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The Pumpkin Spice Backstory The pumpkin spice mania has taken our culture by storm. Back in 1996 McCormick combined several spices into one blend to create the pumpkin spice we know and love today. Starbucks began selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) in 2003, and general sales of Pumpkin Spice everything have been on the rise ever since. Pumpkin spice is mix of ginger, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and sometimes actual pumpkin. Since the PSL went to market it’s estimated that Starbucks has sold 200 million cups, and each fall does 1 million in sales thanks to this gourmet product (purchase...

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The majority of people use ground coffee in their home and office as it’s very convenient and easily available in the grocery stores. Moreover, Ground coffee is very easy to make and doesn’t require any coffee making machine. Ground coffee can be made up in minutes but the flavor is not as strong compared to whole bean coffee. Ground coffee is usually ready to brew, packed professionally in coffee bottles. The procedure to make coffee with Ground coffee is very simple and it doesn’t require expensive coffee making machine. The drawback of a ground coffee is that it usually will...

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Making the best cup of coffee is an art which depends upon various ingredients. Moreover, if you want to make up the best coffee, you should always consider buying the best coffee beans.  The most demanding beans are considered to be found the mountain area of Colombian regions. Different types of coffee beans are available in every corner of the Globe but a vast proportion of the coffee beans come from the South American zone. There are two types of coffee beans which are used mostly. One is the Arabica bean, while the other is the Robusta. The competition between...

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In the West, when we cook with coffee, it's most often used as a rub for meat or a flavoring in desserts and sweets. In Africa, you're as likely to find coffee used as we'd use broth. In this recipe, curried potatoes and peas take on a complex, robust flavor from the combination of strong coffee and creamy peanut butter.   Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: Serves 6   Ingredients   3 cups diced potatoes, parboiled 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup firm tofu, cubed 2-4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 tsp...

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According to Old Chicago Coffee Company, "It's not even a blend, it's a single origin coffee. The term No. 42 actually came from trial and error roasting, where the 42 was our 42nd trial roast for Old Chicago Coffee's original. Many of the beans were in fact blended while others were single origin. The word 'blend' just kind of stuck. The difference between the final 2 blends (which we should really call roasts) were the farms the beans originated from. The 42nd roast was the winner by far, the coffee was unreal. Rich, bold and full of flavor, just what...

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