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Know Your Sweeteners: Stevia

Ever wondered how stevia came to be as common as sugar? Today, we’re tracing its journey from South America to around the world. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by manuel m. v. […]

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Know Your Sweeteners: Maple

Rich and warm in flavor, maple makes for a great sweetener — plus, its production is believed to have positive effects on the environment. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo sourced via Pixabay […]

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Know Your Sweeteners: Honey: Part One

Not all sweeteners are made equal! In this series, we’ll take a closer look at different types of sweeteners and syrups—starting with honey. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by Arwin Neil Baichoo […]

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Know Your Ingredients: Star Anise

A popular holiday ingredient, star anise has roots in Vietnam and China—and it’s making itself known in a number of coffee shops in the Western world. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by […]

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Know Your Ingredients: Cardamom

Popular throughout South Asian, Arab, and European traditions, cardamom brings beautiful flavor and aroma to coffee—and its history can be traced back thousands of years. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo by The […]

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Know Your Ingredients: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a common ingredient in café beverages, and the history of its cultivation and trade can be traced back thousands of years. BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo sourced via Pixabay Cinnamon […]