How water extraction affects your coffee

Water extraction is essentially the process of how water takes the coffee out of the coffee bean and makes coffee. It's super important, but few people actually know what it is. You may know that your slow drip coffee maker has a setting that changes "strength" of the coffee, and a number of other things. But what does that actually mean, and how can you use that to get a better cup of coffee?

7 Coffee Myths Debunked or Confirmed, with Zach Galifianakis Pictures

With all of the fake news and alternative facts going around, it's tough to tell what's what. After all, even Snopes.com the purported unbiased fact checkers have been called into question lately. So, where do you go? Well, if it's coffee-related, we've got you covered; but we needed a trusted face to help you remember these coffee myths. So, without further ado, here are 7 coffee myths with Zach Galifianakis:

Washed vs unwashed coffee processes- which is better?

You might immediately assume that simply because one process is referred to as the unwashed process, that your coffee is covered in dirt and grime and is therefore inferior, but you'd be wrong. If you didn't know it already, coffee beans are actually more like coffee seeds that come from inside coffee fruit, like so: That's right, coffee is more of a berry, so you're not lying when you say that you had fruit juice with your breakfast. The unwashed method is also known as the drying method, and works like this:

Dunkin Donuts sells 6-packs now… 6-packs of iced coffee in plastic bottles

For those of you who just want your morning jolt, but have yet to build up the tolerance to deal with a line, a barista, or virtually any form of human interaction, you're in luck! Dunkin' Donuts has announced their bottled ice coffees. On their news release, they stated: We have introduced Dunkin’ Donuts Bottled Iced Coffee at thousands of retailers and participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. From your local convenience store to the supermarket, you can enjoy the great Dunkin’ flavor anytime with Dunkin’ Donuts Bottled Iced Coffee wherever you go. Perhaps the second most shocking fact in that announcement is that Dunkin' Donuts apparently has restaurants--

Jacksonville Dog Cafe Opens Successfully- better than your typical adoption center

Do you like the idea of playing with a dog without needing to own and take care of it? How about the idea of keeping dogs out of shelters where they are afraid and angry and putting them around people who want to love them? Do you like coffee? If you answered yes to those questions, chances are you're going to think that the Jacksonville Dog Cafe is the best place in the world, then.

Coffee Lengthens Telomeres While Caffeine Shortens?

For those of you unaware, telomeres are the end parts of a chromosome that has been associated with living longer and having a lower risk of cancer. Think of them like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces- if you didn't have them, your shoelaces would start to fray and fall apart, but if you have long and sturdy ones then your shoelaces will last a very long time.

Fresh Coffee Matters

No, this isn't another blog extolling the physical and mental virtues of drinking coffee. This is about being a coffee snob and getting the most out of your coffee. First off, if you don't have a grinder, get one. You can get them for less than 20 bucks, and when you have freshly ground coffee that was recently roasted, it's like entering a whole new world. If you haven't done that yet, the coffee that you already know and love is probably sour and stale by comparison, and you don't even realize it.

Older women should drink 2-3 cups of coffee to lower risk of dementia

Wonderful news, everyone!  Well, maybe not directly for everyone, but for older women and those close to them.  The Washington Post reported that those who drank the equivalent amount of caffeine that can be found in two to three 8 ounce cups of coffee each day, had a much lower risk of dementia. And, there must … Continue reading Older women should drink 2-3 cups of coffee to lower risk of dementia

Does anybody even care for hearing companies political stances? Trump vs Starbucks vs Black Rifle Coffee

If you're unfamiliar, Trump recently signed an executive order which temporarily banned travel for 7 countries, and there have been riots. Match Made Coffee is going to make no statement one way or the other on this political event, or any other for that matter. But, it seems like lots of other companies are trying to profit over these big headlines. This is a relatively new thing with the Internet and social media being so big now, so will their stances ultimately come back to bite them? --