May 1st through May 7th marks National Small Business Week 2016! Did you know that more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business? Keep reading to learn more about the role of small business in everything from the economy and job creation to global sustainability efforts.

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Amongst all the natural scenery, lush rainforests, and volcanic silhouettes, Costa Rica boasts a personality like nowhere else in the world. Spread out over just 0.33% of the earth’s surface, it proudly sits in the top 20 most bio-diverse countries on the planet.

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An Introduction to French Press Brewing Background If you’re looking to learn how to make french press coffee, look no further. The french press, invented in 1929, produces a cup of dense, heavy-bodied coffee in just about four minutes. While the process is easy to master, coffee that is being prepared in a french press […]

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The pour over brewing method is a straightforward, easily-mastered way to produce a clean cup of coffee (without the difficulty involved in, say, Chemex brewing). If you typically drink drip coffee, you’ll find that this method produces something similar, yet distinctly more nuanced.

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The AeroPress is famed for its portability and versatility, allowing coffee lovers to produce a full-bodied cup wherever the road takes them. AeroPress brewing is the method of choice for road trips, camping trips, and mountain climbing expeditions, thanks to the brewer’s durable (yet lightweight), low-maintenance design.

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The Chemex is a timeless part of any barista’s arsenal and a tried-and-true method for producing an exceptional cup of coffee. With a design that has remained unchanged since it was invented in 1941, its minimalist and pragmatic design has resulted in the brewer being seen everywhere from the counters of specialty coffee shops to your own kitchen!

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