From the desk of

"If you want to improve your understanding, drink coffee; it is the intelligent beverage."

Coffee Prayer

Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me to wake in green pastures:
It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
It restoreth my buzz:
It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction, I will fear no Equal (tm): For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar, they comfort me.

Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of
Juan Valdez:
Thou annointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over.

Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life… and
I will dwell in the House of Maxwell...….. for ever.

Unknown Coffee Addict

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By Marjorie Pastana, Market Consumption Associate

The holidays are all about flavored coffee, so it only seems fair to start off the New Year with a little reflection on how this popular coffee variety came about.

Although flavoring coffee may seem like a modern invention, the practice is actually almost as old as coffee itself. Flavored coffee is in fact closely connected with the spice trade that took place in the coffee growing areas in Africa. Some of the original spices used to flavor coffee were cardamom, cinnamon, and even pepper. Understandably, pepper didn't stick as a popular coffee flavor, but cinnamon remains one of the most popular flavors to this day. Still the #1 seller in the world of flavored coffee remains Vanilla. Although some coffee drinkers will always be flavor-shunning purists, the segment keeps growing as more and more people discover the wonders of flavored coffee.

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