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Decaf Diaries: Debunking ‘Death Before Decaf’

Dear Diary, There’s a bit of disinformation plaguing the world of coffee that we need to talk about: “death before decaf.” For as long as I can remember, the devilish idea of decaf has been demonized by coffee drinkers, and I can no longer sit…
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Recap: Indianapolis Monthly’s Coffee Issue

October 2020 I was in the throws of working on the first issue of Batch (which is available for preorder here). While we were 10 months into the project, I was still very much so building the plane as I was flying it. I had…

Local Coffee Lover’s Gift Guide 2020

It may be “that time of year again” but nothing has been usual about this year. We may be completely adjusting how we buy gifts this year, but where we buy presents remains the same: local local LOCAL! If you’re looking to support local coffee…
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Local Pumpkin Spice Latte Guide

Everywhere you look, you find pumpkin spice everything, and it really does seem like they’ve infused everything with pumpkin spice nowadays. We’ve got cookies. We’ve got lattes. We’ve got cakes. We’ve got candles. We’ve got cheesecakes, syrups, ice creams, butters, raviolis, pastas, beers, cereals, tortilla…