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Utica Coffee Roasting Co. Swag: UCR Travel Mug

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Utica Coffee Roasting Co. Swag: UCR Travel Mug

Whether you're picking up coffee at one of our cafes, or brewing our Wake The Hell Up K-Cups at home, take your Utica Coffee on the road with our UCR Travel Mug emblazoned with our signature Utica Coffee Roasting Co. ‘Wake the Hell Up’ logo. Our mugs are a 16 oz double wall 18/8 stainless steel copper vacuum insulated thermal tumbler with threaded one-touch push-button lid and locking mechanism. Interior Features A matte black finish encases the stainless steel outer wall. The vacuum insulated body with a copper plated inner wall retains the internal temperature of your beverage longer. The...

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Recipe: 'Wake the Hell Up!' Coffee-Infused Vodka

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Recipe: 'Wake the Hell Up!' Coffee-Infused Vodka

Do you love Utica Coffee Roasting Co. coffee so much, you could drink it all day long? Make the perfect after dinner drink with our adult recipe for your own homemade 'Wake the Hell Up!' Coffee-Infused Vodka! The recipe is an easy-to-make infusion of vodka and our Espresso Blend coffee--a bold, but sweet blend made from 100% of the finest, hand-selected Arabica and Robusta coffee beans from South America, Central America, and Africa. Our Espresso Blend exhibits an intense, classic espresso flavor with an elegant smokiness. The result of the vodka infusion is a soft, bittersweet vodka that you can add to hot chocolate, a cappuccino, cup...

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How is Decaffeinated Coffee made?

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How is Decaffeinated Coffee made?

Do you sometimes desire all the fine attributes of a cup of coffee but could do without the caffeine? The demand for decaf coffee has risen over the past couple years as a result of the aging baby boomer population (coffee drinkers in the 60-years-and-older range are the biggest consumers of decaf coffee), more coffee drinkers getting hooked on decaf for health reasons, and simply because those sensitive to caffeine don’t want to stay up all night after drinking their favorite Utica Coffee Roasting Co. coffee. Whether your drink decaf or not, have you ever wondered—How do they remove the...

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At the Café: local Utica Bread products

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At the Café: local Utica Bread products

Now at both of our cafés, we’re proud to be featuring fresh baked goods from our neighbor, Utica Bread. That means you can now ‘Wake the Hell Up!’ with your favorite Utica Coffee and a delicious croissant or slice of toasted bread. Croissants Indulge with the buttery, flaky, classic crescent-shaped French pastry available in both sweet and savory options. Butter Croissant: luxurious layers of flaky, buttery dough made by an artisan process of rolling and folding dough with butter. Pain Au Chocolat: two sticks of creamy dark chocolate wrapped in a blanket of flaky croissant dough—the classic Parisian café dessert. Spinach...

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How to Use the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

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How to Use the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

What is the AeroPress? We feature many different types of brewing equipment in our cafes and online store, but one strange-looking plastic gadget you may have never seen or used before is the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker. Coined by some as the “Poor Man’s Espresso Maker,” the AeroPress was invented back in 2005 by Stanford lecturer and physicist Alan Adler, but grew in popularity over the last five years for its ability to make a great cup of coffee fast—we’re talking under 60 seconds. It’s a lot lighter, cheaper, and less fussy than clunky espresso machines. And cleanup is...

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