Despite the old saying, coffee is not the second-most traded commodity in the world. Sorry to burst any small-talk topic bubbles.
But humans do drink insane amounts of coffee, some countries more than others (Finland and Italy, more than France and China). A huge amount of that coffee is still exported from the South and Central Americas, but rather than talk stats, I want to help scratch any wanderlust/cabin fever/intrepid itches you may have during the quarantine (gorgeous photos included)!
I give you: Coffee from Five of the Most Beautiful Places in the World...
My closest friends know I was 175 lbs after using Depo Provera several years ago, and just when I had given up on ever getting back to my tiny self, I found Weight Watchers. In five months I lost 50 lbs. Snap! Just like that. And by “just like that” I mean with RIGOROUS self-control, lots to keep me busy and eating fruit 24 hours a day.
Ever since I’ve been on WW to monitor my weight and keep it up as a lifestyle (rather than a diet). Of course, then I met the man who is now my live-in boyfriend, and we both gained weight, haha. So I’ve been back at it, with the same rigor and regiment as my last successful time around. (...)
SoCal coffee roaster Avatar Coffees was generous enough to reach out and send me some coffee, so I thought I’d review my unique experience with it.
I’ll be honest, Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of my favorite shows as a kid (who am I kidding -- it’s still a favorite), so I was partial to the name alone when we first started talking.
For a little background, Avatar was founded two years ago in Montclair, CA but they only started selling about six months ago. They operate with a charitable mission in mind, so you can feel good when you buy their products: For every bag of coffee sold, Avatar gives $1 to Charity on Wheels, a homeless outreach nonprofit. (...)
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