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Hosting a Christmas Morning Coffee Party

Hosting a Christmas Morning Coffee Party

Johanna Duncan

Picture this, you wake up after a Christmas Eve celebration. There is the joy and cheer of Christmas all around but you are probably tired and moving slowly. It is in between last night’s party and the party to come. Christmas morning is that cherished unique pocket in time and here are some tips to make it the best time for you and your loved ones.  The Coffee Clearly the drink of choice given that you may need the caffeine to keep up with the energy level due to the celebration, but you may also need all the help one...

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Christmas Traditions from Coffee Farms

Christmas Traditions from Coffee Farms

Johanna Duncan

Globalization has crossed many Christmas traditions for the best. The Christmas tree, an originally German tradition going back to Germany’s conversion to Christianity was popularized throughout the world after Queen Victoria, who reigned in England but was born and raised in Germany, put a Christmas tree at Buckingham Palace. Pine trees were a symbol of life and hope as they flourished and endured the toughest of winters. The idea of setting up a pine tree at home symbolizing eternal life and the hope that brings the birth of Christ caught on like wildfire throughout the world and has endured for...

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The Italian Ways to Enjoy Coffee

The Italian Ways to Enjoy Coffee

Johanna Duncan

Thank you Italy, for contributing to the world the purest and strongest form of coffee -espresso. When coffee first arrived at Italian ports it was considered that thing the Muslims' drink until Pope Clement VIII tried it and claimed that something so good must certainly be God’s work. Shortly after, the pope famously baptized the coffee and soon coffee became the Italian staple we know these days.  There’s plenty of ways to make coffee, but the Italian way always starts with freshly brewed espresso. Traditionally, it is drunk straight black and strong, but options are endless. Here is a list...

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Encanto: Disney’s Take On Coffee Culture

Encanto: Disney’s Take On Coffee Culture

Johanna Duncan

A spoilers free review For the first time, Disney has dived into South American culture and unavoidably stumbled upon the coffee traditions of the countryside. Here is everything you need to know about their take on our favorite subject. For starters, have you heard of Magical Realism? It is a literary style traditional of Colombian literature, but widely common throughout the world. It was popularized by one of Colombia’s most famous writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez, locally known as Gabo, after he won the Nobel Prize in 1982 with his most renowned novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.  There is even...

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Obscure Coffee Recipes From Around the World

Obscure Coffee Recipes From Around the World

Johanna Duncan

  Coffee has proved to be good for human bonding. It mixes uncommon and usually disassociated elements: increased ability to focus and the comfort from holding something warm. It has also proven to be good for our health. For most people, drinking one to two cups of coffee per day provides enough antioxidants to steer away from cancer and other diseases caused by cellular malfunctions. The downside of too much coffee is the disruption of sleep and the high acidity could upset your stomach, but neither effect would occur for one or two cups, it would depend on individual tolerance...

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How Coffee Changed the World

How Coffee Changed the World

Johanna Duncan

Coffee was first discovered in Africa, when Ethiopian farmers noticed their goats changed their behavior and became more active after chewing on coffee cherries. Soon after, coffee was consumed as a natural energy bar. It is still common practice among African cultures to chew on different strong stimulants early in the morning before farming or even going to war.  It was later, during the middle ages, when Middle Eastern traders brought the African coffee beans to Arabia and started growing and exporting their own coffee. These traders also started brewing their coffee the same way they brewed many other spices,...

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