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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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    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
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    What is Coffee Cupping?

    When coffee professionals mention they are professional cuppers, context is everything.  Although coffee cupping can be considered therapeutic for some, the practice usually involves a professional coffee quality specialist tasked with ensuring the coffee…

    By Jon Ferguson | April 28, 2020
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    Upcycle Your Coffee Grounds

    Upcycling is a new term that is used to replace the traditional concept of recycling. The idea specifically refers to when discarded products are given more value.  In the case of coffee grounds, they…

    By Jon Ferguson | April 20, 2020