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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

Brewing Happiness

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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How to Brew Cold Brew Coffee!

Summer might be fading but the best solution for your summer woes? Denial. Denial and cold brew. Toss on your favourite hoodie, start making some delicious cold brew coffee and pretend it's the middle of July.

Earlier in the year we went through how to brew iced coffee and reached out to our roaster partners with their favourite recipes to make iced coffee. Although cold brewing coffee does test your patience, it is a bit more popular than iced coffee because of the fact that the taste is so different and unique - the pronounced clarity and a serious reduction in bitterness. It’s a bit less acidic too because of the way it is (usually) brewed is hot-water-free.

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September 15, 2014

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Does Coffee Fight Depression?

Brewing Happiness

Every Monday morning we understand the magical properties of a cup of coffee as it gives us that boost to get the week started. However, does drinking it do more for you and your taste-buds than what you originally anticipated? 

When we went to visit one of our featured roasters from the September issue, Propeller Coffee Co., outside of the front of their café/roaster was an entertaining sign that read: “They say money can’t buy happiness. We say money can buy coffee. And that’s pretty close. Happiness Brewing here.”

It got us thinking. We dug into some scientific journals to see if there were any studies out there that helped answer this question: Does coffee improve happiness?

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