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How a Mission Trip Resulted in a Coffee Company

How a Mission Trip Resulted in a Coffee Company

Johanna Duncan

Our goal has never been to simply sell coffee. We aim to create change and build a better world through high quality coffee beans. There are many layers to accomplishing this and our Catholic faith and personal commitment to love our neighbors is a core aspect of it, so here is the short story version of how we go about this.   Four years ago, I went on my first international mission trip and I’ll never forget the chaperone’s words: “This is one of the best gifts you will ever receive. The best thing about it is that it will...

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Cheese and Coffee? The Unique Recipe You Must Try

Cheese and Coffee? The Unique Recipe You Must Try

Johanna Duncan

The pandemic had us trying all sorts of exotic and yet simple coffee recipes. The Dalgona coffee had even coffee non-believers obsessed over what a few drops of hot water can do to instant coffee.  The relationship between coffee and cheese is quite a long one and interestingly, this recipe is used widely throughout the world. The Scandinavians and South Americans have been doing it for quite some time now and yet this trend has not really picked up in America. Have we even tried it? Perhaps someone in Wisconsin gave it a shot at some point?  While the idea...

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Why and How Guadalupe Roastery is Pro-Life

Why and How Guadalupe Roastery is Pro-Life

Johanna Duncan

It’s been a minute since the overturn of Roe vs Wade and the reality is starting to set in. Some are angry, others are happy, but here at Guadalupe Roastery we are mainly ready. We are ready to continue serving families across the world on the mission to raise children and cherish every human life. Whether it is by empowering the farming families we work with through opportunities and a fair remuneration, or simply caffeinating a tired father who still makes time to read a book to his children after a long day.  Family is at the core of everything...

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All We Owe to Coffee Farming Dads

All We Owe to Coffee Farming Dads

Johanna Duncan

There’s never enough ways to thank our fathers. So much of their work and effort for us goes largely unnoticed, but there’s no father out there who doesn’t sacrifice out of love for their children. Having one day to celebrate them is more about having a day to reflect on this and show appreciation. Undoubtedly, fathers are the ultimate influencers. On that note, I made myself a large cappuccino and thought of all the ways my dad and other father figures have shaped me for the best.  For starters, my dad taught me to wake up early and work. He...

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The Secrets for a Good Iced Latte

The Secrets for a Good Iced Latte

Johanna Duncan

Iced lattes have the reputation of being the most basic drink. Closely followed by the seasonal hot lattes. There is a magic to coffee being simultaneously refreshing and energizing, and no drink delivers such like lattes do. That is why they are so popular. Nonetheless, they carry the bad rap of being the lowest quality coffee available at coffee shops. Here is how you can fix that.  Most coffee shops advertise selling freshly brewed black coffee. Have you ever wondered what happens with the coffee that they don’t sell fast enough for it to remain “freshly brewed”? Well, they let...

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Saint Drogo: The Patron Saint of Coffee

Saint Drogo: The Patron Saint of Coffee

Johanna Duncan

The history of coffee and Catholicism is quite an interesting one. Initially coffee was the Arab drink, but with time, it became a cultural emblem closely tied to Italian culture and to this day it is regularly served at the Vatican. Vendors throughout all of Rome make a living out of selling rosaries, coffee, and replicas of Michelangelo's work. How did it all come to be? The short answer is that during the Middle Ages Italy became an important merchant port and coffee was one of the new hot commodities in the market. Coffee consumption spread throughout Italy but it...

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