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Shane Africa
A Note on Freshness

A Note on Freshness

Nothing beats a fresh cup of coffee. But how fresh is too fresh? The prioritization of freshness above all other factors in a coffee bean has permeated the zeitgeist in recent years. Fresh coffee is great, but it’s not the end all be all.

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Travas Clifton
Big in Korea - How a Small New Jersey Roaster Began Selling Coffee in South Korea

Big in Korea - How a Small New Jersey Roaster Began Selling Coffee in South Korea

Modcup‘s popularity has expanded well beyond its humble beginnings as a small coffee cart on the streets of New Jersey, with a cafe in Korea pushing orders of our award-winning roasts.  

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Shane Africa
modcup October Subscription Box

modcup October Subscription Box

Take a closer look at the coffees shipping out with the October modcup coffee subscription service!

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Travas Clifton
Nurturing Natural Love

Nurturing Natural Love

According to Dr Manuel Diaz we need to change how we think of natural coffees.    He believes that despite recent increase in popularity, they are still underrated and underpriced. Diaz, a coffee researcher with three decades of experience and a PhD from the London School of Economics, has been looking into the issue for a while.    In natural/dry processing, the flesh of the cherry is removed from the seeds (beans) without the use of water. To do this, the cherries must be laid out in the sun to dry until they reach around 11% moisture content. During this time, they will ferment. Then at...

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