Coffee beans drying at origin.

Coffee isn’t just the most popular beverage on the planet. It’s not just the world’s second-most traded commodity, not to mention the number one source of the most widely consumed legal drug, caffeine. No, it’s much more than that. Coffee has played, and continues to play, a critical role in our history — politically, economically, and culturally.  

Along with a home brewing section, we’ve cobbled together a little discovery section to keep our coffee-loving community up on all the fun, and sometimes not-so-fun, coffee facts. If context is everything, then here’s some of the history and behind-the-scenes details that have culminated in that cup of coffee you're about to drink.