10 Fair Trade Coffees You Can Buy Online

Coffee, with annual exports in excess of $20 billion, is one of the largest internationally-traded commodities. Since most coffee is cultivated in emerging economies with relatively few labor protections, there is vast potential for abuse in the industry. Child labor, meager wages, long hours in harsh working conditions, and exposure to hazardous chemicals are commonplace on coffee farms. As a consumer, you can demonstrate your opposition to these labor abuses by buying Fair Trade certified coffee. Purchase beans online from these Fair Trade coffee brands, and feel good about the coffee you brew at home.
Allegro Coffee
You may recognize the Allegro Coffee […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

11 Strange & Beautiful Houseplants

Easy-care houseplants are all the rage these days. And many plants that require little water or sunlight to thrive have bizarre physical characteristics. As these easy-care plants grow more popular, an expanding selection is cropping up at nurseries and garden centers. Here are eleven strange, but beautiful houseplants that are gaining traction in the age of the easy-care houseplant.

1. Black Rose succulent (aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’)
Most black plants are black either because they’ve been charred or diseased. These perennial succulents, characterized by large burgundy leaves arranged in floral patterns, are an exception. This drought-tolerant plant require little water and only partial sunlight. Although greater sun […]

By |September 8th, 2017|Apartment Life, Decorating and Design|0 Comments

Take a 3D Apartment Tour of AMLI Downtown

AMLI Downtown is more than a place to live—it’s a way of life. Our loft-style Austin rental homes, located in the 2ND Street District and the Warehouse District, are surrounded by boutiques, galleries, cafés, and live music venues. For recreation, the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail is just a block away. Residents have plenty of places to play, day or night. Nearby are the offices of many major employers as well as many universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward’s University, and others. This luxury apartment community offer convenient access to I-35, Highways 290 & 71, […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

Best Coffee Makers Under $250

Coffee makers are one of the most ubiquitous kitchen appliances in the country, found in almost every home and office. Even offices without kitchens have coffee makers so workers can stay productive without having to break for coffee runs. If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly coffee maker and find the abundance of choice overwhelming, here’s a list of expert- and consumer-approved models you can count on to deliver that jolt you expect from a cup of freshly brewed jo.

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Bonavita BV19OOTS
One of this fast-brewing coffee machine’s greatest selling […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

9 Life-Changing Purchases that Cost Less than $50

Money may not buy happiness, but some purchases certainly make happiness easier to achieve. Some of these revolutionary purchases cost a downright fortune. Others cost less than $50. Here are nine affordable purchases that can transform the way you prepare meals, sleep, exercise, and more.
1. Chef’s knife
What’s the most important tool in your apartment kitchen? While there may be no definitive answer to this question, an all-purpose Chef’s knife is the most common response. It can be used in the preparation of just about any meal, and is a better use of $50 than a full set of low-budget knives. Calphalon, […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments