Archive | October, 2016

Lavazza BLUE Capsules plus a Lavazza BLUE brewer overlaid on a background of fence-sitting kids watching stars

black is the new BLUE

The Lavazza BLUE 910 is a 100% Italian-made brewer that makes expert espressos with any Lavazza BLUE capsules (and Americanos and lungos with some.)

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Mabrat Eyiso winnowing coffee beans courtesy Brazil's Ministry of Development at Flickr

Pairings 2.0: Yirgacheffe and Ethiopia

The last Convenience Coffee Brew News for October 2016 gets up-close-and-African with three Ethiopian coffees, scenery and sentiments. Travel with us for a look at single-origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans and Fair Trade Certified, Organic blends and a fascinating footnote video that explores human connection through intimate portraits of complete strangers who were asked to pose […]

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Blue tea pot with flowers and herbs steeping

Ethiopian Spiced Tea

This week we turn our taste buds’ attention to a heart-warming spiced tea infusion of Ethiopian origin like Chef Marcus and his Ambessa Fine African Teas that steeps beautifully in your best tea service, as well as some other not-so-traditional herbals that you can brew right at home, in minutes in your single-cup brewer.

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White-winged Black Tern Lake Tana - Near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia courtesy Paulo Philippidis at Flickr

An Ethiopian Calling

Four African-inspired teas: whispers of deepest, darkest chocolate; the vigor and vitality of green tea; the magic of exotic Western Cape South African Rooibos red tea; and an Ethiopian-Swedish poke at the distinctive bergamot and lemon flavours of Earl Grey.

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Three Ethiopian boys and a hawk courtesy Patricia Malloy

The Man, The Boy and The Donkey

A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking alongside the donkey, a countryman passed them and said, “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?” So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. But soon they […]

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