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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 is “Can I freeze my coffee beans? or Can I freeze whole beans?…

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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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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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conservative coffee

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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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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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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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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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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Old Fashion Coffee

Best Whole Bean Decaf Coffee

By Russell Volz / October 17, 2022
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Lake City Coffee’s whole bean decaf coffee is so good, that most people can’t tell the difference between it and our regular whole bean coffee.…

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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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Love Coffee

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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health benefits of coffee

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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bad coffee

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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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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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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Costa Rican Tarrazu

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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blonde roast coffee

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 cold brew have more caffeine

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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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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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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does dark roast have more caffeine

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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whole bean white coffee

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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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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smoothest coffee

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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blonde roast coffee

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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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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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 that don't like coffee

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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White Coffee Beans

The World’s Smoothest White Coffee Beans Are Back

By Russell Volz / June 19, 2019
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At Lake City Coffee, we (Russell & Alisha) specialize in smooth, fresh roasted, whole bean, coffee, which also includes white coffee beans. The operative word…

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Best Black Coffee

Vacation Coffee Syndrome

By Russell Volz / February 19, 2019
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All these countries couldn’t consistently have better coffee than we do? But they do. Why? In a nut shell, it all comes down to freshness. In other countries, they only brew coffee that was roasted within a week or so if not a day or so. But here in the states, a vast majority of coffee sits in warehouses or on store shelves for months if not years. That’s the difference.

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Spokane Coffee Roaster

The Difference Between Light and Dark Roast Coffee

By Russell Volz / October 19, 2018
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CDA Coffee Company

By Russell Volz / October 17, 2018
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What is the best CDA Coffee Company? I believe that depends on what you’re looking for. If you like burnt and bitter industrial coffee, just…

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Espresso Coffee

Local Spokane Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / September 4, 2018
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According to Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), on the average, every dollar spent in Spokane gets passed around 7 times.  So, spending money at local Spokane…

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Conservative Coffee Company

Conservative Coffee Company

By Russell Volz / September 4, 2018
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What is a Conservative Coffee Company? Got me. I just thought coffee was coffee and companies sold their stuff. When did companies start feeling compelled…

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Spokane Coffee Roaster

Spokane Coffee Roaster Company

By Russell Volz / September 4, 2018
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Who’s the Best Spokane Coffee Roaster Company? Good question. It all depends on what kind of coffee that you prefer. If you like burnt and bitter…

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How To Grind Coffee

The World’s Smoothest Coffee Beans Are Back (2024)

By Russell Volz / June 15, 2018
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I love smooth coffee. That’s why, I roast and brew the smoothest coffee in the world. No brag. Just fact. If you want great coffee,…

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Burnout Coffee Mug Review

Freshest Spokane Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / June 1, 2018
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Coffee is the second most traded commodity on the planet. Yet surprisingly, it’s also one of the most misunderstood. Even here in Spokane, where there’s…

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How To Grind Coffee

Online Spokane Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / May 30, 2018
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If you’re a coffee lover, coffee fanatic, or just a coffee snob, then I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re in the process of looking on…

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How To Grind Coffee

Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans Online

By Russell Volz / May 21, 2018
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There are a number of companies that offer fresh coffee beans online. The question is, which one is the best? Great marketing doesn’t make great…

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High Grown Coffee Beans

Organic CDA Coffee Company

By Russell Volz / April 27, 2018
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Have you ever tried looking for the best organic CDA coffee company?  Good luck.  Most of the coffee shops don’t even carry organic coffee.  And…

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best time to drink coffee

Smoothest CDA Coffee Company

By Russell Volz / April 10, 2018
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Where can you get the smoothest CDA coffee company? Before I tell you that, let’s define smooth coffee. Soul Satisfyingly Smooth Coffee First of all,…

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Coeur d'Alene Whole Bean Coffee

Coeur d’Alene Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / March 29, 2018
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The best fresh roasted CDA coffee company is Lake City Coffee. That’s because we roast and ship our coffee beans on the same day. How…

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Gourmet CDA Coffee Company

By Russell Volz / March 20, 2018
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Who is the best CDA gourmet coffee company? To answer that question, we need to first define Coeur d’Alene Gourmet Coffee. To me, gourmet coffee is…

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Best Decaf Coffee Beans

By Russell Volz / March 15, 2018
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Have you ever wondered what makes the best decaf coffee beans? Maybe the easy answer is to ask, what makes the worst decaf coffee beans?…

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Love Coffee

The Best Gourmet Coffee Beans

By Russell Volz / January 26, 2018
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We regularly get asked what are the best gourmet coffee beans? To answer that question, the first of each year, we do a professional whole…

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Confessions of a Cheap Coffee Connoisseur

By Russell Volz / October 25, 2017
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Have you ever heard anyone say, “Cheap coffee is just as good as expensive coffee”?  As a master coffee roaster, I can confidently say that…

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cat shit coffee

Civet Coffee Crave or Cat Shit Coffee Charade

By Russell Volz / October 24, 2017
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In an effort to be the latest and greatest coffee craze, coffee companies have been promoting Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee or better known as…

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Kona Coffee

Kona Coffee Heaven or Hype

By Russell Volz / October 13, 2017
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Kona coffee isn’t the best.  Far from it.   As you already know, because of marketing, it’s sometimes tough to tell fact from fiction, good from…

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best coffee blend

What Is The Best Coffee Blend

By Russell Volz / September 20, 2017
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So, which is the best coffee blend? Truthfully? None of them are the best coffee blend. Industrial coffee companies create blends to save them money and to fool us into thinking that we’re getting something special, which we’re not. Coffee blends are in reality marketing speak for, “We bought the cheapest damn beans that we could find and ‘blended’ them together.”

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The French Roast Coffee Hoax

By Russell Volz / September 13, 2017
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French Roast Coffee Marketing is all about motivating consumers to by their stuff. How do they do that? Well, they tell you what you want…

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Wenatchee Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / September 1, 2017
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You may be asking, “OK, where can I get super fresh roasted coffee beans”? That’s where Lake City Coffee comes in. We guarantee “From our roaster to your table in 24 hours”. When your coffee is that fresh, you’d be hard pressed to find better coffee anywhere. Yes, anywhere! We’re talking about a Wenatchee home coffee experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. No brag, just fact.

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coeur d'alene coffee

The Truth About Organic Whole Bean Coffee

By Russell Volz / August 28, 2017
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Is Organic Whole Bean Coffee Best? In today’s world success is largely based on perception; short actors are made to appear tall; chemically laden foods…

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Fair Trade Coffee vs. Free Market Coffee

By Russell Volz / August 22, 2017
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Walking up to the coffee bar, a middle-aged man asked for a cup of coffee. The young gal behind the counter asked, “For an extra…

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Best Coffee Roaster Spokane WA

The Villages Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / August 11, 2017
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At my age, I didn’t fight my way up the food-chain to retire in a community where I couldn’t get a decent cup of coffee.…

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best time to drink coffee

Sun City Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / August 9, 2017
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Just because a coffee shop has a coffee roaster doesn’t make them a real Sun City Coffee Roaster.  In fact, there’s a big difference between…

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What does good coffee taste like

Tri-Cities Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / August 2, 2017
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ri-City Coffee Drinkers approach their coffee just like they approach life. Don’t sugar coat life. Give us the straight scoop, no BS version. And that’s exactly what Lake City Coffee serves up. We don’t want to be the biggest Tri-City Coffee Roaster. If you want real coffee, then we want to be your coffee roaster. You’ll find us only online. That way, we can roast and ship to you the same day. You’ll have the freshest coffee in your hands in 24 hours after roasting or your next order is on us.

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Why Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans Taste A Lot Better

By Russell Volz / August 2, 2017
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If you want truly fresh roasted coffee beans, then your best bet is to order online directly from the roaster, like Lake City Coffee. We roast and ship the same day. That means your coffee is sitting on your table 24-48 hours after roasting. The difference between fresh roasted coffee beans and stale industrial coffee is nothing short of amazing.

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Best Coffee Beans In The World

Yakima Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / July 26, 2017
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A Yakima coffee roaster should be as different as Yakima coffee drinkers. We don’t live in Seattle, Portland, or San Francisco and we don’t drink…

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Billings Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / June 20, 2017
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You’d think that any Billings Coffee Roaster should be just as different as Billings coffee drinkers. Let’s face it. You live, work, and play in…

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Kalispell Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / June 16, 2017
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Lewiston Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / June 12, 2017
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Why do the local Lewiston Coffee Shops keep buying burnt and bitter industrial coffee from out of town?  Don’t they know that Lewiston coffee drinkers…

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Best Whole Bean Coffee

Whole Bean Spokane Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / June 10, 2017
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Did you know that Spokane has a long standing love affair with coffee?  Yeh… like what city doesn’t, right? 1940’s Spokane Coffee Check out this…

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percolator coffee vs drip

Missoula Coffee Roaster

By Russell Volz / June 8, 2017
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You’d think a Missoula Coffee Roaster, would not follow the big industrial coffee companies in Seattle and Portland, allowing them to define what coffee should…

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whole bean coffee

The 8 Truths About Whole Bean Coffee

By Russell Volz / April 12, 2017
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Why drink coffee that’s just OK, when you can have the best coffee experience of your life?   All you really need is the best whole…

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Costa Rica Coffee Plantation Tour

Costa Rican Coffee Tour

By Russell Volz / February 24, 2017
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Mixing business with pleasure is one of the great perks of owning your own coffee roasting company. In January, Alisha and I went on the…

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Burnout Coffee Mug Review

What’s The Best Coffee Roast?

By Russell Volz / September 20, 2016
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Coffee shops typically carry a wide variety of coffee roasts, everything from French Roast to Vienna Roast; and from light roast to Full City roast. …

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Best Coffee Beans

Where Are The Best Coffee Beans Grown?

By Russell Volz / September 19, 2016
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The taste of your coffee has far more to do with how it was roasted and brewed, than where it was grown. I like super smooth coffee. So, that’s what I roast. I found that Central American coffee beans are some of the smoothest coffee beans on the planet. And of the Central American coffee beans, I think Nicaragua has the smoothest and best coffee beans on the planet.

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What Are The Best Coffee Beans

By Russell Volz / August 23, 2016
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Coffee is perhaps the most misunderstood and misrepresented product of our age. Before we dispel the lies that we’ve been fed, let’s go through a very quick history of the coffee bean.

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Decaf Coffee

Does Decaf Coffee Really Suck?

By Russell Volz / August 8, 2016
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Real coffee drinkers like it black as the ace of spades, thick as maple syrup in January, and with more caffeine kick than a rodeo…

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Costa Rican Coffee Tarrazu

By Russell Volz / June 21, 2016
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Let’s start off by saying that we are partial to Central American coffees, because of their smooth and naturally sweet flavor; particularly Costa Rican Coffee. …

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How to Buy the Best Coffee Online

By Russell Volz / June 11, 2016
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Many people are searching for the best coffee online.  Their hope is to find high quality fresh roasted coffee beans.  Did you know that Americans…

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