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  • Jul 21, Cold Coffee Drinks Recipes for the Summer.

    What's new at Coffee Detective.
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Here are some cold coffee drinks recipes to keep you refreshed during the hot months of summer.
  • Coffee could prevent retinal damage in people with Diabetes

    liQuid heaVen coffee
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    While a recent study reported that coffee might help to prevent type 2 diabetes risk, here's another reason to stick with your morning caffeine fix: New research suggests it might help prevent eyesight deterioration that can occur in diabetics.The key ingredient responsible for this protective benefit is chlorogencic acid (CLA), a powerful antioxidant, say researchers from Cornell. The team studied mice whose eyes were treated with nitric oxide, a substance that would create oxidative stress and free radicals, thereby contributing to retinal degeneration in the eyes. Mice who were pretreated…
  • How to Steam Milk – Our Guide to Milk Steaming

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    Casa Espresso
    29 May 2014 | 2:21 am
    Before you can create those wonderful latte art designs you dream of forming on top of your coffee, you need to steam the milk to create the frothy, creamy texture. In this post we break down the steps involved with milk steaming, pinpointing areas which can negatively impact on how your final drink turns out and provide a structure that you can follow and practice to help improve your barista skills. Although it can often be over complicated, in reality milk steaming is a quick, simple process that constitutes: Adding heat to the milk Introducing air to the milk (also known as…
  • Coffee Concoctions and Recipes: Filipino Style

    Brewed Coffee
    Teresa Martinez
    25 May 2014 | 4:48 am
    Filipinos love drinking coffee. It is a staple drink for any occasion for coming together, whether for a short meeting in one of the most popular cafes in the country or as a pleasurable end drink after a hearty meal served at home. It is not surprising therefore that part of what comprises healthy cooking Philippines are coffee concoctions and recipes that make use of coffee. Image Source Filipinos can enjoy both instant coffee and gourmet coffee. In fact, it can be said that a coffee culture exists in the Philippines, that is distinct from that observed in the Americas and European…
  • Sherwood SMF-1000 Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer Review

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    Chris Arnold
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    When I reviewed the LifStyl Milk Frother, I thought I had found the perfect solution to steamed milk, without having to resort to using my espresso machine to make an entire pitcher. It also allowed me to make hot milk without any foam, which is awesome for when you don’t want all that foam. Enter the Sherwood SMF-1000 Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer for Cappuccinos and Lattes. It is a white unit, with color accents available in Red, Orange, Green, and Purple. With it’s higher price tag, can it compete with the LifStyle Frother? What additional functionality does the Sherwood…
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  • Sherwood SMF-1000 Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer Review

    Chris Arnold
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    When I reviewed the LifStyl Milk Frother, I thought I had found the perfect solution to steamed milk, without having to resort to using my espresso machine to make an entire pitcher. It also allowed me to make hot milk without any foam, which is awesome for when you don’t want all that foam. Enter the Sherwood SMF-1000 Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Warmer for Cappuccinos and Lattes. It is a white unit, with color accents available in Red, Orange, Green, and Purple. With it’s higher price tag, can it compete with the LifStyle Frother? What additional functionality does the Sherwood…
  • The Upside Down AeroPress Coffee Brewing Tutorial

    Michael Allen Smith
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:55 am
    When it comes to brewing coffee with the AeroPress Coffee Maker, there are two main methods. The first method is described both in the directions that ship with the Aerobie AeroPress as well as our AeroPress Coffee Maker Tutorial. It is the regular top down straight-forward brewing method. The second method is known as the inverted or upside down brewing method, which I will highlight in this brewing tutorial. The experts are split on which method is best. According to the article The Invention of the AeroPress by Zachary Crockett, “about half” the winners of the AeroPress World…
  • Inanimate Objects Comics #46

    Todd Zapoli
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Previous: Inanimate Objects Comics #45 Inanimate Objects by Todd Zapoli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to add this comic to your website, provided you attribute by linking back to INeedCoffee.   The post Inanimate Objects Comics #46 appeared first on I Need Coffee.
  • Stovetop Espresso Brewing Tutorial

    Michael Allen Smith
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This is a quick tutorial on the stovetop espresso maker. It is also known as a Moka Pot and is sold under the name Bialetti. A stovetop espresso machine isn’t a true espresso machine, in that it can’t produce an espresso extraction with the same level of pressure as a true espresso machine. From the Wikipedia: Moka pots differ from espresso machines in that they brew under substantially lower pressure – 1.5 bars rather than 9 bars – and use hotter water – a mix of boiling water and steam at above 100°C (rather than 92°-96° of espresso machines), similar to…
  • Inanimate Objects Comics #45

    Todd Zapoli
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Previous: Inanimate Objects Comics #44 Next: Inanimate Objects Comics #46 Inanimate Objects by Todd Zapoli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to add this comic to your website, provided you attribute by linking back to INeedCoffee. The post Inanimate Objects Comics #45 appeared first on I Need Coffee.
 
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  • CycleAmerica is coming to the West Coast

    kristina.morris
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    In 2011, British fundraisers Steven Prime and Dayle Walker cycled 3,000 miles, from North Carolina to California, in 32 days to raise money for coffee-farming families. This August, Steve and Dayle will return to North America, along with their friend Nathan Ellis, to ride 1,400 miles from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California in 19 days. “We are thrilled that Steven is once again riding through the US for coffee-farming families,” said Executive Director Rebecca Singer. “The money he raises will go toward projects that put food on families’ tables, provide…
  • Six questions with MICE and BeanScene magazine

    kristina.morris
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
      Sarah Baker (left) and Christine Grimard of BeanScene magazine at MICE2013 charity dinner for Coffee Kids   The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) and BeanScene magazine have supported Coffee Kids since 2012 through a charity dinner, tradeshow sponsorships, media coverage and various fundraisers. Their support has been instrumental in the success of Coffee Kids’ annual food security campaign GROW it Forward. This year, they sponsored Coffee Kids’ presence at the MICE2014 tradeshow and raised funds through various activities. Sarah Baker, editor for BeanScene magazine,…
  • World of Coffee Event, Rimini 2014

    kristina.morris
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    By Rebecca Singer It was an incredible evening. The setting was exquisite—a pristine beach on the Adriatic coast across from the elegant Grand Hotel Rimini. The weather was ideal–warm with a refreshing coastal breeze. The arrangements were perfect—made by the incredible team of SCAE party organizers and executed flawlessly by the hotel staff. The generous investment of the party sponsor, CMA, showed in the high quality of the setting, food and drink. The Latte Art Throwdown, expertly emceed by Heather Perry of Klatch Coffees and judged by Ken Olson of Barista Magazine, produced a…
  • Measuring up to expectations

    kristina.morris
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    By Katie Oberwager I’ve learned a major lesson about international development over the past nine months: you can do hundreds, even thousands, of projects and that’s great, but if you don’t return to those projects on a regular basis to evaluate their success and make necessary adjustments then you might as well pack up and go home because your work is worthless.  Ok, maybe “worthless” is a strong word, but what I mean is that it doesn’t matter how many projects you implement if you are not monitoring and evaluating those projects. This is why I spent the last nine months in…
  • Farmers work with the earth to make a better living from coffee

    kristina.morris
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    Over the past several years, Pablo has gotten to know his land and everything that lives on it. He’s counted every tree, bush and herb. He’s taken note of all the different kinds of animals that call this particular ecosystem home. Sebastiana used to spend a large portion of her income on fertilizers. Now she makes her own compost and, as a result, has been able to increase her yields without sacrificing the health of her soil. Pablo and Sebastiana are among the 65 coffee producers who have received training in agroecological farming practices through the Productive Investment in…
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  • Three New Destination Starbucks Cards

    MaryKersbergen
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    It was your ideas that inspired us to create our first series of destination Starbucks Cards more than seven years ago, and it’s your continued enthusiasm that keeps us creating more every year! This summer, we welcome three new Cards to the series – Seattle, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Plus brand new designs for Washington D.C., Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Orange County, and Canada.So whether you’re a devoted card collector, or just like displaying a little hometown pride, be on lookout for these beautiful cards available year-around in select…
  • More walk-up windows

    sbx_sally
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    There’s nothing like soaking up some fresh air on a warm summer day. And with so many ideas centered around building more walk-up windows, it seems you agree. Whether you’re on a walk with your dog or friends, or taking a break from a bike ride, walk-up windows let you enjoy your favorite drink without missing a minute of that glorious sunshine (and without having to lock up your bike). We currently have many locations across the country that feature a walk-up window. These little portals of goodness first appeared in our container store in Tukwila, WA. and with plans to build…
  • 8 Reasons I’m Obsessed with Lunch at Starbucks this Summer

    Philine C
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Whenever I say I work on the lunch team at Starbucks, 85% of people (Yes, I did just make up that percentage, but it felt right) respond with, “You know what I wish you guys would add?...” And we get it. You’re right Lovelife2013 and SBW.  It’s time. That’s why I’m excited to share the awesome additions to our summer lunch line-up: Old-Fashioned Grilled Cheese and Turkey Pesto Panini.  And with that, I’d like take a second and officially go over 8 reasons I’m obsessed with lunch at Starbucks this Summer:1. Old-Fashioned Grilled…
  • Evolution Fresh™ Smoothies Now Available in San Jose and St. Louis

    Rene A
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:23 pm
    We’ve learned a lot on My Starbucks Idea about the kinds of smoothies you like—all-fruit and veggie juice, good for before or after a workout.  And we loved the idea of making a super delicious and nutritious smoothie. So we joined forces with the people who know fruit and veggies the best—our Evolution Fresh team!Starting in San Jose and St. Louis stores this summer, look for our new smoothies made with cold-pressed* Evolution Fresh juice and nonfat Greek yogurt. Using cold-pressed juice allows us to make our smoothies with 100% fruit and veggie juice with no added…
  • Introducing Fizzio™ Handcrafted Sodas

    Peter E
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    Lots of great ideas have come through about adding more iced beverages to our menu—we loved hearing your thoughts, and we’re thrilled to let you know about our new line of iced drinks! At select stores, look for Fizzo™ Handcrafted Sodas—it’s a whole new kind of soda, made with premium ingredients, no high-fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, and no artificial flavors. And each soda is crafted by hand, made one-at-a-time right when you order it. We have three classic flavors, each with a signature twist: Golden Ginger Ale with real ginger, citrus, and brown…
 
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    Coffee Sage : Blog About Coffee

  • Getting Frosty Cold With Coffee

    christy
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I know its not a shock, but I love me some coffee!!! I usually like hot coffee in the cold months and cold coffee in the hot months. That’s still true, but lately I’ve been replacing my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Coffee Flour Anyone?

    christy
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Something new is on the horizon for all of you food lovers out there. Its coffee flour!  Coffee flour is the brain child of Dan Belliveau, who is a former Director of Technical Services at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Would Happen If Starbucks Had A Bouncer?

    christy
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    What would happen if Starbucks had a bouncer like a night club? That is the question that that comedian Jena Kingsley set out to discover by setting up a station in front of a New York City... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guatemala Santa Rosa at 7-Eleven

    joe
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:26 pm
    7-Eleven now has Guatemala Santa Rosa coffee. If you like a nice mild cup of coffee, then this volcanic grown coffee if a great choice. Next time your at a 7-Eleven check it out, it’s a great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spice Up Your Holidays With Coffee

    christy
    20 Dec 2013 | 8:20 am
    So much cooking and baking goes on around the holidays. I just love this time of the year. While I’m feeling all festive, I also like to fill my coffee mug with some holiday cheer. Here is my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit MyWebsite.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Recycle A Cup: Environmentally Friendly Way To Dispose Of Keurig K-Cups

    Guest Blogger
    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. Unfortunately,…
  • Coffee Concoctions and Recipes: Filipino Style

    Teresa Martinez
    25 May 2014 | 4:48 am
    Filipinos love drinking coffee. It is a staple drink for any occasion for coming together, whether for a short meeting in one of the most popular cafes in the country or as a pleasurable end drink after a hearty meal served at home. It is not surprising therefore that part of what comprises healthy cooking Philippines are coffee concoctions and recipes that make use of coffee. Image Source Filipinos can enjoy both instant coffee and gourmet coffee. In fact, it can be said that a coffee culture exists in the Philippines, that is distinct from that observed in the Americas and European…
  • Creative Uses of the Apple iPad for Coffee Shops

    Guest Blogger
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    The tablet has become so popular in recent years that its use has gone beyond pure communication and entertainment. Thanks to the Apple company that introduced the device through its iPad, many people are now enjoying its benefits wherever they may be. Apart from private individuals, businesses are also taking advantage today of the usefulness of the iPad. With thousands of apps being downloaded and used on a daily basis, it is no surprise that the Apple iPad made it as the third fastest hardware platform to reach one million purchases in less than a month (or in just 28 days). In running a…
  • My 5 Favorite Coffee Blogs to Date

    Teresa Martinez
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    I love drinking coffee. This would probably explain why I love to read about coffee as well. As we all know by now, reading coffee blogs is the most convenient way to go about it. Various coffee information are just waiting to be discovered and along the way I found at least five blogs which I visit regularly enough to be categorized as my favorites. Image Source I Need Coffee This blog is an open platform for coffee enthusiasts thus ensuring a wide range of coffee-related articles. It has several sections in which coffee fans can publish their articles. These include coffee brewing, coffee…
  • Why Coffee Shops are the New Writers’ Nook

    Teresa Martinez
    30 Jan 2014 | 7:26 pm
    What is it with writers and coffee shops? Is there anything about the ambiance of coffee shops that inspires writing or have writers just found a convenient way to get their usual coffee dose without having to go anywhere else? Whatever it is that responsible for this, it looks like coffee shops can be considered the new writers’ nook of today. Image Source The Usual Writers’ Nook Writers would usually be found in their home office (or a semblance of a writing area in a home) or a rented office in a building. There are actually no hard and fast rules when it comes to a…
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    Pure Coffee Blog

  • CC: Hi-Collar

    Bill
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Subject: Hi-Collar Location: Manhattan, NY No WiFi Rating: 6+ [see key] When most people think of stopping by a coffee establishment for their morning fix, the majority think of a large, spacious room where they can sink into isolated bliss with their laptop. In most parts of the country, this model knows no rival (so fear not freelancers and budding authors!). But slowly over the past few
  • Mugged: Colombian Antioquia [Serda's]

    Bill
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Subject: Serda's Coffee Company Coffees Mugged: Colombian Antioquia Finca Majagual Estate Micro Lot Rating [see key]: 6+ When most folks think of towns made famous for their coffee scene, one does not usually pick Mobile, Alabama. Located right on the Gulf, a short drive from New Orleans, the area is home to a handful of local coffee establishments making their way in the balmy
  • Mugged: Guatemala [Unicorn]

    Bill
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Subject: Unicorn Coffee Company Coffees Mugged: Guatemala Rating [see key]: 4+ It's not often you get to try out coffee before it hits the shelves. But these days with more and more folks starting up production well before they open their doors, every now and then such an opportunity to do so arises.  One such early-in-development coffee roaster is Unicorn Coffee. Looking to create a
  • CC: Greenstreet Coffee Roasters

    Bill
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Subject: Greenstreet Coffee Roasters Location: Philadelphia, PA Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] As long as I can remeber, the space on the corner of Spruce and 11th has always been a coffeehouse. Back in my youth, it was a place serving mediocre swill; nothing to telegraph the foreign fleets about. The next tenants conversely were some of the first quality baristas in town, a place
  • Mugged: Ethiopia Sidamo and Cat's Pajamas [Compelling and Rich]

    Bill
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Subject: Compelling and Rich Specialty Coffee Coffees Mugged and Rating [see key]: - Cat's Pajamas Blend 5+ - Ethiopia Sidamo Bokasso Coop 5+ It's refreshing to see folks with drive, passion AND delicious results. Some people throw around some great rhetoric, but unless it's paired with stellar outcomes (or at least some hardy efforts at those outcomes), it's hard to take a company
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  • Espresso ≠ Coffee

    jenniferedavis
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    So, I recently moved into a new house with new roommates who are long-term friends. One of the fun things I discovered on my first morning here that a cup of espresso is not the same thing as a cup of coffee. Lesson learned: Don’t have your Hispanic friends, from Miami, make you “a cup of coffee”. It is not in fact a cup of coffee but a full cup of sugar and caffeine that leaves you twitching all day. Yes, it was delicious and I not only cleaned the entire house but did a good amount of diligent studying for my GRE’s, but I already know the slippery slope that is…
  • apartment meals made simple: a typical weekly grocery trip, broken down.

    Julianna Bananna
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    i think i kind of want to abbreviate the title of this series because it’s super long to type
  • Poems from a Rainy Day

    J. Thomas Burke
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    It was raining that summer rain the last time I sat at the Peace Coffee Bar and sipped and wrote. I decided to write about it. Weather has a way of reminding us that the world is still dangerous. And that much of what happens is outside of our control. Poems from a Rainy Day rain drops brief flight splat the raindrop dives from cloud to concrete it does what it is the little round splat disappears immediately into the wet sidewalk a brief existence the short life of a disappearing tree a tree emerges in the concrete sky interrupting a white world when the rain stops that world will go dark…
  • Pumpkin Scones

    CookingState
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    My brother and I dedicated a good portion of this summer to the Harry Potter movie series. We called it our “Summer of Potter Festival,” and set out to watch every movie in the series over the course of about a month. When I’m having a dedicated movie night, I love to have relevant treats to snack on while I’m watching. So we drank a lot of British tea and ate a lot of popcorn and pumpkin scones. We knew the festival would end eventually, but it was still sad when the day finally came. That doesn’t mean I can’t keep eating pumpkin scones though, right?
  • Capsule nespresso compatibili online dove comprarle?

    giorgiovitale72
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Capsule nespresso compatibili dove le puoi trovarle online? capsule compatibili nespresso online Online si trovano moltissime marche di caffè in capsule compatibili nespresso… ma quali sono le più buone? Molte persone credono che un buon prezzo sia sinonimo di qualità…ma molte volt… http://capsulecompatibili.coffee/nespresso/capsule-nespresso-compatibili-dove-comprarle-online-2/
 
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  • Starbucks Rides the Seoul Train

    Andrew Hetzel
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:42 am
    It may come as a surprise to the average consumer that Seoul boasts the largest number of coffee shops in a single city; approximately 300 according to a recent report. Those working in the specialty coffee, however, are probably far from shocked by the statement. In the coffee business, South Korea’s capital and largest city […]
  • Uganda Announces Center of Fine Robusta

    Andrew Hetzel
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I’ve said it before, Robusta has a great deal of potential that shouldn’t be ignored because of its market stigma as the less expensive coffee species of choice for soluble coffee production. Whether for its genetic diversity, disease- and pest-fighting resistance, potential as a second source of income to provide food security for coffee farmers […]
  • Could coffee be extinct by 2050?

    Andrew Hetzel
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Could coffee be extinct by 2050? That’s the popular question used by reporters when broaching the subject of climate change. Apparently, “will there be no more food by 2050?” doesn’t have the same pizazz. The Weather Network, Canada’s Weather Channel, released this video and article yesterday that includes a short interview with me about coffee […]
  • WSJ: New App Offers Bottomless Cup of Coffee

    Andrew Hetzel
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    As reported in the Wall Street Journal Metropolis section this morning, a smartphone app offering subscription-based pricing at participating New York cafes will soon be available. The program, called “CUPS” is already popular in Tel Aviv and will be launching in New York City later this month. As quoted in the article, although I suspect […]
  • SCAA 2014 / 2015 Election Results

    Andrew Hetzel
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The Specialty Coffee Association of America today announced results for the 2014 / 2015 Board of Directors, as follows: Ben Pitts, 2nd Vice President Aida Batlle, Director Juan Luis-Barrios, Director Rachel Peterson, Director Chad Trewick, Director For all of my thoughts on this year’s board election, please read my editorial released to the SCAA Chronicle […]
 
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  • Coffee could prevent retinal damage in people with Diabetes

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    While a recent study reported that coffee might help to prevent type 2 diabetes risk, here's another reason to stick with your morning caffeine fix: New research suggests it might help prevent eyesight deterioration that can occur in diabetics.The key ingredient responsible for this protective benefit is chlorogencic acid (CLA), a powerful antioxidant, say researchers from Cornell. The team studied mice whose eyes were treated with nitric oxide, a substance that would create oxidative stress and free radicals, thereby contributing to retinal degeneration in the eyes. Mice who were pretreated…
  • Your Coffee Pods' Dirty Secret

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Coffee brewing is in the midst of a revolution, and I'm not talking about the AeroPress. It comes in the form of a small 2-by-2-inch single-serving pod that requires a special machine. Keurig, owned by Vermont-based Green Mountain Coffee, makes the most popular pods, called "K-Cups." At the press of a button, the Keurig brewer punctures a small hole into the aluminum lid of an individual plastic cup filled with grounds, flushes it with steaming water, and, voilà! Out comes one hot cup of joe.  When Keurig launched its specialized brewing system in 1998, it might have come off as a bit…
  • How animal poop becomes fancy coffee

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    In the foggy hills of the northern Philippines, committed and courageous harvesters reach into the unlikeliest of places to produce some of the world’s most coveted coffeeCivets — furry, weasel-like creatures with pointy noses and a love of frolicking over rocks and up and down trees — have long been valued for their excretions. African civets were the original source of perfume musk, scraped from the skin of living civets or squeezed from the glands of dead ones. In India today, as in ages past, the oil extracted from pieces of their meat is still used as an indigenous cure for…
  • Everything is made in China but not coffee. A Chinese person drinks five cups of coffee a year on average.

    3 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    A Chinese person drinks five cups of coffee a year on average. In a small town of south China's Hainan province, however, this rises to 200 a year.The figure, which is comparable to the world's average of 240 cups, has impressed international coffee dealers who are seeking to take a share of the market in China."I do not believe China will become the world's largest coffee market in the next decade until I see it for real, but with more middle-income families, the Chinese are drinking more coffee," said David Kiwanuka, a coffee dealer with the Guangzhou office of Beijing Chenao Coffee…
  • Bulletproof Coffee Mixes Butter in Coffee, Claims Health Benefits

    2 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    What if I told you that you could mix butter and oil in your coffee in the morning and reap health benefits from weight loss to increased mental acuity and even help digestion and heart health? If you think I'm absolutely crazy, I really wouldn't blame you, but that's exactly what Bulletproof Coffee drinkers are saying.Popular among CrossFit folk and even Paleo dieters, Bulletproof Coffee is simple: eight ounces of hot drip coffee, one teaspoon of grass-fed unsalted butter (like Kerrygold), and one teaspoon of MCT-rich coconut oil. Then you froth the combination, which does give it a lovely,…
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  • Jolta Java in Scottsdale closes

    Chris Tingom
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Jolta Java, a long-time coffee house / cafe in Scottsdale has closed. We were heading over there on Saturday morning for breakfast, when we noticed the doors were locked, and the landlord had attached a sign to the door. The owner, Jonathan, was inside clearing out the store. Most of the store was empty, except for some leftover menu boards, and equipment. While Jolta Java has never been called “third wave,” it did have a tremendously loyal customer base in Scottsdale, and staff members were always nice and pleasant. We’d go every month or so, because it was close to our…
  • FAEMA E61 espresso machine at Liberty Market turns 49

    Chris Tingom
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The FAEMA E61 espresso machine at Liberty Market turns 49 years old on Tuesday, July 22nd. And, to celebrate, they’ll be giving away classic espresso drinks (espresso, macchiato, and cappuccinos, for drinking in ceramic mugs) all day long! If you’ve never been to Liberty Market, you should check out this photo-post I published a couple of years ago after one of my visits. They have just absolutely fantastic food, and a dedicated espresso bar inside the restaurant. Joe Johnston emailed Arizona Coffee with the following description of their espresso machine, which is, to my…
  • Firecreek Coffee Company in Flagstaff

    Chris Tingom
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    In the downtown area of Flagstaff, facing Route 66, is the entrance to Firecreek Coffee Company. This location opened in April, 2013 and just recently celebrated its 1st year in operation. Firecreek Coffee Company also has a location in Sedona, and previously had a location in Cave Creek. Firecreek Coffee has a fairly large roasting operation. On a recent weekend in June we were on our way to Arches National Monument in Utah, and from there over to Denver, Colorado. So, we naturally had to make our way towards Flagstaff. I knew immediately where I wanted to go — Firecreek! Upon first…
  • Silent Flight Coffee Delivery

    Chris Tingom
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you’re lucky enough to live in Tempe, AZ, you can be a part of the recent launch of Silent Flight Coffee Delivery. They’re making 64 oz Growlers of ready-to-drink iced coffee that they’ll deliver to your door for $25. The price per delivery drops if you subscribe and receive weekly deliveries. To have iced coffee delivered every week for a month costs $90. For now, all deliveries are done on Sunday mornings, and deliveries are limited to the immediate Tempe area around the 85281 zip code. They’ll deliver to both residential, and commercial locations. They’ve…
  • Press Coffee Roasters announces new Tempe location

    Chris Tingom
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Press Coffee Roasters announced recently that they will be opening a new location in Tempe, AZ. The new location, planned for a late summer opening, will be located at SkyWater Apartments on Rio Salado Parkway across from the Tempe Center for the Arts and facing Tempe Town Lake. In their announcement, Press Coffee said they “will continue our mission to provide the best coffee and service we can, while educating and sharing our passion with the community we have grown in.” Press Coffee currently has two retail locations in Arizona, one in Scottsdale, AZ, and the other at Sky…
 
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    Coffee Shop Journal

  • Vendor or Partner?

    Marla Saunders
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I read a great article on Agency Post today about seeing yourself as a partner in your client’s business, rather than as a vendor. Partners are fully vested in the business, will put in the extra hours needed to let it succeed, and will allow their minds to dwell on creative options to solve everyday challenges. Partners will have “Eureka!” moments in the shower. Vendors, on the other hand, do not. They provide a service or an engagement and walk away. Our companies have always approached clients as partners without actually using those terms. That focus on learning a new…
  • Journey

    Marla Saunders
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:25 am
    Blessed are those who make You their strength, for they treasure every step of the journey. On their way through the valleys they stop and dig wells to collect refreshing spring water, and the early rains fill the pools. They journey from place to place gaining strength along the way, until they meet God in Zion.   – Psalm 84:5-7 (The Voice translation)
  • Why I am saying “No” to business

    Marla Saunders
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:21 pm
    On a recent airplane flight from LA to Hawaii I found myself without a book to read. My iPad mini was loaded with at least ten books in the “to be read” queue, but I was thinking about beaches and sunshine. I knew I needed a real, physical, old-fashioned book. Without much hope, I popped into the airport sundries shop and managed to strike gold. Essentialism, by Greg McKeown, is one of those books that is likely to change my life over the course of the next year in ways I did not anticipate. Bottom Line Premise: Once you stop trying to do it all, you can make your highest…
  • Farming is making a comeback!

    Marla Saunders
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:52 pm
    One of the perks of my job is getting to dive into our client’s businesses during the course of our work with them. I love our Discovery Process where we lead the clients through really fun exercises that lead to deep insights about their industry and their brand. In the process, our team gets to learn details about another industry from the inside out. A favorite client of ours has been Farm Credit of Florida. It turns out that the Farm Credit system was established by the government back in 1916 to provide stability and financing to the agricultural industry. Nearing 100 now, Farm…
  • Storytelling

    Marla Saunders
    2 May 2013 | 9:20 am
      I’ve spent a good chunk of my life telling stories in one form or another. What time I didn’t spend telling stories was spent reading them. I could consume good books at a rate that would have bankrupted my parents if I didn’t know where the library was! David likes the story of my 8 year old self declaring I was going to read the entire children’s library in my town of Belmont. I smile now, but I’m also proud of the fact I made it through the A’s and had made headway into the B’s before I realized I’d bitten off more than I could choose.
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    Daily Demitasse

  • Recipe: Coffee Brownies

    Jennifer
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    This is a guest post from Elly McCausland that was originally posted on AO at Home. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our guidelines. These are everything you want from a chocolate brownie, but given added depth with a generous dose of (concentrated) black coffee. There’s melted butter and chocolate, […] The post Recipe: Coffee Brownies appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • A Short History on Coffee

    Jennifer
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Today’s post is by guest writer, Nick Huxsted, with his short History of Coffee. If you would like to be a guest writer, please see our writing guidelines.  How it all started There are many myths about how coffee was first discovered, but the most captivating for its apparent humble beginnings and the sheer strangeness […] The post A Short History on Coffee appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Flatlands Coffee, The Final Stretch

    Jennifer
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    As an Entrepreneur, it’s exciting when others share your passion and want to start their own business doing what they love. Especially in the same industry. I can’t help but root for them. Which is no different with Flatlands Coffee.   Not only will they focus on Multi-roasters and hire Competition level Baristas, the layout […] The post Flatlands Coffee, The Final Stretch appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • 3 Dark Roast Coffee Myths

    Jennifer
    17 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    I get asked for dark roast coffee multiple times a day. The most common reasons for coffee lovers are looking for a “bold” coffee, more caffeine or a “smooth” coffee. Most don’t know the truth about dark roasted coffee. Do you? Let’s break down these 3 most common misconceptions and be better prepared when ordering […] The post 3 Dark Roast Coffee Myths appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
  • Interview with AJ Viola from BREW

    Jennifer
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Something is BREWing up in Raleigh. This month, I talk with AJ Viola about starting his new venture, BREW and how it’s different from most coffee bars and the process getting there. DD: When did you start drinking coffee? AV: Well, that depends on your definition of coffee. I started drinking coffee at around age […] The post Interview with AJ Viola from BREW appeared first on Daily Demitasse.
 
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    Casa Espresso

  • Benefits of a Coffee Machine with a Temperature Control System (TCS)

    Casa Espresso
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Espresso is normally brewed with water at a temperature range of somewhere between 88 to 95 degrees. A coffee machine that offers the barista control over water temperature is vital for difficult coffees, such as single origins and lighter roasts, but equally as important is the machines ability to stabilise the temperature. Skilled baristas keen to produce consistent tasting drinks will try to mitigate these effects that unstable brewing temperatures may have, but due to the variability in coffee extraction, no barista can tell exactly what the temperature is within the group head. To aid…
  • How to Steam Milk – Our Guide to Milk Steaming

    Casa Espresso
    29 May 2014 | 2:21 am
    Before you can create those wonderful latte art designs you dream of forming on top of your coffee, you need to steam the milk to create the frothy, creamy texture. In this post we break down the steps involved with milk steaming, pinpointing areas which can negatively impact on how your final drink turns out and provide a structure that you can follow and practice to help improve your barista skills. Although it can often be over complicated, in reality milk steaming is a quick, simple process that constitutes: Adding heat to the milk Introducing air to the milk (also known as…
  • Caffe Culture Show 2014

    Casa Espresso
    22 May 2014 | 2:04 am
    Last week the Casa Espresso team visited Caffe Culture show held at the Olympia in London. Caffe Culture is the only event in the UK dedicated to the café industry and is a great for businesses to meet new suppliers that will hopefully help drive customers through their doors. With a host of businesses in the food and drink industry showing their wares to prospective trade customers, the event is one we were extremely eager to check out, not least to get up close and personal with Sanremo’s hotly tipped professional coffee machine, Opera. Taking a Step Back in Time Upon entering the show…
  • Guide to Coffee Machine Sizes & Output

    Casa Espresso
    19 May 2014 | 5:45 am
    Those researching commercial espresso machines for the first time very often ask us for help and guidance as to which size of espresso machine they require. Like many important business decisions affecting cafe and coffee shop owners, the answer is not easily reached. We’ve put together this mini guide on coffee machine size to give you a greater understanding of the role groupheads play in espresso based drink production, The guide also looks at which other factors influence output and what considerations you must make when determining which size machine is right for your business. What is…
  • New Branding & Coffee Introduced at the Northern Restaurant & Bar Hospitality Event in Manchester

    Casa Espresso
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:44 am
    We’ve just returned from another fantastic Northern Restaurant & Bar event in Manchester. As the largest hospitality exhibition in the North, thousands of visitors experienced the delights from across the food and drink sector over the 2 day extravaganza. As regular exhibitors at the event, this years was a little more exciting as we had some important news to share. With lots of careful planning and plenty of coffees we have developed a new brand identity, which visitors at the Northern Restaurant & Bar event were able to get a glimpse of first. Alongside our new image we had…
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    Handloom Blog

  • From Bean to Cup – How Coffee is Harvested and Processed

    James
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    As I’m sure you all know coffee beans come from the coffee (coffea) plant. However, you may not know that they’re not actually beans. Beans technically can only come from Legumes. Coffee beans, like cocoa beans, simply get their name because they look like true beans. However, they do share a similarity other than appearance, both true beans and coffee (and cocoa beans) are seeds. Coffee plants grow fruit know as cherries and it’s within these cherries that we find the beans. Usually a cherry will contain two beans, grown flat against each other like two halves of a peanut, although…
  • How to Steam Milk – The Beginner’s Guide to Frothing

    James
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    If you’re a regular reader of our blog, hopefully you’ve already become pretty good at making espresso and diagnosing extraction problems. Now its time to learn how to steam milk, so you can then make drinks like: cappuccinos, lattes, flat whites and macchiatos. For the budding home barista, frothing milk is actually quite hard. Most domestic espresso machines don’t have the power of their commercial counterparts; they can quite literally run out of steam mid-way through. Also many machines are fitted with frothing aids, which don’t make good microfoam. Theory of Milk Frothing The aim…
  • 5 Shades of Tea – How Tea is Harvested and Processed

    James
    6 Jun 2014 | 3:06 am
    The process of turning leaves from an evergreen shrub into a tasty hot beverage has been refined over 1000s of years. The Chinese started drinking tea at least as early as 1122BC and will have undoubtedly started experimented with different harvesting and processing techniques very soon afterwards in order to make the perfect cuppa. Differing techniques, as you’re about to find out, having a huge affect on the final flavour of the beverage; growing the tea is only half the job! Harvesting Tea Tea destined for the speciality market needs to be handpicked to ensure its quality. It’s no good…
  • Why Does the Coffee from my Moka Pot Taste Burnt and Bitter?

    James
    23 May 2014 | 2:04 am
    Many professionals in the coffee industry frown upon the Italian classic stove-top espresso maker (often called a Moka pot), claiming it makes burnt and bitter tasting coffee. So much so, that there aren’t many speciality retailers out there who sell them. However, I’ve always believed that using the right techniques, Moka pots can produce a really tasty coffee, with a rich body and flavour (espresso-styled but not espresso). And because their cheap compared to an espresso machine, take up little room and are simple to use, they make an excellent alternative. Awesome Moka Pot Video So I…
  • How Coffee and Tea Conquered the World

    James
    14 May 2014 | 6:54 am
    It’s interesting to think that two different plants, found originally growing wild in the jungles of two different countries are used to make two of the most popular drinks in the world. Coffee and tea have made quite a journey (and many interesting stories and legends) from their respective beginnings in Ethiopia and Yemen to being commonly found in almost every single country on the planet. Coffee and tea both have religion to thank for kick starting their world conquering journey. Perhaps this is due to them both having perceived medicinal benefits (much of the history of early medicine…
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  • Deals & Coupons

    Danijela
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    STARBUCKS 1. Save 10% on all Starbucks K-Cups for a limited time only! Use code KCUPS10. Online only. Valid 7/22 – 7/27. 2. Get a FREE bag of Starbucks Kati Kati Blend ($13.95 value) with a purchase of Starbucks Pour-Over Iced Coffee Brewer ($29.95). KEURIG 1. Save $6.00 on every 4 boxes of k-cups and […]
  • Anatomy of my favorite travel mug

    Danijela
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Mason jars are ideal as travel mugs and here’s how you can build your own for less than $5.00. After I wrote about what tools I use to make coffee, I got several requests for a post about what travel mugs I use or can recommend. And, even though I have a huge collection, I […]
  • Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee

    Danijela
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Dulce de Leche iced coffee comes together quickly and easily, and is perfect if you love caramel… The recipe is delicious with the homemade dulce de leche. You can prepare it in advance, it makes a full jar and you can store it in the fridge for one month. I always use this dulce de […]
  • Giveaway : Recycle A Cup & box of K-cups (Closed)

    Danijela
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Good Monday morning! Today we have a new giveaway and this one is from Recycle A Cup. If you normally cut, open, clean, reuse or recycle empty k-cups, this is the perfect giveaway. I hope this new little tool will help & simplify the process… “The Recycle A Cup is a new accessory for Keurig […]
  • Giveaway: Coffee Blenders K-cups

    Danijela
    7 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    Hi guys! I have another great giveaway for you this morning. This one is from Coffee Blenders and today you’ll have the chance to win their new k-cups & k-cup french press! Here’s a little bit about the company and their work… “Engineered to offer health benefits within a quality cup of coffee, Coffee Blenders […]
 
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    Coffee Bean Direct Blog

  • 5 ways to Enjoy Your Coffee Cold

    Kate
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Last week’s post explained how to adjust our hot steeping instructions to make loose leaf iced tea, and it’s only fair to give coffee its due. Even if you already brew and drink it by the bucketful, there’s probably something on this list you haven’t tried. 1. Over Ice …and in a glass. It sounds obvious, but there are many ways to skin a cat. The lazy version: pour hot coffee brewed the usual way over ice. If you’ve ever ordered iced coffee and it wasn’t on the menu, this is probably why you were disappointed. Hot brewing typically produces a…
  • Loose Leaf Iced Tea: You can brew it!

    Kate
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    For most tea drinkers (in this country anyway), tea equals tea bags. Unless you’ve happened upon a bum bag, you may have never seen what’s inside. And if you have had one bust open, you probably think that tea is a dusty mess. If your pursuit of a better cup has led you to loose leaf teas, you know that’s not so. Whole tea leaves are quite a bit larger than anything you will find in a tea bag. Why is this important? The aromatic oils responsible for flavor evaporate quickly when tea leaves are broken. Whole leaves retain their flavor longer and a larger bag, or no bag at all…
  • So Long to a Great Month

    Kate
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:48 pm
    June is a month full of the promise of summer fun and we’re a little sad to see it go. About a third of our staff has a birthday in June which made for a cake fueled roller coaster of a good time and a professional atmosphere like the one pictured below. Our annual kickball game divided us into two blood thirsty, trophy-eyed groups. Mouthy underdog team “Cat Attack’s” brave but ineffectual fight against “Unicorn Slaughterhouse” made for an exciting viewing experience. Of course as always, the real show was in the office rivalry.  The winners, above. The…
  • What’s New for June

    Kate
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:59 am
    June is a beautiful month, especially the June I fantasize about in February, which does not include hay fever. That is a surprise every year. This June is extra-special because it marks our tenth anniversary. Ten years of roasting, blending, and creating some of the most unique flavors out there! We’re celebrating with cake, and not the ten year old frozen kind. Some of our featured flavors in June: Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cake If you’re a tea drinker too, celebrate the warm weather with a pitcher of Blueberry Lemon Cake iced tea (it’s great hot too). Blueberry Lemon Cake…
  • Tea Sangria

    Kate
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    You may have seen our new tea and wine infusion kit, featuring our Mist iced tea jug designed for cold-steeping, and three single-serve packs of Love Struck Rooibos herbal tea. Essentially, we took the two best things to flow from a pitcher, mixed them together, and they were both better for it. The right tea really can enhance an inexpensive bottle of wine. Think of it as a kind of sangria, using a spiced, slightly sweet herbal tea instead of fruit and brandy. The kit eliminates guesswork (and mess). Just empty one pre-measured pack of tea into the jug, fill with wine (we recommend Pinot…
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    The Pilot's Blog

  • Cupping Missouri: A celebration of fine roasters from the Show Me State

    BeanPoster
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last Friday night we had the opportunity to join other roasters in “showcasing” our coffees among other roasters within Missouri, the Show Me State.  The event was hosted by Sprudge.com and Blueprint Coffee in St. Louis. Several roasters from across the state of Missouri submitted coffees for tasting. Overall, there were around 5 different roasters represented on the table, many of which were from the St. Louis area.  It was well attended with around 50 to 75 or more people passing through during the event.  Sprudge was there helping DJ and Blueprint coffee supplied treats for…
  • The Roasterie Coffee Spotlight: Fair Trade Organic

    BeanPoster
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Many times customers ask for either Fair Trade Certified coffee or Organic Certified coffees. Here at The Roasterie we offer coffees with both certifications.  Today all of our Fair Trade Certified coffees are also Organic Certified. Fair trade certification helps farmers achieve better trading conditions and promote sustainability.  It is sustainable because when farmers can make a better living from their work, they’re better able to invest in their land and achieve the things they need to produce a quality product. Fair Trade Certification can have a huge impact on the lives of…
  • Try our new sandwiches and salads from Baked In Kansas City!

    BeanPoster
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    If you haven’t heard the big news, we have great new additions to our Café food menu! We are excited to now offer sandwiches and salads from Baked in Kansas City—a unique Kansas City bakery experience. The newest food additions can be found at all Roasterie Cafés! Here is a sneak peak of our new additions: Sandwiches: Ham & Bacon Marmalade: Who knew you could make a jam with bacon? This delicious sandwich is made with cure 81 ham, bibb lettuce, muenster cheese, and bacon marmalade on tasty brioche bread. Turkey and Brie Sandwich: Take a bite of this delightful sandwich made with…
  • Show your pride and try the roasterie’s Red white and true latte!

    BeanPoster
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to Fourth of July festivities, there’s a lot to look forward to with barbecues, fireworks, family, and friends, what is not to love about this holiday?  This Fourth of July we are giving you an even more reason to enjoy the holiday with our new Red, White, and True Iced Latte. From one of the finest cities in this great nation comes an espresso that is truly exceptional. The Roasterie’s Super Tuscan espresso blend in the Red, White, and True Latte is an iced latte with a burst of raspberry and vanilla flavor. Show your pride and take advantage of our new Red White and True…
  • Coffee Storage Tips: How to Keep Your Favorite Beans Fresher, Longer

    BeanPoster
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here at The Roasterie we get a lot of questions about purchasing, storing, and preparing coffee.  All of these factors are crucial to maintaining your coffee’s freshness and flavor.  When trying to keep your coffee fresh, you have to look out for light, oxygen, and moisture.  These three factors can really affect the way your coffee tastes. At The Roasterie we only roast coffee to order.  If you place an order before Noon CST, the coffee is roasted and shipped out that same day. Orders that are taken after 12:00pm CST are roasted the following day and packaged and shipped out…
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    Coffee Maker Plus

  • Types of Coffee Makers

    Admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    The post Types of Coffee Makers appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItMain Types of Coffee Makers There are mainly four types of coffee makers available on the market, including percolator, automatic drip, French press and espresso maker which have their own advantages and disadvantages. 1. Percolator Percolator is the first type of coffee makers with mass production on the market. It has developed rapidly in the last century, but still has its own fans even today. Most percolators are made by stainless steel…
  • Reviews for Capresso Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine 2014

    Admin
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The post Reviews for Capresso Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine 2014 appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItWhy We Choose Capresso Coffee Maker? Capresso Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 This post is for Capresso Espresso Machine Reviews and Capresso Coffee Maker Reviews, you could find the main bestselling espresso machines and Coffee Makers from Capresso. And you could find more Coffee Maker Comparison info here and Espresso Machine Comaprison info here. The word Capresso is the combination of the words…
  • Process of Coffee Roasting

    Admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:25 pm
    The post Process of Coffee Roasting appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItRoasting the Coffee Coffee Roasting You can try different ways of roasting for experimentation purposes and find out which coffee has the best flavor once roasted and which method brings the best flavor. These are the phases of the process: a) Yellowing In the first phase, the color of the coffee slowly changes from green to greenish, then yellowish and yellow. b) Steam Beans start to smell like grass and release steam because the water…
  • Why to Grind Coffee Beans by Yourself

    Admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:40 am
    The post Why to Grind Coffee Beans by Yourself appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItWhile using pre-ground coffee or ESE pods are simple and convenient, if you ever want a cup of coffee of good quality, you’d better grind your beans yourself. Roasted coffee beans are very delicate, once they’ve been cut, they will be easily contaminated and lose their precious aroma. There are more than 1000 different volatile aromas and flavors inside roasted coffee bean cells, once they are ground, they are immediately…
  • Espresso Vs Drip Coffee

    Admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:35 am
    The post Espresso Vs Drip Coffee appeared first on Coffee Maker Plus, a website focusing on coffee maker reviews and best coffee maker information.Pin ItDifference Between Espresso and Drip Coffee What is the difference between espresso and drip coffee ? Generally, there are two main differences between espresso coffee and drip coffee: the fineness of the grind and the brewing time. Some people are confused, because there’re coffee companies around that sell a roasted bean called espresso. In this case, this is a bean that is roasted with the idea of making espresso out of it, but you can…
 
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    Coffee Brew Guides

  • Stone Creeks Coffee’s Case Study: Processing and Flavor

    Garrett Oden
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    If you keep up with the specialty coffee industry, even just a little, you probably heard about Stone Creek Coffee’s cool new package idea: one coffee processed three different ways. Might sound gimmicky, but this has been one of the most insightful packages of roasted coffee I’ve ever received! The Guatemala San Sebastian Box Set includes three 8oz bags of a single coffee from Finca San Sebastian from Antigua, Guatemala. Each of the three bags holds the same bean, but feature different processing methods: washed, semi-washed, and natural. For a basic overview of the different…
  • Coffee Brew Guides is Now Partnering with Guddina Coffee!

    Garrett Oden
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Coffee brings people together, there is no arguing that, and this is especially true of the specialty coffee industry. It is an industry that admires and values personal relationships and collaboration, growing and exploring through common experiences and interests. Tim Dean of Guddina Coffee and I somehow stumbled into a common appreciation of one another over the last several months that has spanned beyond coffee and into the mundane and mysterious. I have grown to respect his work ethic and vision to an immense degree. His vision for Guddina is one that makes the world a better place.
  • A Third Crack at Home Roasting

    Garrett Oden
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    I’m determined to be able to produce consistently enjoyable coffee using my home roaster, a West Bend Poppery. I didn’t have great success with my first attempt, but the results were satisfying, because, of course, it was only my first attempt. Round 2 wasn’t all that wonderful either. There had to be something I could do to improve my amount of control and consistency. Enter Mods There are several resources around the web on modding the West Bend Poppery to dramatically increase control by separating the heater and fan and assigning variable control to each of them…
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    Roast Lab Coffee Blog

  • Do Inconsistent Roasts Matter

    Matt Brock
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Since we moved in March I have been able to roast in our garage which is an overall much better experience than trying to do it in a kitchen. I have had some really good success with a couple of Costa Rica Helsars from Sweet Maria’s. The one thing I did have to account for, although only slightly, was the change in the ambient temperature. The garage is much hotter (or colder) than the house. This has shown to change my roast times a bit. But, since I tend to roast more on sight and sound than on specific “recipes” it isn’t a huge problem. I continue to use the FreshRoast SR500 and I…
  • RoastWatch

    Matt Brock
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:27 am
    I spent hours scouring the web and app store last year looking for a roasting app. Finally, here is one. RoastWatch is a simple, yet powerful iOS tool to help you track and log your coffee roast profiles. — Coffee Compass I will be using the app this week.
  • I Bought A Coffee Plant

    Matt Brock
    11 Jun 2014 | 11:33 am
    No, I do not actually expect to harvest coffee beans from this guy. But, when coffee plants thrive they can make great houseplants. Their shiny leaves are extremely nice to have around. I called my local nursery and they do not sell coffee plants. That wasn't a suprise. I was suprised, however, to find one on Amazon. I have had it for a few weeks and it is adding new leaves every week.
  • Pouring Money Into Coffee

    Matt Brock
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:48 am
    Smaller coffee companies (small in comparison to Starbucks) are getting some big funding and making some big growth. Supersonic could be confused with a tech start-up in the way it has built it’s team. It is also an example of where I hope high end coffee is headed. Cool, fun and beautifully designed. But, what about taste? I have tried a lot of coffees. One thing that I have noticed is that it seems to be a highly replicable process to make really solid coffee if it is sourced and roasted by people who care. Although distribution can be tough, it is easier than ever to get your product and…
  • Behmor Plus Coming Soon

    Matt Brock
    5 Jun 2014 | 5:23 am
    When I started roasting I went with the cheaper Fresh Roast SR500. I like it but it doesn't produce enough coffee at once for what I want to do now. The Behmor 1600 is the next logical "step-up" and now it is even more intriguing. Sweet Maria's will hopefully be selling the Behmor Plus very soon.
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  • Hamilton Beach Espresso Coffee Maker 40715 Review

    Amit
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Hamilton Beach is a well-known manufacturer of kitchen appliances, though not traditionally known as a maker of espresso machines. So when we got wind that Hamilton Beach was venturing into the espresso coffee machine business with their Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker 40715, we figured we’d give it a try to see if their espresso maker is of the same high quality as their other kitchen appliances. Naturally, we had high expectations for this unit, considering Hamilton Beach’s Coffee Makers a good reputation in the kitchen appliances market. After all, if they make good appliances, then we…
  • How to make Liqueur Latte Espresso Martini at Home

    Amit
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    This creamy martini recipe is deceivingly delicious, and quite potent; so don’t be fooled by its wonderful taste! The liqueur latte espresso martini is inspired by the almond and vanilla latte, with alcoholic add-ons that introduce some zing to this chilled drink. The ingredients in this martini almost mirror those of a latte, so if you like lattes, you will definitely love this drink! The Irish cream in the recipe would represent the milk or cream in a latte, while the vanilla vodka and almond liqueur provide the vanilla and almond flavors respectively. The espresso adds just the right…
  • Top 5 Cheapest Grinders for Home

    Amit
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Grinding coffee at home is one of the simple ways to upgrade your coffee to a better taste. If you are looking for a new coffee grinder, but don’t have a big budget, we have the best solution to your grinding dilemma! We have picked out the top 5 home coffee grinders under US$100 that will produce an even grind for making delicious coffee or espresso. DeLonghi Stainless Steel Burr Coffee Grinder This automated coffee grinder is from the highly respected DeLonghi line of products, and much like most DeLonghi machines, it delivers high-quality results that betray its cheap price. It has a…
  • Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine Review

    Amit
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    The Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine is a super automatic espresso and coffee maker that hails from the reputable line of Gaggia coffee machines. It promises to quickly deliver excellent espresso and other coffee drinks at simply the touch of the button, which has us quite intrigued! That is a coffee-lover’s dream – to have great coffee without all the effort it takes to make a good cup. Given the popularity and high standards of the Gaggia Company, naturally we have high expectations for this unit. Moreover, super automatics tend to be more expensive than other types of espresso…
  • Gaggia Classic Coffee Machine Review

    Amit
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Gaggia Classic Coffee Machine is the veteran of home coffee espresso machines, as it is one of the oldest continually available units. It is the benchmark by which all other home coffee espresso machines are measured, and we’d love to find out why it has that honorable distinction! This Gaggia Classic model is a manual espresso machine that is considered to be a “pro-sumer” unit, meaning it’s a professional grade machine built for the ordinary home consumer. It is both an espresso maker and coffee maker, and the manufacturers claim it is the most successful home coffee espresso…
 
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    Espresso Grounds

  • Top 10 Alcoholic Coffee Drinks & Best Coffee and Alcohol Recipes

    Samantha
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Generally when one thinks of coffee, they begin to imagine their morning cup of “Joe”. It’s that warm, steaming cup of addiction that tantalizes your mind with the sweet promise of misplaced motivation. That jittery nudge is sometimes all we need to kick start our day as we tip our mugs to the coffee gods. Can you imagine anything greater? Well, someone did and all we can say is… Cheers! Coffee and alcohol come together to challenge our taste buds and our inhibitions. The coffee cocktail is making a big splash, which just gives us one more reason to crave that java. As coffee rides…
  • Which Countries Prefer Instant Coffee to Fresh Coffee?

    Kyle
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A new chart released by Euromonitor International shows that a large portion of the world now prefers instant coffee to fresh coffee. Yes, you read that right. I was shocked too. I’d think that everyone would prefer fresh coffee because instant coffee is used more for its convenience than its quality. But I guess the real reason why countries such as China and Russia prefer instant coffee is that they are predominantly tea drinking countries. Coffee isn’t as important in these cultures so if anyone is craving a cup of Joe, they would likely reach for an individual packet of…
  • No Wi-Fi in Coffee Shops is Becoming More Common

    Kyle
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Has the purpose of a coffee shop been blurred? Are we now more focused on the peripheral services and not the real reason we SHOULD go to a café – to drink coffee? Yes, many people do use coffee shops as their haven to work, study or just bend someone’s ear. And the primary reason that it’s so easy to get stuck in one is that the Wi-Fi is free. Of course this attracts squatters who just set up shop and stay for hours on end. And the fear of many café owners is that when all the seats are taken, it can potentially drive incoming customers away. Most cafes have implemented systems or…
  • Swan – Latte Art #2

    Kyle
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Today’s featured latte art is a gorgeous swan design. The technique looks like a combination between a leaf and a tiny heart. However, I love the understated design and the choice to not add extra details such as eyes and textured feathers was a good move by the artist. The swan latte art is simple, elegant and displays the coffee artist’s skill and restraint.
  • Coffee Artist Makes Portraits in Latte Foam

    Kyle
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:43 am
    Tumblr produced a short video about a coffee artist who makes stellar portraits. The talented Barista artist, Michael Breach, said that he started getting creative with the designs while he was working by himself in the back of a hotel with an espresso machine. He found that he could manipulate the milk and create more than just the standard hearts and leaves. Watch the video to hear his full story.
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