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Best Whole Bean Decaf Coffee

By Russell Volz / April 30, 2024
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Decaf coffee almost never tastes anything like its fully caffeinated cousin. Why can’t decaf coffee taste every bit as good as regular coffee? By God,…

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Can I freeze my coffee beans?

Can I Freeze My Coffee Beans?

By Russell Volz / April 16, 2024
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Some of the most common questions that I here from coffee drinkers are “Can I freeze my coffee beans? or Can I freeze whole beans?…

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Best Coffee Pour Over Made In USA

By Russell Volz / April 1, 2024
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A vast majority of coffee pour over brewers are made by slave labor in China. I’m excited to say that I finally found a coffee…

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Good Coffee Blends vs. Bad Coffee Blends

What Makes A Good Coffee Blend

By Russell Volz / March 23, 2024
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Are some coffee blends better than others? What makes one blend better than another? Are blends healthy? Let’s look at the pros and cons of…

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How Much Caffeine Is Enough for Athletes

Health Benefits of Coffee

By Russell Volz / March 9, 2024
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The health benefits of coffee are numerous and have been well documented for decades. The two video posted below are the best I’ve come across.…

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Exploding Coffee Bags

Why is my coffee bag puffed up like a balloon?

By Russell Volz / March 8, 2024
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There are two kinds of coffee bags, one-way valve coffee bags vs. air-tight coffee bags. Which kind of bag will keep your coffee fresher? Let’s…

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Bodum Chambord French Press

Bodum Chambord French Press – Review

By Russell Volz / March 1, 2024
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I (Russell) have not been this excited about a piece of coffee equipment in quite a while. In this Bodum Chambord French Press Review you’ll…

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Snow Peak Titanium French Press

Review – Snow Peak Titanium French Press

By Russell Volz / February 13, 2024
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One of our good customers and now friend Greg from Phelen, CA swears by the Snow Peak Titanium French Press. He pretty much told me…

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When Is The Best Time to Drink Coffee?

By Russell Volz / February 6, 2024
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Physiologically speaking, when would your body benefit most from drinking coffee? As a coffee professional and co-owner of Lake City Coffee, I (Russell) have read…

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Athletes Guide To Coffee

By Russell Volz / January 23, 2024
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As a coffee professional, owner of Lake City Coffee, and weekend warrior, I (Russell) have often wondered if coffee improves athletic performance? Is that true?…

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Home Made French Press

By Russell Volz / January 4, 2024
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Where can you find a Made In USA french press? Unfortunately, American coffee brewing manufacturers don’t realize how many real Americans are willing to pay…

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Holiday Coffee Recipes

By Russell Volz / December 4, 2023
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Family, Friends, good food, good drink, good times do the Holidays make. Many of us coffee snobs are also foodies. That’s why I’m sharing some…

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How a Scale Will Help You to Make Better Coffee

By Russell Volz / November 21, 2023
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Congratulations! You’ve finally made that perfect cup of coffee. Now. Can you do it again? Can you reproduce that perfect cup of coffee every time?…

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Patriot Coffee

How To Make Strong Coffee That’s Also Smooth as Silk

By Russell Volz / November 17, 2023
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One of our new customers at Lake City Coffee asked me, “How do I make strong coffee with your beans?” I’ll admit that our coffee…

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Coffee For People With Sensitive Stomachs

By Russell Volz / October 25, 2023
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If you’re a coffee lover and you also have a sensitive stomach, like I do, then this article is for you. Here’s the good news.…

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Smooth Coffee Lovers

How To Make Your Own Instant Coffee

By Russell Volz / October 12, 2023
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Store bought instant coffee tastes less like coffee and more like week-old Coca-Cola. That’s why I never drink instant coffee, until I made my own.…

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Coffee Pour Over Made In USA

How To Grind Coffee Beans

By Russell Volz / September 20, 2023
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One of the best skills to know for making smooth coffee is how to grind coffee beans. As I (Russell) have always said, “Grind well,…

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What Coffee Is Best For Senior Citizens

A Senior Citizen’s Guide To Coffee

By Russell Volz / September 8, 2023
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I (Russell) own and run Lake City Coffee. At this writing, I’m pushing 70 years old. So, as a coffee expert and a senior citizen,…

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Coffee Smell Test

A Diabetic’s Guide To Coffee

By Russell Volz / August 11, 2023
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Most diabetics drink coffee daily. Both coffee and diabetes are two of the most researched subjects by doctors and scientists in history. That’s why, in…

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Flavored Coffee

Making Great Travel Coffee

By Russell Volz / July 29, 2023
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I’m guessing that you love great coffee. That’s fine at home, but what about when you travel? I have some good news for you. When…

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How To Cold Brew Coffee

By Russell Volz / July 26, 2023
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How to cold brew coffee is actually pretty easy.  Best of all the end result is a cup of coffee that’s smooth as silk, with…

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Prepper’s Guide To Coffee

By Russell Volz / July 25, 2023
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Most prepping advice comes from professional preppers. And when it comes to coffee, they don’t know squat. Well, you’re in luck. In this article, you…

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Smooth Coffee

Peaberry Coffee Bean Review

By Russell Volz / July 15, 2023
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Peaberry coffee beans are the new rage. They’re awesome! All other beans pail in comparison! If you drink peaberry coffee you’re definitely “cool”. Seriously? Well,…

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Coffee Smell Test

The Best Coffee For People Who Don’t Like Coffee

By Russell Volz / July 3, 2023
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For most of my life, I loathed coffee. Burnt, bitter, nasty tasting sludge not good for anything except cleaning wheel bearings. Yet, it seemed that…

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Costa Rican Coffee Maker

Costa Rican Coffee Maker Review

By Russell Volz / May 19, 2023
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Once you get ahold of some great coffee beans, that are gently roasted, and super fresh, then what? How do you make great coffee? Well,…

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Turkish Girl Drinking Coffee

Turkish Coffee Delight

By Russell Volz / April 19, 2023
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Years ago, I walked into a Turkish coffee house and ordered up some real Turkish coffee, made by the owner, who was born and raised…

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My First Great Espresso Experience

By Russell Volz / March 25, 2023
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If you’re an espresso fan, you’ll love this article. On the other hand, if you’re not an espresso fan, like me, then you’re going to…

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Best Coffee Beans For Pour Over

By Russell Volz / March 24, 2023
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The slow pour over coffee brewing system is good, but when you add the best coffee beans for pour over, you end up with the…

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Coffee Mold

Moka Pot Review

By Russell Volz / March 24, 2023
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Before I get into our Moka Pot Review, let me emphasize one very important point. There is no single great brewing method. There is no…

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Coffee Smell Test

Which Coffee Brewing Method Is Best For You? French Press vs Moka Pot vs AeroPress

By Russell Volz / March 10, 2023
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Which coffee brewing method is best for you? Fortunately, this question is pretty easily figured out. Here’s the rub. Roasted coffee is made up of…

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Lake City Coffee

Packaging And Shipping Options

By Russell Volz / March 8, 2023
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Here at Lake City Coffee, we have not increased our coffee prices in over 8 years. Lord willing, we’ll be able to keep prices stable…

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Stovetop Gooseneck Kettle Made In Japan

By Russell Volz / February 11, 2023
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My name is Russell Volz and I’m an American coffee lover. And like any red blooded American, I want to buy Made In USA coffee…

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How To Preserve Green Coffee Beans For 10+ Years

By Russell Volz / January 5, 2023
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I know a lot of preppers that attempt to preserve roasted coffee. Bad idea. At best, roasted coffee will last a year. On the other…

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What does good coffee taste like

Latte vs Coffee – How To Make Them Way Better

By Russell Volz / December 21, 2022
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We’re going to discuss the pro’s and con’s of the “Latte vs Coffee” debate. More importantly, if you’re looking to consume your morning, noon, or…

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Best Kona Coffee vs. Best Costa Rican Coffee Smackdown

By Russell Volz / October 11, 2022
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For over a decade, I’ve been extolling how fantastically smooth and flavorful the best Costa Rican Coffee can be. I think it’s high-time that we…

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Costa Rican Coffee Picker

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Costco Review

By Russell Volz / September 19, 2022
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Great coffee starts with great beans. This article will cover my personal and professional review of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Costco. This review is the…

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Where To Find The Best Mold Free Coffee

By Russell Volz / September 10, 2022
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If drinking mold free coffee is important to you, then you’re going to love this article. I (Russell – Owner of Lake City Coffee) will…

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AeroPress Accessories

The Best AeroPress Accessories Which You’ll Ever Want or Need

By Russell Volz / September 2, 2022
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Hello, I’m Russell Volz, owner of Lake City Coffee. This article focuses on my personal and professional experience concerning the Best AeroPress Accessories. Coffee Professional…

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How To Make Great Percolator Coffee vs Drip

By Russell Volz / August 5, 2022
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The percolator was the go-to brewing method from the mid-1800’s until the introduction of coffee drip brewers in the 1970’s. So, which brewing method is…

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Best Coffee For AeroPress

By Russell Volz / July 30, 2022
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AeroPress Made In USA In my (Russell – owner of Lake City Coffee) humble opinion, the AeroPress is one of the best brewing methods for…

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Manual Coffee Grinder Made In USA

By Russell Volz / July 27, 2022
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As president, head coffee roaster, chief bottle washer, and VP of the keys of Lake City Coffee, I’ve used nearly every kind of coffee grinder…

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Burnout Coffee Mug Review

Insulated Coffee Mugs Made In USA

By Russell Volz / July 26, 2022
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When you need an attorney or doctor or beautician or plumber, you buy from your family and friends first. Right? If you’re a coffee drinker,…

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How to Make The Best Decaf Cold Brew Coffee

By Russell Volz / July 18, 2022
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My Mama is from Kentucky and on a hot summer night, she just loves her sweet tea. If there was ever a comfort food to…

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Smoothest Coffee In The World

How To Find Low Acid Coffee K Cups

By Russell Volz / July 12, 2022
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If you want great coffee that’s also easy on your stomach, easy to make, and easy on your wallet, then Low Acid Coffee K Cups…

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How To Make The Best Decaf Coffee Concentrate

By Russell Volz / July 8, 2022
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Why would you want Decaf Coffee Concentrate? There are many times when we just don’t have the time to make fresh brewed coffee. Decaf coffee…

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Terms And Conditions – For Patriot Coffee Lovers

By Russell Volz / June 18, 2022
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Although websites are supposed to have a Terms and Conditions page, few people ever really read them, and for good reason, they’re boring as hell.…

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Starbucks Sucks Because Starbucks Coffee Sucks

By Russell Volz / March 9, 2022
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Millions of Americans think Starbucks Sucks. That’s because Starbucks coffee sucks. Well, if you like burn-n-bitter coffee, I guess, for you, Charbucks doesn’t suck, but…

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What Is The Best Coffee Temperature

By Russell Volz / December 13, 2021
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It takes me several hours to finish 16 ounces of coffee. So, I used to pre-heat my double insulated Thermos mug with boiling water. Sure…

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fresh roast coffee

No One Can Drink This Much Coffee

By Russell Volz / December 11, 2021
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From Russell – OK Bro, you have to come clean. No one can drink this much coffee! You’ve been ordering 6 bags of coffee every other…

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Coffee For Truck Drivers And Astronauts

By Russell Volz / November 20, 2021
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How many times have you stopped into a Truck Stop or Space Station and thought, “Dang, I’m tired… I need some coffee”. So, you walk…

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Black Rifle Coffee Company Alternative | Black Rifle Coffee Review

By Russell Volz / October 15, 2021
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Ever since Black Rifle Coffee Company shot themselves in the foot (pun intended) with their NYT interview, many of their customers came to us looking…

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Top Shelf Beans

Espresso Beans vs Coffee Beans

By Russell Volz / October 2, 2021
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Espresso is not a kind of coffee bean, nor is it a kind of roasted coffee, and it certainly is not a coffee blend. Companies…

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Can You Grind Coffee Beans In A Blender

By Russell Volz / September 11, 2021
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There are many ways to grind coffee. You may be traveling and didn’t bring a coffee grinder. But where you’re staying, they have a blender.…

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Can You Grind Coffee Beans In A Food Processor

By Russell Volz / September 5, 2021
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When you love coffee, it’s easy to get really nerded out on getting the best brewing equipment, but when you’re first starting out or traveling…

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Burnout Coffee Mug Review

Instant Coffee vs Ground Coffee

By Russell Volz / June 1, 2021
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There’s been a war raging for nearly 250 years regarding which is better; Instant Coffee vs Ground Coffee. Instant Coffee?  Why on earth should we…

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Best Coffee Roaster Spokane WA

The Best Whole Bean Coffee Subscription

By Russell Volz / April 19, 2021
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The best whole bean coffee subscription is the one with the best beans and is also flexible to your changing needs. That’s what we do. Our approach is to KISS; 1 bean and 4 roasts. For the smoothest and most flavorful whole bean coffee that you’re likely to find anywhere, That’s all you need. 

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Christian Coffee Roasters | Christian Coffee Company

By Russell Volz / April 1, 2021
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Alisha and I are practicing, faith filled, and dedicated Christians AND we are also Coffee Roasters. I guess, by default, I suppose that some folks…

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Burnout Coffee Mug Review

How To Make The Best Black Coffee

By Russell Volz / March 24, 2021
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I’m going to show you how to make black coffee that you’ll love so much, that you’ll want it every day. Making the best black…

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Patriot Coffee

Cancel Culture – Served Up Patriot Coffee Style

By Russell Volz / March 19, 2021
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Lake City Coffee, as you may know, is a coffee business. We try to keep our website’s content about coffee and not about politics or…

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Can You Reuse Coffee Grounds

By Russell Volz / February 16, 2021
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Imagined that you just brewed the best tasting coffee of your life. To say that your cup of Joe was divine would be an understatement.…

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CHRISTMAS Coffee Gift Giving Options

By Russell Volz / November 27, 2020
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Hello Coffee Friends, Alisha and I pray that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, which I guess officially kicks off the holiday season. So,…

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Coffee And Politics

By Russell Volz / November 19, 2020
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Lake City Coffee is the fourth business of which I have owned in the last 20 plus years. Throughout that time, I have exercised a…

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What Does Coffee Taste Like & How To Make Coffee Taste Good

By Russell Volz / November 2, 2020
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Two out of three American’s drink coffee daily. But there are still a lot of people that have never drank coffee. So, that still leaves…

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How To Grind Coffee Without A Grinder – How Much Is A Grinder

By Russell Volz / October 14, 2020
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It seems odd to me that I get more questions about grinding coffee than any other single subject. Yet then again, thinking about it, grinding…

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Best Light Roast Coffee And Best Light Roast Coffee Beans

By Russell Volz / October 7, 2020
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If you’re looking for super smooth coffee, without that bitter and burnt nasty flavor, then you’re in the right place. I’m going to show you…

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How To Make Strong Coffee, Stronger Coffee, and The Strongest Coffee

By Russell Volz / September 25, 2020
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What really is strong coffee? What beans make stronger coffee? How to brew the strongest coffee? The answers to these important questions will likely surprise…

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Dark Roast vs Light Roast

By Russell Volz / September 5, 2020
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Which is better, dark roast vs light roast coffee? In truth; Vienna Roast, French Roast, Italian Roast, and Full City Roast, are all just different…

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Lake City Coffee

Nuked Cold Brew Coffee

By Russell Volz / August 25, 2020
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I love my coffee hot; real hot. So cold brew just didn’t seem right for me. Then one day, I thought, “What the hell. What…

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Coffee Nerds

Winos, Foodies, & Coffee Nerds

By Russell Volz / August 24, 2020
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It’s easy to understand why Alisha and I, owners of Lake City Coffee, would be called coffee nerds. Nobel Rottens Wine Club Yet, recently we…

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What Is Blonde Coffee or Blonde Roast Coffee

By Russell Volz / August 15, 2020
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“A rose by any other name smells as sweet”. I suppose that’s as true today as it did in Shakespeare’s time. Apparently, the term “White…

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Does Black Coffee Have Calories?

By Russell Volz / July 24, 2020
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If you’re a coffee drinker and trying to reduce the number of calories in your morning Joe, then you might be asking; Does black coffee…

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Pros and Cons of Coffee And How To Make Coffee Taste Good

By Russell Volz / July 16, 2020
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Two out of three Americans drink coffee daily, which equates to 400 million cups every day. With that much coffee being consumed, it’s worth knowing…

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How To Keep Coffee Fresh

By Russell Volz / July 9, 2020
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I have been on a mission from God (for you Blues Brothers fans), to figure out how to keep coffee fresh. When buying 3 bags…

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Best Place to Buy Coffee Online

Best Place to Buy Coffee Online

By Russell Volz / July 4, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best place to buy coffee online, then this article was written just for you. But, I (Russell) will warn you…

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Whole Bean White Coffee

Does Cold Brew Coffee Have More Caffeine

By Russell Volz / June 23, 2020
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So, when answering my own question, does cold brew coffee have more caffeine, the short answer is; “Yes”.  The truth is, the darker the roast, the less the caffeine; the lighter the roast the more the caffeine. I’m not sure you’re aware that white coffee has almost double the amount of caffeine than dark roast.  This is because dark roasted beans have had the oils, caffeine, bioflavonoid, antioxidants and flavor roasted out of the beans. 

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Is Decaf Coffee A Diuretic?

By Russell Volz / June 13, 2020
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My health is important to me, but so is my coffee. If you’re like me, then you’re going to love this article. In any discussion regarding the health factors of coffee or caffeine intolerance, we should be asking, “Is decaf coffee a diuretic”?  Sure we enjoy our fully caffeinated morning cup-of-joe, but after the first one or two cups, perhaps we should consider limiting our caffeine intake with a cup of decaf coffee. 

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Confessions Of A Conservative Coffee Privileged Pervert

By Russell Volz / June 7, 2020
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As I write this blog post, the MSM is covering, ad nauseum, of demonstrations against “White Privilege”. As heinous as “White Privilege” crime may seem…

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Best Whole Bean Coffee Club

Does dark roast have more caffeine or does light roast have more caffeine?

By Russell Volz / June 3, 2020
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As a coffee roaster, often I am asked, “Does dark roast have more caffeine?” or “Does light roast have more caffeine?” Typically, I return the…

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Best Coffee Beans In The World

How To Like Black Coffee With No Sugar No Cream

By Russell Volz / May 27, 2020
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What if I told you how to like black coffee and that you could absolutely love your black coffee with no sugar and no cream?…

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Coffee Mold

Why Is My Coffee Bitter

By Russell Volz / May 20, 2020
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I detest bitter coffee, yet people drink it by the gallon. Go figure! Often, I’m asked, “I just wanted to know why is my coffee…

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Best Dark Roast Decaf Coffee

By Russell Volz / May 19, 2020
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Finding the best decaf coffee is really tough; especially if you’re looking for the best dark roast decaf coffee that is also smooth, i.e. not…

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The Definitive Guide To Whole Bean White Coffee

By Russell Volz / May 13, 2020
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One of the most misunderstood and deliberately lied about coffee products on the market is whole bean white coffee. With coffee ranking as the number…

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Good Coffee Blends vs. Bad Coffee Blends

Best Coffee Beans For Cold Brew

By Russell Volz / April 21, 2020
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I love coffee that’s smooth as silk, zero bitterness, and zero burnt flavor. I want to taste all the subtle flavors that God locked inside…

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How To Grind Coffee

How many calories in coffee

By Russell Volz / March 31, 2020
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This is a really good question; because if you’re trying to loose weight, how you start your day is really important. The quick answer to,…

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Perfect AeroPress Coffee

By Russell Volz / March 26, 2020
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The AeroPress Coffee brewing method is quick, fast, cheap, and produces the smoothest coffee know to mankind. Below is my how to make Perfect AeroPress…

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How To Make Smooth Coffee

By Russell Volz / March 16, 2020
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Having fresh roasted good quality beans is only half of the equation for making the smoothest cup of coffee in the world. The other half…

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The Best of Lake City Coffee

Whole Bean Coffee – The Naked Truth

By Russell Volz / February 17, 2020
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e FIf the definition of marketing is “The Art Of Lying In Order To Sell Your Stuff”, then the coffee industry is replete with more…

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Where To Find The World’s Smoothest Coffee

By Russell Volz / January 31, 2020
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I (Russell) detest burnt and bitter industrial coffee. But I’m in love with smooth coffee. If you’re looking for the smoothest coffee beans in the…

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Difference Between Espresso and Coffee | Espresso vs Coffee Beans

By Russell Volz / January 15, 2020
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People often ask me (Russell), “What’s the difference between espresso and coffee”. Additionally, many people want to know the difference between espresso beans vs coffee…

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Burnout Coffee Mug Review

Best Coffee Creamer For Weight Loss

By Russell Volz / December 30, 2019
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If you want to drink coffee AND loose weight, then the best coffee creamer for weight loss is this. None. It’s that simple. If you…

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Best Coffee Beans For French Press

By Russell Volz / December 10, 2019
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Certain coffee beans, roasts, and grinds lend themselves best to specific brewing methods. Today we’re looking at one of my favorite brewing methods, the French…

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Fresh Roasted Coffee

Best Kahlua Coffee Recipe

By Russell Volz / December 2, 2019
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If you like coffee, alcohol, and sweets, then man nothing beats making your own Kahlua with this best Kahlua coffee recipe. It’s simple and easy.…

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How To Start Drinking Coffee

By Russell Volz / November 26, 2019
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Two thirds of Americans drink coffee every day. The other third is wondering, “How to start drinking coffee?”, which by the way is easy to…

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How long does cold brew last?

By Russell Volz / November 21, 2019
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Brewing coffee via the cold brew method unquestionably produces the smoothest, least bitter, coffee on the planet. But how long does cold brew last? More…

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Best Coffee To Drink Black

By Russell Volz / November 7, 2019
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Real coffee drinkers drink their coffee black. By “real coffee drinkers”, I’m talking about people with a passion for the best coffee to drink black.…

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How To Make Coffee Less Bitter

By Russell Volz / October 31, 2019
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It always amazes me how many people believe that coffee must taste bitter and burnt. Did you know that your great-grandmother knew how to make…

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Calories In Coffee With Cream And Sugar

By Russell Volz / October 15, 2019
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My sister, Karen, has lost nearly 60 pounds in the last year.  I’m going to show you one very important part of what made her…

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Whole Bean Coffee

Best Coffee Beans For Espresso

By Russell Volz / October 9, 2019
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As a master coffee roaster and owner of Lake City Coffee, I’m often asked, “What are the best coffee beans for espresso?”  Honestly, despite my…

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Coffee For People Who Don’t Like Coffee

By Russell Volz / October 4, 2019
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For most of my life, I hated coffee; bitter and burnt, I just didn’t see the appeal. I figured somewhere, somehow, someone had to have…

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