July 2, 2020
If you absolutely love coffee, your day probably can’t start without a delicious cup of your favorite roast! But do you know all the factors that affect the taste of your coffee? If you are curious what makes your morning cup extra delicious, we're going to walk you through the science behind the magic!
June 25, 2020
The history of coffee farming dates back almost 500 years and has evolved quite a bit over time. Today we wanted to give you a glimpse into the industry and explain the three most typical types of coffee farming; organic, high production, and small family-owned.
June 18, 2020
The story of Ruci begins with two people who came together over a specific question: How can we improve our communities' quality of life through a mutual love of coffee?
June 11, 2020
Although we cannot change all of the unpleasant circumstances that our world faces right now, the one thing that we can do to help participate in our global recovery is to bring people together through coffee. At Ruci, we believe that coffee truly connects communities, it allows conversations to take place that might not otherwise, and it has become a culture in and of itself. Coffee can be both a social stimulant and an intellectual catalyst connecting people from all corners of the globe, and we think that is a good thing!
June 4, 2020
Two weeks ago we created a survey to figure out some data from our biggest fans. We discovered a lot of key facts that will help us bring value and concrete understanding about the Ruci Coffee Club to you over the next couple of weeks. However, one of the biggest things was awarding some people a chance to win free coffee.
May 21, 2020
Let’s talk about myths. First we need to define a myth. A myth is a widely held but false belief or idea. There are a lot of myths about coffee subscription services. We have heard them all, I wont get quality roasts, my roasts will be stale by the time I get them, how can I trust the company, the list goes on and on. As coffee roasters who’ve started the Ruci Coffee Subscription Service, we want to not only recognize the myths, but address them and dismiss them for you.
May 14, 2020
We get it, times have been hard for everyone with the recent adjustments for COVID-19. As a community, to say we weren’t prepared would be an understatement. It seems like every other day we get new information from our governments. The one universal truth for everyone right now is we have been affected.
May 7, 2020
We get it, you love coffee! So do we, otherwise we wouldn’t be writing this blog and you wouldn’t be reading it. Have you ever heard about the negative effects of coffee? Some critics will tell you coffee can raise blood pressure, impair sleep, increase your heart rate, and maybe even cause the “C” word! Guess WHO (yes, a bad pun) recently took coffee off the possible carcinogen list, and is now engaging in long-term studies to show the health benefits? That’s right, the World Health Organization. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the health benefits of coffee, so the next time someone tries to give you a hard time about loving your java, you can just let them know that you’re being extra health-conscious.
April 30, 2020
This week, Ruci Coffee wants to teach our readers how to make the perfect pourover coffee from the comfort of home. With our premier coffee subscription service, making cafe quality coffee at home has never been easier. If you are looking for one of the most efficient ways to get that coffee house experience from the comfort of your couch, this article is for you.
April 23, 2020
Subscription coffee services are on the rise in the United States. According to a recent report released by the National Coffee Association, coffee sales in the US continue to rise with subscription coffee roasters leading the charge. According to the report, “More than half of coffee drinkers (53%) want to buy coffee that is certified, good for the environment, and helps coffee farmers and communities.” That’s right, you read that correctly, that means local roasters!
April 16, 2020
Why have we chosen to write a blog about our origin? Simple, in a world that seems to become more chaotic at every turn, it is important to remember why we set out on our journeys in the first place. We recently sat down with a branding expert to discuss our company and being reminded of our beginnings inspired us to tell you our story. Some of you know it, most of you don’t. Ruci is more than just coffee, Ruci stands a singular first step on a much larger dream we have to bring local freshly roasted coffee to the public at large across the entire US.
March 26, 2020
We all want to do our part to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19. Unfortunately, this may mean that due to social distancing, heading to your favorite coffee shop every day might not be in the cards.
April 2, 2020
This week we wanted to give some helpful tips on how you can keep your espresso machine sparkling clean so you can always get the best taste from your lattes and espresso shots!
April 9, 2020
If you’re a coffee drinker, you probably know that drinking too much coffee can give you a headache. But did you know that caffeine can also help get rid of them as well?
March 19, 2020
Coffee is an amazing thing - I think we can all agree there - but it does have some drawbacks. It's a little bit acidic, for one, and it can contribute to a slightly less-white smile. But some myths about coffee are just completely unfounded or come from facts completely blown out of proportion.
March 12, 2020
I am sure you have all read our recent blog series on the history of coffee. But this week we wanted to move into the future, and talk about why we know that coffee will still be around in 100 years.
March 5, 2020
We know this might be controversial, but we have to say it: nobody likes a coffee snob. It’s the 21st century and we believe without a shadow of a doubt that people should be able to like what they like! It doesn’t matter whether you go for the rare and exotic kopi luwak feces coffee, premium 100% Kona or blue mountain peaberry, or Folgers in your cup. Coffee is more than just a simple drink, it is the memories and the routines that help get us through life one morning at a time.
February 27, 2020
I love to drink a cuppa It always starts my day I’ll even drink a couple If I feel some type o' way
February 20, 2020
Coffee up until the time it entered Latin America was treasured for bringing people together to be shared over conversation, and celebrated for its energizing properties. However, the need for mass-production forced by heightened consumption began a push back that many cultures and countries have yet to recover from. Throughout the 18th and 19th century, black slaves and Indeginous peoples faced forced, unfit labor conditions, and stolen lands in order to keep up with the global demand for coffee.
February 13, 2020
We’ve talked before about how coffee spread lightning-fast through Africa and the Middle East, so today we’re taking it a step further and discovering how the jump to Europe truly developed the beauty and love of coffee.
February 6, 2020
Before coffee was a global phenomenon, it was a slightly less global phenomenon
January 30, 2020
Did you know it has been rumored that coffee was originally discovered by a herd of dancing goats? One day an Ethiopean farmer named Kaldi noticed his timid heard of goats starting to become unruly and wild-eyed after eating the red cherries off of a particular wild bush!
January 23, 2020
We all the love the bean, but coffee goes through a long process to get to our cup. Sometimes you have to just appreciate the beauty of nature, and how cool the plant it gives us is.
January 16, 2020
If you want quality coffee at home, make sure you’re taking care of your beans properly.
January 9, 2020
Coffee can only grow in very specific places around the world, with the coffee plant needing climates that are warm enough - and with the right soil! - to survive. Beyond that, the local industry itself has to be able to support the growing of coffee, which isn’t necessarily a guarantee, even if the climate is just right. That being said, coffee is the second most traded commodity, being only outdone by oil, with dozens of countries producing metric tons of the beautiful bean every year. As with most things, there are a few growers that grow a significant amount of coffee, and we’ve put together a handy list of them.
January 2, 2020
This might (not) come as a surprise, but we like coffee. Espresso, drip, French press, whatever it is, we love it. And if you’re reading this, chances are so do you. But if you’re relatively new to the world of gourmet coffee, knowing where to start can be a challenge. If you’re just starting to get ‘in’ to coffee, we have some easy tips for making a quality cup at home.
December 27, 2019
Making amazing espresso at home can be done without an expensive machine - and we have some tips on how to do just that.
December 19, 2019
Most people need some amount of caffeine to function day-to-day, and sometimes you might need a lot of caffeine - we get it, life can be very stressful (and we’re pretty sure the average college student has more coffee in their veins than blood). But the question when you grab your morning coffee is always the same: what kind of roast? Dark roast for its smoky flavor, a light roast for its sky-high caffeine content, or something in between? Well, we’ll break it down for you.
December 12, 2019
As with all the best things in life, a good cup of coffee is the result of an intensive process to create a quality bean and a delicious beverage.