Does Circle K have decaf coffee?

Swiss bean to cup coffee machine at Circle K in Dallas.
You can’t read all the letters because of the angle, but that first letter D is for decaffeinated. Yes, you can buy decaf coffee at Circle K. Photo taken Oct. 2021.

QUESTION: Does Circle K have decaf coffee? I’ve heard that have new machines that make an individual coffee, but can you get decaf? – Linda L

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What Is a Coffee Flight?

multiple coffee options

QUESTION: What is a coffee flight? I saw it mentioned on the sign outside a coffee shop I walked past, but I don’t know what it means. — Eva T.

ANSWER: Flights are a way to try a variety of coffees out so you can find your favorites. A coffee flight consists of miniature servings of at least three different coffee drinks. Some flights have preset options, while others allow you to select your own. 

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What Kind of Coffee Does Sonic Have?

sonic coffee in a cup

QUESTION: What kind of coffee does Sonic have? I love getting their coffee to drink in the mornings and want to know what all my options are. — Jeffrey M.

ANSWER: Sonic uses Arabica specialty grade Fair Trade Certified coffee beans from Central America and South America, which they get from Green Mountain Coffee. You’ll find Sonic’s coffee served in several different ways, from hot to iced to frozen.

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Why Does My Coffee Have No Crema?

pour over black coffee

QUESTION: I’ve noticed that at one coffee shop I go to, my drink has no crema. What does this mean? Will the coffee not taste as good? — Trevor S.

ANSWER: There are a few different reasons why your coffee might have no crema, and not all of them are bad. For example, if your drink has coffee and not espresso, you shouldn’t expect there to be crema in your cup. Alternatively, if your coffee is made from beans with a very light roast, there may not be any crema. 

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Is Organic Coffee Pesticide Free?

organic coffee berries grown in Indonesia

QUESTION: It’s important to me to buy coffee that’s pesticide free, but I’m not sure about whether this applies to organic coffee. Is organic coffee pesticide free? – Wilmetta O

ANSWER: You can count on organic coffee to be grown without using conventional chemical pesticides, but that doesn’t mean that absolutely no pesticides were used on the coffee beans. Organic farmers are permitted to use certified organic pesticides on their crops. 

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What coffee machine does 7-11 use?

7-11 uses the Franke A800 Fresh Brew machine for their bean to cup coffee

QUESTION: What coffee machine does 7-11 use? I was in there recently and they have this machine now that has whole beans in a hopper on top and it makes an individual cup for you when you press a button. It was really good! – Earnest L

ANSWER: Many convenience stores and gas stations have seriously upped their game in the past few years. We’ve written about Racetrac, Circle K and QuikTrip in the past, and which Swiss made machine they were using, so we were curious to know if 7-11 was using the same machine. They are not!

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Where do you find a Shaerer Coffee Machine?

shaerer coffee club machine

QUESTION: How do you buy a Shaerer Coffee Machine? I bought coffee from one of those machines at a Racetrac and also at a Circle K and it was good both places. I’d like to get one for my home. – Ed G

ANSWER: Unfortunately, the Swiss company Shaerer only makes high end commercial coffee machines designed to operate all day and make dozens or hundreds of coffees per day. They do not make a home coffee maker.

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Where does Circle K get their coffee beans?

Circle K bean to cup grind and brew coffee machine

QUESTION: I really like the new coffee at Circle K where you press the button and it grinds and makes it on the spot. Where does Circle K get their coffee beans? – Matt E

ANSWER: Unfortunately, Circle K doesn’t say exactly where they source their coffee beans. But we do know that 100 percent of the coffee from Circle K is now sustainably sourced, and that they are the only convenience store in the US to have 100 percent sustainable coffee!

What does that actually mean though, sustainably sourced?

With Circle K, here is what they say it means for them.

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Do You Drink Crema?

espresso crema

QUESTION: Do you drink crema? Or should I be scooping it out or something like that? – Tiffany T. 

ANSWER: Over the past decade, a common debate amongst espresso drinkers has centered around whether or not one should consume the crema, or the foamy head that forms on the top of an espresso shot. Though there are legitimately good reasons why coffee drinkers may choose to either keep or discard their crema, coffee drinkers can’t seem to agree on what is truly the best course of action. 

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