is Espresso?

    Espresso has become a staple in many of our lives, where it has been introduced into every latte, mocha, and specialty coffee drink that is hand crafted by your local barista. But what is…

    By Jon Ferguson | June 23, 2020
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    How Nitrogen Flushing Keeps Coffee Fresh

    In a previous Arbor Day Coffee blog, we covered a few of the best methods for storing coffee at home to help preserve freshness. But what steps does Arbor Day Coffee take to ensure you are purchasing the…

    By Jon Ferguson | May 8, 2020