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Are you spending enough time outside?

  Ok, be honest with us, how often do you get outside in a day? If you work a normal 9-5, I'm sure that number may be a little alarming. After a little research we found out that the average American spends 93% of their life indoors. 87% of that time is spent inside, while the other 6% is spent in automobiles. This means that only 7% of the average American’s life is spent outdoors. Those stats seemed a little alarming to us.  As you may know our crew at Bandit Coffee is all about living life on the edge and looking for the next adventure. Many times our adventures and business take us outdoors and we wanted to share how we balance...

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Whole Bean Vs. Ground Coffee - What's the difference?

    WHOLE BEAN VS. GROUND COFFEE If you've ever stood in the coffee aisle aimlessly staring at all options and felt a little lost, no worries, you're not alone. One of the coolest things about the coffee industry is that there are so many different levels of expertise and education. We all start with the same knowledge and based on our taste buds, we find ourselves heading down different trails, having different preferences that build coffee into our lives.  At Bandit, we consider ourselves the black sheep of the industry. We do things a little differently therefore we attract a much different customer. We once were not coffee experts so we don't expect you to be either. Our goal...

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The Best Damn Chocolate Chip Cookies

  There is just something about a warm chocolate chip cookie that stops time and takes you to another place. For some of us it's a favorite sweet treat and maybe even gives us feelings of nostalgic childhood memories. For any of us that have ever tried to master a chocolate chip cookie recipe though, that may be a different story.  The most minute details such as baking down to the very minute or a specific ingredient can make all the difference. We think we've cracked the code on how to make the perfect cookie and ironically we've added a little "dash" of something extra special that has made ALL the difference. INSTANT COFFEE. Sound a little crazy? Hear us out on...

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What you should be looking for in your coffee.

You may be ruining your cup of coffee before you even press “brew”! YIKES! Sounds a little aggressive but, when it comes to a “damn good” cup of coffee it begins way before you press start on your machine. It begins way back on the farm and on the land it was grown. Freshness is the key to any good cup of coffee. Where it comes from, how it’s roasted and then packaged should all be apart of your criteria when choosing a brand to brew in your home!    No worries, we got you! One quick read over this and you will become a coffee connoisseur in no time.   FIRST STEP, PICK THE RIGHT BEANS!  There are two main...

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12 Unusual Coffee Facts

Ever wondered what the down low was on your favorite caffeinated morning beverages? Well, we've gathered the information, did our homework and have come up with 12 random and unusual coffee facts!   1. COFFEE BEANS SENT BRAZILIAN ATHLETES TO THE OLYMPICS. In 1932, Brazil couldn't afford to send its athletes to the Olympics in Los Angeles. So they loaded their ship with coffee and sold along the way.   2. COFFEE COULD ONE DAY FUEL YOUR CAR. Researchers have had great success in converting coffee into biodiesel. Best of all, used grounds work just as well. 3. The Arabs discovered coffee, but were jealous of their discovery and refused to allow fertile coffee seeds to leave their country. However a 17th-century Muslim pilgrim,...

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