How Long Does Caffeine Stay In Your System?

If you have been following us on Facebook, you have heard us talk a lot about the health benefits of caffeine and coffee.

And, although there is lots of upside to coffee and caffeine, you probably do not want it in your system all the time.

Interestingly enough, how long caffeine is in your body and the kind of effect it has on your comes back to genetics. Awhile back I personally signed up for genetic testing ((continued))

How Do Coffee Plants Grow?

We’ve been talking a lot about the differences in coffee and coffee growing regions lately (see our recent articles on Kona coffees and Guatemalan coffees), but what about growing the coffee itself?

It’s one thing to know about the area and the conditions, but what if you wanted to grow a coffee plant yourself? Well, you can follow instructions to grow coffee plants in your home.
But, instead, we are going to focus on how the current coffee farmers grow their own harvests ((continued))

The Story Behind Coffee’s Discovery In Ethiopia

As oftentimes happens, stories from hundreds or thousands of years ago get mixed up when told today. The story of coffee is no different.

When the origin story cannot even get the discoverer’s name correct (was it Kaldi or Khalid?), and cites the year this happened as sometime “around 750 AD,” then that is a sure sign that this story has seen some changes occur over time.

Most herders are very in tune with their animals, and as the story goes ((continued))

The Main Guatemala Coffees: the Antigua, Coban, San Marcos, and Huehuetenango Regional Varities

Guatemala has 4 main coffee growing regions (and 8 total), and the coffee beans are typically named after their particular region: Antigua, Coban, San Marcos, and Huehuetenango. Some Guatemala coffees are similar to Kona coffee beans in that they grow in volcano-rich soil that can have very rugged terrain ((continued))

The Main Guatemala Coffees: the Antigua, Coban, San Marcos, and Huehuetenango Regional Varities

Guatemala has 4 main coffee growing regions (and 8 total), and the coffee beans are typically named after their particular region: Antigua, Coban, San Marcos, and Huehuetenango. Some Guatemala coffees are similar to Kona coffee beans in that they grow in volcano-rich soil that can have very rugged terrain ((continued))