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Start a Holiday Mug Swap at Your Office

The holidays are just around the corner and just like every year, your office organizes a gift exchange. That annual anxiety-inducing gift exchange that forces you to buy a somewhat meaningful present for that guy down in payroll or your boss whose partiality towards your gift will determine the likelihood of your promotion. There's no greater holiday stress than this "fun" event with your co-workers. Obviously we think a gift subscription to The Roasters Pack is the #1 gift option, but perhaps your office is trendy enough to have a subscription as their office coffee. So then what?

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December 22, 2014

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5 Reasons Why The Roasters Pack Subscription Makes a Great Holiday Gift

The countdown to the holidays is on and so is your stress level. You haven't even begun to tackle your gift list yet and just the mere thought of stepping foot inside a mall right now is making your heart race. S.O.S.!

Fear not our awesome reader for we have the perfect solution here at The Roasters Pack. Did you know you can send our monthly coffee subscriptions as a gift?

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December 12, 2014

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Black Friday Deserves Delicious Black Coffee (2014 Edition)

Our Black Friday deals have 3 goals. 3 simple, delicious goals.

  1. Get you a better coffee making set up
  2. Help you get your Holiday shopping done and over with. 
  3. Have you stop drinking bad coffee, for a long long time.

So read along and see what's going on!

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November 28, 2014

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If the November Coffees were Songs?

We recently mailed out the November Issue of the Roasters Pack, which featured coffee from Kittel Coffee Co., Other Brother Roasters & Pig Iron Coffee Roasters. Each one of the coffees had a diverse flavor set and unique taste characteristics.

So unique that it got us thinking... if these roasts were songs, which songs would they be? Yes, we’re about to compare coffee to music. It surprisingly took us a fair amount of time to decide since we’re music junkies and we had to find the absolute, utmost, correct tune. It was a very scientific process (probably about as complicated as the Rosetta comet landing) and we have the results below!

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November 15, 2014

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Tip of My Tongue Contest Results! (October Issue)

As you may have seen in our inaugural newsletter, the winner for our Tip of Our Tongue contest! If you didn’t receive our email, ahem, subscribe here!

If you’re not sure what the contest was, the jist of it was that we decided to include a 4th coffee in the October issue, however the coffee was unmarked. A mystery!

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Tip of My Tongue Contest (October Issue) & Canada Post eCommerce Results

The Roasters Pack recently won the eCommerce Innovation “Consumer Choice” Award put on by Canada Post. Pretty sweet! The fact that it was consumer choice means that it we won because of the voting that our supporters put forward. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who voted for us! Thank you thank you thank you!

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October 08, 2014

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10 differences Between Robusta & Arabica Coffee

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You may have noticed that some coffee bag labels brag about the fact that their coffee beans are 100% Arabica. Although it does sound like something magicians say, it isn’t gibberish – it refers to the type of coffee species in which the beans are from.

There are over 100 coffee species, however the two main ones that are widely produced and sold are: Coffea Arabica and Coffea canephora (also known as Coffea robusta).

Here’s a list featuring 10 differences between the two coffee species:

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