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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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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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Sachertorte, fork and napkin from Hotel Sacher, Vienna, Austria

Sachertorte – Austria’s national chocolate cake

Possibly the best chocolate cake in the world! Apricot jam, three kinds of chocolate and centuries of European money — a great recipe for any story The trail of this heavenly, whipped cream-crowned creation meanders all the way back to the early 17th century through revolutions, family feuds and “torte wars.” An almost accidental creation […]

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Two hands holding fizzing sparklers in the dark

Pairings

Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.” — Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President Modern Oats 5 berry is a nutrient-packed and antioxidant-rich, very, very berry blend of juicy blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, blackberries, and raspberries PLUS California almonds and pecans. You can go two ways with this breakfast or break fusion: find the flavour connection […]

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Golden midwest wheat field with storm overhead

Unboring fast food

The nice people in the Modern Oats marketing department claim to have one simple goal: “To change the perception of old-fashioned oatmeal to un-boring.” Editor’s Note: Given that old-fashioned oatmeal actually IS really and truly totally boring we figured these guys might just be ex-silicon-valley venture capitalists gone all-Birkenstock and bird seed — just trying to trick us into signing on for some sexy-sounding groats. So we did […]

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