A sack of coffee beans stamped with the word Java

Why is coffee called java?

When the colonial Dutch decided to cultivate their own coffee, they chose a tiny island in what is now Indonesia.

Espresso in a white ceramic cup

How to drink espresso the Italian way

For millions of people, the word espresso signifies little more than an extra boost of caffeine. That’s a shame, as it is one of the purest and most flavorful coffee experiences you can have.

Blonde roast coffee beans on a white plate

What is a blonde roast?

Starbucks has popularized the term “blonde roast” in recent years. It’s a less misleading term for what used to be called “cinnamon roast” coffee.