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Author: John Grapsas

The coffee plant is commonly called a tree or a bush, and is in the biological family Rubiaceae. Coffee plants are native to subtropical Africa and also southern Asia, but are now grown in 70 countries across our globe. Coffee plants broadly fall into one of three types: Arabica (Coffea...

Coffee is responsible for hundreds of millions of jobs from coffee farming and coffee processing, to  coffee trading, transportation and coffee marketing. Many country’s economies are dependent primarily upon coffee, and about seventy countries – all between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer...

The story of how coffee was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, and innovation. Coffee was smuggled across the ocean, presented to kings, carried along the ancient spice...

Welcome to Dante’s Coffee Roasters opening blog. For our first blog, I wanted to keep things light – there is plenty of time for “coffee geek speak” in future blogs.  For now, let me answer a question that is often asked of us… “Who is Dante?” Dante’s...