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The Best Coffee Beans in the World – 2018

coffee loverTo some, coffee is a savior and provides us with a sense of comfort, to others, it is a way to rejuvenate. The best coffee beans in the world are not only limited to the 10 we have listed here. Coffee can be and is versatile and because of the plethora of different roasting and blending techniques, there are hundreds of different coffee beans in the world we live. You are about to see a list of unbelievably delicious coffees from around the world.

From Tanzania to Central America and the world beyond, among all the types of the best coffee beans in the world available online or offline, we’ve selected 10 beans based upon popular choices and our own recommendations. However, do not take the order to be exclusive or permanent because which type of coffee beans speak to your heart, in the end, depends upon your preferences.

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Coffee – 2018

what are the benefits of drinking coffeeWhy has coffee made it from 10th century to the 21st Century?

Let me answer the question asked in the heading in the simplest form possible.

Not only does coffee taste great and give us our daily kickstart. Coffee has made it this far because the health benefits of our favorite beverage have shown promise to all those who savor drinking it.

The Health Benefits of Coffee Explained

From Ethiopia where the origin of coffee is traced, the monasteries of Yemen where dedicated Sufis used to sip coffee now and then to the cafes and brew houses today, where people order their espresso or lungo, humankind has had a soft spot in their hearts for this beloved drink not only because of its taste but also because of the myriads of benefits that it renders.

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Abita Brewing – Bad Mother Shucker – Oyster Stout Beer Review

  Brew Info:oyster stout beer

Brewed by: Abita Brewing Co.

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Appearance: 4.5 out of 5

Aromas: 4.25 out of 5

Flavor: 4.5 out of 5

Mouth Feel: 4 out of 5

Overall: 4.25 out of 5


Commercial Description: Abita Brewing – Oyster Stout Beer

Abita Brewing Company brews their Oyster Stout Beer using pale, Caramel, roasted, and chocolate malts. The Brew is then hopped with Willamette hops and balanced out with the sweet and full flavor of oats. This is where it gets interesting, fresh Louisiana oysters are added in the final stages of the brewing process, infusing a slight taste of sea salt that offsets the sharpness of this oyster stout.

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Hand of the King Bottle Opener – Very Unique Beer Bottle Opener

Product: Hand of the King Bottle Opener

Best Price: $14.99 Amazon

Manufacturer: Dommerce International Ltd.

Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches

Product Weight: 3.52 ounces

Amazon Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

Brewegian rating: 4.9 out of 5 Why not 5 stars you may be asking? Because there is always room for improvement.

If you love beer and Game of Thrones then you have got to check this out!

I’m not sure that this is as much of a review of this product as it is a promotion. I honestly love it! Finding cool gifts for the beer lovers in your home really isn’t that hard. We love everything from new glasseware, books on beer and brewing, homebrew kits, you name it.  But finding something that’s stylish and unique for us can be difficult at times.

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Hammerheart Brewing Company – Review

Brewery: Hammerheart Brewing CompanyHammerheart-Brewing-Company

Address: 7785 Lake Dr, Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Hours: Open 2PM ⋅ Closes 10PM

Phone: (651) 348-2654

Brewegian Rating: 5 out of 5


I spent last Saturday as I often do, enjoying craft brews with friends at a local brewery taproom. But this day was different. We were not just at any taproom, we were spending the day at Hammerheart Brewing in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, a norther suburb of the twin cities. To say this is one of my favorite breweries would be an understatement. I absolutely love everything about this brewery. The beers, the people and the atmosphere are all unique and top-notch. There’s not another brewery like this in the country.

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About Me

Wow! An entire page about me!beer-lover

My journey into the craft beer and  world of brewing started in 1987. I lived in Maryland at that time and was studying engineering at the University of Maryland. I was like any normal college student, I went to class, studied for exams and on occasion I would hit the local pub. OK, it was almost every day but who was watching? It was at this pub that I met another engineering student who was loudly complaining about the poor beer selection. Not just the selection of beers in this establishment in particular but in the US as a whole. You have to remember, this was pre to early craft beer days and most bars still only carried products from the macro and larger regional breweries. Some of the better bars and restaurants would occasionally carry an import brew but typically this would have been a Guinness at best.

Well as it turned out my new friends father once was a brewer in Japan and was now brewing in Belgium. I ask a few questions about beer from other parts of the world and wow, Did I learn a lot about beer that day. By the end of the evening we had decided to pool our resources and brew a batch of beer. At that I didn’t even know brewing beer at home was possible! Brewing your own at home beer! Who knew?

Fast forward to 2008. This was the year we founded our first brewery. It is located in a small river town in Minnesota. I sold my shares of that brewery to move to the country of Norway to consultand help start a brewery there which I now own.

So much has happened since discovering what real craft products are. I have taken this passion to the culinary world by attending culinary school and working as a chef. I then got involved in the fantastic world of coffee! Another subject which I am passionate about and will be spending time on here as well.


Craft Beer & Brewing – A Crafty Introduction

Welcome!craft beer Lover

Welcome all to the Brewegian! If you love beer and brewing, have a similar love for coffee and generally enjoy all topics about brewing then you’re in the right place. We will be covering every possible subject in the brewing world. The subjects covered by us will be varied and will encompass many subjects in an around the brewing industry or should I say industries. We will cover everything from beer and brewing to the breweries that make these fine products. We will also delve deep into the wonderful world of coffee as well! I’m so glad you are here!

Beer by the Numbers – A Brief Overview

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