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20 Cool Coffee Facts That Will Make Your Day

20 Cool Coffee Facts That Will Make Your Day

The story behind your morning cup of coffee might really surprise you. Here’s what goes into each brewed cup. Test your knowledge to see what you know! First, coffee beans are technically seeds. They’re the pits of the cherry-like berries found on the flowering shrubs, but we call them “beans” because of the resemblance to legumes.

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Haystack

Haystack

A shout out to Sean Simpson for the great pics taken from Haystack Summit on Mt. Si, Washington, a few weeks back. Sean works at the green room up here in Auburn, WA, where I pick up my green beans prior to roasting. thanks for all of your help with my coffee needs.

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What’s In Your Coffee?

What’s In Your Coffee?

At Mt. Si, we use 100% Arabica beans in our coffees. Arabica beans are superior in quality and flavor versus the Robusta beans, often used by larger roasters to blend in their coffees to cut costs and produce a lousy cup of coffee. Robusta fosters the use of “mono-cropping” which is the practice of growing the same plant every year in one place. It is a more resilient plant than the delicate Arabica and can be grown at lower altitudes. Large companies buy huge amounts of rainforest, clear cut the land and plant large amounts of Robusta. Mono-cropping, when performed in excess, also erodes soil and destroys much of the nutrients, making the soil nearly unusable. Once again, 100% Arabica.

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

How Much Coffee is Too Much?

How much coffee is too much coffee? Keep your limit to no more than 5 cups per day. As most of us can surmise, coffee drinking is almost always on the rise, which is a global statistic. Reports indicate in all of 2018 and up to June of 2019 (as of this writing), people in the U.S. alone have consumed almost 26.5 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee. Further statistics report that half of young adults (aged 18–24) reported drinking coffee, and approximately three-quarters of older adults reported the same.

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The French Press

The French Press

The French press, as we know it today, was patented in 1929 by Attilo Calmani, who was actually Italian, not French.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Coffee

Top 10 Health Benefits of Coffee

In recent years, the consensus seems to be that coffee is good for you. Learn about our Top 10 List of Health Benefits coffee provides: Natural Pain and Stiffness Reducer Did you know that two cups of coffee can reduce morning stiffness and cut post-workout muscle...

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Happy New Year – Welcome to 2019!

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2019!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We here at Mt Si Coffee Roasters would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! As we roll into 2019, we look forward to adding new products to our line of coffees. We have just added 3 new gift boxes to our website. Enjoy 3 to 7 of or roasts at...

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Happy Holidays From Mt. Si Coffee Roasters December 2018

Happy Holidays From Mt. Si Coffee Roasters December 2018

Seasons Greetings! As we prepare for the Holiday Season and the end of 2018, Mt. Si Coffee Roasters would like to thank the many that have chosen Mt. Si Coffee as their coffee of choice. We also appreciate the support and your sharing the coffee with others as gifts....

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