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Are Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans Caffeinated?

  Chocolate covered coffee beans are our “guilty” pleasure… But there’s actually nothing to be guilty about when you have them. The health benefits of coffee beans paired with the antioxidants of dark chocolate makes this a sweet treat worth celebrating.  We’re giving you all things chocolate-covered espresso beans in this guide. We’ll answer the question, “are chocolate-covered espresso beans caffeinated?” You’ll  get the rundown on how to eat them safely, and how to make the best homemade coffee beans in your own kitchen. So let’s get snacking.  Are Espresso Beans Safe to Eat?  Despite circulating misinformation, it is safe for most people to consume coffee and espresso beans. You don’t have to skimp on this treat, as long as...

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What’s The Difference Between Espresso Beans And Coffee Beans?

You’re wandering the coffee aisle at your grocery store or browsing the Eldorado website, and you see some bags are labeled “espresso.” Contrary to popular belief, that espresso label doesn’t refer to the beans. The difference between espresso and “regular” coffee isn’t actually the bean itself but the way you roast and brew the bean.  What is the difference between espresso and coffee beans?  Are espresso beans and coffee beans the same?  Yup! Most coffee beans are either Robusta or Arabica beans. This holds true for any type of coffee drink you produce—including espresso. The espresso bean is simply a coffee bean that’s roasted more, ground finer, and brewed in an espresso machine or aeropress.   What is espresso?  Espresso...

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Ground vs Whole Bean Coffee: What’s The Difference?

You can buy coffee in one of two ways: whole beans or pre-ground. But what’s the difference—and which is better? Does whole bean taste better than ground? Is ground coffee less expensive? Does it matter what you pick? Let’s dive into the differences between ground coffee vs whole bean coffee so you can decide which type of Eldorado bag works best for you.  What is whole bean coffee? When you buy whole bean coffee, you’re buying roasted coffee beans in full. They’re still in bean form. You can’t make coffee with the whole beans, though. After purchase, you need to grind up these beans at home in order to use them for the brewing process.  What is ground coffee and...

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Light vs Dark Roast: Find Your Perfect Roast

The “roast” is the foundation of a coffee’s flavor and fragrance. Most Americans don’t know the differences between light vs medium vs dark roasts, or what this means for the aroma and taste of their cup of java. To enhance your coffee drinking experience—and to truly figure out what kind of coffee best fits your palate—it’s a good idea to have an understanding of the different types of coffee roasts, like a dark roast vs medium roast or a light roast coffee vs dark roast.  That’s why we’re giving you everything you need to know about coffee roasts—from the roasting process, to the particular tastes and textures of each roast—so you can experiment to find your favorite for yourself. What...

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How To Perfectly Grind Your Favorite Coffee Beans

  It’s no secret that drinking coffee has its benefits. However, flavor is a vital factor in whether a coffee drinker genuinely enjoys coffee or not. Buying whole bean coffee can help retain the freshness and flavor of your favorite coffee for months to come. Many coffee fans choose to buy whole bean coffee and grind it at home immediately before brewing; this extra step creates a café-quality cup, with a fresh shelf life that lasts longer than pre-ground beans.  Grinding coffee successfully takes some skill. The size of the grind will determine the flavor of your cup, for better or for worse. Thus, grinding correctly is critical to creating your ideal coffee flavor.   Don’t worry, though. This guide will...

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