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Specialty Coffee Improving Farmers’ Lives

Specialty coffee is delicious, but also expensive. While it isn’t always easy to justify spending a little more on a personal indulgence,  here’s a reminder why drinking the good stuff makes a meaningful difference to the people producing it. Excerpt from: Rwandan Coffee Farmers Turn Premium Beans Into Harvest Gold by Michaeleen Doucleff posted on […]

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Iced Azteca D’Oro: Embracing the Warmth

Azteca D’Oro: Embrace the Warmth to Escape the Heat The summer sun is sweltering and the days are lingering. At MOCAFE we are celebrating summer with simple pleasures to beat the Southern California heat, including evening swims in the Pacific Ocean, sun-drenched summer vacations and sipping frappes under the local cafe’s patio umbrella.  Our favorite […]

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My First Part Time Job: Bagel Shop

My first part time job was at a bagel chain.  I used to make samplers for customers to try, but I would often get into an argument with my manager since he did not think it was a sampler, and rather free bites of chocolate chip bagels. I only put the one kind of bagel […]

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Travels to Hawaii

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Lushworthy Creations: “Trouble In Tahiti” (Made Using Little Black Dress Vodka & Mocafe Tahitian Vanilla Frappe)

Thank you Lushworthy!  Here is an innovative drink idea, yum… I really thought it’d be at least April before I’d find myself enjoying a frozen cocktail but it appears that Mother Nature had other plans. But hey, I’m not complaining. So on this unseasonably warm day I decided to create a little frozen treat for […]

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Coffee Shop Buzz Is Good For Your Creativity

Head over to your neighborhood coffee shop if you want to get that novel finished or make major headway on your project. A new study suggest the ambient background noise or buzz of conversation in public places can fuel creativity. Many of us are more productive and focused at coffee shops because we’re working in public. This […]

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Make Your Own Coffee Art

Ever notice those pretty designs baristas make on the top of your latte? I’ve seen swiggles and lines, everything from Christmas trees to hearts. Sure, it doesn’t add to the flavor and you’re probably going to cover it up with a lid, but just knowing it’s there can put a smile on your face. You […]

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