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  • 7 Things to Remember When Choosing Coffee Beans

    Coffee Maker Plus
    Admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    The post 7 Things to Remember When Choosing Coffee Beans appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing Coffee Beans 1. The first thing you should have in mind when you choose coffee beans is the way the coffee was roasted. If you want the coffee to be darker, you could choose Italian or French roasting. Even if french roasting is strong enough, the Italian one is stronger. The basic idea is that the color of the roasting determines its strength. As a conclusion, the strongest is the…
  • #TheRoasterie Moments

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    BeanPoster
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    In our expert opinion, the best moments in life are best shared over a cup of coffee, especially #TheRoasterie coffee! We love when you share your favorite caffeinated Instagram moments with us – keep taggin’ #TheRoasterie and you could be featured next time! Here are the latest and greatest:
  • Making Coffee With the Cowboy Joe Coffee Brewer

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    Michael Allen Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    I recently had the opportunity to test out the Cowboy Joe Coffee Brewer. The Cowboy Joe is a single cup plastic coffee brewer with a hole in the bottom that takes a standard 8-12 cup basket coffee filter. A plastic plug is placed inside a drain hole to allow the coffee to steep. Once the brew is complete, the plug is removed and the coffee exits directly into the mug. The light weight and small size of the Cowboy Joe Coffee brewer makes it a candidate for traveling and camping. Unlike a french press or other brewers, there is no risk of breakage. The only concern I see is losing the plug.
  • Coffee Kids funds projects in 2015

    Coffee Kids » Blog
    kristina.morris
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Coffee Kids Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Coffee Kids has been able to disburse funding to some of our partners. While Coffee Kids ceased programming at the end of 2014, during this period of transition, the Board decided to support several of our partners in 2015 with small grants. The following organizations have received funding:   CDS in rural Oaxaca, Mexico, has received funding for the first of a three-stage program to develop businesses based on available agricultural and natural resources that will complement families’ coffee-farming activities, allowing…
  • Introducing Starbucks Reserve Subscriptions

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    Chris Gimbl
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    We have been seeing lots of excitement on My Starbucks Idea surrounding the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room and how to share that experience with the rest of the country.  One of our favorite ideas: Starbucks Reserve coffee delivery. Since we introduced our first Starbucks Reserve coffee in 2010, we knew we had something special to share. As the program has grown, so has our ability to source, roast, and share these unique, rare, and incredibly flavorful coffees. Through Starbucks Reserve, we’ve introduced dozens of amazing, small-lot coffees including our…
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  • Making Coffee With the Cowboy Joe Coffee Brewer

    Michael Allen Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    I recently had the opportunity to test out the Cowboy Joe Coffee Brewer. The Cowboy Joe is a single cup plastic coffee brewer with a hole in the bottom that takes a standard 8-12 cup basket coffee filter. A plastic plug is placed inside a drain hole to allow the coffee to steep. Once the brew is complete, the plug is removed and the coffee exits directly into the mug. The light weight and small size of the Cowboy Joe Coffee brewer makes it a candidate for traveling and camping. Unlike a french press or other brewers, there is no risk of breakage. The only concern I see is losing the plug.
  • Making Lampshades and Flowers With Used Coffee Filters

    Michael Allen Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Here on INeedCoffee we are always interested in seeing what artistic things can be created using coffee. We have three different galleries by different artists that have used coffee grounds to create amazing artwork. Vilma Silveira Farrell takes a different path. Instead of using the coffee grounds, she takes used coffee filters to make her artwork. In a series of emails, I learned that Vilma collects used coffee filters from coffee shops. The filters are cleaned and dried. At this point the filters are dyed to get the color needed. If the color is you want is a dark brown, the coffee…
  • Death By Chocolate Cappuccino

    Melissa Niosi
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When I first started working at Saeco USA all the new employees were challenged to create an original coffee recipe. At the time I wasn’t a very big coffee drinker and I was just learning about espresso. I decided to think about my favorite flavors in order to come up with a great coffee drink. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate came to mind. So I started experimenting and the Death By Chocolate Cappuccino was born. I took my drink to the Saeco USA coffee recipe contest where I won for presentation and overall recipe. Inspired by my win, I’m now a coffee lover and I teach…
  • Coffee and Your Health

    Stefanie Spencer
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    You would be hard pressed to find another beverage besides coffee whose health benefits or concerns are more controversial. It seems with each passing year, coffee is hailed as either medicine or poison, but this year it seems the findings have been positive. Let’s take a look at a few recent conclusions. Coffee May Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s In a study on mice, researchers gave them the equivalent of 3-5 cups strong coffee and found that after two months the subjects had a greatly improved memory. It may be because the caffeine reduces inflammation in the brain, which would…
  • Vac Pot Brewing with the Yama Syphon

    Ryan Jacobs
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    While I haven’t personally used other stovetop vacuum brewers, I have heard mostly horror stories of plugged filters, slow/incomplete brewing, bad seals etc. The Yama Syphon (Yama Siphon) brewer has shown none of these symptoms for me. I have also found this to be extremely easy to use and cleanup. Of course, usability is worth nothing if the result tastes horrible. Here too, the Yama does very well. Properly used, the coffee you brew will be richer than a french press and without all of the extra sediment. It will be incredibly smooth. Preparing the Coffee The coffee for this brewer…
 
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  • Coffee Kids funds projects in 2015

    kristina.morris
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Coffee Kids Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Coffee Kids has been able to disburse funding to some of our partners. While Coffee Kids ceased programming at the end of 2014, during this period of transition, the Board decided to support several of our partners in 2015 with small grants. The following organizations have received funding:   CDS in rural Oaxaca, Mexico, has received funding for the first of a three-stage program to develop businesses based on available agricultural and natural resources that will complement families’ coffee-farming activities, allowing…
  • Now available: Coffee Kids exclusive Dorie Hagler prints

    kristina.morris
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    We are selling six framed and matted 16 x 20 silver gelatin prints depicting scenes from Latin America’s coffeelands. Photographer Dorie Hagler took these photos for us many years ago on a program trip to Guatemala. She captured the spirit and beauty of coffee-farming communities, and now we are making them available to you. These photographs are valued at $900 each, however, prices are negotiable. Contact Executive Director Rebecca Singer or call 773.549.2653 to discuss the details. All proceeds will go toward funding for our partners and costs incurred during Coffee Kids’…
  • Coffee Kids Suspends Programming in 2015: A letter to our friends and supporters

    kristina.morris
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Dear Coffee Kids Friends and Supporters: For 26 years we have partnered with coffee-growing communities to improve the lives and livelihoods of coffee-farming families. We have been dedicated to supporting communities as they build their own vision of healthy, resilient communities. After serious deliberation, the Coffee Kids Board has decided to suspend programming, effective December 31, 2014. We will then search for an appropriate organization with which to merge. Understanding the time-sensitive nature of the situation, the deadline for this merger will be the end of the first quarter of…
  • Year after year, sustainability is built

    kristina.morris
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    By Julia Baumgartner One early morning in October, the programs team headed north from Antigua, Guatemala, on a long, winding road, destined for San Gaspar Chajul, El Quiché. The speed bumps, potholes and misty mountain roads kept us from cruising too fast. Seven hours later, we rolled into our final destination: our partner ACMUV’s rustic posada. Women and young girls with red skirts, huipil blouses and pompoms wrapped in their hair walked slowly past cornfields in this colorful highland town with a brutal history and a strong Ixil presence. The programs team was here to meet with members…
  • Support sustainable farming in Oaxaca

    kristina.morris
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Eighty percent of the population of Nuevo Progreso, Oaxaca, is food insecure. Decreased yields and readily available processed foods with poor nutritional value are to blame for much of this insecurity. That is why this year we are funding the third stage of the Community Participation in Food Security project. This project builds upon previous accomplishments such as family vegetable gardens, rainwater harvesting tanks and drip irrigation systems while also introducing new economic opportunities. It builds a network throughout the region by implementing farmer-to-farmer methods of…
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  • Introducing Starbucks Reserve Subscriptions

    Chris Gimbl
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    We have been seeing lots of excitement on My Starbucks Idea surrounding the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room and how to share that experience with the rest of the country.  One of our favorite ideas: Starbucks Reserve coffee delivery. Since we introduced our first Starbucks Reserve coffee in 2010, we knew we had something special to share. As the program has grown, so has our ability to source, roast, and share these unique, rare, and incredibly flavorful coffees. Through Starbucks Reserve, we’ve introduced dozens of amazing, small-lot coffees including our…
  • Coconut Milk Is Here!

    Christine Barone
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    Thousands of you voted and commented about wanting a non-dairy, non-soy milk option, making it one of our most popular My Starbucks Ideas of all time. So we set out to find an option that offered the texture and experience of milk, plus a flavor to complement the richness of our espresso. We tested coconut milk in Cleveland, Oregon, and Los Angeles stores, seeking the input of countless customers and partners. The results were hugely successful, and we’re excited to announce that starting today our certified vegan, gluten free, and non-GMO verified coconut milk is available as a…
  • A Warm Welcome to Teavana® Hot Brewed Teas at Starbucks

    Cindy S
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The cold weather is here and there is no better time to announce the launch of Teavana® Hot Brewed Teas at Starbucks® to join Teavana Shaken Iced Teas and Teavana loose leaf teas already sold in the lobby. We hear lots of great ideas all the time about new tea flavors, loose-leaf tea and more tea variety in general, so we hope you’re as excited about this switch as we are. The Teavana tea lineup will include classics like Earl Grey and Mint Majesty™, as well as more complex flavor combos like Passion Tango™, Youthberry® and Teavana® Oprah Chai. In addition to…
  • Android App Update

    Brent E
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Your ideas and feedback about our app has been helpful and inspiring. We’ve heard from a number of you about updating the Android™ app, and we’re excited to announce that we have! Our latest version of the Starbucks® app for Android™ is available now in the Google Play Store and features a new inbox and Android Wear support (USA only). With the new inbox, we'll let you know about exclusive events and offers, early access to select products — right in your app.  The new release also brings wearables support to the app, so you can get tip and…
  • Introducing: The Flat White

    Ashley T
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Every New Year brings the opportunity to start fresh, take on new challenges and try new things. This year, we’ve decided to try something you’ve been asking for years - the Flat White. Technically, the Flat White isn’t something new. It’s relatively unknown in the US, but if you’ve ever spent time in Australia or New Zealand, where the Flat White got its start in the ‘80s, you might have experienced one already. Our version combines ristretto shots of espresso with whole milk that has been perfectly steamed to a velvety, dense microfoam. Those…
 
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  • Coffee Still a No-No for Kids

    Teresa Te
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    With all the various coffee drinks readily available in the market today, many kids and teens have come to like the drink. In fact, there are brands that have come up with coffee drinks especially meant for children. But are these really healthy and okay for kids to consume? Health experts think otherwise. While they believe that coffee does not totally affect the growth of children, it still has not-so-good effects on their overall health. Difficulty Sleeping Similar to its effect on adults, coffee consumption can also cause insomnia among children aged five to 12. Teens, in particular, who…
  • How Coffee Can Aid in Weight Loss

    Teresa Te
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Coffee may be more famous for being a drink that perks you up whether in the morning, mid-afternoon or in the evening. But medical experts have found more benefits to drinking coffee other than what most people know of. For one thing, it also helps promote a healthy weight. Medical researcher Chris Kilham who’s also an author and founder of Medicine Hunter Inc. said that drinking coffee after a meal aids in digestion. This means coffee helps the body slowly process the meal you just consumed. Cornell University professional of nutritional science David Levitsky also agreed saying that…
  • Brewing Vietnamese Coffee at Home

    java queen
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    To me, Vietnamese coffee is one of the unsung heroes in the world of java. When brewed properly, Vietnamese coffee is rich and dark with an amazing smoothness on the palate. Family and friends, well-aware of my coffee habit, happily enable my addiction by always bringing me coffee from their travels around the world; receiving coffee from Vietnam is always a thrill to me, and I’ve tried a variety of beans from the country. Vietnam is a beautiful country with amazing people, amazing food, and amazing coffee. It’s a shame that its history has been so turbulent, marked by war and its…
  • 4 of My Favourite Coffee Projects On Kickstarter Now

    Gavin Shaw
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    Crowdfunding has been a popular gateway for start-ups, in this instance, for coffee shop business owners. So, if you are a coffee lover, Kickstarter is a good avenue to get a hold of must see or must buy Kickstarter project ideas. There are a wide array of interesting coffee shop stories you can choose from, but the following are four of my favourite Kickstarter projects to date. Chemung Coffee Tree – What is it about? It is a drive-thru coffee shop with a cool motive—to help improve the local economy. Products sold from their drive thru coffee shop are products that can be found…
  • Recycle A Cup: Environmentally Friendly Way To Dispose Of Keurig K-Cups

    Gavin Shaw
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:20 am
    Consumption of coffee, or hot beverages, has dramatically increased over the last decade. Drinking well-made, piping hot coffee is not something you have to go to a drive-thru to get. Most people go to a drive-thru to only order what they know they can finish, instead of making a pot of coffee that goes to waste. The introduction of single-serve coffee brewing systems made your morning cup of coffee personally convenient. Approximately 12 percent of adults in the United States drink coffee daily from a single-serve brewing system, according to the National Coffee Association.  …
 
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  • Crema Coffee Roasters

    Bill
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Crema Coffee Roasters Location: Nashville, TN WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] One thing I really love to find in a coffeehouse is a feeling of camaraderie. A simple atmosphere of common bonds and good vibrations really makes the difference. Whether it exists as tight bonds between staff, customers or simply everyone who walks in, it
  • Mugged: Kenya Kiruga [Evocation]

    Bill
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Subject: Evocation Coffee Roasters Coffee Mugged: Kenya Kiruga via My Coffee Pub Rating [see key]: 6+ In my visits to Texas, I've only traversed the panhandle once, and that expedition was but a quick drive that only allowed for a single gas stop prior to Amarillo. I remember the spot well, right off the highway at a gas station without prices. Seeing that I was running on fumes, I didn't
  • Does Disney World Have Good Coffee?

    Bill
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Some years ago, in my haughty college days of grand enlightenment, I remember making the statement that Disney World was a lazy man's repeat vacation. Sure I saw the sense in getting there once, mainly to experience the magic firsthand and see what the hullabaloo is about. But after maybe a return visit a decade later, why burn your precious vacation dollars going to the same place over and
  • Blueprint Coffee

    Bill
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Blueprint Coffee Location: St. Louis, MO WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] One of my cousins went to Washington University in St. Louis about the same time I went to school in NJ. Not knowing much at the time about St. Louis, he would often tell of random antics around the campus and surrounding area. One thing he mentioned consistently
  • Cathedral Coffee

    Bill
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Cathedral Coffee Shop Location: Portland, OR WiFi?: Yes Rating: 6+ [see key] One of the things I adore about Portland is the raw beauty of the city. Few spots (in the even fewer dilapidated parts of town) make cause for grimacing, and spots of majesty abound. One such gorgeous find I found lays on the northern portion of Portland, upon
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  • Snapshot: Frederick, Maryland

    tallgrandeventi
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Though not the highest quality photograph, the Starbucks seen here is located inside one of many historic buildings in downtown Frederick, Maryland, a town in western Maryland important in early colonial settlement. Though the capital is an hour’s drive south, Frederick is now included within the Washington, D.C. metro area – a fact reinforced by the D.C.-themed destination Starbucks Cards on offer at Starbucks in Frederick. 104 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701 (104 Market Street) January 2015
  • Should There Be A Ready Influx Of Antique Furniture In Your House?

    darrenwrite
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Have you been able to witness a horrendous time decorating your own house? Do you feel that the modern furniture of today is not good enough to showcase the beauty and the essence of interior decor in your house? Purchasing antique furniture If these are your considerations, than it is very important for you to purchase antique furniture. There are a lot of antique furniture and collectable items that can actually help you to characterise your house, and also unfold the magic and the charm of old furniture.If you’re looking into a truly antique product that is excellent, and has a limited…
  • Our day in 5 photos

    Unbound Train
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    My days start with coffee,  and as many pretty things as I like. Jaxon day starts with fruit and today,  a manditory nap time for all his guys. Some terrible bird is stealing my lithops, taking bites, and dropping them in the yard!! Rude. Bedtime crazy faces 😁💛 Bedtime hugs and snuggles.  We read about five books too, half about snow and half about iguanas, haha. Another good day,  fingers crossed for a good night of sleep to match!
  • The Dillard House

    foodbloggerfun
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Sometimes you just want to get away overnight – somewhere far enough to be away but yet still close enough to home.  Can you relate to that?  When that little travel bug hits us, we head to Dillard, Georgia.  There’s a wonderful restaurant called The Dillard House located at 1158 Franklin Street, Dillard, Georgia.  If you Google the restaurant or look at their web site, you will see that they have several awards – Top 5 Best Fried Chicken in the State of Georgia, Favorite Family Restaurant, 50 Great Plates of America for their peach cobbler AND they were featured on the…
  • Practicing Moderation After the Season of Lent

    lionspridewi
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We are three weeks into Lent; have you have given up something you love to observe this especially religious time of year? Christians honor Lent as the season of conversion. They acknowledge the many different ways that may have turned them away from God by focusing on the three pillars: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. By giving something up, they are practicing a modern form of fasting. In general, the sacrifices people give up are considered bad habits. A few of the most common sacrifices include chocolate, soda, fast food and smoking. We have an interesting thought, if you can give up…
 
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  • Feeling Bookish

    Carolyn
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Oh, winter. Can you be over soon, please? My fingers poked through the tips of this year’s gloves weeks ago. (Not unusual for me — don’t wanna talk about it.) Yesterday my new e-tip gloves arrived. They look like robot monster claws and are nine sizes too big, but I already took the tags off. Instead of nimbly […]
  • Vegetarian Muffuletta and tips for a successful Mardi Gratzer Celebration

    Carolyn
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Day of festivity, masquerade, debauchery. Last-ditch, all-out effort at fun until Easter. Un-Valentine’s Day for singles. I’ll be honest. None of this really speaks to me. I prefer to celebrate Mardi Gratzer — Mardi Gras’ slightly more neurotic, less fun-loving, homebody cousin, derived from my maiden name. Mardi Gratzer takes a […]
  • The Sidelong Glance: A Cocktail for Valentine’s Day

    Carolyn
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:44 am
    “Mom? Connor Is a cool dude. He’s really smart. He knows the capitols. And about wars. And Vitamin C. No wait. What is it? Calcium.” That’s great, kiddo. I like that you noticed that. I like when you’re a good friend. Let’s be quiet now, okay? Time to sleep. She rests her head on my […]
  • A Visit to Paris

    Carolyn
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    It’s an actual fact of life that every article ever written about Paris has the word “romantic” in its first sentence. Even this one. See? But our family’s relationship with Paris is less romantic and more like that albatross of Facebook statuses, “It’s complicated.” The one that means, “I’m secretly sleeping with three people and […]
  • Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    Carolyn
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This blog will turn seven in a few months, and after all these years, there’s not much more I can say about the “Super” Bowl. Suuuuuuuperrrrrr. Here’s my party line: Food, yes. Football, no. (Commercials? Meh.) The nice thing about this attitude is that it’s portable across cultures. Even where “football” means soccer, I can still […]
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  • K-Cups: Still trashy after all these years

    JulieCraves
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Copyright Coffee & Conservation. K-Cups still can't be recycled. Same old, same old. Not reading this in a feed reader or on Coffee & Conservation? Then it's stolen.
  • Site updates

    JulieCraves
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Copyright Coffee & Conservation. In addition to making minor changes and updates on many individual posts, I have recently updated and overhauled several important pages here at Coffee & Conservation. Quick Guide to Coffee […] Not reading this in a feed reader or on Coffee & Conservation? Then it's stolen.
  • UTZ Certified: revised Code of Conduct

    JulieCraves
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Copyright Coffee & Conservation. Revised Code of Conduct weakens encouragement for shade coffee, emphasizing that this is not an "eco-certification." Not reading this in a feed reader or on Coffee & Conservation? Then it's stolen.
  • More corporate coffee consolidation

    JulieCraves
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Copyright Coffee & Conservation. Merger of two mega coffee companies could mean a huge percentage of the world's coffee will be controlled by only two companies. Not reading this in a feed reader or on Coffee & Conservation? Then it's stolen.
  • 4C-certified coffee: miniscule amount under minimum standards

    JulieCraves
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Copyright Coffee & Conservation. 5.1% of world coffee production is 4C certified, the weakest, lowest-bar standard available. Not reading this in a feed reader or on Coffee & Conservation? Then it's stolen.
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  • Coffee Boosts Mood

    alex
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
      Feeling a little down today? In our past blog post Coffee and Your Health: Current Findings, it was stated that coffee increases dopamine (a “feel-good” chemical) production in your brain, which in turn reduces symptoms of depression, especially in women. Unaware of this benefit, I decided to research this a little more to see exactly how coffee affects the stimulation of dopamine and how this can help improve your mood. In case you didn’t know, dopamine is a neurotransmitter known for activating pleasure-enhancing properties by signaling reward within certain parts of your…
  • Back Stage: Secrets from the Barista

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The life of a barista isn’t always easy—after all, a barista has to be cheerful and on his or her toes at 5am when the morning rush begins. However, despite the challenges, working as a “coffee slinger” has its rewards. Consider these secrets about the coffee business I learned from my days as a barista. -Even when kept warm, old coffee is NOT good coffee. We had a policy at my store that coffee had to be tossed and remade every 30 minutes. When I first started, I thought that was a little crazy. However, after taste testing fresh coffee, 30-minute-old coffee and hour old coffee (all…
  • Coffee and Your Health: Current Findings

    admin
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    One week we hear on the news that coffee has detrimental effects on the body; the next, we read on a CBSnews.com blog that coffee reduces depression. With so much flip-flopping over coffee and its effect on your health, how do we know what to believe? It’s a good idea to go beyond the headline and lede when you see the words “scientific study” attached to any news item. I’ve discovered that, in many cases, these studies are funded by special interest groups. A PR firm hired by a popular coffee brand might fund a study to show that coffee lowers cholesterol as a retort to a big…
  • Green Tea and the “Feel Good Float”

    admin
    4 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    Have you ever felt a bit euphoric after a strong cup of quality green tea? No, this is not a coincidence of any kind — instead, this phenomenon known as “tea drunk” or “tea-induced euphoria” comes from a tiny little chemical unique to green tea: Theanine. Theanine is an amino acid that makes up about half of the total amount of amino acids found in green tea. It adds to the aromatics and delicious flavor profile of green tea. Theanine promotes better absorption of antioxidants. Studies have shown that theanine has been found to enhance certain cancer-fighting drugs while…
  • Fun Coffee Statistics

    admin
    14 May 2014 | 7:14 am
      It’s Tuesday: statistically the day that I drink the most coffee. My scientific proof is that I drink two cups except on Tuesdays. I indulge in three. I’m a creature of habit like that. This is a boring coffee statistic, so let me introduce to you some fun and colorful coffee facts, by the numbers: 55% of coffee drinkers would rather gain 10 pounds than give up coffee for life. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. Coffee represents 75% of all the…
 
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  • Reduce Your Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Drinking Coffee Is Healthy

    Tim
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Coffee is often a woman’s best friend – for both stay at home moms, as well as working professionals. It helps to wake her up, it keeps her on her toes throughout the day, and it just plain tastes so good. Making coffee an even more attractive beverage, it has recently been found that coffee is also good for one’s health. It seems that the magical brew can reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer is a disease specific to women who are generally over the age 45. The cancer that forms in the lining of the uterine wall will be diagnosed in over 50,000 middle-aged women…
  • How Do You Know if You’ve Had Too Much Coffee in a Day?

    Tim
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Some of you might scoff at the notion of there being such a thing as “too much coffee.” We get it completely, because we love coffee too, obviously. Not only that, but drinking coffee has been shown to have significant health benefits. In spite of this, there is such a thing as too much caffeine when you drink coffee. So how can you tell if you’ve overdone it? Coffee and the Jitters When you’re working, it’s easy to lose track of how many cups of coffee and caffeine you’ve had. If you start fidgeting or your hands are getting a little bit shaky, then it may be time to switch…
  • Morning Coffee Not Hot Enough? Try Warming Up the Mug First

    Tim
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    When you’ve just rolled out of bed and you’re still trying to shake the dreamy haze of sleep, there’s nothing quite like a hot cup of morning coffee to pry open those drowsy eyelids and put a spring in your step. But when your hot coffee turns tepid, it can really put a damper on your wake-up routine. Fortunately, there is a way to help your cup of coffee maintain its fresh-from-the-pot heat, and it starts by warming up the mug – here’s why. Source: maorisakai.tumblr.com Your Mug Is a Heat Thief When you first grab your favorite coffee mug from the cupboard, you may notice that…
  • Friday is National Wear Red Day in Honor of Women’s Heart Health

    Tim
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The American Heart Association has dedicated Friday, February 6, to National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness for heart disease – particularly in women. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable. Significant strides have been made over the last 10 years since the first National Wear Red Day as guidelines have educated millions of healthcare providers to recognize and treat heart disease and stroke in women. It’s no longer thought of as “just a man’s disease,” with nearly 90% of women making at least one behavior change. Even making small…
  • Easily Recycle Your K-Cups With Zero Waste Boxes From TerraCycle

    Tim
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Many of us know recycling K-Cups, pods and capsules is not always the easiest, and there’s some confusion around what part of the capsule is actually supposed to be thrown away or separated. We’ve seen all kinds of recommendations and clever ideas on how to recycle K-Cups and make use of leftover waste. Well, we have good news: recycling your coffee capsules just got much easier. CoffeeForLess.com has partnered with TerraCycle to turn your K-Cups, pods, and other capsules into recyclable materials — and all it takes is a box. The best part about all of this? There’s no…
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  • Get 1lb of Starbucks Espresso Roast FREE with Frother purchase ($59.95)

    Danijela
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    For a limited time, FREE 1lb bag of Starbucks Espresso Roast  (whole bean) will be added to cart with purchase of Starbucks Electric Frother $59.95. Starbucks Electric Frother is made of plastic and metal. It’s simple to use and great little tool to have, especially if you have a Verismo machine. Needs 90 seconds to […]
  • Keurig Problems and How to Solve Them

    Danijela
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Your Keurig won’t brew a full cup, it turns on/off by itself or it just seems broken – then then this episode is for you. Today, we’re covering a really important topic: how to solve the most common Keurig problems. It’s important to say that Keurig machines are not as durable as coffee maker used […]
  • Starbucks Verismo Recipes , Simplified

    Danijela
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    Welcome back! Today I’m doing a post on how to make Starbucks Verismo drinks at home, as requested. Now, with the Verismo brewers, you can use classic recipes but, I will also show you how you can use certain products strategically to get the perfect result – and spend less. Below you’ll find a collection […]
  • The 20 Most Popular K-cups (Among our Readers)

    Danijela
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    The following is a compilation of the most purchased k-cups on Amazon – by our community. Here are the most popular ones from the last quarter. Popular regular k-cups 1. The Original Donut Shop 2. Green Mountain Dark Magic 3. San Francisco Bay k-cups (all varieties) 4. Green Mountain Breakfast Blend 5. Coffee People Jet […]
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

    Danijela
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:09 am
    A simple pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. Let me tell you why I love homemade PS lattes… 1. Sugar. We all know that processed foods are full of sugars and high fructose corn syrup, which is a pretty good reason to start making flavored coffees at home. […]
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    Journal

  • Dubai Coffee Museum: The History of Coffee in the Middle East

    seaislandcoffee
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    In the midst of reconstructed traditional Emirati houses, in the Dubai Heritage district, you will find the Dubai coffee museum. The Museum hasn’t officially opened yet, but the owner Khalid Al Mulla decided to do a soft opening as there was so much interest from people passing by whilst visiting the “old city” of Dubai. The museum is dedicated to the origin and history of coffee, showcasing different coffee equipment old and new, from near and far. The coffee museum allows you to explore the development of coffee and how it differs across the globe but also how coffee plays a vital…
  • Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee: A Short Documentary

    seaislandcoffee
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee was James Bond’s coffee of choice in Ian Flemming’s novel Casino Royale, and is often described as the best coffee in the world. But what exactly makes Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee so special? A couple of years ago, on a visit to Jamaica, we filmed a short documentary on Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. We are back again in Jamaica this week, and it seems like a perfect time to post our Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee documentary for you all to watch. The post Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee: A Short Documentary appeared first on Journal.
  • The Coffee Bean: Arabica vs Robusta

    seaislandcoffee
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    To understand coffee, is to understand the bean. There are actually only two coffee species cultivated today, namely Coffea arabica known as Arabica and Coffea canephora or Robusta. Arabica is the preferred bean of the two, being richer and less bitter than Robusta with half the caffeine content. Three-quarters of the world’s beans are Arabica and there are several dozen varieties grown in very different environments. Robusta is a harsher bean with an earthy flavour that produces a good foam head (crema). The plants are hardier making it cheaper to produce and it tends to be used as fillers…
  • Understanding the Processing and Roasting Methods of Coffee

    seaislandcoffee
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    While conditions are vitally important to growth, other factors such as cherry picking, processing methods and roasting contribute to taste and quality. Typically, with the very best coffees, the coffee cherries are only picked when they are ripe and red. It is done by hand and is very labour intensive. In Jamaica – which sets the standard for quality coffee production – the red cherries are hand-picked and then pulped using a wet processing method. (The method is more expensive than dry processing and produces a cleaner and brighter flavour.) The wet processing method leaves the bean…
  • The History of Coffee: From Origin to Third Wave

    seaislandcoffee
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    The history of coffee, from humble origins in Ethiopia and Yemen, coffee production and consumption grew thanks to its discovery by early Dutch, British and French traders, who brought it to colonial outposts to be cultivated. Now it is grown in more than 70 nations in the world, mostly in the tropical areas of South America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Pacific island nations. Instant coffee was invented as early as 1890, however, it was after World War II that freeze dried coffee really took off with brands such as Nescafe, Folgers and Maxwell House emerging. The US had sought to use…
 
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    Coffee Bean Direct Blog

  • How to Brew Loose Leaf Iced Tea

    Kate
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you are a loose leaf tea fan, you probably know how to brew your favorite teas. If you don’t, we tried to make it simple on our Tattle Tea site by providing some general guidelines as well as specific brewing instructions for each tea, including amount of tea, ideal water temperature and steep time. However, that’s per cup, hot. How does that translate to iced, especially if you’re used to throwing a bunch of teabags in a pitcher? Hot water brewing is an easy place to start. This method creates a concentrate that you can then pour over ice and can serve immediately.
  • How to Throw a Weird and Wonderful Office Baby Shower

    Kate
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Today we threw the mother of all baby showers for our COO Marcie. In celebration of the much anticipated baby Walter and his Greekness, there were Gyros, togas, columns dripping with plastic grapes, and the delicious love child of two wonderful things: baklavacheesecake. Here are the ingredients for a great baby party: 1. A radiant pregnant woman in a gold laurel headpiece.   2.  Your coworkers wearing their bed sheets.   3. High hair.   4. A ton of delicious food.   5. Art projects/creepy souvenirs (below: design-a-onesie and the play-dough baby challenge).   6.
  • Behind The Mugshot: Tristan

    Kate
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    In case you haven’t heard, #MugshotMonday is a weekly feature in the world of social media in which our staff steals the spotlight from our handsome coffee and tea.  You can find our mugshots on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and follow along for more behind the scenes photos, new products, and discounts on staff favorites. Meet Tristan, our Copy Writer and and one of our No-Shave November mugshots. Here he ponders a world without whiskers, dabbles in deflection, and shares a glimpse of his Dark Black soul. You are our Copy Writer, but if you could assign yourself an…
  • Matcha: 800 years of history, culture, and wisdom in a neat little can

    CBD
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    It only took us 8 centuries, but Coffee Bean Direct is proud to say, “we finally carry matcha!” Famous for being the only tea used in the formal Japanese Tea Ceremony known as chado or “the way of tea,” matcha is stone ground green tea powder. Only the highest quality shade grown green tea is used. The soft and supple leaves at the top of the tea plant are picked by hand then processed to remove the veins, stems, and impurities. The result, known as tencha, is stone ground into a fine powder. Over-grinding can give matcha a burnt taste, so the process must be done very slowly and…
  • Behind the Mugshot: Meg

    Kate
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    If you don’t already know about #MugshotMonday, check out our post on the subject and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more behind the scenes photos, new products, and discounts on staff favorites. Last month Meg, our Tech Whisperer, was kind enough to share her sunny mug with us, and answer a few questions too. A Tech Whiperer’s day starts early. How many cups of coffee do you typically have before noon and how do you drink it (hot/cold/cream/sugar, etc) ? Most mornings, I have 2 cups of hot coffee. The first one of the day, I add 2 sugar packets and a…
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    The Pilot's Blog

  • The Other Side of Coffee – The Roasterie goes to Costa Rica (2015)

    BeanPoster
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    For the days of January 18th – January 24th, my coworkers and I were guests and companions on a true coffee exploration. We were flown to Costa Rica, where we visited multiple coffee farms across the country. Each farm was another classroom, offering lessons in how coffee is grown, harvested, processed and exported. As team members of The Roasterie, my companions and I were very familiar with how coffee is processed and roasted after its importation into the United States. However, now we had opportunity to see what happens in a coffee’s country of origin, and we made sure not to…
  • Life Saving Beans

    BeanPoster
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    With New Year’s resolutions finally upon us and promises of healthier living bouncing around our heads, it can be overwhelming with a seemingly endless stream of “experts” insisting that you have to cut out one delicious thing after another. You end up wondering what is left to enjoy? It is natural to consider the the health benefits of what we consume most on a daily basis. For a lot of us, coffee is absolutely an everyday beverage. There are many rumors about the adverse health effects of coffee but we suggest you grab a cup of job and take a look at some recent finding on the…
  • The Roasterie-Big Central Coffee Championships

    BeanPoster
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    The Roasterie has been involved in coffee competitions for over a decade. In 2003, we hosted the Midwest Regional Barista competition. Since that time, the competition has grown and is now known as the Big Central. The Big Central is a three day event that hosts 75+ baristas from 16 states in the two competitions all vying for spots in the US Coffee Championships in February. This year The Roasterie was represented in the Brewers Cup by our own Brookside Barista, Skylar Cowdry. Bean Hunter (Jon Ferguson)Bean Hunter Jon Ferguson and Professor Bean Simeon Bricker and I  were there to coach…
  • Brew Like a Barista

    BeanPoster
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Brew Like a Barista We have a crew of really talented baristas at all three of our Roasterie Cafe locations. They will make any drink to order exactly the way you like it, and with educated skill. But what do these coffee connoisseurs use when they are in the comfort of their own homes? How do they prefer to make coffee for themselves and their friends when they don’t have to be professional? We asked! Here are some of our baristas’ top home-brewing recommendations… Rebekah (Factory Cafe) – Clever Dripper “I like the Clever Dripper because it’s a mix between…
  • #TheRoasterie Moments

    BeanPoster
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    In our expert opinion, the best moments in life are best shared over a cup of coffee, especially #TheRoasterie coffee! We love when you share your favorite caffeinated Instagram moments with us – keep taggin’ #TheRoasterie and you could be featured next time! Here are the latest and greatest:
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    WordPress.com News

  • Four Themes for Photographers and Photobloggers

    Krista
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Maybe you’re working on a 365 project, with a photo for each day of the year. With a couple months under your belt, you might be looking for a new theme to showcase your work. Let’s check out four themes where the typography and color palettes step aside so that your photos get your visitors’ full attention. Cubic Made with photographers and photobloggers in mind, Cubic is eye-catching and bold out of the box. Its pleasing homepage grid showcases your posts’ featured images. Consider this subtle, almost ethereal application of Cubic at WE THE BIRDS, a site…
  • March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

    Michelle W.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Registration for March’s Blogging U. courses is now closed, and both courses have started. Check back later in the month to learn more and register for April’s offerings! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and…
  • New Theme: Lyretail

    Caroline Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme: Lyretail Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. Secondary information, like a Custom Menu or Widgets, are tucked behind a convenient slide-down menu, while bold featured images grace the header, putting your photographs front and center. Read more about Lyretail on the Theme Showcase,…
  • WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

    Meredith
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements. Visual Editor We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post. Before New Editor App users have long wished for a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those…
  • Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

    Ben Huberman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers’ poems. After working hard on polishing their elegies, haiku, and ballads, most writers want to make sure their readers can enjoy their work to the fullest. This is where choosing the right theme can play an important role (this is true for non-poets too, of course): you want your posts to be readable, clean, and inviting. Here…
 
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    Coffee Maker Plus

  • 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Coffee Grinder

    Admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    The post 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Coffee Grinder appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItThe secret to getting fresh and flavorful taste of coffee lies in buying your own quality coffee beans and grinding them. In response to this, you need a basic coffee grinder to make your work easier in the kitchen. In fact, every coffee enthusiast needs one in their kitchen, and it doesn’t have to be a high end model either. Available Coffee Grinders in the Market Even though ”coffee grinders”…
  • Which Coffee Grinder Is The Best: Burr Or Blade?

    Admin
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:19 pm
    The post Which Coffee Grinder Is The Best: Burr Or Blade? appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItBurr Coffee Grinder Vs Blade Coffee Grinder If you are a coffee enthusiast and you want to enjoy a strong and intensely flavored coffee each morning, then you must have asked yourself at least once: which coffee grinder is the best, the burr coffee grinder or blade coffee grinder one? The main difference between these two types of coffee grinders lies in their mechanism of action, but ultimately they both get the job…
  • Permanent Filters Vs Paper Filters

    Admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    The post Permanent Filters Vs Paper Filters appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItWhich is Better: Permanent Filters, Or Paper Filters? What effect does the coffee filter you use have on the coffee you drink? Well, while some people believe that using paper filters in coffeemakers gives coffee a better taste, we can’t ignore the fact that a lot of consumers are now opting for permanent coffee filters. Personally, I’ve tried using both and quite frankly, I didn’t find any substantial difference…
  • 7 Things to Remember When Choosing Coffee Beans

    Admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:06 pm
    The post 7 Things to Remember When Choosing Coffee Beans appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing Coffee Beans 1. The first thing you should have in mind when you choose coffee beans is the way the coffee was roasted. If you want the coffee to be darker, you could choose Italian or French roasting. Even if french roasting is strong enough, the Italian one is stronger. The basic idea is that the color of the roasting determines its strength. As a conclusion, the strongest is the…
  • How to Make Iced Coffee: 4 Ways of Iced Coffee Making

    Admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:56 pm
    The post How to Make Iced Coffee: 4 Ways of Iced Coffee Making appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin It4 Ways for How to Maker Iced Coffee Iced-coffee is among many people’s favorite especially in a scorching summer. It is much cheaper to make iced coffee at home than buying one from coffee shop. Besides, you get the freedom to make a cup of coffee of your own flavor and strength. Few coffee shops offer customized coffee, but you can make this dream come true by doing it yourself.  The most important thing of…
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    Coffee Brew Guides

  • Joe’s Brew Club – Coffee, Chocolate, and Biscotti Review

    Garrett Oden
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    Coffee subscription boxes just keep getting more creative. I recently had the pleasure of testing out a sample box from Joe’s Brew Club, an experience I will not soon forget. Unlike some other clubs, subscriptions, and boxes, Joe’s Brew Club came very well presented. Everything down to the box it was shipped in was created just for this special occasion of ripping into cardboard to find not only coffee, but chocolate and biscotti as well.   Everything appeared incredible, but how did it taste? Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans These little guys surprised me. I was…
  • A Battle of Manual Grinders: EvenGrind vs Handground

    Garrett Oden
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    There are two manual coffee grinders on Kickstarter at the present moment, each constructed with care and precision. But is one greater than the other? EvenGrind by Kuissential This hand grinder looks nearly identical with the Hario Skerton, but there are some significant differences. A stabilizing cage keeps the burrs from wobbling, and upper and lower bearings keep the shaft straight. That alone makes this humble hand grinder worth considering, seeing that they’re tackling those specific issues! Thankfully, they’ve explored other features as well. A hopper lid (so those beans…
  • Angel’s Cup Tasting Flight Review

    Garrett Oden
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    I returned home from a trip on New Years day to be greeted by a warm gift for some intense icy weather. Angel’s Cup had kindly sent me a free run-through of their new service: Tasting Flights! These flights include four samples from experienced and respected roasters such as Spotted Cow and Conduit Roasting. On the package of each sample is a number (#0053) that can be input into the Angel’s Cup Cupping App to track your notes, and reveal the notes of the roastmaster for intuitive comparison. In other words, Angle’s Cup allows subscribers to develop their palates and…
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    Roast Lab Coffee Blog

  • KFC Plans to Roll Out Edible Coffee Cups in the U.K.

    Matt Brock
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    I can not imagine edible coffee cups will become a thing...so, it is probably very likely to become a thing.Permalink
  • Press App

    Matt Brock
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    In my never ending search for the best coffee brewing and logging app, I am now trying out Press and so far I am really liking it. They have said some great upgrades are coming. For example, the ability to add pictures to your coffee logs. Anyway, test if for yourself. Go spend a few bucks so these folks continue to develop this app. It has really great potential and has become my top used coffee app as of late.
  • Carved Wood Handle For Hario Kettle

    Matt Brock
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    I am scared to try this on my Hario kettle even though he makes it seem easy in the video. I still may give it a try. 
  • Finding the Middle Again

    Matt Brock
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Well, I've gone and done it. Somehow over the course of trying not to be overly fussy about my coffee I went to far the other way. I have been drinking coffee like it was water and losing my sense of what is crap and what is good. January and February are typically extra busy months for my real job so I blame life for this swing to swill.I think It started over the holidays when I had a cold. I don't take medicine so instead I chug coffee and water. Other than the having to go pee every 10 minutes, it is quite effective. With my sinuses blocked I couldn't taste and I came out of that…
  • Coffee Lovers Guide to Tea

    Matt Brock
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    I have been thinking about exploring tea but didn't feel like doing the proper research. This post saved me time. Permalink
 
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    Ive Bean Grounded - Flavoured Coffee Selection Boxes

  • Top 3 Tips for brewing a better cup of filter coffee

    Daniel Jones
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Many people will say the most important part of getting a good cup of coffee is the beans you use. Which is 100% true. HOWEVER, there’s no point getting great beans if you’re going to prepare them badly. It’d be like getting a Ferrari and then only doing the school run in it. You’re not using it to it’s full potential. Let’s set the scene, you have the best beans you can get and have a nice Burr grinder at the ready. This IS going to be an awesome cup of coffee guaranteed…right? Maybe. This COULD be an awesome cup of coffee. It has so much potential…
  • Why does coffee smell better than it tastes?

    Daniel Jones
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Why does coffee taste different from how it smells? This is a common question people ask but aren’t really sure of the answer. There’s a lot to how, not just coffee, but any liquid, food, solid, etc works. Regardless of what form it comes in most things have two aspects in common. They both have a smell and a taste. Now you might assume that something will taste like it smells. You wouldn’t be laughed at for this thought, but you’d be 99% incorrect. To understand WHY things smell different, first we have to understand HOW we smell. There are two ways we smell, the most…
  • Celebrities – Coffee Connoisseurs or Completely cuckoo

    Daniel Jones
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Taylor Swift The super sweet pop star likes a grande iced caramel latte with 2 Sweet’n Lows Miley Cyrus Miey’s Starbucks favourite is a nonfat white mocha without whipped cream according to Shape Magazine. Arianna Grande She loves a plain black coffee to go with her sensible attitude…only joking! The new pop diva loves a  venti vanilla bean Frappuccino Katy Perry Loves a nice vanilla soy latte. I’m not much f a fan of soy myself but it’s obviously working for her! Nicole Kidman More of a “true coffe drinker” she likes a grande skim wet cappuccino rather…
  • Coffee is a woman’s drink!

    Daniel Jones
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    Bristol University have published a study that found that caffeine affects women differently than it does men. The study suggests that caffeine makes women more alert and men less so. It apparently makes men less confident when in a stressful situation. The study does not measure the same effects in other caffeine drinks so it may be the coffee not the caffeine that results in these effects. The Journal of Applied Social Psychology estimate that 70 million cups of coffee are drank per day in the UK. Their experiment used 64 men and women and put them in same-sex pairs. Each pair was given a…
  • Coffee Facts

    Daniel Jones
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    1 – An 8 ounce cup of coffee contains approximately 135mg of caffeine. Starbucks do sell an 8 ounce cup however the smallest they advertise is 12 ounce (tall). So be careful that you’re not miscalculating your caffeine intake for the day. 2 – We discussed in a previous post about when to drink your coffee and first thing in the morning when you wake up may actually be a bit pointless. 3 – The buzz off your coffee takes around 5 minutes to take effect after taking your first sip. 4 – Run, drink Run, drink! Marathon runners (including myself) are big fans of…
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    Espresso Perfecto

  • Best Espresso Machine | The Ultimate Espresso Machines Guide

    Michael York
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Reading Time: 15 minutes Learn: The best espresso machine in 6 categories. You are here because like me you are a coffee freak. You might just be getting into espressso or you may be a die hard fan looking for a machine upgrade. THIS guide is for you. I went through more machines than I […]
  • What to Look for in an Espresso Machine | 7 Factors to Consider

    Michael York
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Reading Time: 7 minutes Learn: 7 items to look for when buying an espresso machine 7 Items to Look for when Buying an Espresso Machine When purchasing a new machine will be pretty easy. Just keep in mind the 7 things on what to look for in an espresso machine to get the most from your money and […]
  • Best Stovetop Espresso Maker | Why Classic Design Endures

    Michael York
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:32 pm
    On an episode of the second season of The Mind of a Chef, Michelin stars-awarded British chef April Bloomfield said: “Making simple food is the hardest thing ever, because you have to pay attention to the details.” We believe this statement of hers applies to many things, including stovetop espresso makers. Have you ever wondered […]
  • 51 Scientific Reasons Coffee is Healthy (#49 is Life-Changing)

    Michael York
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Reading Time: 28 minutes, or you can skim and read what is important to you Learn: 51 reasons coffee is healthy, backed by scientific studies I am a proud, card-carrying coffee lover. I drink it all the time, often for the caffeine kick but also because I have just grown to love and appreciate the flavor. Not […]
  • Capresso EC Pro Espresso & Cappuccino Machine | Commercial-grade Coffeemaker that Provides More

    Michael York
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:41 am
    As coffee aficionados are becoming increasingly discerning in purchasing coffeemakers, more and more commercial-grade coffeemakers are being made available by the companies aiming to enable coffee lovers to keep making café-quality coffee themselves right in the comfort of their homes. Having as many options as possible is good for consumers, but variety is beneficial to […]
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